How To Fix Broken Or Shattered Makeup Products
Do not toss out broken makeup just yet.
20 June 2017
It has happened to the best of us.
No matter how careful and cautious you are, you have at some point broken your favourite powder, dropped an eyeshadow palette to the floor or have left your lipstick in the car to melt.
Most people are unaware of the quick fixes for broken/damaged makeup. And that's where we come in. Here are some easy ways you can bring back to life 4 seemingly damaged makeup products.
Dried out creams
To bring back a cream eyeshadow or blush back to life when it is completely dried and cracked is to add a bit of saline solution and let it sit for a while. Once the solution sets your product will be as good as new.
This one is way too painful. Once you are over the shock of a shattered eyeshadow (and have managed to preserve some product from the damage), wind a piece of plastic wrap around it to keep the pieces in place. With your fingers, smash the eyeshadow through the plastic to create an almost loose-powder consistency. Then, unwrap it. Add a few drops of alcohol until the powder is saturated with liquid. Once the powder has a malleable texture, use a finger or a mini spatula to smooth it back into the pan. When it dries, your eyeshadow will be as good as new!
Don't you just hate it when a product is packaged in a way that you cannot scoop it out till the very end? Well, this is what beauty spatulas are made for! Beauty spatulas are easily available online or in beauty supply stores.
If your lipstick has been subject to melting in the heat cause you forgot to take it out of your car, then you are not alone. If your lipstick has broken/melted off, scoop out the product and microwave it for a few seconds. Once the product has completely melted pour it into an empty lip balm tube and allow to cool.
Granted, it may not be in its original packaging, but it's really what's on the inside that counts.