As complete beauty enthusiasts, one of our favourite things to do is hoard as many lipsticks as we possibly can. Hence, it goes without saying that a lost, broken or otherwise damaged lipstick is a heartbreak we go through from time to time.

While mourning the loss (or melting) of your favourite lipstick is unavoidable (yes, we are looking at you, sun), there is something you can do to fix this problem. All you need is a little skill to carefully melt and mould your lipstick to ensure that it can go back to its original (well, almost) glory. Trust us, this is a great way to ensure that you can continue using the same lipstick without having to purchase another one of the same colour. Economical and smart; now that’s a win-win situation, right?

Here’s a detailed guide on how to fix a broken lipstick. Read on now, but remember to thank us later!

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How to fix a melted lipstick

Should you ever find yourself in this kind of pickle, the very first thing to do is to place the lipstick in the freezer so that you handle the damage better. If you’re lucky enough and if the lipstick hasn’t completely lost its shape, then you can use it as it is. However, if it has stuck to the inside of the cap or if the lipstick has completely dissolved and turned into something that you can no longer recognise, it is time to use this hack and repot it.

Start by trying to scoop out as much product as you can using a small stick. Transfer this product to a small microwaveable dish and heat it for just a few seconds. Once the lipstick has completely melted, move it to a clean lip balm container. Use a clean, sterilised spoon and gently pat the melted lipstick down into the new container to give it a smoother surface. Finally put it in the fridge and let it sit there for about two to three hours.

This will help the melted lipstick settle into and take the shape of the new container and this is an indication the lipstick is good to use once again. But since it is in a flat container, you would have to use a lip brush to apply it to your lips, but other than that, the lipstick is almost as good as new. 

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