DIY: How to Fix Broken Makeup

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Last month, I returned home from traveling for the holidays and when I opened up my makeup bag….I found this…

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My favorite blush/ bronzer was shattered. I tried to just live with it for a while, but makeup would get everywhere whenever I opened it. I almost dumped out the half that was broken, but I really liked the color. I wondered if there was a way to save the makeup instead of throwing it away or buying a new one, which would cost about $26.

So… I’m sharing my fix with you! It actually worked great and hasn’t broken since!

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What you need: Your broken makeup, rubbing alcohol, a small bowl, spoon, and a paper towel.

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Do your best to scoop all of the broken makeup bits into a small bowl. Only half of my blush was broken, so I only scooped out that half. The part that was broken was actually a mixture of different tones, but I usually blended them when I wore them anyway, so I just put it all together.

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Next, add a little bit of rubbing alcohol. You are looking to create the consistency of a creamy paste, so better to be conservative and just add a little at a time.

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Mix it until it is smooth.

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Once you have a smooth and creamy mixture, scoop it back into the makeup container.

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It looks like a gloopy mess, but don’t worry! πŸ˜‰

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Take your spoon and try to spread the makeup mixture around so that it fills the container, or in my case, the section of the container that was empty.

diy-makeup-fix-09The last step is to take a dry paper towel and press the makeup mixture down. This compacts it all together nicely and also gives it a little bit of texture, like your makeup usually comes when you buy it.

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And here it is when it is done! Wasn’t that easy? Now just let your makeup air dry and it will be ready for you to use!

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