You stockpiled bath beads. You dyed your hair magenta. You went a little Adam Lambert on the pancake makeup.

There’s a lot about your sixth-grade beauty regimen that should not be repeated.

Which brings us to...ChapStick. Turns out, this drugstore staple is actually a terrific secret weapon for softening a heavy lip pencil--and creating perfect summer lips.

Check out our rather brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) tutorial.

(We’ll never tell about that time you pierced your own cartilage.)