You know that moment when your favorite makeup falls off that bathroom counter and hits the cold, hard tile floor? Your heart sinks a little, you take a deep breath as you lean over to pick it up and reveal to yourself whether or not it shattered into a million, powdery pieces. You open up the compact. Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. And…
I wish I was just being dramatic, I mean really. It’s JUST MAKEUP! But makeup is expensive and I want to take care of my collection! And also I love it like I love my children. Okay, now it’s really time to calm down.
Unfortunately, from time to time, there have been some casualties. I used to throw away broken product, but since I learned to quickly and easily repair broken powders, every fallen soldier can be a survivor.
All you need is a rubbing alcohol, a spoon and of course, your broken makeup!
I like to break up my makeup into a little smaller pieces so it all melts together a little easier.
Don’t be afraid to use plenty of rubbing alcohol. I have tried to use less, but it is just thicker and harder to work with. The alcohol all evaporates out anyways, so I like to use a little more to make it easier and smoother. Adding the alcohol to your makeup could change it, so be mindful that it may not be exactly the same as it was before. I have never really noticed a difference in a product I have fixed, but it is a possibility to consider before diving in.
I like to leave my compact open for several hours or over night to let it dry out before using it again.