Fix Broken Eye Shadow

Reblogged from petitelefant:

Do you ever break your eyeshadow?  Like, drop it on the ground and shatter it?  It’s heartbreaking, especially when you’ve forked over serious cash for the good stuff.  I’ve thrown away hundreds of dollars in makeup because I’ve shattered it doing heaven knows what.

I’m here to teach you how to repair it.

how to repair eyeshadow

Here’s what you need:

  • shattered eyeshadow
  • coin {I used an American quarter}
  • rubbing alcohol
  • tissue
  • butter knife
  • medicine squirter
  • {not pictured} plastic bag or plastic wrap

broken eyeshadows

Step 1:

Place the shattered makeup carefully into the plastic bag holding the plastic carefully over the top.

repair eyeshadows

Step 2:

Hold the plastic tightly across the top of the eyeshadow and with the back of the butter knife smash all the remaining bits of eyeshadow into a fine powder.


MAC eyeshadow

Step 3:

When the eyeshadow looks like this, you’re ready to go.  Pull the eyeshadow out of the plastic bag, we’re on to step 4!

rubbing alcohol

Step 4:

Using the medicine squirter put a couple squirts of rubbing alcohol into the broken eyeshadow.  Make sure the eyeshadow is completely saturated with the rubbing alcohol.

quarter trick

Step 5:

Now put the tissue on top of the eyeshadow and put the coin on top of that.  Press down with all the force in the world.  You’re re-compacting the eyeshadow, so don’t be shy.


Step 6:

Enjoy your new eyeshadow!

Isn’t that awesome?  I’ve already done this to three of my favorite shattered M.A.C. eyeshadow compacts.  I’m so happy I can’t even tell you.

Listen, don’t judge me.  It’s the small bits of happiness in life that make it worthwhile.

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