Tip Tuesday: Color Stick to Cream Blush!

Do you have an "unfavorite" item you bought in a kit you otherwise love? Do you have a 'stick' product that pulls and tugs at your skin? I have a great tip for you today!

I recently got a Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Rose (a dusty rose) and, you might have guessed, it really did not work for me. It was just collecting dust.

Josie Maran Color Stick in Rose and Lush pot..the possibilities!!
Josie Maran Color Stick in Rose and Lush pot..the possibilities!!
So, I decided to take an empty Lush pot, and completely clean it out. Then, I (using just my hands) carefully popped out the color stick product into the lush pot. 
Depotted and ready to be melted
Depotted and ready to be melted
Next, I melted for 30 seconds and stirred with a small cuticle stick.

melted makeup
I'm MELTING!!!
Another 30 seconds... (just think chocolate!)

Not pretty but usable
Not pretty but much easier to use!
And you're done! I can now just rub my fingers across the surface and am able to blend the product really well. Since I don't have any other dark dusty roses, I am glad I didn't have to buy anything new!

Warning: This may not work for every product, so make sure you are 100% fine with it being a disaster after melting. I always try to ask friends first if they want it; you know you have a loser on your hands when you can't give it away!