I love makeup and I have a large assortment of it in multiple makeup bags. I actually have a bag just for my broken makeup that I’m not ready to part with, or that’s still too new to get rid of. I just didn’t know what to do with it! I can be clumsy, so that means dropping my powder or bronzer on the floor and flinching as I watch it crumble. It’s so frustrating and there’s nothing worse than trying to work with crumbled makeup that falls all over the place and clumps on your brush.
Thankfully, I found a super easy, CHEAP way to fix all the broken makeup so I can save time (AND MONEY). No need to run out and buy more. You can easily put it back together and VOILA – what was broken, is now fixed again.
This also works fabulous for multiple containers of powdered makeup (such as bronzers, powders, and eyeshadows) where they’re almost gone and there’s not much left to work with. You can mix them together and create something new.
You Will Need
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (70% USP)
OR ziploc bag
How To Do It
Simply scoop all of that broken makeup out of the container and into a bowl (or ziploc bag).
Crush until it’s a finer powder with little to no clumps.
Using syringe, add alcohol to powder until it’s saturated.
Spoon mixture back into makeup container with small spatula (or whatever else you have on hand).
Use saran wrap to lie over top and gently smooth mixture with your finger. You can use cotton swabs to help, and also to help clean up edges.
Let dry over night and VOILA! Your makeup will be ready to use again. The alcohol dries up and since most of the powdered makeups already contain some alcohol in it, it doesn’t effect the texture or quality. I tried it with my more expensive Lancome powder, a cheap bronzer and Rimmel Eye Shadow. All of them turned out really well.
I recommend testing on a cheaper makeup for your first try, just so you get the hang of it and to test out how the makeup reacts (even though it’s really simple and most powdered makeups should do well).
Have fun fixing your makeup!!