DIY lipstick repair

21 Nov

thalia nyx cosmeticsIf 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 😉


Here’s what you’ll need to repair your lipstick…

  • 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.

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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.lipstick melting4

In less than 5 minutes, the product will liquefy.

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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).

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Finally… enjoy your “new” lipstick!

lipstick melting7I think this lipstick deserves a new name… how about “Trendy Thalia”?

*** edited to add ***

Trendy Thalia on top of Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter

Trendy Thalia on top of Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter


One Response to “DIY lipstick repair”


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