Incredible life-saving hacks for fixing broken lipstick

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How to Fix a Broken Lipstick with Minimal Effort

Ladies, what would you say is arguably one of the most irritating situations when it comes to our makeup? Some may say when your eyeliner on one eye is perfect while the other eye is as shameful as can be. Other's may say when your eyebrow skills are certainly not on point on any given day and you end up looking like you're raising one eyebrow at the world.

While these and several other makeup faux pas are undeniably annoying, there is one ridiculous (almost inevitable) makeup situation that just might trump all. Haven't figured it out yet? Alright, we'll tell you -- it's when your lipstick breaks! We can all probably agree that this might just be the epitome of makeup blunders. That moment when you're ready to apply your fabulous shade of "Scarlett Empress" from Sephora, and suddenly it breaks right in half. We know just what you're thinking when this occurs -- "What is the meaning of life?! Why me?"

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We get it, and trust us when we say we've been there. But before you toss out that $30 case of lipstick, it's time to think about what you can do next to salvage your purchase (and the rest of your day). That's right, your night out with the girls isn't doomed yet! There are ways to completely revamp your broken lipstick that will leave you just as happy as when you first bought it. That being said, here are 4 incredible life hacks for salvaging your broken lipstick.

1) Scoop it out and set it in place.

Scoop out the base of the lipstick and putting the broken lipstick in the base instead.

2) Heat it and freeze it.

Use a flame to melt part of the lipstick, then stick it onto the lipstick base.

3) Store it in a container.

Placing the lipstick in a metal spoon and hover it over a candle flame. Once it's liquid, pour it into your container and freeze it.

4) Repurpose it.

Turn it into a cream blush or combine it with another lipstick to create a different shade.

Click through below for the best-selling lipstick shades of all time:

The 10 best-selling lipsticks of all time
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Incredible life-saving hacks for fixing broken lipstick

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, available at Nordstrom

This perfect matte red lasts and lasts -- and looks great on all skin tones.


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in #19 Fuchsia Pink, available at Amazon

This bold but sophisticated shade of purple was the first shade created Saint Laurent in 1979.


Dior 'Rouge Dior' Lipstick, available at Nordstrom

This is Dior's most popular lipstick ever.


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate, available at Nordstrom

This shade with give you Coco Chanel's signature red lip.


Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, available at Sephora

Everyone loves this shade for a sheerer look.


Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum, available at Nordstrom

This pick is perfect for vampy Khloe Kardashian-esque lips.


NARS Lipstick in Schiap, available at Nordstrom

This bold pink is named for designer Elsa Schiaparelli.


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Creme in Fire and Ice, available at Amazon

This drugstore pick has been a top seller since the 1950s.


L'oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Fairest Nude, available at Amazon

This shade gives life to all skin tones!


Dolce&Gabbana Beauty Classic Cream Lipstick, available at Nordstrom

This lipstick is the most used backstage at fashion shows.


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