How To Mix Lipstick Like A Pro

Photographed by Ben Ritter.
Even if a beauty junkie is in possession of a billion lipsticks, she will always have room for another. It's a universal truth: Too many lipsticks are never enough. Our makeup kits and handbags could be overflowing with five of every color — plus plenty of tubes we’ve barely even cracked — and we’d still line up at Sephora to buy a sixth of each.

Here, we offer a solution to this insatiable desire: lipstick mixing. Not only can you create just about any shade you’re coveting with colors you already have, you can also put under-used — or long-forgotten — products back into your rotation.

Keep clicking for quick, easy tips (from two superstar makeup artists) on how to get the most out of your lipstick collection.