You reach for the expensive makeup palette, it slips out of your hands, and bam, there it goes your prized possession! But, should you just part away from your favourite ones already just because it's "broken"? Sometimes using some measures and hacks can fix those broken makeup chunks easier than you expect. You don't need to replace or buy a new one every time something like this happens. Learning how to repair broken palettes is essential to save some coins and time, so you don't go out to buy the same palette again. Here are some hacks you can use to fix your broken palette and also, to save you from the various stages of grief. From crushed eyeshadows to smashed blushes, read on to learn different tips and tricks you can use to fix broken eyeshadow and other broken makeup products.
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1. If You Broke Your Eyeshadow Palette
You can save it by turning it into a loose powder eyeshadow, which works just as well as traditional pressed-powder shadows. To turn it into loose powder you'll need to break up the damaged eyeshadow into a fine, loose texture. Empty the broken eyeshadow into a small plastic bag and seal it tight. Then take a spoon and press the back of it directly onto the powder to crush into finer pieces. Then empty the powder into a small container, and you've got your new loose powder eyeshadow.
2. If You Broke Your Favourite Blush
First, dump all of the sad, shattered pieces into a container. Use your spoon to crush up the chunks into fine powder. Add two capfuls of alcohol into the mix. Mix it all together for a paste-like consistency. Scrape all of the liquid pack into the palette, and tap the palette so that it all lands smoothly and no air bubbles form. Then wait for the product to dry. This could take a couple of hours. Once it's dry yet a little damp, take your piece of fabric or paper towel, place it over the product, and very lightly pat it to pick up any excess alcohol. Next, take a flat surface that will cover the entirety of the product and place it on top of the fabric. Press down gently so it all presses down back into the palette.
3. Repurpose The Broken Bits
Besides bringing your products back to life with the fixes above, you can also breathe new life into them by repurposing the broken bits you're left with. A few ideas include mixing broken eyeshadow with a cream shadow to get a whole new colour or finish, adding shimmer from a busted highlighter to a clear lip gloss, and mixing broken face and body bronzer with lotion to get a brand new tinted body moisturiser.
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