|LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mold!|
|I just was able to get started making my lipsticks & I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mold! The price is right & I am so thankful to Kaila for creating this affordable mold! I didn't know if I could justify spending $200 on a mold until I knew I would be selling a lot of lipsticks, so this is perfect for me! Easy to use, & I am having a blast making these, I will eventually purchase the more expensive mold!
Thanks again Kaila! You ROCK! |
|I really want to like this, am I doing something wrong?|
|By Abigail |
|I pour in the hot lipstick and leave it in the freezer for a long time but however carefully I slide off the top part of the mould, the lipstick *always* breaks in two. The mould doesn't 'click' like Koren Zander's in the video. It's like the top and bottom of the mould is loose or not properly aligned. Is there a correct way to line up the mould? I really, really want to like this mould, so I can get the most out of this product. TKB Responds: Maybe you got a bad one? We'll send you a replacement and hopefully you'll fall in love all over again.|
|Something's Screwed Up|
|By Maria Joao|
|I've tried dimethicone as a mold release and safflower oil as mold release and while the bottom comes out just fine the sticks ALWAYS get stuck to the top. If I push them out with my finger the top is really streaky and damaged looking. The inside of the top part looks really uneven and I suspect that that's why the lipstick gets stuck to it. No amount of oil will prevent that from happening. This is the second mold I try, the previous one had this problem and was ill-fitting. This one clicks fine and the lipsticks don't break but things get stuck to the top. Any advice on what I might be doing wrong? :(|
|I am having the same problems with mine. At first it worked fine, great looking lipsticks came easily out of the mold very smooth. By the 3rd batch I was making, they would not come out all the way. They'd break in half and the tip part always stuck. I had to continually "dig" the lipstick out of the mold and try again. I made sure they were properly lubricated each time. Tried the freezer method... nothing. I unfortunately have wasted too much time & product on this one. What did I expect? It was only $29. I will not make anymore lipsticks until I can find a proper mold that opens up. I will not use plastic again. I'm terribly sorry for this review, but I see there are numerous others having the same problem. I guess it is best to invest some money on something a little more professional when I can.|
|Alignment is off|
|Having a mold definitely beats pouring into a jar or slimline tube. Even though I have to tweak things to make it work, it creates a professional look to lipsticks. That is why I have rated 4 stars. My first mold purchased, when oiled, I could pour easily, pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes and unmold with no issues. The length of the lipstick bullet seems a bit longer than a standard lipstick purchased in-store. This creates issues with placing the cap on. Some needs to be shaved off that bottom to avoid squishing the top. Also, the two pieces of the mold do not align exactly. This leads to crooked lipstick bullets that lean slightly with a line of demarcation. I thought mine was defective and was sent a replacement (which TKB was GREAT with their customer service!) It produces the same results. It must be an issue with the plastic ones vs. a metal mold. I have figured out a way around it. I pour less so that the lipstick bullet is shorter, like a store bought lipstick. Just enough so the line of demarcation is hidden within the part of the lipstick tube that grabs it out of the mold. Now it's not visible or crooked. |
|This mold is excellent! It is easy to work with, and the rewards are fantastic! It is priced right, and it makes professional looking lipsticks. I have made so many, and each time I am in awe of how wonderful they look. I HIGHLY recommend this mold! You will thank me for it!:)|
|I love the way lippies come out, no more balm tubes. I did have to reverse one side of my mold to get it to line up correctly but that was no big deal. Instead of logo to logo, I had to do logo, to blank. Also, the black diamond, noire and silver diamond all fit into the casing guide no problem, but I do find that step not needed, just freehand slipping them on and save the time. Def oil the mold well, a stuck or broken lippie is a bummer to clean out. Way to go TKB!|
|I love this mold! It's extremely affordable and surprisingly heavy duty. The lipsticks come out so perfect looking, I still can't believe I made them. I bought this to hold me over until I could get a metal mold, but I'm so happy with this, I think I'll get another one of these. |
|This mold is perfect!
