Monday, July 30, 2012

How to : Fix Broken/Cracked Eyeshadows

Hello everybody!
In this post I'm going to show you how I mend my broken eyeshadow.

So I've got here my favorite MNY eyeshadow that I use basically everyday as a brow highlight. I knocked it of my bathroom counter and it cracked into pieces. So that's what it looks like now, it's just completely in pieces.... but no worries!! I can fix it!! All I need is rubbing alcohol, a toothpick,a Q-tip and a tissue.



The first thing you need to is to use the toothpick to brake the eyeshadow even more.











Then use the Q-tip to turn the little pieces into a fine powder. Make sure you break any blobs.











Now you're going to need alcohol. Basically any kind of alcohol will work. I used rubbing alcohol but just go for anything which has more than 30% alcohol. (even vodka!)










Pour just enough alcohol in the eyeshadow that it will turn into a thick paste not a liquid. (If you do put more than enough it's not a big deal. You just have to wait a little bit longer for the alcohol to evaporate until it's a paste.) 









Then just drop the pan on a hard surface a few times in order to smooth out the surface. Once you've got the surface looking pretty much smooth just set the eyeshadow aside and wait for the alcohol to evaporate until the eyeshadow is dry to touch.
To check if your eyeshadow is dry to touch just take your finger and gently touch the surface. If your finger comes away without too much product on it then it's ready for the next step. 



Now it's time to press the shadow even more.  Just take a tissue and press down on the shadow with your fingers. Just make sure you press down gently because the eyeshadow is not completely set yet and you don't want to crack it all over again.You can also clean up the sides to achieve a neater result.When you're done pressing the eyeshadow just set it aside and let it dry for a few more hours, probably over night just to be sure.



And that's it! You're done! What used to be a cracked eyeshadow is now fixed, ready to use as you would normally use, without being all over your make-up bag!
So, what do you usually do with your broken eyeshadows, because I'm sure you all have a bunch! If you use a different method to mend your cracked make-up please let me know!
Thank you all for stopping by!
xxx
Eleonor

27 comments:

  1. This is so great!

    I tried this a while ago and it really works! :D
    But my result wasn*t as beautiful as yours /: ;D
    Truly amazing trick :)

    Yes that made sense :D
    Where did you learn to speak German?

    :*
    Melli

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    1. In Switzerland, I was living there a while ago.
      Thanks for commenting dear!
      xxx
      Eleonor

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  2. perfect idea :)


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  3. Great ideia, thanks for the tip! =) Kisses***

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  5. What was I doing? Well..., usually throwing away, but your idea is much better as I hate wasting :-) Thank you very much for sharing it with us! :-*

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    1. It's good to know that you found it interesting!

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  6. ....μαστόρισσά μου εσύ!!!! <3

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  7. Incredible!!!!So glad to find this post. So useful tips and so many beautiful things! Gladly follow you via GFC, Bloglovin and Twitter! I would be so happy if u could follow me too on em!

    Lots of Love,

    www.nicoleta.me

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  8. Great idea!
    Definitely following you now & would be more than happy if you took a look at my blog & tell me what you think!Maybe you can become a follower too? :)

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  9. your idea just really what i need now. thank you! :)
    i'm now following your blog. mind to check out mine?

    sincerely, catharina
    udoloveit.blogspot.com

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  10. 0h wow, thank you so much for those tips!
    X

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  11. Wow i never knew this could actually be done.. I have a lot of broken eyeshadows! Now they wont be put to waste, thanks to your tips!
    Such a great blog you have!

    Xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Carla! I'm glad you found this useful!
      xxx
      Eleonor

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  12. teleio post!
    prwti fora yp blepw auto!
    molis brika to blog sou k m aresei polu!
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    xoxo

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    congrats!!:)

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  14. Wow,great tips,I do have many cracked eye-shadow .
    Thank you for the idea.
    I wonder if you would like to follow each other:)

    http://glossylala.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Gosh this might be the best tip ever <3

    Great blog; I'm your new follower!

    Lots of love; Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for this post! I have too many broken eyeshadows in my make up-box :D Your tips will help me sure!

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  17. Πολύ χρήσιμο post. Είναι εξαιρετικά εκνευριστικό όταν σπάνε οι σκιές... αλλά τώρα ξέρουμε ο,τι διορθώνεται!

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    1. Νομίζω ότι λειτουργεί και για οποιαδήποτε πούδρα ή ρουζ εκτός από όσα είναι baked/ mineral powders.

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  18. Wow I will have to try this

    would u like to follow each other
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  19. I would like to thank you from bottom of my heart for your appreciation and following my activities. Gladly follow you too via GFC. And on Bloglovin. Find me there if you want.

    Hug you tight-tight!

    www.nicoleta.me

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