Want to carry your favorite lipsticks while traveling, or do you have old, broken lipstick bullets which look messy and are difficult to use? Well, you are going to absolutely love this DIY of melting and depotting your lipsticks! It is easy and simple to achieve, and once you get the hang of it, no one can stop you from making a lot of customized lipstick cases!
Grab the below mentioned products to do the DIY on how to depot and melt your lipstick:
- Broken or melted lipsticks
- Vaseline or coconut oil
- Small container
- Bowl or a big spatula
- Tissue paper to clean any mess
- Cotton swab or tooth pick
How To Depot And Melt Your Lipstick?
Let us get right into the DIY on how to depot and melt your lipsticks:
Choose your broken or melted lipstick, the one that you would like to depot. Then, use a blunt knife to chop it off from the case. The formula of the lipstick being very creamy will allow it to break off easily into pieces and without any difficulty. Follow it up by putting your lipstick in a pot or a bowl, and place it in the center of the pot.
Then, add about a small, pea-sized amount of Vaseline or a teaspoon of coconut oil to the bowl. You can use unscented coconut oils as it might bother application on the lips. If you want the lipstick formula to be sheer, then I would recommend you to add a little more of Vaseline or coconut oil. If you add less than a teaspoon of Vaseline or oil, the formula of the lipstick will turn out to be dry and flaky. So, it is best to keep a ratio of one lipstick and one teaspoon of Vaseline or coconut oil.
Then place the bowl over the water in a larger container. As I have used a large spoon, I held it over the hot water container to melt the lipstick. Keep the flame on the lower temperature heat, and warm it up slowly. Use a tooth pick to stir the Vaseline or coconut oil and lipsticks while it is over the stove, to help in easy melting of the product.
Once all the lipsticks turn into a watery liquid consistency, free of any lumps, transfer it immediately into a clean container for storage while the mixture is warm. The container or jar has to be cleansed and well-sanitized to avoid any bacterial infections. To clean and sanitize it, use a detergent solution or spray some rubbing alcohol over the container.
Allow the mixture to settle down for a minute and then put the container into the deep freezer. It will take about 3 hours to completely freeze and turn into a thicker consistency, resembling lipsticks. Then, remove your lipsticks and have fun!
These depotted lipsticks might have a very mild, faint fragrance of coconut oil, which usually disappears within a day or two. The Vaseline or coconut oil in the formula helps to easily melt the lipstick as well as hydrate and moisturize your lips on application. The pigmentation of the depotted lipsticks is good and decent, just as before. The formula doesn’t change in color, texture or pigmentation. The texture of the product is soft and buttery, so it spreads evenly on the lips without any tugging or pulling.
That’s it! You have your own customized lipstick case made easily at home. Grab this idea and put all your old broken lipsticks into good use! Try it and let us know.