Monday, November 4, 2013

DIY - How to Fix a Broken Pressed Powder or Blush

Hello Everyone,

I know that heartbreaking feeling or moment you experience when your compact powder or blush or even shadow falls to the ground and breaks into pieces. It not only breaks, then it just messes up your makeup purse. I have experienced it so often myself, as a matter of fact just yesterday, and my state of upset made me go research on if there was a way to salvage this broken (expensive) product. Training as a MUA, there was no where in my training that I was thought how to sort issues like this out, and I am sure that applies to most of you aswell. So thanks to the internet, I was able to find quite a lot of interesting articles that help solve this issue. So I have decided to share it with you guys, I haven't tried it yet, but would do that soon and share the pictures of what I come up with....

So before tossing your broken beauty products, try these quick, cheap solutions.......

All you really need is a mascara tube (or anything with a small flat surface), rubbing alcohol, and the broken pressed powder you want to fix.

Step 1: Crush the powder.

You want to break up all the solid pieces to make your pressed powder into loose powder. You won't need to transfer the powder anywhere, just crush the powder while it's in the pan. Take your mascara tube and crush whatever solid pieces are left to create a powder.

Step 2: Add the rubbing alcohol.

Take some rubbing alcohol(make sure it's %70) and add some to the loose powder. This will make a paste. Add enough alcohol so that all the powder is covered (but be careful not to add too much).

Step 3: Wait.

Let it dry. The alcohol will evaporate leaving you with a pressed solid. Be sure to leave it overnight with the lid open. This will help it dry faster.

Step 4: Spruce it up.

Make it pretty. This step is optional. Once the powder is dry, you want to clean up the edges of the pan and the packaging. You can use a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. This is more for aesthetics.

And they say, it's that simple.

Pics courtesy - google images


  1. Wowwww! Just what I needed! Where do I get rubbin alcohol?

  2. Just check in any good cosmetic store around you.