Every mom of small children has had the experience of opening a lipstick tube, only to find that its contents have been smashed into the hastily slammed-on cap.
But don’t worry.
My butt will find it the next time I’m wearing white jeans.
Those were my last two lipsticks. A cosmetic emergency!
One of the lipsticks was my favorite color, so I’m a bit disappointed by that. But the other was way too dark and I never wore it anymore.
I decided to do some hacking.
I cut off the too-dark lipstick and the too-pale lip balm into a small, disposable medicine cup. I melted them in the microwave at 15 second intervals and stirred well (it took 30 seconds for them to be just the right texture.).
Now, I have a whole LOT of a lovely mauve shade of lip color which can be applied with a finger or lip brush (which I consider to be a frugal cosmetic tool, because there is so much lipstick left in the tube once you think it’s done!).
Two ruined lipsticks + a never-used lip balm = 1 very large pot of lip color.
Drugstore brand lipstick costs around $5.99 on sale, so this little 5 minute makeup hack saved me $12. More No Spend Challenge stuff here.