Beauty comes with a price--as in $5.00, $10.00 or more for a tube of lipstick!
But before you throw out those used tubes, think recycling---of the lipstick, not the tube. LipStix ReMix says there’s plenty of lipstick in those “old” tubes. It’s a matter of getting to it, mixing, melting and molding it into new tubes.
Step one: Scrape out the old tubes. That’s when this week’s testers, Dana, Catrinda and Asheria, find out just how much they’ve been throwing away. They dig into the lipstick that’s below the tube’s edge and find there’s still plenty in there. However, it takes five “used” tubes to reach the fill line on the kit’s cup.
The group pops that into the microwave until it’s melted and pours it into a lipstick mold.
Despite mixing two different shades of lipstick, Dana is impressed. “That’s not a bad color! “
The mold goes into the freezer for 15 minutes, and the gang starts on a second tube. When the second tube heads to the freezer, the first tube comes out. After a few minutes of waiting, time for the hard part: getting it out of the mold.
“Oops! There’s a piece that stayed in there!”
A small part of the bottom of the tube doesn’t come out, and no matter how hard they try, they have to improvise to get the lipstick into the kit’s tube. Moment later, that first tube cracks along the base.
“I think you can continue to use it, though, if you don’t hold it up all the way,” says Dana.
It’s better news for the second tube. It pops out very easily. “It’s beautiful.! This is Luscious Purple!”
And Dana loves the kit.
“I would do this just to make colors!”
Our two LipStix ReMix Kits costs $34, including shipping and handling. Each one came with four empty lipstick tubes.
The website: http://www.lipstixremix.com/