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« on: April 30, 2005 11:42:01 AM »

I have a ton of lipsticks, my family runs a theatre company of sorts locally and so I've been on the recieving end of lots of make-up for a while. Every time we buy new stuff we have to get rid of the older stuff that we don't use/has been mostly used.
I just came across a box of about 25 (possibly more) lipsticks. Some look like they've been only used once or twice but some look almost gone. There's quite a variety of colors.

any nifty ideas? Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005 12:29:32 PM »

put them in a little tiny glass vat (like something lip gloss would come in.) ass vasoline, mircowave, add a bit of flavoring(or leave that out) and then youve got new lip gloss Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005 11:51:20 AM »

awesome thanks.. what if i used them as like a paint of sorts and then put a sealer on it so there was no smudging... would that look okay do you think?
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005 11:56:02 AM »

you could donate them to a women's shelter. Although maybe they wouldnt want used lipstick. Just an idea! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2005 09:06:54 PM »

I don't mean to be a spoilsport but if other people have used this stuff the thought occurs to me that there could be all sorts of grebblies like herpes and such like... eeeeewwww!!!!!  My vote is when in doubt chuck it out!!!!!     
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2005 05:56:32 AM »

It's just lipstick. Anyways, if you're worried about it, why would you throw ALL of it away? Just cut off the used end. Not nearly as wasteful.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2005 07:26:39 PM »

i'm with the herpes chick...sorry to be the spoilsport again
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2005 08:12:33 PM »

i don't know what you could use the lipstick for other than melting it down into new lipsticks.
and you CAN'T get herpes from used lipsticks. the only way that would happen is if someone w/ the Herp used it and you used it immediately after. Herpes needs a living organism to thrive on, moist lipstick ain't it.
I'm not trying to be hypercritical -- but people should really read up on communicable diseases (especially potential STD's). I think it would lessen the spread, ya know? I guess a fungus could thrive on a moist lipstick, but not herpes.
anyway, if you want to melt down the barely used ones I would cut off the used tips then melt 'em down (cause lets face it, even though you can't get the schmerpies from them it's still kinda skeevie to use the lipstick of unknown persons) also, the heat from melting them will probably kill any germs that may be on the sticks.
maybe you could also make stained glass windows? just color on windows w/ them.

you could use the tubes themselve as pill boxes, a place to store straight pins, bobby pins
OH! you could decorate the tubes and use them to send tiny little scrolls with secret messages to your friends! then they can turn around and use them to store asprin and what-have-you.
make a little flower vase, when you twist the tube the flower pops up (i may have to try this). this could be another secret surprise for a friend.

in the end, i would skip re-using the lipstick itself and just do something w/ the tubes. but if you have a cat or dog you could always play beauty parlor. they won't care where the make-up has been Wink

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 12:00:42 PM »

I'm going to defend myself right now Wink  You can get cold sores from lipstick every cosmetic site i went to said ... get a cold sore-throw it out!  Even your own Shocked  You can also contract meningitis(yes I went and looked)from lipstick and various staph and strep infections.  By the way cold sores are a herpes infection.  Even never used lipstick should be thrown out after 2 yrs.
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005 04:05:07 PM »

I'm going to defend myself right now Wink 

no need to defend yourself  (i certainly didn't mean to put you on the defense but i can see how my post would, sorry) Smiley i was just offereing my opinion and the knowledge i have; it's cool that you shared yours too. i've read a lot of stuff that says the virus needs a living host to thrive, asked a dr once too (but you know, they aren't always right either). something like herpes (all the versions) seems to be a mystery, kind of like the common cold. it could be lurking anywhere and its better to be safe than sorry. that being said, i totally agree, when in doubt, throw it out. If you really want to use the lipstick, find a non-cosmetic use for it.

(and in case you all are wondering why i am so chatty about this subject it is because the herps is like, my worst nightmare that hopefully will never happen....so i am kinda obsessed with it.   Tongue hee hee)
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2005 02:39:31 PM »

aw geeze.. i didn't mean to spur a herpies debate. i wasn't planning on using them for cosmetic reasons. cause yea.. even if you can't get herpes you never know what kinda shady people used the lipsticks. I was looking for something less beauty and more crafty. but thanks for worrying and suggestion some nifty stuff. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005 02:46:11 PM »

I've personally always loved the look of lipstick tubes. Maybe you could create some art with the tubes or stick them together to make nifty little boxes (like Lincoln Logs)? Just  a thought. You could probably paintw/ it on canvases or even fabric, too; it does stain. Maybe spray-fixative would help it stay  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2005 06:07:20 PM »

aw geeze.. i didn't mean to spur a herpies debate. i wasn't planning on using them for cosmetic reasons. cause yea.. even if you can't get herpes you never know what kinda shady people used the lipsticks. I was looking for something less beauty and more crafty. but thanks for worrying and suggestion some nifty stuff. Smiley

haha, no debate here. just some differing opinions Smiley its all good. this thread made for a good brainstorm session!
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005 06:32:16 PM »

Well it isn't the most crafty of ideas, but I like to write on mirrors with lipstick.  Some nice body-positive messages scrawled on the mirror of the women's bathroom in a resturaunt can make a difference to someone. Smiley

Plus, it cleans up easily, so it's not troublesome to the janitors. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009 11:43:16 AM »

Well it isn't the most crafty of ideas, but I like to write on mirrors with lipstick.

Or you can write something tempting on the mirror for your honey to find ;-)  I would also use it for "painting"  just as a different medium instead of typical ol paint.
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009 10:05:43 AM »

  Saw a really gorgeous portable pin cushion made from an empty lipstick tube. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2009 02:26:05 AM »

Eventhough most posts are from 2005, i'd like to share "my" (saw it elsewhere)
idea: Use them as tampon containers. No need for shame when you empty your bag.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009 02:43:15 AM »

i like the art idea, i'm thinking draw on some parchment paper, then put another piece over it and press well down (to prevent smudgies) then use as window decor

as for the kooties thing, bacteria can and do hibernate, they can survive for years waiting for the appropriate conditions to wake them up and allow them tp multiply, viruses are a bit more hinky but either way, any for of make-up sharing is baaad
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010 02:08:12 PM »

Another cool thing to do would be to let kids have a blast using them as 'crayons' on a big piece of brown paper and let them use it kind of like finger paint.  Since there is a worry about the used stuff I would make sure their older so they don't stick their hands in their mouth or anything.
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