What a mess you have when you reach down into your purse and feel something gooey . You can only imagine the worst and a handful of lipstick all over your purse and other items is one of the biggest. I found exactly that when a lid came off in my purse and it was in the sun too long. I realize that it didn't take the sun to make the mess. The sun just added to the mess. So, it's find a place that I can pour out all the stuff without making more of a mess. Then I must see what can be salvaged and that's not much. Naturally, that purse is headed for the trash can and I must find another to hold my items.