How to Fix Broken Makeup



Hey Luvs! 🌺 Bonnie here

So, I think we’ve all experienced the moment wherever we’ve bought a brand new beauty product, just for it to slide through our fingers and shatter at our feet.. To say that fixing broken makeup could be a pain would be an understatement. Recently, when I was getting ready to go out, I dropped my Urban Decay bronzer palette. The collision instantly broke the product, and the fact that it happened right outside my back door didn’t create the situation any better. My money had gone down the drain — quite literally.


While i was unable to avoid wasting that palette, the incident got me puzzling over ways that to mend crushed compacts. Similar to several makeup hoarders, I even have loads of recent product hidden within the back of my cosmetics drawer — several of that are either broken or half used.


With a little help of tutorial and dozens of handy articles that explore completely different drugstore buys which may help, i made a decision to try to mend them with rubbing alcohol, usually used as a cleaning agent and disinfectant. It also acts as a good binding formula once it involves putting crushed powders back together, since it evaporates and doesn’t have an effect on the consistency of the product. Pretty cool, right? Here’s how you’ll fix your broken palettes and compacts with it.



  • Broken Compact(s)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • paper towel
  • Bottle Top
  • Empty Casing (Optional)


  1. Smooth out The Broken Compact


Start by smoothing out your broken compact with clean fingers. If it’s an eye shadow product you’re making an attempt to mend, likelihood is that it won’t have broken off in clean chunks and you’ll be left with various loose powders.


By flattening it before you use the rubbing alcohol, you’re guaranteeing that you just make the most of all the crushed pigment that’s both around and within the casing. After all, the entire purpose of this tutorial is to save cash, not waste it.

  1. Place the product In New Casing


This next step is no mandatory. For those that have seriously broken or half-used product, you may wish to consider putting them into a smaller compact or empty casing.


The bronzer within the above GIF created a mess whenever I used it, since it no longer match within its original packaging. Whenever I opened the lid of the compact, loose pigment would fly all over.


To fix this, I fastidiously removed the powder from the compact using the edge of a bobby pin. I then place it into an empty tea light-weight case and crushed it up.

  1. Pour rubbing alcohol into The Compact


Next, pour rubbing alcohol into the compact. This may be done using the eye alone. Merely add a little to the compact before rubbing it into the product and smoothening it out.


You’ll quickly see that it begins to evaporate and therefore the powder can slowly begin to dry.

If your product is in new casing, it’ll take the rubbing alcohol a little longer to evaporate. you would like the formula to be dry for future step, therefore I like to recommend leaving it for half-hour.



  1. Cover Your Compact


Once the rubbing alcohol is dry, cover your compact with a paper towel or face wipe.

  1. Use a Bottle top to press down


Then, use a bottle top to press down on the towel or wipe. Not solely can this make your product flat, however it also helps get eliminate any excess alcohol.

Finished Results


There you have it! Your compact or palette now looks innovative. When pressing the product down, you’ll take away the paper towel and use it. One in all the items i love about this DIY project is that the rubbing alcohol does not have an effect on the pigmentation of the powder.


The eye shadows that I fixed are even as bright as they were before I added the alcohol and therefore the compact wasn’t broken in any manner. Not solely did this save me one heck of a great deal of money, as I did not have to exchange anything; however it also inspired me to dig out recent shadows. Take this attractive bronze, for instance. It’s now a staple in my makeup bag.


What are ways you fix your makeup? Let me know in the comments below or via facebook


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