If you watched my Update/2013 HG vlog, then you know that this year I fell in LOVE with NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Thalia. It’s a brownish-pink shade, with a satiny finish. It can be applied sheerly with a little bit of gloss, or layered heavily for the full impact of the color… whichever floats your boat.
So one fine day I inadvertently left Thalia in my car. I took it out & allowed it to “rest” for 24 hours before using it again, hoping that it would solidify at its base. No such luck. A few days later, it broke off mid-stoke. Fortunately for Thalia, I was able to catch her before she fell to her doom. And because I love her so, I continuted to use her BOOTLEG & ALL. Then a few days ago I decided enough was enough & I had to do something different.
Now I know what you’re thinking… “Sham Thalia costs $4.00, just buy another one!” And if I didn’t live 45-60 minutes away from the nearest Ulta, I probably would have. Instead I decided to salvage the remaining lipstick by de-tubing it, placing it in a jar & being applying it with a lip brush. Until I remembered that I already owned a color almost identical to Thalia. *SMH… this is a PJ moment* Seriously though, do y’all remember Trendy Mauve by Lancome? I reviewed it here last year. Well Trendy Mauve & Thalia are… TWINSIES ;)
a heat source – I used a lighter & scented candle
- a metal spoon or measuring cup – I used a stainless steel coffee scoop
- the tube(s) of lipstick (of course)
- a sanitary utensil to scoop & scrape the lipstick away from the tube – I used a plastic fork (not pictured)
- napkins, wipes, alcohol to keep everything nice & clean
- a container – I re-used the empty Lancome tube, but you can use any empty lipstick or chapstick tube or a small jar.
Break the listick off of the tube. There will be additional product in the hollow portion of the tube; don’t forget to scrape it. Place the broken pieces of lipstick into the coffee scoop & wave it back & forth over the open flame.
In less than 5 minutes, the product will liquefy.
CAREFULLY pour the liquified product into a sanitized container of your choice. Then set the container in the refreidgerator or freezer until the lipstick hardens (mine took about 30 minutes).
Finally… enjoy your “new” lipstick!
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