DIY: How to Restore Broken Powder Makeup
In this post, I'll be sharing the DIY technique that I always use to repair my broken powder makeup.
I've broken quite a few powders already, and I was able to restore most of them using this technique. Why there's a need to press the powder again, you may ask. I, for one, think that broken or loose powder is messier to use and more wasteful because once the powder is loose already, I tend to pick up more product with my brush and end up tapping so much excess off.
- your broken powder makeup, of course!
- rubbing alcohol
- small container (if the powder pan is too small)
1. Transfer the powder to a slightly larger container if you think that the pan is too small. Using your spatula, break down any solid pieces of the powder remaining.
2. Add just a few drops of alcohol to the powder and mix well until it forms a paste. Don't add too much alcohol or else the powder will take longer to dry. You just need enough amount to form a paste so you can smooth the powder out.
3. Once you feel that the paste is free of lumps, transfer it back to the powder pan, then smooth the surface out using the flat side of the spatula.
4. Let the alcohol evaporate by leaving the pan uncovered for a few minutes. You can check whether or not the powder is already dry by touching or by smelling it. If there's still a strong alcohol smell, leave the pan uncovered for a few more minutes. Clean up the edges of the container while waiting.
And that's it! You have just restored your broken powder makeup. It's pretty easy. I'm so happy I was able to fix my eyeshadow because the shade is just gorgeous <3
|Looks new again! NOT! Haha. It doesn't look perfect, of course, |
but it now looks decent enough to use :)
This is a Pinkies Collection eyeshadow, by the way. Haul post *here.*
This technique can also work for other kinds of broken powder makeup like blushes and bronzers as long as they're not one of those baked, marble or multicolor types. In fact, I also used this method in restoring the ELF bronzer that I broke.
I hope you found (or will find) this DIY helpful! Let me know if you have any DIY concerns and I'll see what I can do for you :)