How to Repair Broken Eyeshadow

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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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    TawnieM

    8 months ago on Introduction

    My sister used nail polish remover to fix my Victoria secret eye shadow.. It works but i have not used it yet. Kinda afraid to damage my eyes.

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    CambriaMlauraciv

    Answer 8 months ago

    I think it's rubbing alcohol. But I'm not sure.

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    MargaretM36

    2 years ago

    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!

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    lostgirljess

    3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    loompiggytutorials

    3 years ago

    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!

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    MyPremierGal

    4 years ago

    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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    rjordan5

    5 years ago

    This is so smart!

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    Nicole Bradshaw

    5 years ago

    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!

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    Boppylop

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    eternalwind

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    jmitrovicgonzalezchica

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 8

    Eye shadows pencils markers or mascara should never be used for more than one year once exposed to oxygen. Most companies say that you should use a product for no more that 6 months once opened, but I find that difficult to believe. I use mine rarely and i usually write date of opening that product somewhere on it so i would know how long ago i got it and when the year passes. :) Be careful!

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    uminohoshiAussieAnglerGal

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 8

    Not sure about shadow palettes, but with the regular eyeliner pencils a good sharpening takes off any older, iffy sections. The wind up crayons can also be broken off at the tip leaving "new" crayon below. Liquids are a different matter all together, beware after a year, use at own risk...

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    AussieAnglerGaluminohoshi

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 8

    ok thats good, all i have is the single pallet type (like the way they have powders) pencils and a eyeliner texta/marker thing
    so what is it that happens to them? chemical reactions or just plain gross?
    thanks, i'm new to makeup so i'd like to know this stuff

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    uminohoshiAussieAnglerGal

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 8

    Uhhh... Generally gross with texta/marker/liquid stuff... Think of what could be in a carton of juice left open on the bench for a week - dont wanna drink it myself. Sharing your make up, esp with liquids/gels/textas used around the eyes is never a good idea. Thats why chemists and the like use disposable applicators - no double dipping... Hope this helps :-)

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    Latona38

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That is sooooo Freakin AWESOME!!!! Thanks for sharing