Good heavy duty construction and so easy to use
Once you get the "feel" of it you will be-able to produce very professional looking lipsticks. :)
|A bargain and a half!|
|It is brilliantly designed to make it easy to use. If you're buying this, make sure to get yourself a lot of TKB's lipstick base and a half case of the economy lipstick tubes. You're going to need them all!|
|Got to have it|
|By Tu Anh|
|You need this for making perfect lipstick, its incredible awesome|
|Makes it Reasonable, Although Lippies are a Labor of Love|
|I will never think making a good lipstick is easy. It's a lot of factors and no formula is perfect, but between the Lipstick Base and my Lipstick Mold, I'm very happy. This mold is easy to use, affordable and allows me to make a very professional looking lipstick at a fraction of the cost of an aluminum mold, and with a cleaner look than any mold that makes me cut the end of my lipstick myself. Easy to use, easy to clean and easy to un-mold. I cannot say enough good about this, for the hobbyist, or professional who makes around 30-60 lipsticks a month in different colors. I cannot justify the purchase of a large mold for a long time, and if I buy a couple more molds, maybe ever. This is very sturdy and very much worth the money. |
|I have been using my mold for months now, and it is still in perfect condition. I have made tons of beautiful lipsticks, and when ever I use it, it is like using it for the first time. It is very sturdy, and well made. It has lasted me this long, and I have even dropped it! PERFECT mold....Can't wait to buy more!!|
|Have Had 2 Opaque Molds for 1 Year & Still Going Strong & figured out what was causing Breakage of Lipsticks!|
|By S. Mechelle|
|Hate to see the recent sadness w/ these molds in the reviews. I've had 2 of these molds for at least a year & came to the site to order more because I use them so much & need to make more lipsticks at one time. *** I recently had a problem with my lipsticks breaking every time Id try to remove them from the molds however *** & after a long day of hair pulling switched the tops on each mold & voila! No more breaking lipsticks! So I took a sharpie & numbered the appropriate top to the appropriate bottom! Once in a while I do get one that doesnt want to come out of the bottom. I found the best lube to be fractionated coconut oil. But still on occasion have to take a napkin that has texture to it for gripping a slick surface & wiggling ever so gently the lipstick free from the mold. Now Im happy again! Confident however for business to be so good that I need a 90 lipstick mold when they are back in! :0)|
|Same thing here...top comes off no problemo, but try as I might the lipstick WILL NOT come out of the bottom part of the mold...I'm trying to load the tube and freeze them for a bit longer.... I'll keep you posted...I really want to love this...|
|Super frustrated...I hate this thing!
I'll clean it, again....and try, again...
If it doesn't work, I'm tossing it!|
|I really want to like this, am I doing something wrong? *UPDATE*|
|By Abigail |
|I tried out the mould yesterday and it worked, it made the most perfect tube of lipstick! I think the one I had before must have been faulty, so thank you TKB, I have fallen in love with lipstick-making all over again! :)|
|My previous review...|
|...should have five stars. Oops.|
|what am i doing wrong?|
|i have tried castor oil as given in the instructions and olive oil as told in the video. the top part of the mold comes off fine. the lipsticks refuse to come out of the mold. i am using plenty of oil, so i can't figure out what is wrong. ideas? TKB Responds: We have just discovered that the Pink and Black Swag lipstick casings don't have much "tooth" and so when you try to unmold into them, they slip off. Seems to be a similar problem maybe with the Diamond tube. : ( The Lady's night and Noire gold have no problem at all. Which tubes are you using? I was working on it today and came up with putting the mold in the freezer until the sticks are hard enough to gently pull out (using gloves so as to keep hygenic) then I place the stick in the tube like a candle in a candle holder. That seems to work. Again, which tubes are you using?
