I am sooooo excited to share this cool trick with you today!! Seriously, you’re going to LOVE this.
I’ll admit it, I like to buy the good stuff when I buy makeup.
It’s beyond frustrating when one of my kids (or me) knocks down one of my MAC eyeshadows, powders, or blushes, and it breaks into 10 million little tiny crumbles all over the counter.
I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me!
As much as I want to salvage it, it’s such a big mess. I end up throwing it all away and throwing away my money in the process.
How to Fix Broken Makeup
Using just one ingredient you probably already have at home, you can easily repair your broken powder makeup. Yep, it will be back to normal the next morning.
In less than 5 minutes (although it does take overnight to dry), your broken makeup will look just like it did before it broke!
What Broken Makeup Can I Fix?
This quick makeup hack works on all of these types of makeup-
- broken highlighter
- broken blush
- broken eyeshadow
- broken powder
- ANY broken makeup that is a powder
Supplies You’ll Need
- Broken powder makeup
- Rubbing alcohol (the higher the concentration, the better- I used 70%)
- Plastic wrap
Pick Up the Pieces
First, gather all of the broken makeup pieces.
Place them in their original makeup container.
Crush up all of the makeup in the container, even the parts that may not have broken.
Smooth It Out
Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the makeup compact and let it soak in.
Use your finger or the back of a spoon to rub and smooth down the makeup.
I used my finger at first, but got better results by placing a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the makeup.
Rub the plastic wrap to smooth out the makeup.
If the mixture is still too dry, add a little more rubbing alcohol, then rub again.
The Waiting Game
Now that your broken makeup is all smooth again, you just have to wait, preferably overnight.
The makeup needs time to dry out.
Once dry, your makeup will be completely back to normal, and the alcohol smell will be gone!
My blush was perfect the next day. You never would have guessed that it was a crumbled mess the day before!
My sad crushed pink blush that would have been thrown away because dropped it is now fixed and ready to be used again!
It can take years to finally find the neutral-toned eyeshadow of your dreams, or the face powder that makes your skin feel like velvet. And this it what makes it all the more devastating when you find out that one of your favorites has broken into pieces.
It may seem like the only solution is to toss the makeup and rebuy, but we have some good news: there are some tried-and-true methods to fix broken makeup. Yipee!
Ahead, we speak with three makeup gurus about their top tips for fixing broken makeup, including the best way to travel with makeup, and how to avoid it breaking in the first place.
VIDEO: What Every Beginner Needs to Have in Their Makeup Kit
So, How Do I Fix Broken Powders?
You were dusting on your favorite powder and it went from pressed to, well, loose. The good news, says Claudia Soare (Norvina), president and creative director of Anastasia Beverly Hills, is that there's an easy fix for broken powders — and it involves a small amount of rubbing alcohol. If you've found yourself in this predicament, Soare suggests taking the following steps:
- Start first by breaking up your broken product into a finer powder so it's easier to bind together.
- Add a small amount of 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol (just a few drops depending on the size of the product).
- Mix the powder and alcohol together.
- Place a paper towel over the top of the product and press down firmly with the palm of your hand.
- Remove the paper towel and allow powder to dry before using it again.
If you'd prefer not to use alcohol to mend your broken powder, Hannah Hatcher, a Jane Iredale makeup artist and global educator, says rosewater is just as effective.
You can also turn your beloved face powder compact into a loose powder —simply empty the broken powder into a ziploc bag and use the back of a spoon to crush the broken pieces "into the finest powder possible," Hatcher says. "Then empty the contents of the bag into a small sieve and, using a spoon, stir the contents of the broken powder until it all falls from the sieve into a clean container — you now have a perfectly good loose powder."
It's also important to note that this method works best with foundation powders, Hatcher says. You'll typically want to be more precise with bronzer and blush, so you may want to try the alcohol or rosewater method instead.
Another trick? If you've only managed to salvage a few crumbs of broken bronzer, transform them into a tinted moisturizer. Take your favorite moisturizer, squirt a few drops into center of the compact and use a teaspoon to mix it all together.
