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« on: September 02, 2006 01:58:27 PM »

I love my Urban Decay XXX glosses, but every single tube of it I have ever owned breaks somehow.    Either the top seam opens, or the application tip cracks and pops off (link to pic of product: http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/9c/af/Urban_Decay_XXX_Shine_Lip_Gloss-resized200.jpg).  I have even emailed them about this.  It's sick really.  Anyway, I want to salvage the gloss, because the container always gives out way before halfway through the actual product.  I know nothing about making cosmetics.  It is a very sticky gloss, extremely gooey, and I hate to put it on with a finger or get it on anything else, so a pot will not work.  What can I put it in, and how do I get it in there?
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006 02:02:59 PM »

I dunno if this is practical for you, but I use a few syringes and needles (STERILE) to transfer glosses from one tube to another, or to mix colours or ingredients... you can reuse the syringe and needle indefinetly.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006 10:04:29 AM »

Where can I easily get the syringes and possibly the empty tubes?
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006 10:40:20 AM »

a sticky gloss might be hard to transfer with a syringe. you can put it open-end down in a small bowl and nuke it for a couple of seconds at a time until it's all melted and has run out into the bowl. then it can be transferred to another container. i would use another pot, personally, as they work best with sticky gloss. but you can either recycle a chap-stick type container or buy empty ones online. i make my own gloss and re-use a lipsmackers dr pepper tube.
one more tip, a couple of very small rubber spatulas will make the job of transferring the gloss much easier.
good luck!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 10:33:06 PM »

As it is so goopy that I would hate to have to stick my finger in it when there isn't a sink and towel near by, is there a way to thicken it? (list of ingredients here: http://www.urbandecay.com/categories/12.cfm.  Click "ingredients" at bottom of description.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006 05:13:08 PM »

that link didn't work for me but the way that i thicken gloss that i have made when it's too sticky or soft is to add more beeswax. you melt it all together in a double boiler (a bowl on top of a pot of water so the 'heat' that touches the bowl is wet heat). again, a small spatula helps to transfer.
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