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How to fix your broken lipstick

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By redberried · July 14, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

It was my usual habit to put on my lipgloss, let it settle while I put on the rest of my makeup, then apply lipstick. I have very dry lips so putting on lipgloss first will create a smooth base for the lipstick to glide on. Last Sunday, I wore MAC lipglass and we all knew how sticky their lipglasses were. I did not wait for it to settle and applied MAC Dressmaker Dressmaker lipstick straightaway and this was what happened. 
Ouch, this post could be renamed 'How to fix a broken heart'.

Step 1: Heat the stub to melt the product. 
Note: Make sure the product in the stub is soft and creamy.

Step 2: Stick the top part of the lipstick onto the base.
Note: Press it down really hard so that there will be messy bits on the broken part.

Step 3: Clean and neaten with a Q-tip.

Step 4: Cool the lipstick in the fridge for about an hour or two.

Done!

I heated the stub over a hot water bottle. You can use other heating elements like hairdryer. Anyway, the idea is to melt the stub to a glue like consistency and stick the broken part onto it. It is very important to press the two parts firmly together so that they will become 'glued' as a lipstick when cooled. Don't worry about being messy because you can clean and neaten it with a Q-tip thereafter.

posted by
7/14/10

genius! i have broke my MAC Hue once and i depot it into a 5g container.
will try this the next time, but of course im not hoping for any of them to break. hehe ^^
thanks the tip! sweet!


posted by
7/14/10

gasp! my heart broke for you too :( lucky you were able to save it :D

and i have dry lips as well! this product really softens mine up and makes a great lippie base..
http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2010/05/lucas-papaw-treatment-balm.h...


posted by
7/14/10

I do the same.. but without heating (too lazy).. I just push back the broken part onto the base, clean off the excess and pop it into the freezer (I let it stay there overnight!) lolx


posted by
7/14/10

Great tip! thanks for sharing! :D


posted by
7/14/10

My heart died when I saw the broken lippy. But great work girl! Haha. Looks good after it's done! :D


posted by
7/14/10

great tip! not that i'm hoping to try it though :)


7/14/10

Great tip on applying gloss beforehand. Shall try!
Love your nails~


posted by
7/14/10

Thanks for the tip! I shall try that when i have any broken lippes (which hopefully i dont!). (:


posted by
7/14/10

Thanks for sharing this awesome tip, love! :thumbsup:


posted by
7/14/10

oh my i always broke my lippy! thanks for the tip babe! =D


posted by
7/14/10

OH!! THANKS THANKS!! Now I can go and fix my two broken lipstick! XD


posted by Anonymous
7/15/10

Great tutorial! Can you post this at www.blushtalk.com? Thx


posted by
7/15/10

Thanks ladies for your lovely comments!


posted by
8/06/10

Yay! Im sooo happy to chance upon an onsugarette with this solution as i was googling "how to fix a broken lipstick". I just bought my Revlon lipstick last week and i was putting it on today (i think with too much force) it broke AND my heart broke too!


posted by
8/06/10

My pleasure. You can also put the lipstick in the freezer so it doesn't break off easily in future.


posted by
8/30/10

Very neat! I used to just melt them into gloss pots. Your idea is better, thanks for sharing!


posted by
8/30/10

hi chocfull i am thinking of melting them into gloss pots next time, becos I find that even after I 'glue' it back into a stick, it is still very vulnerable to breaking off.


posted by
8/30/10

But when you melt into pots, you need a brush to apply. I am so lazy to use pots. :(


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