Life lesson No. 72: Never, ever leave brand new lipstick in your car during a California heatwave. I learned this valuable lesson over the weekend when I found this poor lipstick holding on for dear life. The color is almost perfect — it's one of those your-lips-but-better shades. I decided it must be saved.
I cleaned out an old Pixi gel eyeliner pot (with eye makeup remover, hot water and anti-bacterial soap) and filled it with the soft, melty lipstick. Then I used a kitchen knife to push the product down and even out the surface. I popped the pot in the freezer for an hour to firm up the consistency. And now I have beautifully potted lip color. Hey, it's better than throwing away a brand new lipstick, right?