Transforming old lipsticks into NEW lipsticks

SO what do YOU do when your fav lipstick is on it’s last swipe? Do you toss it out and just go buy another one? Or do you do what I do. . . .I go buy another one but I take the remains of the little bit left and transform it into a new lipstick.

HOW?

Because I wear a lot of colors that look similar to each other, I find the ones that are all on their last legs and I combine them together. Or I take the last bit of a fav and add a lipgloss to it to give it more shine or longevity. I do this by melting them down.

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I take shot sized metal cup and heat up water in a skillet to a boil I put the metal cup in the water and slice off the old lipsticks that I want to put inside. It takes only about a minute for it to all melt completely then I use a wooden skewer to stir.

After doing that, I would have already found old lipstick tubes, preferably metal ones as lipstick tubes has plastic holes in the bottom that the lipstick seeps out of.  The metal tubes like L’Oreal Balm or Revlon Lip Butters has a solid shaft that works better for pouring the lipstick in. BE CAREFUL THOUGH, this process is MESSY!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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I didn’t clear the counter space good enough and the first batch slipped out of my hand and VOILA. . .a mess was made. Needless to say I was pissed because this was the most favorite color so I was losing a bit of the product but I had enough in the end so it was all good.

 

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This is the final products. The tube on the bottom is L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm in “Come BY My WIndows” which I did not like because it was too light for me so I mixed that with my favorite L’Oreal lip color, “Misty Mauve” and another random sparkling tan color I had a little left of. It turned out to be great. The Middle color is of my favorite Bite Cosmetics Palamino mixed with a pink from The Body Shop to get a really great expansion on the Palamino. The top color is a tiny bit of Palamino, Bite Cosmetics Violet, and L.A Girls Glazed Lip Paint in Blushing. . .together they made a very cute expansion on the violet. Now I have my favorite colors in slight variations.

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Once I pour them into the tubes, I put them in the freezer to help make them solidify although they solidify very quickly once removed from the heat.

 

AND VOILA that is what I do with my one-their-last-legs lipstick. I love doing this but I hate how messy it becomes yet it’s so worth it.

Comment and tell me what you like to do with the last of your lipsticks and if you have ever tried this.

 

KUDOS

-Mo

Some Goods from Sehora

Going into a Sephora is a magical experience for me. I am surrounded by all the things I love: MAKEUP. ON one of my last trips in I picked up two things and absolutely love them.

Sephora/Bite

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I love both of these items. The Sephora tube is Matte Luster  Long Wearing Stain and the other is BITE Cosmetics double ended lipstick.

PROS:

SEPHORA Matte Luster:

  • Price: $16
  • Staying power: Surprisingly great for a creamy gloss but the wear is nice.
  • Application: A nice oblong shaped applicator have just the right amount on it to not need another dip in the tube
  • Smell: Scent free which is great for me
  • Pigment: VERY pigmented, nice and bright
Matte Luster

This color is believe is Mulberry *with flash/one swipe

Sephora Matte Luster

Without Flash/one swipe

CONS: NONE SO FAR. It’s been one of my favorites since I purchased, I will be buying more colors.

NEXT UP. . .

BITE Cosmetics. I am trying this again as the first time I tried it, the lipstick was just not a favorite but I loved this double stick tube and took a chance and. . .

PROS:

  • Price: $12 (not bad at all)
  • Staying power: Seriously this stuff lasts just about all day and with a creamy texture I didn’t expect it to have a nice staying power but it remains lightly creamy with keeping it’s full bright pigment.
  • Smell: There is a faint smell that you get used to, it’s from all the natural ingredients used but nothing to steer you away.
  • Pigment: AMAZING, period.
  • Texture: creamy but not messy creamy
BITE

Colors are Violet (top), Palamino (bottom)/without flash

BITE

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CONS:

  • Application: I do not fancy this double tube. It’s messy as hell. I’ve gotten lipstick on my clothes plenty of times because of it and was highly pissed off. It’s also very sensitive, the first one I brought broke right away so I took it back and realized what I had to do to use it. I got another one and didn’t twist it up much when applying but it still broke (recently) and I’ve had this for about 2 months now. I used the Palamino color more.  .actually all the time. I DO NOT recommend buying the double tube UNLESS you were doing so like I did, to test out the colors and product, then it’s worth it. Just be careful

 

VERDICT: I love these items and will definitely buy more of the Matte Luster and will purchase the BITE Cosmetics lipstick in Palamino for $26 especially now that I know how much I absolutely love the color.

 

KUDOS

-Mo

 

Meet Matt(e) and The Balms

Whew….been a while since my last post. I’ve been so busy, do much has happened in my life but makeup still keeps me happy and now that I graduated, I can focus so let’s get back to the goods:

Okay I love this eyeshadow!  I got the small one from a friend,  it’s too dark for her so I use it and fall in love with just how amazing it is.
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I then went and got the Smoke Balm from Kohls on sale for $12 and I love it a the same.

PROS:

– long wear
– great pigment: the colors are very rich, I suggest you apply a little at a time especially in darker colors because the pigments are amazing. A little truly does go a long way.
– matte (derrrr)
– blends very well
– smooth application

CONS:

– price: these are expensive and I am so sick of eyeshadow costing an arm and eight legs. But its good for the buck!

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