I think some people call it depotting I call it de-tubing as we are taking remains from a lipstick tube and placing them into a container like a plastic pill box (We makeup artists have done this for a long time and it was our beauty secret on set) But as the beauty world continues to grow and explode we now have all kinds of containers to place them in like the one above!
Why do you want to detube? Well if your fav’ lipstick is:
- Discontinued and you want to savour the last lipstick drop?
- Got smooshed in the cap because you forgot to roll it down all the way before capping.
12 spaces hold your discontinued,tired,oldie but goodie,melted and broken lipsticks. Or you can actually scoop out a brand new lipstick into an empty container like this.
Step.1 Buy a container or pill pack
Step 2. Get a mini cocktail knife,mini spatula or artists palette ready and at hand.
Step 3.Line up the lipsticks you want to fill the kit with
Step 4. Wash your hands with soap and warm water or put plastic gloves on.It can get messy and you want to keep it clean and sanitary too.
Step 5.Scoop out or cut slices of your lipstick into the empty container or pill box.
Step 6. Press and pat down with your fingers or spatula each color filled space you fill.
Step 7. Place a piece of saran wrap on top and pat down some more on the saran wrap.
Step 8. Optional:Take a cheap blow dryer (not high watt) and blow across the top of the kit moving quickly and across once.This sets your lipsticks in the Lip Motel.
Remember…you don’t have to fill them all at once. A few at a time is fine.
You are all set and ready to mix and match the hues with your lip brush.The best and most fun part?
You can make NEW lipstick shades out of all these bits and pieces.
I like to FREEZE my kit in the freezer for approximately 1/2 hour or more if you’d like. Doing this will firm the lipsticks up and harden them up a bit.
*HAPPY to say my Lip Motel was featured in Jacksonville magazine July issue!