Posts Tagged ‘fixing broken makeup’
January 5, 2013 by Emily
I’m sure every make-up wearer has accidentally dropped an eyeshadow on the floor of their bathroom, looked down and discovered it in pieces. Worst.
And I’m particularly rough on my makeup…. I toss things around, when I’m done with my powder I’ll just drop it (literally drop *plunk*….I’m a bull in a china shop most days) back into the plastic drawer I keep everything in… not the nicest way to handle my products.
But, did you know you can RE-PRESS powdered makeup? Its easy, just a couple of minutes and some rubbing alcohol and your once destroyed makeup will be solidly back in its pot, ready to roll!
Your broken makeup
Plastic bag/plastic wrap
Something to break up and eventually smooth the makeup (I used a mini spatula from an at home waxing kit Don’t judge me! I have out of control eyebrows…I’m part wookie)
Place the plastic over the surface of the broken makeup and use the spatula to completely break up the makeup into a fine powder.
Gently remove the plastic, and wiggle until the powder settles in a even(ish) way.
Slowly drip the rubbing alcohol onto the powder, you want the powder to become saturated with the alcohol.
Let the mixture meld together a bit, the powder will absorb the alcohol in a few minutes.
Use the spatula to smooth the surface of the makeup, you can also use the spatula to compress the mixture a bit which will help it stay together.
Allow to dry for 24 hrs, the use as normal!