HOW TO: Save the last bit of lipstick or lip gloss

Do you ever get to the last bit of lipstick or lip gloss and it’s flatter than a pancake and you just can’t rub it on your lips anymore?

Well here’s what I do. Get a small clear container. These are a set of 6 from Decor, which I bought from Kmart for a few bucks, and they’re quite small. You can use them for many things really.

I simply use a flat silver metal nail file, although I’m sure you could use or find something else, but a nail file seems to work for me. Dig and scoop around the inside of the tube and wipe it into the container. Continue until you have as much as possible out.

I have the dregs of 5 lip glosses in here, waiting until I have finished the sixth so I can mix it together and start using it.

And because it has a lid, it will keep it clean, dry and away from germs. You can also do this with lipsticks, combine similar shades or make your own. You can then either use a lip brush or cotton buds like I do. And then you can chuck them every few days and keep the germs away. You can also carry it in your make up purse if you need to.

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2 Comments

  1. The Tote Trove April 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

    The worn-down lipstick thing happens to me from time to time. I’ll have to try this out!

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  2. Jewel Divas Style May 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

    It’s such a waste to throw out a lipstick or gloss that clearly has a lot more left to use. It doesn’t take much to do and you end up with all sorts of colours if you mix a couple together.

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