How to Save Your Melted Makeup

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jun 29, 2016
How to Save Your Melted Makeup

Please tell me I am not the only one guilty of leaving my favorite lipstick in the sweltering heat to come back and find that it has nearly melted into oblivion due to the 90 plus degree temperature in my car. Rest assured, it is [literally] one of the worst feelings ever! Summer is great for many things but unfortunately, not for our beloved makeup products such as lipstick, concealer, eye shadow, or cream blush. Luckily, we have learned, just because this happens does not mean you have to toss it out right away! 

Pencil Eyeliner: The great aspect of pencil eyeliners is that the wax coating of the pencil protects the wood! Because of this, if you put your eyeliner in the freezer it can reset overnight and create the illusion of having a new liner within your makeup collection. If you are the typical career woman that is constantly on the go and don’t have the time to wait overnight for your pencil to reset, then grab a glass of iced water and drop the pencil in. It’s proven to be less time consuming, with similar effects. 

Lipstick: The broken piece of lipstick must be gently reattached to the base then slightly grazed over with a lighter around the surface to secure both pieces back together. Last but not least, set it in the fridge for approximately one hour.

On the other hand, if your lipstick has melted beyond repair, then gather as much as possible into an empty pillbox or a similar container. This also must be placed in the fridge but this time overnight. The morning results are magical and are equivalent to having a brand new container of rouge. 

Concealer: Similar to your lipstick, if your concealer is a stick then treat it as such by following the same rules when piecing back together your broken lipstick tube. But if it is a pot or palette, gently smooth the bumpy layer with the back end of a spoon and put it in the refrigerator for about 60 minutes or so.

Cream Blush: The broken pigment can be revived with a few drops of saline solution. The melted coloring mixed with a tad bit of solution can be stirred together with a toothpick to help add back moisture that may have decreased while sitting and soaking up the sun rays.  Smooth down the surface with the back of the spoon and let it sit in the cool temperatures of the refrigerator for at least an hour. Ta-da!

As you can see, your fridge works miracles when it comes to maintaining your makeup in tip-top condition, even when you think that all else has failed.


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