By Sheila Arkee
So, you have a favorite eyeshadow, pressed powder, or blush you absolutely cannot live without. Life happens, and sometimes before you even realize it, you find yourself the owner of your favorite product, smashed into 5 million little pieces.
When your powder cosmetics are broken into 5 million pieces, you can always put them in a small container and use as a loose shadow, but you DO have the option of fixing the products so it’s almost as good as new.
It’s easy! I mean it! You’ll thank me!
The only extra product you’ll need is Rubbing Alcohol that you can get from any old drugstore.
Here is a lovely L’Oreal H.I.P. #319 eyeshadow that was sadly broken upon arrival.
Step 1: Dump the shadow into a small bowl. You can use an extra makeup brush to get the original container clean.
Step 2: Use the back of a brush to crush the shadow into a fine powder.
Step 3: I used the cap to my rubbing alcohol as a measurement and poured it into the container with the shadow. Make sure to mix well until you end up with a paste! Start off by slowly adding the alcohol, to make sure you don’t make the mixture too watery. In the case that happens, it’s all good – it will just take a bit longer for the shadow to dry down.
I used a wooden stirrer that I had lying around, but you can use a spoon or anything you want.
Step 4: You’ll have a paste that you will mold into the original shadow container. Try to make it as even as possible! You will be able to make little adjustments later!
Step 5: Place the shadow where it will not be bothered for the next few hours. In my case it’s where a certain assistant can’t reach my makeup brushes, either!
Step 6: Time goes by ….. and after a couple of hours you can see the powder coming together. You can use a piece of fabric (or in my case a paper towel), tohelp mold the shadow and also give it a nice finish. Afterwards, leave it alone for several hours.
Step 7: All set! When all is said and done, it took around 8 hours or so to complete! Not bad!