How to Fix Broken Powder Foundation
When I find makeup on sale, I buy it, so at any given time I may have a few compacts on hand. One day, I found a broken compact in my bathroom. It turns out my husband knocked the makeup onto the floor and forgot to tell me. Great.
Luckily, with the following four steps, I was able to fix my foundation to use later.
All you need to fix broken powder makeup is the broken makeup, rubbing alcohol, cellophane, and a smooth surface that you'll use to press the makeup back into shape (a plastic spoon, mini spatula, or just your finger).
How to Fix Broken Powder Makeup
Step 1: Break up all the chunks. You want the compact to be powder. The finer you have the makeup ground down, the smoother it will be in the end. Prevent a huge mess by putting a piece of cellophane on top of the compact. This will keep the powder contained.
Step 2: Add rubbing alcohol to the powder. It's hard to estimate exactly how much you'll need, so start with just a few drops. You want the powder to be damp, but not to the point it floats. If you accidentally add too much alcohol, use a piece of paper towel to soak up the excess.
* Tip: Use at least 70% rubbing alcohol. The higher the percentage, the faster it will dry.
Step 3: Blend the powder and alcohol. Smoosh it all around. Use your finger, the back of a plastic spoon, or even a mini makeup spatula to press the makeup into the alcohol.
Step 4: Let the compact sit overnight so that the alcohol evaporates. For a neater look, clean the edges of the compact with a Q-tip or an eyeliner brush.
You can follow these easy tips to fix foundation, blush, bronzer, eye shadow, and any other powder makeup.