Introduction

When a stick of lipstick is broken, instead of throwing it away and having to buy a new one, you can easily repair it. This guide will teach you how to put two pieces of a broken lipstick back together so it is usable again. This repair will take 20 minutes of work time and an hour of waiting time.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Prepare a clean working space. Use a gloved hand and separate the broken off piece of the lipstick from the rest of the tube (only if it is not a clean break).
  • Prepare a clean working space.

  • Use a gloved hand and separate the broken off piece of the lipstick from the rest of the tube (only if it is not a clean break).

Twist the  base so that the lipstick is fully visible. Twist the  base so that the lipstick is fully visible.
  • Twist the base so that the lipstick is fully visible.

Use the toothpick to clean and level both ends of the broken lipstick. Use the toothpick to clean and level both ends of the broken lipstick.
  • Use the toothpick to clean and level both ends of the broken lipstick.

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Hold a flame over both ends of the lipstick for 2 seconds, or until a top layer is melted. Use caution when working with an open flame and always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Hold a flame over both ends of the lipstick for 2 seconds, or until a top layer is melted.

  • Use caution when working with an open flame and always be aware of your surroundings.

Press the ends of the broken pieces back together.
  • Press the ends of the broken pieces back together.

Using a flame, melt the pieces together to form a bond.
  • Using a flame, melt the pieces together to form a bond.

  • Use caution when working with an open flame and always be aware of your surroundings.

Using a toothpick, smooth out the attachment site.
  • Using a toothpick, smooth out the attachment site.

Wait 1 hour for lipstick to set before application.
  • Wait 1 hour for lipstick to set before application.

Conclusion

In order to save time, you can place tube in the fridge for faster results.

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