I know a lot of you may already know how to fix broken powders, eye shadows and blushes. But on the off chance that some of you may not know how, so I figured I would show you step by step as I fixed on of my favorite blushes. I didn’t know how to fix certain makeup products until I read beauty blogs, so maybe I can show one or two of you something new.
I dropped one of my all time favorite blushes, Tart’s Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed, and completely shattered it. In order to fix it you’re going to need items that you probably already have in your house:
- rubbing alcohol
- a tooth pick or bobby pin
- a napkin
- a cap/quarter. depending on the shape of the blush or eye shadow (whatever you’re fixing), pick a flat surface item that you can press on.
Keep reading for a step by step explanation and photos!
Step 1: take the broken product, in this case a blush, and take your bobby pin or tooth pick and break up the pieces of the blush. Break it up into the finest powder that you can get it.
Step 2: add the rubbing alcohol, a few drops at a time. Be careful not to add too much rubbing alcohol, so its best to add a little at a time.
Step 3: take the bobby pin that you used to break up the product and slowly start mixing the rubbing alcohol and the product. Be a little slow so you don’t lose too much product out of the sides of the container.
Here I created a little bit of a paste. You don’t want the mixture to be too watery or too saturated with rubbing alcohol. You could proceed to the next step if your mixture looks like this, but I found that it doesn’t create the most even blush in the end. So I added a few more drops. Play around with it a little to find your perfect consistency. The end result should look like the picture below.
Step 4: spread the mixture evenly across the container. Once you press the product, if you have a semi-even layer then the blush will come out even after its finished.
Step 5: take your napkin and fold it several times until its just larger than the blush. Then take the lid or quarter and press it into the center of the product. I picked a lid to a vitamin container because it was almost the same size as the actual product size. That’s the easiest way to do this, but you can use whatever you want as long as you can apply really good pressure to the product.
Step 6: After the lid is on top of the napkin, in the center of the product, push down as hard as you can. The napkin is going to soak up the rubbing alcohol and the pressure is going to pack down the paste like mixture. If you’re using an object smaller than the product container, then move the object around until you’ve pushed down as hard as you can across the entire surface of the blush.
The end result looks like the blush again, albeit the new design in the blush looks like the sheet of Bounty I used. Some of the product was pressed onto the sides of the container, which I knew would happen (this isn’t the cleanest project). I cleaned up the sides so there wasn’t any product outside of the container.
IMPORTANT: although you’re finished fixing your product, it is not ready to be used. The fixed blush needs to dry for a full 24 hours (well that’s how long I’ve always waited). The rubbing alcohol is still damp. Set it aside some place for it to dry for a day or 2 before you use it again.
After its dried, you can use your product again!
I hope this was helpful! Have any of you guys ever fixed your own products before? Are these types of posts helpful? Let me know what you think!