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How to Remove Odor From Expired Lipsticks

Have you ever smelt expired makeup before? Specifically expired lipsticks, and lip glosses? If yes, then you’re aware of the horrid smell some once sugary delights used to hold. Realizing the economy has tanked, I felt compelled to share out MY secret on holding close to those favorite lipsticks a few days longer while waiting to repurchase new editions! Please be noted this method will disinfect, and remove bacteria while leaving a minty fresh scent behind. This scent will last at most 2-3 days, and after that I highly suggest discarding the product. There is an expiration date for a reason, but I do know sometimes cosmetics are pricy, thus we don’t wanna’ give em’ up too quickly! Read below on the steps to reinventing your lippies!

Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em’ clearly! Acts of “blurring” are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts.

Lip Products Expiration Dates According to Seventeen.Com

Lipstick should be held NO MORE than 2 years

Lip gloss should be held NO MORE than 1 year

Tips to holding onto the lipstick/lipgloss a bit longer

❥Use disposable applicators, ESPECIALLY for lip glosses

❥Let sit in rubbing alcohol for a few seconds monthly

❥Limit lip to product exposure

❥Keep under temperate conditions

What you will need

❥Expired lipstick

❥70% Wintergreen alcohol (isopropyl alcohol 70%)

❥Medicine cup

❥Clean paper towel

Step 1: First off, pick out your primary victim of the alcohol bath. Mine was Mac’s Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Lipstick, I had it well over 2 years! Mac produces a signature sugary scent with ALL lip products, but overtime the scent develops a strong musk that is HIGHLY offensive to sensitive tastes. Trust me, you will become alert when the product is running out of life!

Step 2: Prepare your work space with a cleaned paper towel, a medicine measuring cup, and the wintergreen alcohol product! My lipstick happened to be used as a prop for a makeup collection photo, thus it had glitter on the bullet. Before running the product through the solution, I quickly shed off one layer by rubbing the stick across the already set paper towel– better to contaminate the disposable paper towel, then already poured solution!

Step 3: Dip the lipstick into the wintergreen alcohol, and let sit for approximately 1 minute! During this time the alcohol will disinfect the product of any germs, and will remove orders and replace em’ with a minty fresh scent. Check out this “Isopropyl Winter Green Rubbing Alcohol” article, it will enlighten you on the many benefits the product contains, as well as HELP alert you this CAN, if ingested cause gastric issues.

Step 4: Once the full minute is up, remove the lipstick, and proceed to shedding off another layer with twisting motions! If you take a peak at image 4, you shall see the bullet is free of glitter, and looks brand new.

Step 5: Allow the lipstick to sit under cool conditions for a few hours. Cool temperatures ALSO disinfect, and will dry the lipstick efficiently!

Step 6: Enjoy your lipstick, and the newly developed scent. Dispose after 1-2 days — USE this method as a temporary fix. I found it to work for myself, and this is all within my studies! If this doesn’t work for you, PLEASE comment below. I would hate for someone to get hurt.

I am urging you loves to again use this method for temporary usage! Expired makeup is NOT healthy, to you, your body, and anyone around you. Smells can be annoying, hence why I shared this. I hope you cuties enjoy, XOXO, your Lilz! I will be posting a demonstration video to Instagram in just a few minutes.

Gotta watch some Man of Steel tonight🙏🏻😭 Here is the live demo of my "How to Remove Odor From Expired Lipsticks" blog post. Please, please, PLEAAASE, take expired cosmetics seriously. The average length for lipsticks, when used properly happens to be 2 years, and for lip glosses 1 year! Use this method as a way to hold onto your lip products a few days extra, while waiting to purchase a new one. Step 1: Choose an expired lipstick, and prepare your work space (wintergreen rubbing alcohol, napkin, medicine cup). Step 2: Shed off one layer of the lip product before letting sit in the solution. Step 3: Allow the wintergreen alcohol to disinfect, and well as mask over all gross scents for a little over a minute. Step 4: Remove the lipstick after time is up, and proceed to shedding off another layer. Step 5: Let the product sit under cool conditions for a few hours. The cold disinfects too, and will ensure your product is sterile for the time being! Step 6: Enjoy your lipstick, but discard after 1-2 days. **THIS IS MY OWN DEVELOPED METHOD THAT WORKS FOR ME. I AM NOT A CHEMIST, HOWEVER THROUGH NUMEROUS TRIALS, I CAN CONCLUDE THIS METHOD IS EFFECTIVE. PLEASE DO NOT INGEST THE ALCHOL, AND DO DISCARD AFTER THE GIVEN 2 DAYS LIMIT!**A video posted by Lillee Jean Trueman (@thaeyeballqueen) on Nov 7, 2016 at 3:06pm PST

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