This is my favorite lipstick. It’s YSL’s Rouge Volupte Perlein Impetuous Beige. It’s $34 a pop. So when I get to the end of a tube, I am, to put it mildly, sad. Having seen a few different tutorials on getting the last bit of lipstick out of the tube once it hits that point where you can’t push it up any further, I figured I’d give it a go. I mean, I think we’re all aware the beauty industry is flipping us over and giving us a good shake to take any last shilling they can squeeze out of us, but I never expected there to be another $10 worth of product just kickin’ it underneath! With the leftover product I dug out, I probably won’t need to buy another tube for at least a few more weeks. So yeah! Take THAT YSL Beauty!! (JK, I love you so much, please feel free to send me free stuff, kthanksbai.)
The whole process is mindlessly easy. You only need two things: A toothpick, and a vessel to hold the lipstick once you remove it. I used a small jar I got to hold a sample of a NARS face mask.
Step 1: Push your lipstick up as far as it will go.Step 2: Run your toothpick along the sides of the lipstick to loosen it from the container. Then start scooping it out into your jar.
Step 3: Keep scooping out the lipstick until there is no more. I was a little horrified to see that it went all the way down to nearly the bottom of the tube.
There’s probably a final step about microwaving the jar for a few seconds so the lipstick melts into a nice smooth flat surface, but this was enough work for me for one day.
I dropped the toothpick in the tube when I finished hollowing it out just to show you how far down it goes. THAT'S MONEY DOWN THERE LADIES!!!!!!!!!!! In the spirit of back to school season, no dollar left behind, y'all.