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Status help: how to fix a broken lipstick

In our “Help Case” section we tell you what to do in case of various beauty incidents. How to fix a broken nail, revive dried mascara or salvage broken powder, eyeshadow or blush – we will answer one question in each material. Next is a problem that each of us has encountered in one way or another: a broken lipstick (and our favorite lipstick). If you think this is the end of his existence, it is not. There are ways to bring lipstick back to life.


If the lipstick breaks in the middle

Most lipsticks are wax-based, so they are easy to work with. A little heating is enough for it to become plastic. After that it can be given any shape, including gluing it to another part of the lipstick. So follow the simple instructions.

1. Take a lighter or candle and use it to heat the bottom edge of the broken stick. Make sure the lipstick melts a little but does not become liquid.

2. Quickly connect the broken piece to the remaining piece in the tube.

3. Wait a few seconds and then rotate the stick to make sure everything is frozen evenly.

4. Carefully align the junction between both parts of the lipstick, using an orange stick or a special spatula if necessary.

5. Close the box and place the lipstick in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes until it hardens completely.

Now you can use your lipstick as if nothing happened, but be careful this time.


If the lipstick breaks at the base

The algorithm in this case is almost the same as in the first one. The important thing is to press the broken part of the lipstick firmly onto its base.

1. Take a lighter or candle and use it to heat the bottom edge of the broken stick. Make sure the lipstick melts a little but does not become liquid.

2. Press the broken part firmly but gently into the base. Be sure to disinfect the lipstick before purchasing it.

3. Close the box and place the lipstick in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes until it hardens completely.


If the lipstick is completely broken

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Even in a situation where the lipstick no longer resembles lipstick, everything can be corrected. There are two ways. The first is suitable for those who are not ready to part with a beautiful case. The second one is for those who want to feel like a real makeup artist.

first way

1. Put the rest of the lipstick in a small container, grind the product and collect the resulting “flakes” with a tablespoon.

2. Heat the spoon over the candle to completely melt the mass.

3. Rotate the case so that the plastic rod remains down. Brush the inside edges with a small amount of the melted mixture.

4. Pour the liquid lipstick into the refill.

5. Press a sheet of paper against the edge of the stick and turn the stick until it comes into contact with the paper. This will help smooth the edge.

After this, the stick will not be as long as before, but you can continue to use the lipstick.

Second method: storage

In simple terms, storage is the process of “transferring” cosmetics to a new container. To do this, a creamy textured product is melted and poured into another palette. Most often, makeup artists use this life hack not to carry dozens of tubes in their bags, but to have everything in one palette at once.

1. Prepare a new lipstick container. Empty molds or palettes can be purchased at any cosmetic store. It is better to use them. However, if you want to do everything right now, you can find a lip balm that you no longer use, thoroughly clean and disinfect the container of the product.

2. Remove the remaining lipstick, grind it, put it in a spoon and heat it over a candle.

3. When the lipstick melts until smooth, pour it into a pre-prepared container.

4. Leave the resulting product in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Now you have a new old lipstick.

Source: People Talk

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