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Good Morning and happy Wednesday. Let’s chat about my favorite makeup life hack. How to fix broken makeup powder when it either takes a tumble or is running low. First things first. Some housekeeping things.
Nothing like waking up in the morning to see your site is down for 30 minutes. You know like the busiest time when people read your blog with their morning coffee and check their email. Thanks GoDaddy hosting I really appreciate that. So please go and check out my post from yesterday. Its all about why you should ditch your antiperspirant and I’ll tell you that potential health reasons to do so. Like all 60 minutes “Could your deodorant be giving you cancer???“” bah bah boommmmm. Are you intrigued? It’s pretty good if I do say so myself. If I do say so myself. You know just getting a little Jay Z up in here. Okay I’ll stop rapping rambling. Just check it and see all the things I’m digging lately.
Since I switched over to wordpress (I promise I have a post explaining all coming your way) I’ve had to go back and update some of my older posts. You know like update the metatags and keywords. For all the people who read to enjoy and aren’t bloggers you can glaze over now and just tell me you don’t care about the background logistics, just keep things pretty and moving along right? ;-) Anyways, so as I was digging through some archives, I came to a conclusion. One, I’m pretty funny especially after a few drinks and blogging. Two, I had some extremely informative tutorials in the past. I found this one and thought I would spice it up for you. Then Mia told me it has saved her makeup a few times and I was like yes. Definitely need to share this one for my newer readers and a reminder for everyone from the early days.
How To Fix Broken Makeup Powder
I am still so surprised that a lot of people don’t know about this tutorial! When my little came for my bridal shower I pretty much saved her compacts including her bronzer, blush and eyeshadows. It works. So without further ado. Let me show you how to fix broken makeup powder. No matter how little is left. Like I’m talking dusty crumbs status. It will work.
First, let me tell you. I am not crafty at all. I wish I was. My poor little in my Sorority, I swear I told her let me just take you out for dinner and buy you wine instead of trying to make Big/Little clues on Cardboard. Me + Glue gun = Disaster. I will actually say her paddle was my one shining moment.
So here was my epic project that I’m sure to some of you this is old news but for me it was an epic discovery that actually worked. I’m going to show you how to fix broken makeup compact that started off like this.
Ended up looking like this.
I’ve told you before I’m a Bare Minerals gal especially now they’ve idiot proofed the packaging and placed the loose minerals into a pressed compact. I still use this but also NARS Laguna is on heavy rotation.
It’s all great until your makeup bag tacks a tumble and you are left with the above related mess. If only I could make it look this graceful!
I was quite heartbroken because you know I’m trying to be all savvy and save money. I remembered in the back of my head a previous pin about how to fix broken makeup powder and I trucked to Target to get some rubbing alcohol.
I was so proud of myself guys. Not only did I go to Target and not pick up anything else but I actually left with what I went in there for.
Okay so here is what you do to fix broken makeup powder. Take the messy compact, rubbing alcohol and saran wrap. Place a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the compact and place the saran wrap over. Then with your finger start mashing up the product even breaking up the powder that is not broken. Start pushing it all down until it starts to turn into a paste like consistency.
This is about the time I started to freak out a little in my head and started to second guess this decision. I figured well if I messed it up it was broken to begin with so I kept on with the project.
I got fed up with the saran wrap halfway through so I grabbed a tiny spatula and started smoothing the paste. Once it was flat I left it out overnight with the lid open (just wanted to clarify because I need very specific instructions when trying to follow something new).
I woke up in the morning and wouldn’t you know. All the alcohol evaporated, it didn’t smell and my compact was ready to rock and roll.
I saved myself some money and I’m pretty pumped to have the life of my compact extended.
I read another tutorial after the fact that said to place a paper towel over the top of it to blot out the excess oil. That probably would have been a great idea. Also make sure to just use a few drops….I went a little overboard and my compact was a little soupy instead of being a paste.
This can work for broken foundations, bronzers, eyes shadows basically anything that is a power.
My other favorite life hack is when you’re done with a Bath & Body works candle dump hot water in. The wax at the bottom will float to the top. Let it cool and then clean it out. Use it for storing bathroom products like cotton balls or my current use Qtips. Full instructions here.
Placing a wooden spoon over a pot prevents it from boiling over.
My last DIY for you was from this weekend. Get a spray bottle. Go to the dollar store because Target and Home Depot will try to charge you $4. Then go to Lowes because apparently Walmart and Target are sold out of it. I will save you that trip to Walmart unless you want a great show. We trucked to Target to learn they were sold out as well. However, it was a great winning experience for me to prove to a certain someone that Targets price on Dawn was the exact same price as Walmart. Anyways……get cleaning vinegar. Mix one cup, heat for 90 seconds. Add 1 cup of blue dawn dish soap. Put into spray bottle. Then spray down your tub like where you stand. You know all those nasty boy feet marks that they leave. Well an hour later, hit it with warm water and watch them go bye bye. It was fantastic. I did scrub a little bit with a sponge and they were all gone. Plus no scary bleach that you have to breath in. Done and Done.
So there are my two life saving tutorials. Have you ever tossed a broken compact because you didn’t think it could get saved? Let me know if you’ve tried this in the past! Hope you are having a great day and check my post from yesterday now that my site is all happy again. xoxoxo