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Super-Simple Trick Saves Your Blushes … Literally!
If you use eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, or pressed powder, then chances are you have had this happen to you:
That’s green eyeshadow smashed to bits after I dropped the case. Somehow the other two shades survived the fall, but wouldn’t you know it, it’s the green one that I wear all the time.
I know some gals would have trashed it, but I never considered throwing it out. Sure, now I can’t carry this makeup collection in my purse anymore because it would get all over the place, but I can still use an eyeliner brush at home to apply it.
But it turns out this common makeup catastrophe has an easy fix: alcohol!
Go ahead and make yourself a martini if you like, but I’m actually talking about rubbing alcohol.
All you do is add a few drops at a time of the alcohol to the crushed makeup until it’s soft. Then you smooth it out, pressing into it with your finger or back of a spoon.
Let it dry overnight at least. All the alcohol will evaporate and your broken makeup powder will be left good as new. See:
Talk about super simple. The hardest part was scooping out all the broken eyeshadow that had got into the middle part to put back with the rest.
The higher the percentage of your particular rubbing alcohol, aka isopropyl alcohol, the faster it will dry. My drugstore has 91% alcohol, but I happened to have 70% at home and it worked just fine. Even if you have 50% alcohol, it should work. Just let it sit longer to be safe.
Now you’ll never have to live with smashed shadow ever again!