You know that terrible, terrible, terrible feeling you get when you put the cap back on your lipstick before you rolled it all the way down? Well one person who definitely doesn’t have any remorse about taking a chunk out of their favourite bullet is our new favourite YouTuber, Safiya Nygaard.
Like most makeup serial killers, Safiya started off small, in fact she is the one responsible for the YouTube craze of mixing all your highlighters together. But how did Safiya go from mixing, to chopping up and melting down 603 lipstick babies?
But not satisfied with her own collection Safiya embarked on an even greater quest, to melt EVERY SINGLE LIPSTICK IN SEPHORA.
Yeah, you heard me.
After eagerly completing her previous ‘experiments’, Safiya decided to make a ‘Frankenphora’ lipstick to both satisfy her makeup destruction cravings and get “an insight into what Sephora thinks are its most marketable lipstick colours, because presumably what will emerge is the mid-point of all of Sephora’s lipstick shades.”
And off she went, on what I can safely say is all of our dream shopping sprees.
In hindsight the signs were all there. In August 2017, Safiya melted down all her nude lipsticks to create what she called a “franken nude”.
After purchasing 603 lipsticks (shade breakdown as follows: 126 nudes, 113 reds, 132 pinks, 57 browns, 120 purples, 21 oranges and 34 ‘unusual colours’), Safiya took them home, chopped them up and melted them down in the most emotionally disturbing, yet weirdly satisfying video we have ever watched.
Out of her concoction, Safiya managed to create 500 ‘Frankenphora lipsticks’ which she is giving away to her North American YouTube subscribers (never has being English sucked so bad).
So what shade do you get when you melt down every single lipstick in Sephora? Well it turns out you end up with a pretty spectacular berry shade.
And if like me, you’re pretty damn gutted you can’t get your hands on Safiya’s latest creation, you’ll be pleased to know that after much swatching, Safiya discovered it was a dupe for ‘Afghan Red’ by NARS.
Now, if only we were brave enough to repeat the same experiment in Boots.
Watch Safiya’s full video below:
This article was originally posted on Cosmopolitan
Minor changes have been made by the Quiet Curator editors.