If the bullet has snapped, don’t throw it away. Create your own custom-coloured balm instead.
What you'll need:
- Broken lipstick
- Hairdryer or microwave
- Clear lip balm
- Makeup brush
- Small, microwave-friendly bowl
- Empty lip balm pot
Break off as much of the lipstick as you can into a small, microwave-friendly bowl. Use a knife to really get into the base.
Add a clear lip balm or shea butter to the bowl (twice as much lip balm as lipstick should do it).
Microwave it for 10-20 seconds – until half ot the mixture is melted. Mix out any lumps with the end of a makeup brush.
Pour the mixture into an emptied lip balm pot, and leave it in the fridge for a few hours to set.
Photography by Will Horner