How to Salvage Your Busted Blush
Plus, 6 other fixes for broken makeup, clogged hairspray, clumpy nail polish, and other damaged goods
There are a number of ways to salvage that broken mess of a compact.
Solution 1: Rubbing Alcohol
To restore the powder to its original consolidated form, mix it with just a little rubbing alcohol. You'll need to completely crush the powder -- it won't work if just a piece is broken off. To avoid a mess, crush the makeup in a plastic bag. After transferring your mixture back to the container, add a few drops of alcohol and allow it to stabilize for a few hours. Once it's dry, I recommend pressing it back together with a coin wrapped in fabric -- this will give it a new, pressed look and will get rid of any air bubbles that cause it to be unstable. I also tried hand sanitizer in place of alcohol, and it worked just as well -- just make sure it's at least 70% alcohol.
For a step-by-step video guide, check out Michelle Phan's tutorial on how to fix broken makeup.
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