What About Fixing a Broken Lipstick?
The bad news: your lipstick has gone kaput. The good news: Hatcher says there are few ways to rehab your favorite shade.
The first method involves holding a lighter under the broken piece of lipstick to allow it to soften. Don't hold the lighter too close or the lipstick will begin to melt (and be sure to protect your hands while you do this). You can try this same method with a hairdryer, again being careful not to overheat.
If the base piece (aka the part still attached to the lipstick holder) is bigger, Hatcher suggests holding the lighter to the top of the base. "After about 8 to 10 seconds of heat, take the piece of broken lipstick and place it on top of the base, gently pushing down," says the makeup artist. "Let the lipstick set for a few minutes, then clean up any rough edges with a tissue." To solidify the mended lipstick, place it in the fridge overnight to harden, says Hatcher. "[Then] you are ready to roll!"
But if you find yourself in a situation where there's barely any lipstick to mend, celebrity makeup artist, Cara Lovello suggests transferring the broken lipstick into a palette. This way, the lipstick ruins can serve as both a lip and cheek stain.
Cool. What Do I Do About Clumpy Mascara?
If your favorite mascara has ever gone clumpy, it can definitely bring a tear to the eye. However, you'll be pleased to know, dried out mascara can be revived. Just twist on the cap and place the tube in hot water for three minutes. The heat from the water will help breakup any clumps and bring your mascara back to life.
Tips for Traveling with Makeup
Keeping makeup in one piece can be difficult enough when it's safe and sound in your bathroom let alone when you're traveling, am I right? The good news is, this is one the pros have mastered.
It all starts with the type of bag you choose. Hatcher says that while hard cases are a great option for keeping makeup extra safe, they can take up a lot of space. If you are trying to keep your carry-on concise, then you may want to purchase a small makeup bag that is made from cloth or another flexible material that can easily slide into a suitcase. Using a smaller bag that fits the essentials, and doesn't allow for a lot of wiggle room, will minimize chances for breakage, Hatcher says.
You might also want to consider wrapping your favorite products in a washcloth for extra cushion, Soare adds.
When Should I Just Toss Broken Makeup?
While Soare says she is the self-proclaimed queen of using makeup "until it's hanging on to its last life," there comes a time where it's time to say goodbye to even your most beloved makeup products.
"If you broke a glass foundation bottle, don't try and use it because there could be tiny glass particles that you can't see," she says, adding that this could lead to micro-tears in the skin.
And, if you think your broken makeup may have been past its expiration date anyway, well, then consider it a sign from the universe. Quick reminder: "If the product has changed colors or smells a little strange, you should definitely toss it," Soare says. "This could be a sign that there's life (aka bacteria) in your makeup and you don't want to make this a science project!"
Today I am going to show you guys how I fix my broken blush or eye shadow. We all drop things sometimes (I drop things pretty often, or may be all the time 😛 ) and if the shade is something we love, our hearts break into the same number of pieces as the product. Happened to me. I love this blush so much. The name is Revlon Powder Blush Wine with Everything. While I was travelling, I put in my duffle bag in a hurry. I had completely forgotten about the blush while I reached the airport because I was running late. Somehow the blush slipped at the bottom of the bag and during handling by the airline people, it must have been banged on a surface I guess. When I opened my bag, this was the condition 🙁
I decided to curb my desire of buying a new one as I am a good girl 😛 My mother actually told me how to do this. Now let me take you trough the process step by step and you lovely girls can fix your blush or eyeshadow when they break. We save money and more importantly our hearts 😀
You will Need
The broken Blush or Eyeshadow
Surgical Spirit or a Hand rub
Some Q tips
Forceps or Scissors which are not very sharp
Some towel or tissues
If you are under 18, please seek your parents’ help for this. If you have children in your house, do it where they cannot reach.
