***I apologize for the poor photo quality (taken with my iPhone 3G), my camera batteries were charging!
Here's how it goes--
|You'll need: broken lipstick(s), paper towel, lighter/match, rubber band(s) (optional), glove (optional)|
|Of course I have to fix these! My phone camera doesn't do the colours justice.. sorry!|
|Step 1: Separate the broken pieces and twist the lipstick all the way up. You can use your glove, or just clean hands. I don't recommend paper towel/tissue as they may deposit lint on your lipstick!|
|Step 2: Heat the lipstick base with a lighter/match to create a new foundation for the broken piece to adhere to.|
|Step 3: Place the broken piece on top and gently press down.|
|TIP: You can use a tealight candle instead of a lighter/match. A quick whiff of the gas lighter freaked me out so up my lazy butt went to find a tealight candle!|
|Repeat Step 2, that is, heat up the lipstick to create an adhesive space for the next broken piece (if you have more than one, that is!).|
|Voila! You have repaired your broken lipstick!|
|TIP: After mending the two pieces together, continually rotate the lipstick above the candle for about 10 seconds; this should help smoothen the rough edges.|
|These Clarins lipglosses look brand new again!|
|FINAL STEP: Let the lipstick(s) chill and set in the refrigerator for 20 - 30 minutes. You'll need the rubber bands to hold the lipsticks together if you have more than one!|
And that's it! After it sets, it's ready to go! Enjoy!