How To Fix Broken Eyeshadow


Well, if you are as obsessed with makeup as I am, then you have probably been in my situation before. If you are like me, you are careful with your makeup and really take pride in the fact that you haven’t broken any of your favorite powder makeup products before…

Until now…

And as you stare at your eyeshadow (or face powder or blush) as it sits face down on the floor, you can’t help but see your life flash before your eyes because your favorite *insert product here* is smashed. A little piece of your heart is broken… as well as the precious makeup. If you’ve ever cracked your favorite eyeshadow, instead of going out and replacing it, try this trusty trick instead…

I was scrolling through Pinterest a week ago (at 3 in the morning because I’m obsessed). Normally I just look at hair inspiration, new lippies, and (of course) new Pinterest things to test. But, that day I was looking for different beauty hacks or DIYs that I could give a try.

I came across this beauty hack a while ago but never gave it a shot. But, of course, I had not gotten the opportunity to give it a try because I haven’t broken any makeup before.

So, I gave it a shot.

Here’s what you will need:

Rubbing alcohol / surgical spirit

Broken eyeshadow

Coin the size of your eyeshadow

Tissue / piece of fabric


Step 1: Place your broken eyeshadow into the corner of the bag making sure it’s secure, use the end of your knife to crush it even further so that the particles will join together easily once the surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol is applied.


Step 2: Remove the eyeshadow from the bag and add a few drops of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol until the entire eyeshadow is damp.


Step 3: Wrap your coin with piece of fabric or kleenex like so, if you are using fabric wet the surface area with the surgical spirit so it doesn’t stick, using fabric will give the e/s a textured effect.


Step 4: Press firmly and leave to dry. I left mine overnight but the drying time is much quicker than that. I didn’t like the textured effect of the fabric so I swirled my finger in the pan whilst it was wet to get rid of it. I don’t mind what the e/s looks like as long as it’s usable. 🙂


I honestly think that this is a great way to save any broken powder makeup. This doesn’t alter the makeup in anyway… Other than the fact that it doesn’t look as good in the pan as it did before. But the pigmentation and finish is all the same. So, nothing to worry about. This method can be used to fix blushes, bronzers and even press pigments.

I hope this blog post was helpful. If you do end up giving this a try, let me know how it goes! 😉



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