This is how lipsticks are made and it’s mesmerising [Photos]

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The vast majority of us own way too many lipsticks – the majority of which end up in a molten mess at the bottom of our handbags, or as little stumps.

Apparently, we use up to 9lbs of lipstick over the course of our lifetimes.

And 30% of our lipsticks end up in our stomachs. So, with that troubling fact, it might be worth knowing how they’re actually made.

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Fortunately, Rachel Zoe’s documentary series, The Zoe Report, has released a one minute video showing exactly that.

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And apparently, there are just five steps to creating the perfect lipstick.

First, a vegetable base is mixed with pigment, which is then rolled and pressed.

Then various shades are melted together to make new colours – in a microwave.

(Picture: The Zoe Report/Youtube)
(Picture: The Zoe Report/YouTube)

Next, the formula gets placed in a metal stick mold.

And that mold gets stuck in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.

(Picture: The Zoe Report/Youtube)
(Picture: The Zoe Report/YouTube)

Lastly, the mold is opened and a plastic tube is placed around the stick.

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And voila, a lipstick is born.

(Picture: The Zoe Report/YouTube

Now we just need a video showing us how Kylie Cosmetics are designed and made.

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