Take the broken blush or eyeshadow and break it into finer pieces with the help of Q tips. Try to make it as fine as possible. It might look nasty in the beginning but don’t worry, we will get out pretty baby back in shape.
Take the surgical spirit or alcohol hand rub and soak the pigment. You need to have control and go very slowly. Pour it drop by drop. Once its nicely soaked, you can clean up a bit if you want, or we can do it later.
I prefer using surgical spirit over some alcohol hand rub because hand rubs often have certain other ingredients in it. I don’t want all that in my blush. Surgical spirit is pure and it completely gets evaporated leaving your blush nice and fixed. There are absolutely no remnants of spirit unlike some alcohol hand rub.
Leave it to evaporate and dry overnight. Make sure it is kept in a safe place because it is spirit we are using.
Next morning when you wake up, use your cotton and forceps and clean the palette properly as much as possible. Smoothen out the surface using a brush, here I have used the same brush that came with the product.
Excuse the colour difference, the fixed blush was clicked in the morning so the actual colour of the blush can be seen here. The previous pictures were shot in different light, the reason for colour difference.
And we are done 🙂
You get to save your favourite eye shadow in 3 simple steps. Isn’t that neat!
I would love to know if you guys have a way to fix a broken eye shadow or blush. Do let me know in the comments 🙂
Every makeup lover has that heart-dropping moment. You reach for the expensive eye-shadow palette you just spent a good chunk of your paycheck on, it slips out of your hands, and bam! Your prized eye shadows are shattered in pieces all over your bathroom floor.
But there's hope—no need to dump it in the trash while sporting a Carrie Mathison ugly cry face just yet. You can re-press your palette back together, and it's surprisingly easy to do. All you need is rubbing alcohol, a small Tupperware container, a spoon, and a piece of fabric or paper towel. And thanks to a Reddit user named earworms, we have a step-by-step guide on how to fix your broken palette:
First, dump all of the sad, shattered pieces of your palette into the container:
Use your spoon to crush up the chunks:
Add the alcohol. This person used two capfuls for a regular-size blush. Why alcohol? According to the Reddit thread, you need a liquid to rebind the powder, and alcohol is extremely pure (so it won't change the makeup much) and has the highest evaporation rate (so it dries and the makeup can be used again quickly). Some people say vodka works well, but plain old rubbing alcohol should do the trick.
Mix it all together until it's the consistency of peanut butter. "It's OK if you use too much [alcohol], but if you do use more you just have to wait longer for it to dry," writes the user.
Scrape all of the liquid pack into the palette, and tap the palette so that it all lands smoothly and no air bubbles form:
Then wait for the product to dry. This could take a couple of hours, but it's important that you monitor it, because you have to do something to it before it dries completely. For the next step, you'll need to catch it at the stage where it's mostly dry but still damp-ish. The user says that one way to make sure it's at the right dryness level is to poke your finger into it. If you can dab at it and leave an indent without a bunch of the powder mixture staying on your finger, then it's at the right consistency. Once it's at that stage, take your piece of fabric or paper towel, place it over the product, and very lightly pat it to pick up any excess alcohol:
Leave the fabric or paper towel on top of the product. Next, take a flat surface that will cover the entirety of the product (say, a book) and place it on top of the fabric. Press down gently so it all presses down back into the palette. This also helps sop up any remaining alcohol:
And there you have it. Wait about a day to let the powder completely dry up, and it'ill be like you never destroyed it at all.
Re-pressing may make your broken product look pretty and new, but will it still perform like it did back in its unbroken days? Cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller says yes—and no. "Pressed powder cakes are held together by two things: oils that act as glue to hold the particles together, and the pressure that is is put on the cakes by metal rods during the manufacturing process," he explains. "You can reconstitute a broken cake of pressed powder with alcohol, but it's only a temporary, cosmetic fix. The cake will look as good as new, but it will not stand up to shock and vibration as well as a new pressed powder will. The compression step of the manufacturing process is required to prevent the cake from crumbling again." And when you put the powder on, Schueller says "the alcohol method could affect the way the product dispenses onto your face," but that "it could be better than throwing the product away." We say give it a try before you give up hope and dump the palette in the trash. If it doesn't work, well, then, we won't judge if you shed a few tears.
