Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How To Repair Broken Powder or Eye Shadow

Don't you hate it when you drop your powder or your eye shadow and it cracks?  I do.

I usually throw the broken pieces away while cursing my clumsy fingers.

Well, hang on to your make-up bags ladies because I have discovered a simple and cheap repair trick! 

The next time your powder looks like this:

 Take some rubbing alcohol,

Pour a little alcohol into the powder and stir.  Start with a few drops and gradually add a few more until it becomes stir-able.  You will know when to add more and when to stop - you don't want it soupy but you do need to be able to mix it up.

 When it looks like this leave it alone for several hours or overnight:

And then - Ta da! You have this:

Your powder is magically put back together and can all be used again. The alcohol has disappeared and left your makeup intact.

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Anonymous said...

Lots of good helpful hints out there; however, I must be lazy....I just buy a new one.


LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I just dropped my powder and I am still using it all broken up. I needed this post. Thanks!

Glad I stopped by from WMFW, Blessings!