|By tiffany |
|i want to like this mold so bad but it isnt workin properly the top that suppose to click is off balance and doesnt click! regardless of the cost i still paid for it and it should at least be correct in proper construction i have not been able to make one lipstick without it breaking! TKB RESPONDS: WE HAD A "BAD BATCH" OF MOLDS IN EARLY 2012, IF YOU EVER HAVE A PROBLEM JUST LET US KNOW SO THAT WE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU!
|By yasmine |
|I brought both these moulds a while ago now and have forever tried to work with them ,but when the lipsticks do eventually come out of mould they always have an uneven surface on the tip.I have since discoved that the mould on the inside is not even and therefore doesnt create the smooth even tip lipstick bullet..frustraing indeed.:(becuase i love tkbs stuff.. TKB Responds: Thanks for loving us, sorry we disappointed. We had a series of "bad batches" but our vendor is back in action and things look much better. If a customer has a problem with an item or order, it is best to email us at email@example.com so we can take care of you. We want satisfied customers.|
|Laughing at myself |
|Ok I got to admit this I was so afraid to try making lipsticks , gloss no problem but lipstick I dunno it scared me I knew it had to be hard . I ordered the transparent model , it got here I left it in the cabinet , one night I was so bored so I pulled it out read the instructions and made the coolest nicest lipstick you ever saw Holy hairballs I made lipstick and it was so easy and the mold rocks !!!!!! I think I might need another one here soon !!! thanks so much TKB you guys rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Excellent lipstick mold!|
|By Nina Kim|
|I love this economic lipstick mold. Already have two of this, and cant wait to buy more. They are out of stock at the time, so I really hope they will get back soon.
A very good tips is to have some castor oil in the bottom part, NOT in the top. Then you can make lipsticks without any mess or broken ones.|
|mold not worth buying|
|If i could give this mold a 0 i would. This mold came with a big black hair in the mold itself. when i saw it i thought someone may have just gotten their hair by mistake in one of the mold cavities. But who ever they bought the molds from didn't clean their supplies because not only did i get a big piece of hair the entire mold had dust inside the arcylic that made the mold. I bought the melt and pour base. I put oil in the mold so it wouldn't stick. after putting the mold in the freezer and try to remove the lipstick. the lipstick broke. All the time which is a waste of lipstick base... you are better off buying lipstick mix mold that this garbage so unhappy . TKB Responds: we have refunded the customers money and revisited our quality control. Anyone have a problem with the molds, just let us know. We want you to be happy.|
|i give up!|
|i purchased this several months ago along with the pink cases. tkb was nice enough to exchange the cases for me since the pink ones would not work with this mold. well, after months of putting off trying again, last night i got everything out and ready and tried again. unfortunately, it still will not work. i have turned the top part around hoping that would help. they will not come out of the mold, nor will the case "grab" the lipstick to pull it out. I got one good one out of 8 tries. I have wasted lots of $$ trying to get this work, to no avail. I am normally pretty good at doing this type of thing, but unfortunately, with this mold... I give up. Sorry it did not work for me!|
|You have to know how to work it|
|I purchsed this and like many others i had a hard time at first until i figured out what the problem was, i have used this for about 6 months and counting and my business is very sucessfull off of the 1 one mold, matter of fact i will purchase 2 more when they come back on stock to be able to make more lipsticks at a time...here is the trick i noticed when i would begin the lipsticks wouldnt break and come out fine but as i got to making more colors back to back it would start to break...well its because in between time you have to put them in the freezer for 15 mins, well you know as you open and close the freezer the cold comes out so they were breaking because the freezer wasnt cold enough from opening and closing it...when i strated to leave them in the freezer from 20-30 mins i had no problems lipsticks came out perfectly just make sure you prep the mold, i prep mine with a q-tip dipped in grapeseed oil i have not had any problems since...|
|Wonderful mold !!!!|
|I just made very nice lipsticks !! I had no problems to get them out! My next step is to create lipsticks with more covering and deepest colors.
