Powder makeup/foundation is usually very delicate to handle. A fall of the powdered foundation from your makeup kit can leave the entire compact shattered and completely devastated. It’s usually so bad that one has to do a thorough cleaning of the makeup kit after the break, or allow it make messy of every other thing inside the kit.
While some persons may choose to bear the stress of patching, rearranging and cleaning up the “shattered powder” mess, others see it as a whole lot of stress and prefer to discard it immediately not minding the cost.
If the shattered powder foundation is your favorite hence stranded at its fall, worry not; there is a solution after all.
The following four steps can help you fix your foundation to use again.
All you need to fix broken powder makeup is the broken makeup, rubbing alcohol, cellophane, and a smooth surface that you’ll use to press the makeup back into shape (a plastic spoon, mini spatula, or just your finger).
How to Fix Broken Powder Makeup
Step 1: Break up all the chunks. You want the compact to be powder. The finer you have the makeup ground down, the smoother it will be in the end. Prevent a huge mess by putting a piece of cellophane on top of the compact. This will keep the powder contained.
Step 2: Add rubbing alcohol to the powder. It’s hard to estimate exactly how much you’ll need, so start with just a few drops. You want the powder to be damp, but not to the point it floats. If you accidentally add too much alcohol, use a piece of paper towel to soak up the excess.
* Note: Use at least 70% rubbing alcohol. The higher the percentage, the faster it will dry.
Step 3: Blend the powder and alcohol. Smooth it all around. Use your finger, the back of a plastic spoon, or even a mini makeup spatula to press the makeup into the alcohol.
Step 4: Let the compact sit overnight so that the alcohol evaporates. For a neater look, clean the edges of the compact with a Q-tip or an eyeliner brush.
With these few and easy tips outlined above, you can fix foundation, Blush, Bronzer, Eye Shadow, and any other powder makeup.