Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How To: Jar Your Lipstick

I love my lipstick cases! I love the MAC bullet style lipstick casing, and how sexy I feel whipping it out from my purse to put it on while riding shot gun next to Jerrid, but sometimes...lippies break / melt / get too worn down - and then it's time to make some changes.

All of you have witnessed the mess that my Creme d'Nude has been through, and even after mending it back into the tube with fire and time...I decided it would be best to get one of my favorite lippies jarred and ready for action in another form.

It's a pretty easy process, and my inspiration for doing it came from the simple tutorial that was blogged by one of my good friends, Jaimie over at Just Kiss N' Makeup.

What you need:
  • Your lipstick
  • A jar
  • Something to scrape the remaining lipstick from inside the tube.

  1. Prepare your lipstick for jarring by rolling it up all the way to the top
  2. Break the lipstick off from the tube
  3. Get your scraping tool ready. I used a hair pin.
  4. Scrape out the remaining lipstick inside the tube - there is a lot in there!
  5. Put the remains in the jar
  6. Place it in the microwave for about 1 minute.

Your lippie will be all melted and liquidy.
Place it in the fridge and give it a good hour to cool down and form in the jar.

Your lippie is all ready!

You can apply it with your finger or a lip brush!



  1. It looks so much nicer after you microwave it! lol genius idea! I just had Jaimie make me a new layout (thanks to your post about her!) <3

  2. Do you think that microwaving it would change the texture of the lipstick?

    I really want to try this though, however I'm not a fan of pots, so I might do the reverse, and turn a pot based lip balm into a stick one? LOL

  3. Oh wow Katrina it looks just like a BRAND new lip gloss in jar now I love it great Tuto like always =)

  4. OMG!!! that's really cool and microwaves RAWK!! ehhehe to think you'd use it for beauty stuff! eheheh tfs!

  5. There is a lot at the bottom. Wow. I'm gonna have to do this with some of my lippies! Thanks for this post! :D

  6. awesome tip, excellent pictures! can you help me out with those.. pictures that is? I have such a hard time photographing my lips and cheeks and your are ALWAYS so perfect and beautiful.

    feel free to comment or email.

    Thank you!

    Liz @

  7. Ooh ... it looks so pretty and new!! Thanks for the tips!!

  8. brilliant idea!! jar my lipstick and back to mac my containers!! yay!!

  9. I saw it on Jaimie's blog and thought it was a great idea I know what to do if this happens to one of my lippies :D THANX!!

  10. I don't know why I'm so amazed by this, and I'm keeping this in mind when my lipsticks become worn down or if I want to make my own.

  11. awesome awesome awesome post! I can't wait to try!!

    10Q!!! (Thank

  12. Hi pretty K.LO!.I want to try this I have few lipsticks that melt because of hot weather here .I like this idea very helpful!!

    btw thank you for the awesome comment :)

  13. Awesome!! This is such a great idea and it looks so new now! ^.^

  14. great tutorial! where can i get the jars from? thanks!

  15. Wow, great tip Katrina, love it! I definitely will try this one out!

  16. I was actually thinking about mixing two colours together like this; one is a soft-bright pink in a jar already and the other is a vibrant peachy-pink. I was thinking that the two may blend well and tone down the brightness of the peach shade, but still have some colour. What do you think, K?

  17. Wow thanks so much for this! My creme d'nude broke days before this while I was in NYC, all over my hand as I tried to roll it up! I just grabbed some jars at MAC and it's now refridgerating - what a genius idea! And I was absolutely shocked at how much is left in the bottom of the tube. Now I'm all set to go instead of disappointed at losing a brand new tube!

  18. great idea ^^
    l'll try that one tip blending two lipsticks l have ^^
    l'm tired to apply them seperatly when they go so beutifully together ^^


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