|when will be available?|
|when will this mold be available? TKB Responds: We are working with a new manufacturer which is the reason for the current delay. Once we have the issues ironed out we will have plenty of stock.|
|I love this mold. It's perfect for the Swag Pink Lip tubes. |
|just receive the economy|
|Just received he economy, can't help but to give it a 5 star is is great, Makes the lipstick so professional looking. 20 minutes in the freezer was good for me.I want another one. there is only one little problem that may be someone can help.The Lipstick gets stuck to the top part and has to be pushed down by the finger no big problem.Do I have to oil the top part aswell or is it something else? Other than that Great send me another another one. |
|Thank you so much, I love the economic lipstick mold. It's perfect!|
|OUT OF STOCK!|
|When will you have more economical moulds? TKB Responds, should be this week.|
|once the mixture was in the frezzer for 20mis or longer i carefully slide off the top part of the mold, the lipstick *ALWAYS* breaks in two. The mold doesn't 'CLICK' like it said it should. i purchased so much supply and would love to enjoy it. also is thera an easier way to clean out the lipstick when it breaks? PLEASE HELP!! THANKS TKB Responds: If you have problems, contact us directly. We are happy to replace if it is defective, which it sounds like this one is.|
|Great Mold for Price-For those having issues read below|
|I bought this a while back. I finally used. I love this mold. I use olive oil to coat. The first time I had to push down(seemed stuck in top mold attachment) to get the top part out.
To find out the top part had a couple bumps in it. If you ran your finger around it you could feel them. I took my generic dremel and used a sanding round tip to sand down the bumps in the top attachment of the mold. Once smoothed, washed and sanitized, put oil in it (you can lightly sand again for really smooth but not necessary) and now they slide right out. Check the top part for bumps in mold attachment. If you don't have a dremel you can buy a round sanding tip and use with a drill if you have it to smooth it out.
If you sand a bit too much it just fits snugger in the lipstick holder. Use something to clean any lipstick that pushes over holder off before twisting the lipstick down.|
|i just ordered this today!!!! excited to have it soon!!!! ill post a review when i use it. :) TKB Responds: Fingers Crossed!!!!|
|Well, a couple were great.|
|I bought four of the $29 economy molds for a big project, thinking that four molds could only expedite the entire process. And right there is where I was wrong.
I filled all four molds at the same time and put them in the refrigerator to cool, as in my experience, putting the molds in the freezer causes condensation to build up on the lipstick bullet, which inst attractive.
After about an hour, I pulled the molds out and had absolutely zero issues getting the bullets to slide out easily without any damage.. HOWEVER, out of all four of the molds, only one produced a smooth bullet. Two of them caused the bullets to come out with small indentations, which I soon found out was because the inside of the mold was not sanded smooth.. there were little chunks of plastic that hadn't been sanded down.. and the third mold produced bullets that were smaller on the bottom, where the actual bullet sits, and quite a bit bigger on the 'fitting' part, which slides down into your lipstick tube. Since the part that went down into the tube was too big, it caused lipstick to gather around the fitting of the tubes, and created a huge mess.
