No your eyes are not deceiving you. I melted my lipsticks and it felt darn good.
I am a makeup artist and beauty fiend, hence the blog, and found that lugging all of my lipsticks in their beautiful little bullets was becoming increasingly annoying and was taking up too much space in my professional kit. After a while I decided it was high time to bite the bullet (or should I say melt the bullet? Har har) and take my lipsticks to the flame! I highly recommend this to other makeup artists out there as you can see all the colours easily, it saves a lot of space, not to mention it ensures you actually use more of your lipsticks and get the most out of your product! So here’s a run down of how you do it…
- Cut the lipstick out of the bullet
This may be the hardest part out of the whole process but once you start, you will seriously get addicted to it!
2. Put the lipstick in a silver spoon and hold it over a (safe) flame
This part is pretty self-explanatory but all you have to do is hold the spoon with the lipstick over a small flame. Ensure you hold the spoon about 10cm away over the flame to prevent nasty burns!
3. Pour the now liquid lipstick into a container
Do I even need to explain this one? Make sure you do this slowly to prevent spillage.
4. Leave to cool and set
5. Heat the lipstick bullet over the low heat to remove the sticker.
Make sure the heat is very low so you don’t burn your fingers! Placing the sticker on the underside of the lipstick pot makes it easy for you to remember exactly what shade of lipstick you’re using.
I bought my lipstick containers from ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/12pcs-Empty-Pots-Bottle-Container-Box-Nail-Art-Rhinestone-Decoration-Makeup-Tool-/361405932013?hash=item542578e1ed
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