#HauteHack: Here’s How To Fix Broken Eyeshadow
The thought of discarding my make-up products when they’re over is heart-breaking, but when I accidentally drop something and shatter it into a million pieces I die a thousand deaths. This is especially true of my eye shadow palettes and pressed powder compacts. Until I was wiser, I would actually leave them as is — broken inside their containers — then deal with a messed up make-up bag thanks to powder spilled everywhere. Then I learned how to fix them with one (just one!) ingredient and my life was never the same again. The magic ingredient? Rubbing alcohol.
Here’s how you can save — and fix! — your powders:
When you drop your eyeshadow, some pieces break up into chunky pieces while others into smaller bits. Don’t throw anything. Crush everything into a fine powder inside the pan with a cuticle pusher or a Q-tip.
Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the pan and use the Q-tip to mix the powder. If the mixture looks dry or crumbly, add some more alcohol and mix again. Smooth it down with your finger.
Let it sit overnight. The alcohol will dry up by morning and your powder will be back to normal!