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I adore practically everything about these lipsticks, aside from the scent, which is a vanilla fragrance which some people love, and I - personally - cannot abide. It's very, very similar to the scent of MAC lipsticks, which I think smells like chewed up paper. But, like I said, some people love it! Scent is such a personal thing in cosmetics, I've found.
Anyway, the scent in these was so strong, that I felt compelled to try de-scenting them, and I'm happy to report that, whilst the scent hasn't disappeared completely it's now been knocked down to far more tolerable levels.
The method? Well, it's fairly simple, take your highly-fragranced lipstick, and do this:
Yes, take the tops off them. you don't need to twist them up - though you can do, if you have somewhere safe to put the lipsticks - i.e. somewhere you won't knock them over. This is important because of the next stage:
Step two: leave them alone for at least 24 hours. Some lipsticks will only take a day, some more persistent lipsticks may take two or three. What you're doing is exposing the lipsticks to the air for long enough to allow the volatile scent oils to evaporate. These took around two days.
Step three: After a day, give them a sniff. If the scent has been knocked back far enough for you, then pop the top back on, and use it from that point forward with abandon! If it's still a bit whiffy, then leave the top off for another day, and repeatt step three until the scent is at an acceptable level.
So, yes, really quite simple. Don't worry, your lipsticks won't dry out, but I really wouldn't recommend doing this for more than, say, three days...
Hope this has been helpful! Let me know in the comments!
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