Introduction: How to Repair Broken Makeup

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For many years when my makeup compacts broke, I thought I had to throw them away and spend an exorbitant amount of money on a new one. Finally last week I came to the end of the line, and thought there must be some way to repair broken makeup. As I was scrolling through one of my favorite websites, www.thebeautydepartment.com I came across an article explaining how to simply repair broken makeup with a few drops of rubbing alcohol and a coin. I tried it out, and it was so simple that I had to share it with everyone.i know the finished product looks "ugly" but it works, much better than the broken one.

Step 1: Supplies

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-Broken makeup -Rubbing alcohol -Coin

Step 2: Break Up Into Powder

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Using the side of the coin, break the makeup into a fine powder. It does not have to be completely broken up, but no large pieces should be noticeable.

Step 3: Pour Alcohol Into Cap

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Take the cap off the alcohol and pour a small amount of alcohol into the cap.

Step 4: Put a Few Drops Into the Makeup

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Pour a few drops off the alcohol from the cap into the makeup. Make sure the drops are evenly distributed in the makeup instead of being bunched in one place.

Step 5: Mix It Up

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Using your finger, mix the alcohol into the makeup. You will feel it turning into a mud like, mush. Make sure none of the makeup feels dry, and the alcohol is spread all around.

Step 6: Mold Into Shape

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Now that the alcohol has been spread around, the makeup should feel like mud. Using your thumb( or any finger you prefer) and mash the makeup into its original shape. It will not look perfect, but try to flatten it to the point where it is back to the shape it used to be.

Step 7: Set Out to Dry Overnight

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Now that the makeup is the shape you want it to be, it will need to dry overnight so all the alcohol can evaporate out of it.

Step 8: Marvel at the Finished Product

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Don't worry if the makeup does not look how it did when you bought it. It will look a little strange depending on how well you mixed and molded it, but don't worry, no matter how weird it looks it will work like new.

Comments

katismatic (author)2013-09-28

Thanks for this! But a note to people who'll try it: maybe put Saran Wrap or something around the coins because of germs which might contaminate the makeup! :o but I will try this when this happens :)

lstollen (author)2013-06-08

I love this idea! I tried a different one and I just broke more! This one actually works! I'm impressed!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-06-06

Nice! I hate when they break and make a mess!

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