This is a tip on using up your lipstick when you can't apply it to your lips anymore. I guess I am to Dutch to just let all that lipstick stay in the bottom of the tube. Sooooooo I take it out and put it in a plastic container. Then I use an sponge applicator to apply it to my lips. Just look at all the lipstick still in the tube. Each clomp was taken from a lipstick tube. I have weeks of color left. Works for me!