During traveling and sometimes my clumsiness, I've broken or dropped powder make up. Eyeshadows, blushes and recently my Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter. In the past I often threw them away or tried to press them back in place. MLM was lying in a corner for a long time. I didn't want to throw it away, but pressing a large powder is more difficult than a smaller eyeshadow. You can use coins and a tissue to fix eyeshadows.
YouTube guru Michelle Phan, posted a video on how to fix broken powder make up. In her video she is fixing a powder blush. I tried her technique with my MLM and it worked! Thanks Michelle!
Here you can find the video: Fix Broken Powder
She also has a great one for: Broken Lipstick
I tried to fix two lipsticks, I succeeded with one. I will have to try another time.
Here's my try at fixing MLM and I love the result! I can continue using it without highlighting my whole room and beauty desk. Plus I won't look like Tinkerbell in the end.
It did smell a bit like alcohol in the beginning, but that has faded totally now.
|Closed and broken inside. I forgot to take a picture of the broken state. It was completely shattered.|
|Some alcohol is needed. DO NOT DRINK THIS! I got mine at the pharmacy, not at the supermarket.|
|Add some alcohol in the cup and pour it over the broken product. Let it sink in and mix with a spatula.|
|Smooth out with a spoon. I added some more alcohol.|
|Finished smoothing the surface.|
|Let it dry overnight.|
|Ready to use again!|