I haven't done a DIY post in so long. This was the first series of posts I was going to do but then didn't have time to complete many DIY projects. With more time on my hands I may try and do posts like these more often. If you have any ideas for DIY Day email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week my favourite lipstick came to the end of its days. The Body Shop's lipstick in #10 Heather is the perfect "my lips but better" lipstick that I wear almost daily. It no longer turned up far enough to use, but I knew there was so much product left farther down in the tube. This DIY shows how easy it is to salvage the rest of your favourite lip products. It is crazy how much product is left in the tubes below the surface.
I took a toothpick and ran it along the border of the lipstick and the tube and the remaining product popped right out. Some additional scrapping got almost all of the product out of the tube. After that I just threw out the packaging.
Look at all of the product that lies beneath the surface! Almost as much as above the tube when you buy it new! I put the lipstick in a small 5 gram plastic jar that I bought from the Dollarama. I also made a label with the brand and colour for future reference.
You could leave the lipstick solid in the pot but I chose to melt mine with a blow dryer. It only took a couple minutes on high for the lipstick to melt. I mixed it together with a toothpick once melted to get out all of the lumps. Caution - The plastic and lipstick can get hot so be careful!
Once it is melted I just put it aside with the lid off to cool and harden or you could put it in the fridge. Once cool and hardened back to its regular consistency I put on the lid and now use it everyday with a lip brush.
I thought this lipstick was empty but ended up almost getting a full 5 gram jar of product by the end of this DIY. It will be a long time before I run out of this Holy Grail lipstick! :)
Have you ever tried to depotting your empty lip products?