How to save your broken powder-based makeup

How to save your broken powder-based makeup

Is your powder-based makeup broken? We hear you! Here’s a simple method which could salvage it without you having to burn a hole in your wallet.

save your broken makeup, fix broken makeup

Picture this: you have just stocked up on new and expensive makeup. It was left unattended and then unexpectedly, your kid gets hold of it, plays with it and accidentally drops it.

Your heart starts to shatter, just like your makeup. Accidents happen, but before you start to cry and discard the broken makeup, hold right there! You can actually salvage it.

save your broken makeup, fix broken makeup

Here’s how you could specifically mend your broken powder-based makeup such as compact powders, blushers, bronzers and eyeshadows. The method is simple and all you need are simple items that are easily available.

save your broken makeup, fix broken makeup

Rubbing alcohol from Watsons

What you need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Clean butter knife or any flat object

You can get rubbing alcohol from Watsons, Guardian or any pharmacy. Any percentage of alcohol will do the trick and you only need a few drops.

Head on over to the next page for a step-by-step method on how to save your broken powder-based makeup.

save your broken makeup, fix broken makeup

Steps:

  • Slowly pour in a few drops of rubbing alcohol into your broken makeup, depending on how much powder it contains.
  • A paste-like substance will then be formed.
  • Use a clean butter knife or any flat object and mix the makeup paste around to flatten and smoothen it.
  • Let it dry overnight. The alcohol will evaporate and your makeup will be as good as new!

Makeup reborn!

Will the rubbing alcohol in my newly-saved makeup cause any effect to the skin?

The rubbing alcohol will evaporate and will not stay in your makeup per se. However, do select your preferred rubbing alcohol brand.

If your skin is sensitive or reacts to alcohol, you may wish to avoid this home-based method. It is recommended to do a patch test if you are unsure.

save your broken makeup, fix broken makeup

Though your newly-saved powder based makeup doesn’t necessarily look as perfect as before, it’s still almost as good as new to be used again. Not only did you manage to save your makeup, you get to save money from buying another one.

Part 2: How to save your broken lipstick

Part 3: How to save your broken eyeshadow

Got a parenting concern? Read articles or ask away and get instant answers on our app. Download theAsianparent Community on iOS or Android now!

app info
get app banner