I think everyone knows what I’m talking about. During your make-up routine it only takes one shitty moment to let the powder, blush or eye shadow slip through your hands.
Picking it up, very carefully of course. Holding your breath. Only a few times you’re lucky but most of the time you are slowly opening it and find your blush shattered into thousands pieces.
I only figured out a while ago that my broken blushes and eye shadows are not wasted. So how to repair your broken blush?
I saved my broken blush for quite some time now in a plastic bag. Which at the time, seemed like a great idea. But it is not. The entire makeup drawer is completely covered with the blush.
As you can see there wasn’t much left of favorite my Collistar Bronzer.
So I will show you now how you can fix your broken blush, powder or eye shadow. (it’ll work on any pressed powder make-up like this)
I used a small pastry fork to make all the broken pieces into powder again. Make sure the powder is really getting fine. You can also use a knife or another small tool to get all the powder out of the corners.
If you think it’s going to be messy you can cover it with a plastic. So everything that will fall next to the pan will end up in the plastic and you can throw it back at the end.
Then you need a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Most of them are based with 70% alcohol and you can buy it at any drug store.
Add a little alcohol to your powder and mix it. It has to be a bit like clay, so don’t add to much in one time. Try little by little, but make sure it doesn’t get too wet. Just enough to put it into place and hold it there.
As you can see I didn’t make my powder very wet at all, but it’s still in place and it is working fine.
When the powder is really becoming like clay. I put it into place with a small spoon. Divide all the clay and try to make it smooth. If you don’t have enough to fill up everything, than you could also make a bulb in the middle. That’s easier to use and you don’t waste your powder into the side corners.
It’s no problem if you managed to make it too wet after all. You can easily solve this. Take some kitchen paper and press it a couple of times onto the powder. Most part of the alcohol is absorbed into the kitchen paper now.
It still depends on how wet you made your powder, but leave it to dry until the next morning and you will know for sure your blush is ready for a second chance!