Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BeautyBehaved D.I.Y: fix broken powder makeup

you will need:
  • broken powder product (im using an ELF blush)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • a dropper
  • something with a small flat surface (im using an old eyeshadow primer)
  • Q-tips
  • napkin

1. take broken product & small flat surface 
2. break up all the solid parts of the powder
3. until it looks like this, all the powder should be broken up into the same small pieces
4. take dropper & rubbing alcohol
5. with the dropper take a few drops at a time, and add to powder lightly (dont soak the powder!)
6. then take the small flat surface again, pat down the powder evenly and let dry for acouple hrs w/ lid open
7. when dry it should look like this, take Q-tips & rubbing alcohol to clean up the outsides of the packaging

if you have any ?s about this D.I.Y, leave a cmnt below(:


  1. This is so neat! I just figured the product was ruined and it couldn't be fixed. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Wonderful post!
    I will keep this in mind next time I have broken makeup =)

  3. Wow, this is so useful! Some time ago I accidentally dropped my eyeshadow (against the wall of course) and now it's a powder and I never use it, because it's so messy to open the lid.

  4. im glad you girls find it helpful(:
    hope you try it out sometime

  5. Thankyou so much for the info I have broken eyeshadows that now I know I can fix
    Love your blog doll!

  6. I Just did this the other day with a bronzer i cracked xD

  7. Thanks, this is so helpful. I broke my NARS bronzer the other day :/ I should do this, for sure.

  8. Wow this is such a fab useful tip, great to know, thanks for sharing!!

  9. oh my goshhhhhh this is SO helpful! thank you so much!!

  10. Genius! I will never throw out a compact again! :D

  11. I've used this trick on sooo many broken makeup powders.It also works great if you want to press your MAC pigments :) Great tut


  12. @mavideniz
    Thanks for the tip, ill try that if I pick up pigments this weekend(;

  13. How cool, I had no idea that you could fix broken powder!

  14. So smart I would have just thrown it out, now I won't have to waste it, thanks.

  15. Hey even i have these issues and do the same thing, but didn't ever realize that i can share it with everyone on blog or some thing like this. good going, keep it up...

  16. What a great idea. Might try it next time I break something haha.

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