You know, I live in Scotland. It is not even that hot here. Even in summer. Even on sunny days. It might get pleasantly hot for like, five minutes, and then it is nighttime. Or it rains.
So when my NYX Tinted Lip Spa in Sake started melting almost as soon as I got it, I thought it must have been in a warm place during delivery. It put it in the fridge to firm it up. No dice - every time I leave it out for a little while it get's melty. It's just the consistency of it - more like a lip balm than a lipstick. I end up losing a lot of product every time I twist it up or down; so I've been avoiding it. Look:
But recently, I've been having a makeup clearout because we're about to move, and I saw this and thought, 'I never use this because it's difficult to use a melty stick of lip stuff. Why don't I transfer it?' You may remember some pots I used to hold the last of my NARS Pro Prime, when I had to cut the packaging open to scrape a whole potful out that couldn't be squeezed from the packaging. If you don't remember this, you are not following me on Twitter. You can though: click here ;)
So I got one of those (clean) pots out - they are from Asda, by the way, part of a holiday kit - and did the following:
And now I have a (mildly messy) pot of lip tint to use, and I'll get a lot more use out of it I'd imagine. It's lipbalm-y enough that I can use a finger, but pigmented enough that I could use a lip brush, but at least I'll use it. I think I'll make it a regular occurrence to go through my products and find unused samples or almost-finished products and empty them into my pots to make the most of them.
What do you think? Do you bother salvaging makeup like this, or is it a case of throwing out what doesn't work?