How to fix broken make-up powder

Read on to discover how to fix broken powder, eyeshadow and even highlighter in 5 easy steps.


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Key steps

  • All you need is your broken make-up powder, rubbing alcohol and cling film.
  • Crush the make-up together and add a few drops of rubbing alcohol.
  • Once it’s soaked in, press the make-up into the compact.
  • Use clingfilm to give you a smooth finish.

How many times has your heart dropped along with your make-up compact knowing you’re likely to find the smooth surface has broken into crumbly bits upon picking it up? If your favourite eye shadow or bronzer has smashed, don't despair! Luckily, there are some nifty make-up hacks that’ll save the day. With a few quick steps it's easy to fix broken make-up and restore it to its former glory. This article will show you how to fix broken make-up powder, eyeshadow and even highlighter in quick, easy steps.

Whilst you can use your finger, for the best results cover the make-up powder with clingfilm and press it into the compact with the back of a spoon.

How to fix broken eyeshadow and other powder make-up: what you’ll need

Before we show you how to fix broken eyeshadow there are three things you will need to get together first to ensure that you are able to get your make-up back to usable condition.

  • Your broken make-up compact
  • High concentrate rubbing alcohol
  • Cling film (although this is optional, it will help keep the process a bit cleaner!)

Step by step guide for how to fix broken make-up powder

When it comes to understanding how to fix broken highlighter, eyeshadow and other powder make-up there are five easy steps to follow.

  1. Gather all the piece of your broken make-up powder into the compact, ensuring you gather any bits that may have fallen out.
  2. Crush it all up together (yes, this includes any parts that weren’t originally broken!)
  3. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the make-up powder and allow it to soak it.
  4. Place the cling film over the top of the mixture. This will allow you to press the make-up back into the compact giving you a smooth mixture.
  5. Use the back of a spoon or your finger to press the mixture into the compact.

Now you have our top make-up hacks and an easy to follow guide for how to fix broken make-up powder, you need not worry the next time you drop your precious compacts.

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