Lifehacks: How To Repair Broken Eyeshadow
May 26th, 2011
I’m a clumsy person. I drop things, stub my toes, and this week I’m sporting a huge bruise on my leg from making the bed. I’m a big fan of using mineral powder makeup because, well, you can’t break it. You can spill it, but you can’t shatter it! I do, however, own a beautiful eyeshadow palette from Sephora that will one day lose its battle with gravity — I’m prepared.
These things happen to everyone at some point, so I was over the moon when I stumbled across a tutorial to save your precious eyeshadows.
- Further break up the eyeshadow with a pencil or tweezer until it’s a fine dust.
- If you’re working with a palette, cover the eyeshadows with a piece of paper, leaving a square open around the broken one.
- Apply isopropyl alcohol to the dust with a sprayer or dropper — make sure that it is wet, but not pooling.
- Take a coin of the proper diameter, wrap it into a dry, clean piece of fabric, or a tissue.
- Press the wrapped coin firmly onto the eyeshadow dust for about 30 seconds.
- Let it dry. At this point it may be discolored, so don’t freak! It will go back to normal once it’s dry.
- Wipe up the dust around the palette or container, and you’re good as new!
[Original images from kosmetichka.in.ua]