We have been selling these tubes for years, and recently we received a complaint about them which made us concerned. Please see FAQ's to read about the issue so that you may make an informed decision.
Reflective, pink shiny lippies with a thick double-line diamond trim along the outside and a silver interior finish. It is fitted for the 12.1 mm (.477 inch) lipstick molds.
This tube measures 2-15/16" tall and has a diameter of 3/4".
The way that lipstick tubes are made is that there is the device that holds the lipstick bullet and twists up and down, and it sets into a casing that is decorative.
Some companies, actually sell their lipstick in the device only, and then they sell various different decorative casing, and you can move your lipstick from one case to the other, just for fun. (Paul & Joe Beaute is one example) Here is a link to their removable lipsticks, which are sold separate from their casings. The casings are typically "limited edition" in special designs and sell separate, as seen here.
We mention this, because it turns out that our Pink and Black Swag Lipstick tubes have lipstick holders which are easily removable from their casings. For most hand crafters, this is not an issue. However, in the case of our one customer who complained, she had sent the tubes out to a large company who was filling the tubes for her with heavy equipment. In this instance, these tubes just did not work for her. They were too easily separated.
We will add a video soon showing the exact concern. Our initial impulse was to discontinue the stock that we had on hand while we worked things out with our manufacturer, but in retrospect, the decision to buy or not buy these tubes is up to our customers. So long as you have all the information, you should be all set. Let us know if you have further questions by opening a ticket.
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I actually had the same issue when I ordered mine (i ordered them in both colors a few times). I threw quite a few of them away because I assumed they were defective. I didn't have time to return and wait for new ones, as I'd already began selling my lipsticks, and needed to get orders out. None of my customers have complained so far, but, it was a little embarrassing when I was delivering an order and when my customer went to look at her lipstick, the inside came out lol. Fortunately she was nice about it. I personally love them because they are way too cute, and classy. It's good to know though, that they aren't "defective", but interchangeable ?. Now I can just let my customers know for future reference and keep the complaints from coming in. Thank you for this update, it helps a lot!