Overall, these molds are splendid and (when they're constructed properly) these molds perform well. TKB Responds: If you are unhappy with your molds, let us know and we will take care of you. If your tube and the bullet you make with our molds don't work (the tube is too small) let us know. The molds are designed to work with our tubes. "Let us know" is best done by opening a ticket to customer service!|
|I love most of tkb's products but this clear mold Is not working not only are the lippies getting stuck but the mold leaks! And makes a huge mess. Could be defective? Does not click in place just very upsetting. TKB Responds: Customers should contact us with the trouble ticket system and we will make things right.|
|I originally ordered the transparent mold but it was sold out and I was offered the economy mold. The first batch of lipsticks were perfect. I cleaned and sanitized the mold and tried to use it about two weeks later and the mold no longer snapped into place causing the melted lipstick to spill out TKB Responds: customer should contact us, we will "make things right".|
|I've had this thing for a YEAR! I've tried and tried and tried! NOTHING! It breaks and breaks and breaks! From day one. I thought maybe. Okay. Work with it. U have to get the hang of it. nope! I've watched videos. And did exactly what was done in the video. NOTHING! I give up. I purchase from you guys on a regular but this is a No Go! TKB Responds: Waw! We'll contact you for a refund.|
|Lipstick licking down from the side!!!|
|M so disappointed.. When i poured my lipstick to the mold..It's started to licking down from the side n my lipstick constantly broke in half..Yay wasted of my money..TKB Responds: We are happy to talk you through it, or refund or replace as needed, no point in wasting money.|
|By anna maria|
|Very very good this mold!! I love it! Thankyou!!|
|I really love this mold but it seems as if it's getting small holes in it. Which makes the finished lipstick have the imprint of the holes. TKB Responds: you can lightly heat the finished lipstick with a hair dryer or heat gun to polish off the bullet. But if you feel that yo have a product which needs replacing, open a ticket and we will take care of you. |
|I like your lipstick mold so much. yes it takes some practice to get beautiful shape. 1st it was my recipe, too much candelila wax in my recipe, then i tweaked the recipe a bit. & you have to wait more than 20 minutes in the freezer. well, i wait until 30-45 minutes then it's easy to take the lipstick out from the mold. earlier than that it will be too soft to handle with. |
|I recently purchased your mold and it works like a dream. I have made over 200 lipsticks in a couple of weeks and no problems. Thanks for a great product. I might have to upgrade to a metal one soon. I haven't had any problems with the lipstick breaking and it only takes about 5 minutes in the freezer to set. There are 2 reasons that I can think of why a lipstick can breaks. 1 - not oiled properly, 2 - the lipstick mixture is not the right consistency and could be on the soft side. I make my own cream base and I have never had any problems. |
|It's not perfect |
|This mold isn't for professional lipsticks because there is a line in the mold that comes through on the final product.It's nice to have as a practice piece but don't expect a perfect product. TKB Responds: try a quick blast of a heat gun on your finished product. Even the big guys run their lipsticks through a heat tunnel to get an even surface.|
|My first time using this mold it was perfect!! until that fourth time trying. My Lipstick waste out from the side I kept trying and trying I had no luck ith it Lipstick kept breaking it will not stick at all tkb please respond to me..TKB Responds: Open a ticket with our ticket system and ask for a refund or replacement. Kat will take care of you.|
|Perfect once you figure it out! |
|The first time I used this, I don't think I even lubricated it but I made four lipsticks - three perfect, and one that broke. The second time, every single one got stuck. And the third, and the fourth. Eventually I'd tried it about ten times, used all kinds of things as a mold release, and every single time they would be completely stuck to the inside and I'd have to scrape the lipsticks out (you can reuse this so it's not such a big deal) and clean it again. And the cleaning was a pain, it takes at least twenty minutes each time. I found alcohol (I use methylated spirits) and cotton buds were the quickest method, but you still have pink stains in some places due to colour getting stuck in the uneven surface.
I was about ready to give up and buy one of the expensive ones that splits apart, even though I couldn't really justify the price for the amount of use I would get from it. BUT THEN, on my final desperate attempt, I put a couple of drops of dimethicone 100 in each cavity and wiped it around both the top and bottom with a cotton bud, poured in my lipstick, chucked it in the freezer for about ten or twenty minutes, and it released PERFECTLY from both layers and looked great. I've since exhausted my supply of lipstick containers, every single one has been absolutely flawless with this method.
The mold barely needs cleaning after because nothing has stuck to it! The lipstick comes out pretty slippery and you actually have to soak up a bit of the dimethicone so it doesn't look greasy. And if you have a lot of dimethicone pooled in the bottom it will alter the shape of the tip because some of the space in the mold is taken up.
So those are all of my tips, sorry for this huge review but I want to help everyone who was feeling so disappointed in this mold like I was, please keep trying! And thank you TKB for the always wonderful service and another great product! |