Raise your hand if you’ve shed some tears over shattering some of your makeup products. I know all of us beauty lovers have experienced this heartbreak at one point or another. All the more heartbreaking if it’s a limited edition item. I still remember when my favourite blush broke into a million pieces. I reached out to grab something and bam, it just dropped to the floor. But luckily throughout the years, there has been an influx of ways to salvage some of them through the DIY process on the internet. We even have some indie brands coming up with products to help you through the fix-it process as well. So before you toss that eyeshadow of yours into the trash assess the damage. You might just be able to breathe some new life into it with some clever hacks and save a little money in the process.
How does one fix makeup you ask? Well, there are a couple of different ways and it really depends on the type of product you broke. Powder products are by far the easiest ones to fix and select cream products can also be revived. However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind before salvaging broken makeup products:
- If the product has passed its expiration date toss it in the trash.
- Take a hard look at your makeup, especially if it’s a liquid or cream as they go bad quicker than powders. If its’ changed colour or smells off it could be a sign of bacteria in your makeup, so let it go.
- Broke a foundation glass bottle? Don’t attempt to use or collect it for future use, dispose of it carefully. The product could contain tiny shards of glass your naked eye can’t see.
Keep reading to check out our roundup to the most popular methods we’ve learnt throughout the years to fix your broken makeup:
I’m always surprised by how many different types of powder products we use in makeup, luckily there are a few genuine fixes for them. Whether it’s foundation compacts, bronzers, highlighters or eyeshadow here are some effective methods that should work for your broken makeup.
Method 1: Re-press
The most popular method is the use of a small amount of Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. You’ll also need a spoon, paper towel and a bowl. If you want to avoid using alcohol you can easily swap it for some rosewater.
- Step 1: Start by dumping all your product into a container and use your spoon to crush up the chunks into a fine powder.
- Step 2: Add just a few drops of isopropyl rubbing alcohol depending on the size of the product. You can add more later if needed but start with a small amount.
- Step 3: Mix the powder and alcohol really well to create a goopy sort of consistency.
- Step 4: Take the contents with a spoon or spatula and gently place it back in the compact. Smooth it out and tap the container to avoid any air bubbles forming and leave it out to dry.
- Step 6: You need to check when the product is mostly dry but still a little damp. You’ll know this by dabbing at it with your finger. If it leaves an indent without a lot of product sticking at your fingers it’s the right stage to cover with a paper towel.
- Step 7: Cover the compact with a paper towel and use a flat surface like a book or the palm of your hand on top to gently press down on the product. This will make sure to pick up any excess alcohol and presses the product back into place.
- Step 8: Wait for about a day for it to completely dry up before using it.
Method 2: Loose Powder
You can easily turn your beloved compact face powder into a loose version. All you need to do it empty the broken powder and its remnants into a ziplock bag. Seal it and crush the pieces into a fine powder from the outside with a spoon. Next, put the powder through a sieve with a clean container underneath. Keep stirring it with a spoon until it falls into the container, this will make sure the pieces are completely broken up and you get a fine smooth loose powder as an end result. This technique works best with setting powders or powder foundations where you don’t have to be as precise like pigmented bronzers or blush.
Method 3: Remove Hard Film On Powders
When using your blush or bronzer you might have noticed that the product you love so much suddenly develops a hard surface losing its pigmented qualities with your brush not picking up enough product, This is often the result of a film being created on top of the surface due to the transfer of oils on makeup brushes from your face. It also happens a lot with eyeshadows when you wet them before use. In this case, there two ways to salvage your makeup. First is by gently scraping the top layer, but this can result in wasting the product or risk cracking it if you’re not careful. The second way is easier and all you need is tape.
- Step 1: You’ll need clear or scotch tape. I’ve seen some even use heavy-duty packing tape.
- Step 2: Cut a small piece and stick it on the surface of the powder.
- Step 3: Gently peel it off. The hard film sticks to the tape and removes the top layer of the product. You might need to do repeat this step 2-3 times but you’ll have your favourite product back to its original use.
2. Cream Products
The most common complaint of cream blush or eyeshadows are when they slowly start to dry out, develops a crack and it doesn’t perform like it used to. In this case, the fix is easy by just an adding a few drops of saline solution and mixing it in. It restores the moisture without compromising the colour or wear. But before trying this hack please pay attention to the sight and smells of your product. If your broken makeup has expired or gone bad for some reason its best to throw it out and not reutilize it.
Don’t you just hate it when your favourite lipstick bullet breaks? I’ve gone through this issue even with new lipsticks especially if the formula is super soft and I go in too aggressively. Sadly this can be a bit difficult to repair back to its perfect condition but there are two ways you can easily recover the product. Plus you can use these methods fix for other stick products as well.
Method 1: Seal the edges
- Step 1: This works best if your lipstick snaps off halfway or still has the base piece attached. Hold the lighter under the top broken piece for about 6-7 seconds. Not to close mind you otherwise it will melt.
- Step 2: Place this piece on top of the base gently pushing it down.
- Step 3: If it’s not fused well, for approx 1-2 seconds move the lights around the separated edges to seal it. Let it sit for a few minutes and then clean up rough sections as needed.
- Step 4: Leave it in the fridge overnight to set and harden and your good to go.
Method 2: Melt and repurpose
- Step 1: Collect the broken pieces and any dig out any leftover lipstick from the lipstick tube
- Step 2: Get a small round travel size container-like a lip balm pot, and smoosh the product into it.
- Step 3: Microwave the container for a few seconds so it melts and sits smoothly in the container. Alternatively, you can also melt the lipstick in a metal spoon over a candle then pour it into the container.
- Step 4: Then let it cool in the fridge overnight before using it with a lip brush or your finger.
Have you broken some of your makeup before? How did you fix it? Let us know in the comments below
We’ve all been crushed as we witness (in what cruelly feels like slow motion) our brand-new pressed powder crash onto the floor and explode into smithereens. Or perhaps you opened your makeup bag to a colorful, chalky mess. Surprise!
Your heart sinks considering how much you paid for a compact that is now rendered useless. Forget trying to salvage it by lightly dusting the top; a few flecks of loose, errant blush or bronzer is poised to make a beauty disaster turn into a fashion one when it lands on your dress.
One simple ingredient is all you need to fix any broken powder makeup
Fret not, there is a way to save broken powders, blushes, bronzers, highlighters and eye shadows with a “solution” you already have at home: rubbing alcohol. The reason it works? The liquid evaporates relatively quickly and has other skin-friendly perks.
“The alcohol will not introduce any bacteria contaminants,” explains cosmetic chemist James Hammer. “It will even have a sterilizing effect on a product that you may have using for awhile.”
Keep in mind, this only works with powders — not creams, jellies or the many varieties of textures trending at your local beauty stores. And while this fix keeps you from tossing that pricey palette, remember that the powder won’t ever be as solid and shock-proof as when you first purchased it, so treat it with care when toting it around.
“It may feel a bit softer in use and you may pick up a bit more than usual on your makeup brush,” Hammer adds.
What you’ll need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Saran wrap
- A butter knife
- A spoon or dropper
- A small dish (optional)
What you’ll do:
1. In a move that makes the situation appear worse before it gets better, cover the compact with plastic wrap and crush the powder until it looks finely milled. The smaller the particles, the easier it comes back together in the end.
You'll need to crush it even more before it can get reconstructed back together. Anna De Souza
2. Pour rubbing alcohol in a small dish for easier access (optional).
3. With a spoon or dropper, begin saturating the powder with the rubbing alcohol. If you overdo it, it’ll just take a bit longer to dry.
4. Smooth what’s now become a paste with the back of the spoon. Make sure there aren’t any air bubbles in the paste as it’ll weaken the integrity of the compact once it dries and may make it more susceptible to crumbling again.
Smooth the paste with the back of a spoon. Anna De Souza
5. Allow it to dry for 24 hours.
It dries back to its original color! Anna De Souza
Use your fluffy brushes and sponges on it again! You’ll find that once dry, the paste will turn back to its original color and texture.
As another option, you can always add some face moisturizer to the crushed powder instead to created a tinted moisturizer.
Try face lotion instead of rubbing alcohol to create tinted moisturizer. Stephania Stanley
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a makeup professional, chances are you can relate to this one makeup heartbreak—broken makeup. Dropping your eyeshadow palette by accident or opening up your makeup bag to find your favorite blush smashed into bits and pieces is one of the worst feelings for makeup lovers alike. And while it may seem like the only solution is just to toss and rebuy, we have some good news: there are some tried-and-true methods you can use to repair your broken makeup. From crushed eyeshadows to smushed lipsticks, read on to learn different tips and tricks you can use to fix broken eyeshadow and other broken makeup products.
How To Fix Broken Makeup
Broken makeup is far from a lost cause. Read on to learn four ways you can salvage your broken eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, and more.
Makeup Fix #1: Make It A Loose Formula
If you’ve dropped your favorite eyeshadow and don’t want to toss it just yet, you’ve come to the right place. You can save it by turning it into a loose powder eyeshadow, which works just as well as traditional pressed powder shadows like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow. To turn it into loose powder you’ll need to break up the damaged eyeshadow into a fine, loose texture. Empty the broken eyeshadow into a small plastic bag and seal it tight. Then take a spoon and press the back of it directly onto the powder to crush into finer pieces. Then empty the powder into a small container, and you’ve got your new loose powder eyeshadow. This tip also isn’t limited to only eyeshadows. You can turn your pressed face powder into loose setting powder, a pressed illuminator into loose highlighting powder, and so on.
Makeup Fix #2: Press Your Pigments
So, your favorite blush was crushed? Here’s what to do, crush it up even more. This may seem illogical, but trust us—this fix will help your broken blush look as good as new. Use the handle of a makeup brush or another handy tool and break up the damaged powder until it’s a fine texture. Then grab a makeup wipe and press it down onto the broken powder. The moisture from the wipe will help press the loose powder back into its original shape. Once the powder is pressed flat, toss the wipe and leave your compact open to dry out. When it’s dry, you should be able to apply the product as per usual. If this fix doesn’t sound like it’s worth your effort, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil instead. Formulated with camellia oil, the creamy, satin formula instantly gives cheeks a wash of healthy, radiant color, and it applies effortlessly without caking or drying.
Makeup Fix #3: Repurpose By Mixing And Matching
Besides bringing your products back to life with the fixes above, you can also breathe new life into them by repurposing the broken bits you’re left with. This can mean different things for different products, but a few ideas include mixing broken eyeshadow with a cream shadow to get a whole new color or finish, adding shimmer from a busted highlighter to a clear lip gloss, and mixing broken face and body bronzer with lotion to get a brand new tinted body moisturizer.
Editor’s Tip: Looking for products you can use to get a natural sun-kissed glow? Reach for a self-tanner, like the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops, Fragrance-Free formulated with hyaluronic acid. This serum works to give your face a natural bronzy glow and can be mixed with your favorite moisturizer for a customizable and easy application.
Makeup Fix #4: Transform It Into A Palette Or Pot
In case you’ve destroyed your favorite lippie, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick, don’t worry, we’ve got a fix for that too. Take whatever remains of your broken lipstick and press it down into an empty lip palette. You can use a lip brush or any other makeup tool to scrape the remains into the palette. You can also use an empty pill case as a crafty lip palette alternative. If your lipstick hasn’t already fallen out of the tube, read our article, How to Fix Broken and Melted Lipstick, to learn more tricks on how to fix it.
We've all been there: We reach for our favorite powder, highlighter, or blush, only to find it shattered to smithereens when we lift the lid. At that moment, every perfect photo we took while wearing it, as well as the money we spent to actually attain it, flash before our eyes. It's at this point that we come to a crossroads: Do we do our best to use it without spilling it all over the place, or do we call it quits and toss it in the trash? While the latter may seem like the obvious answer (and the best way to avoid a major mess in your makeup bag), professional makeup artists will tell you to do otherwise. That's because they know all the tips and tricks to revive their favorite pressed compacts after an untimely mishap.
To extend the life of your favorite products like a pro, follow the steps below.
How to Repair Your Makeup in the Original Packaging
"Gather all of the broken pieces of makeup into its original container, and crush the whole thing up (even the parts that may not have broken)," says Carl Ray, Michelle Obama's makeup artist. In the process, only use what's still in the container, throwing away any of the product that may have fallen out. "Do not use any remnants that have fallen on the floor as it has been exposed to bacteria," Ray reminds. Next, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer to the loose powder and mix using a spoon or spatula to make a paste. Evenly spread that paste into the container's pan and cover it with a paper towel or cling wrap. "Let this dry overnight et voilà, you're ready to apply your favorite product again," Ray says.
How to Repair Makeup in Different Packaging
This method is best if, and only if, you're absolutely determined to save both the product and the packaging. "The pros to using alcohol is that it will be a quick fix if the product was just cracked," says MODA Executive Artist, Dominique Lerma. "The cons to using alcohol is that it can and may alter the formulation of the cosmetic. I rarely recommend doing this trick as alcohol dries out the skin and skin health is of utmost importance." If you're willing to forgo the appearance of your favorite compact, Lerma says to crush up the product and opt for transferring it into a small travel size jar or tube. "I love picking them up at Muji, The Container Store, the travel section of any Target, and Amazon," she shares. "Using a makeup spatula or butter knife, gently crush the product down until it turns into a fine powder and using the spatula or a spoon scoop all the product into the travel container." This way, you maintain the quality and pigment, ensuring that it looks the same when applied as it did when it was pressed.
How to Repair Lipstick
If compacts aren't your problem, but lipstick is, you're in luck! "My favorite way to fix a broken lipstick is to wind the lipstick up and break it off completely," Lerma explains. "Using a spatula, scoop out the remaining lipstick that is at the bottom of the tube and you can save that into a small travel size container. Then put the tip of the lipstick back into the lipstick tube and it will stick to the walls of the lipstick tube."
Adding Rubbing Alcohol. Break the blush with a spoon. Using the back of a metal spoon, delicately grind the broken blush into powder form. Crushing the blush into as fine of a powder as possible will make it significantly easier to reform and flatten later on.
How does Vaseline fix broken blush?
Steps Fill the small container with the remains of the broken eyeshadows. Add lip balm or vaseline of your choice into the small container. Mix them together using a spoon or any utensil of your choice until it looks like lip paste.
How does hand sanitizer fix broken blush?
“Do not use any remnants that have fallen on the floor as it has been exposed to bacteria,” Ray reminds. Next, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer to the loose powder and mix using a spoon or spatula to make a paste.
How do you salvage cracked makeup?
Add a small amount of 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol (just a few drops depending on the size of the product). Mix the powder and alcohol together. Place a paper towel over the top of the product and press down firmly with the palm of your hand. Remove the paper towel and allow powder to dry before using it again.
How does water fix broken blush?
How to Fix Broken Face Powder With Water Salvage what you can. Scoop up as many pieces of broken compact as you can and pile them into a bowl or saucer. Smash up that powder even more. Yes, we’re serious! Now Add water. Mix It Well. Return Your Paste to the Compact. Smooth and Press. Clean it up. Let It Dry.
What can be used instead of rubbing alcohol to fix makeup?
Just follow all the steps mentioned previously and substitute the alcohol with water, it’s really that easy! If you’re not a fan of alcohol in your makeup, alcohol-free makeup wipes is one of the best ways to repair smashed eyeshadow without alcohol.
How can I repress my makeup?
How to Repress Eyeshadow Collect all your shards and place them back in the pan. Break the entire eyeshadow down into a fine powder. Add isopropyl or rubbing alcohol to the powder, pouring only drops at a time. Keep adding the alcohol until you can mix it into a paste.
How does rubbing alcohol fix makeup?
Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the makeup and let it soak in. Place plastic wrap over the makeup and smooth it out a finger or the back of a spoon. Let the makeup compact sit overnight to dry. Once dry, the makeup will be back to normal and the alcohol smell will be gone!Jan 5, 2021.
How do you fix eye shadow?
What you need: Rubbing alcohol and your broken eye shadow. Pour a little rubbing alcohol into your eye shadow container — just enough so that the shadow is saturated. Smooth out the mixture. Wait a few hours for the shadow to harden completely, and it will be as good as new!.
How do you fix broken makeup with micellar water?
All you need to do is, pour a few drops of micellar water onto the cracked powder and smooth it into the cracks using the back of a spoon. Then leave it to dry overnight and voila!Jan 24, 2020.
How do you fix broken makeup with contact solution?
Pour some contact solution into a small dish. Use a dropper, or slowly pour the contact solution onto your crushed makeup palette. Once there is enough to absorb the powder, you want to mix together until it reaches a thick consistency. Smooth over and clean around the edges of the compact.
How do you fix a cracked blush palette?
The Genius Way You Can Press Broken Eye-Shadow and Blush Palettes Back To New Use your spoon to crush up the chunks: Add the alcohol. Mix it all together until it’s the consistency of peanut butter. Scrape all of the liquid pack into the palette, and tap the palette so that it all lands smoothly and no air bubbles form:.
What can I use instead of rubbing alcohol?
So what can you use as a substitute for rubbing alcohol? Soap and water, white vinegar, and bleach are the best substitutes for rubbing alcohol for cleaning surfaces. For wound disinfection, something like hydrogen peroxide is the best alternative to rubbing alcohol.
How do you fix a broken makeup palette?
Finally, a few drops of rubbing alcohol (or maybe a few more if it’s a larger product like a powder compact) is all it takes. Put the drops over the top of the product and then smooth it out by hand or with a flat tool. A spoon can work really well.
Can you use vodka to fix broken powder?
Turn to vodka. Grab your “destroyed” compact and pour a tiny amount (1/3 of a shot glass worth) of neat vodka or ethanol onto the powder. Wait for the alcohol to be completely absorbed by the powder, once this happens it’ll look and feel like paste, then, using your finger, mold the makeup back into shape.
How do you fix a broken compact?
Have you ever dropped your favourite powder foundation, eye shadow, bronzer or blusher? Now you can fix this easily by using a little rubbing alcohol, otherwise known as surgical spirit.
How do you repress matte eyeshadow?
Once the shadow has been broken apart, begin to slowly mix rubbing alcohol into the pan of the shattered eyeshadow. Using the sharp object, mix the rubbing alcohol together with the shattered eyeshadow powder until a paste-like consistency is achieved.
How do you fix compact powder with coconut oil?
Directions Add just enough coconut oil to the compact so that makeup is saturated. Go slowly, because you can always add more if you need to. Blend and smooth to combine. Your finger works great or use a wooden waxing stick. Apply!.
How do you fix dry liquid highlighter?
Simply put a drop of rubbing alcohol into the container, cap with the brush and then shake vigorously. Test and repeat until it’s the right consistency. The dryness problem is solved, and you’re back in business!Sep 6, 2013.
How long does blush makeup last?
Products like foundation, primer, blush, and eyeshadow can last for up to two years. Lipstick is typically good for one year after you’ve opened it. Eye makeup like mascara and liquid eyeliner should be replaced every three months.