Saturday, February 23, 2013

How to fix broken pressed powdered makeup

This easy trick may not result in the prettiest looking makeup, but it works great, it's cheap, and it works with any pressed powder such as compact powder, eyeshadow and blush. All you need is rubbing alcohol, a clean bowl and a small spoon.

The culprit: An eyeshadow that shattered after being dropped. 

Empty all the broken makeup into the bowl. Be sure to get all of it out.

Add rubbing alcohol. Too much and it will take a very long time to set, not enough and it'll be hard to mix.

Mix until the makeup looks like a thick mousse. Use the back of the spoon to crush any large pieces.

Transfer the makeup back into its original container. Pat it down using the back of the spoon or a clean finger to make sure there are no air pockets.

Leave makeup lid open and allow to dry for 24 hours. If the makeup breaks within the next few days, then chances are it wasn't packed as densely as possible into the container. Simply redo the steps and try again.

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