I was inspired by Va-Voom Vintage's Vintage Lipstick Refill Tutorial:
How to refill a vintage lipstick tube
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I also had a washer/dryer accident with my dupe for Tom Ford's "Wild Ginger" lipstick. It was melted all over the clothes in the dryer! Sniff....
Instead of crying over melted lipstick, I went into my vintage lipstick collection. I have a tube from Revlon's "Futurama" collection. The color inside was Lustrous Lipstick, named "Queen of Diamonds", similar to "Schiap" by Nars.
So, here's what I did. I bought a brand new tube of Revlon's Colorstay Ultimate Suede in 075, Cruise Collection. I wanted a great dupe of the Wild Ginger to fit into the vintage tube. I froze the whole tube for 3 - 4 hours. I also sanitized the vintage Colorama tube.
I unscrewed the tube all the way after freezing, and wrapped it with wax paper. Gentle wiggling got the lipstick out. I made sure that the Futurama refill tube was screwed all the way down. Then, I slid the Colorstay lipstick in and froze it.
Here's some vintage ad eye candy: