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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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