LipStix Remix: Women Get to Microwave Their Lipstick at Last!

I will freely admit that I am not a regular consumer of lipstick. So perhaps I do not understand the enormous financial burden this particular cosmetic places on so many women. Nonetheless, Lipstix Remix strikes me as being an colossally idiotic waste of time:

Scooping residue out of lip stick tubes, cooking it in a microwave, pouring it into a mold, and sticking it in a freezer seems like a whole lot of work just to save some pocket change. I know that many women are into crafts, but wouldn’t knitting or crochet be a more constructive use of time?

Perhaps, the appeal of LipStix Remix is more psychological than financial. We have all seen the medicine cabinet of a grandmother or aunt stocked with all manner of crusted-over cosmetics that haven’t been touched in years because the owner can’t bear to toss any of them out while there is still the slightest bit of makeup left inside them. That would be a waste.

Lipstix Remix was featured on an episode of the TV show “Shark Tank” where, believe it or not, it was chosen as a product promising enough to receive funding. (Click here to watch the video.) I missed this particular episode but my respect for that program has suddenly plummeted.

Lipstix Remix may be the dumbest product idea I’ve encountered since the Snuggie—which means it will probably be a raging success!


  • 4 Responses to “LipStix Remix: Women Get to Microwave Their Lipstick at Last!”

  • I know some women often find lipstick they love, only to have it discontinued. I guess this could be a way to get an extra helping of that discontinued color / brand out of your old ones.

    Also I could see some industrious women mixing their own colors up using this.

    Comment by Anne Packrat on January 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  • I just saw the commercial for this yesterday. XDDD

    It’s like that Crayola crayon maker, except for lipstick.

    Comment by Lee-Lee o3o on January 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

  • I used to do this in Jr. High to make my own colors.

    Comment by liz a on January 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

  • Lipstick expires after a year or two, so I don’t know how useful this would really be if you’re dealing with a drawer full of old crusty half-finished lipsticks. That said, a good lipstick IS pricey, so I can kind of see the point.

    Comment by Canaduck on January 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm