Charlie Sheen’s beauty invention

12:00 Mon Jul 30 2012
MELISSA WILLIAMS-KING, MSN NZ BEAUTY EDITOR
Charlie Sheen and his lip balm dispenser
Images: Getty and Jimmy Kimmel/ABC

You know him as one of Hollywood’s wildest celebs, but the former Two and a Half Men star showed his geekier side when he confessed to patenting a lip balm dispenser.

Charlie Sheen recently told US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about his invention, which, thanks to a push-up mechanism, makes it easy to apply lip balm with just one hand. The controversial star says he approached Chapstick with his creation, but the lip balm company decided not to put it into production due to high costs.

However while Charlie Sheen might think he’s cracked a beauty problem, here at Beauty Clique we’ve seen it all before. Avon, Nivea and Guerlain have past or current products with a very similar flip-top mechanism.

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