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.
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.
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.
What you need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Clean butter knife or any flat object
Head on over to the next page for a step-by-step method on how to save your broken powder-based makeup.
- 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!
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.
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