Sunday, 20 January 2013

Broken Lipsticks into Tinted Lipbalm!

Turn Broken Lipsticks into a tinted lip balm!

Errgh.. It's so annoying when you twist a lipstick up too far and then go to apply it and it snaps! But not to worry, you can turn this disaster around by making your broken lipstick into a tinted lip balm! The lipstick that I made into a lip balm was the famous lip addict in Pillow Talk (review here) and also the lip balm I'm using is the Superdrug little pink tin. You can also use this method if you find that the lipstick you are using is not very moisturising or if you find the colour of your lipstick too intense to wear as mixing the lipstick with lip balm will tone down the colour and make it more moisturising. If you don't have a radiator handy, you could use a bowl over a pot of hot water but be careful not to burn yourself!

For this, you are going to need:
A lipstick
A tin of lip balm (can be an old one)
A spoon
A radiator
Step 1: First of all, you want to melt your lip balm. To do this on a radiator, you just pop the lip balm in the metal tin onto the radiator. Try to use a lip balm with a metal tin as it will warm up faster. Leave this for about 20 minutes until it's fully melted and a liquid.

Step 2: Then you want to take off the lid of the lip balm keeping the lip balm on the radiator. Then you want to, using a knife cut out the lipstick out of the tube and place it onto the lip balm lid. Then with a small tool or old pen, you can take out of the tube any remaining lipstick and pop that into the lid as well. When you've got all the lipstick out that you want and it's in the lip balm lid, then pop it next to the lip balm on the radiator and leave it for about 20 minutes until it's very soft and mushy.

Step 3: Once both the lipstick and balm are melted, we come to the messy part of this process. If your lipstick is melted enough you can just pour it into the lip balm or you will have to use a spoon to transfer the lipstick if it's not completely melted. Once you have got your lip balm and stick together, mix the two together with your spoon until the lip balm becomes the colour of the original lipstick only a bit lighter and there are no bumps in the formula.

Step 4: Leave your tinted balm on the radiator for a while longer so the balm settles smooth and then take it off the radiator and leave it to cool for about 5 minutes before you pop it into the fridge for a couple of hours until it settles. If you're not in a rush, then you don't have to use a refrigerator and you can just leave it out overnight. Then, when you go to use your lip balm, either use your finger or a lip brush to apply all over the lips to be left with lovely coloured and moisturised lips! Store your tinted lip balm in room temperatures but don't let it get hot and melt.

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY video and I have an idea of doing a make your own lip scrub video as well! Comment below if you want to see that. Enjoy your new lip balm!

Beauty and the Budget


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