DIY - How To Fix and Press Your Smashed or Loose Eyeshadows, Blushes, Powder

4 years ago

Remember back in February I did a post about how I dropped my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and smashed my "Blackout" eyeshadow? In that post, I mentioned I did a quick and dirty way of mending the eyeshadow by simply adding some alcohol into the half smashed eyeshadow and letting it dry.

Guess what? There are really no short cuts in life. Not even in mending cosmetics. My "Blackout" eyeshadow started disintegrating in the palette and contaminating my other colors. It got to a point where the entire pan was just so dirty and black! Argh!

Thus, I decided I to redo the whole process and mend the broken eyeshadow the right way. All powder cosmetics can be mended using alcohol. You just have to ensure that the powder is fully milled i.e. there should not be some parts that are intact/clumpy and other parts that are loose. Reason being that the surface area of the parts that are intact is smaller and does not serve to adhere as well to the rest of the loose powder (This is just my little physics talking.. but doesn`t it sound logical?).

If you are trying to press mineral powder, you will need to use alcohol and glycerin to help the pigments adhere better as mineral powder are extremely fine and molecular so alcohol alone will not work.

Right, let`s get straight into the process. You will first need some Rubbing Alcohol. I got mine from Watsons.

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