How to Repair Broken Eyeshadow

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Introduction: How to Repair Broken Eyeshadow

First, let me notice about source of this article How to repair damaged eyeshadow .

 Lets try on this broken eyeshadow palette which has 2 damaged shadows.

Step 1:

Step 1. Break up blister with a pencil into dust. 

Step 2:

Step 2. Apply alcohol on it from sprayer or dropper. Eyeshadow dust must be wet but without pools.
 

Step 3:

Step 3. Take coin of proper diameter and wrap it into dry clean fabric.
 

Step 4:

Step 4. Press it on eyeshadow during about 30 sec.
 

Step 5:

Step 5. Let it dry.
 

Step 6:

Step 6. Clean palette from dust.

Step 7:

Step 7. Repair second blister on this way. You see - it's almost new!:)

Step 8:

See before and after.

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I got a leftover broken eyeshadow palette from my older sister and this helped me fix it up so i could actually use all of the colors!

wish i knew this when my Ben Eye make up broke. it make me sad to throw out

I wonder... Would this work on blush? After moving my blush around several times, it has become so broken that it's almost difficult to apply. So if I had a larger press, would it work? Wonderful Instructable, though! I love it!

I did this about ten years ago, but had forgotten about it. thank you SO very much for posting this! P.S. You can mix eyeshadow with a little Vaseline to make a pretty eyeliner. ❤

I love this :) I actually have had some special ones break on me so I started doing a version of this myself that uses alcohol to help pack them in tightly. This will also allow you to add a variety of textures to the top. You can see my tutorial here: http://paintmeprettysale.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-fix-broken-eye-shadow-or-press.html

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This is so smart!

Disco! Simple and free this trick works I quickly repaired a $40 Smashbox Shimmer yesterday. I was trying to figure out how to mist alcohol onto the powder when I saw my nail brush on the sink. I dried out my sink and placed the broken compact in the sink, poured alcohol on scrub brush, and with a pencil slowly moved from the bottom to top of scrub brush and just enough alcohol misted the loose powder. I cut a paper towel to a manageable size and placed it over my misted compact. I found that my vitamin bottle, upside-down, was a perfect fit to press the powder, and made this an fast easy task. Thanks so much for this tip!

I have some water paints that are broken... do you think this would work for those?

Guess what happened a week after i read this instructable? my brand new blush fell onto the floor and cracked to the point of uselessness Now it works perfectly!! THANK YOU!

thats cool! How long can you keep eye shadow before you should throw it away?