Do It Yourself: Restore Broken Eye Shadow

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Do It Yourself:  Restore Broken Eye Shadow

I have this eye shadow in my makeup bag and one odd day I found it crumbled, not completely though but the powder started scattering in the bag which forced me to dump the pan to one of my untouched makeup drawers but it is one of my Favorite Highlighter and I didn’t want trash it like that. So, I decided to repair the eye shadow.

DIY- How to Fix Broken Eye Shadow

Products Required:

  1. Broken Eye Shadow
  2. 70% alcohol / Rubbing Alcohol
  3. Flat Surface
  4. Plastic wrap
  5. Dropper
  6. Spatula to mix (Optional)
  7. Clean Q-tips (Optional)

DIY- Fix Broken Eye Shadow - Products Required

Steps that I followed to bring Eye Shadow back to Life:

Step 1: Wrap the Eye Shadow:  Place the pan on a flat surface and cover it in clean wrap tightly so that powder doesn’t transfer anywhere, while we crush the Eye shadow in next step.

Step 2: Crush the Powder: Crush up the eye shadow, with cotton bud/or pen’s back so that we get a smooth powder with both broken unbroken pieces blended nicely together

Step 3: Add Rubbing alcohol: Remove the wrap and add Alcohol drop by drop to the powder, till you get a slight paste type consistency but be careful not to add too much.

Step 4: Smooth up: Cover the pan again with clean wrap and even it out with some flat surface, I used a cap here you can use spatula or even fingers.

Step 5: Clean it up: Remove the wrap for the last time and clean up the edges of the pan using a Q-tip

Step 6: Let it dry: Leave the pan untouched overnight with the lid open, so that alcohol will evaporate, leaving you with your fixed almost new eye shadow

DIY- Fix Broken Eye Shadow

The eye shadow appears a bit quite different due to mixing and smoothing but the repaired eye shadow works as good as it was before, there were no differences in application and not even the slightest change in quality and color.

DIY- Fix Broken Eye Shadow Done

It is a great method to get broken powder products back into shape without compromising on the quality of product.

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PS: Rubbing Alcohol doesn’t disintegrate the performance or application of the eye Shadow at all. It acts as a binding agent which will evaporate once the job is done! J

Do you also own any Broken Eye Shadow? Would you like to fix it or Trash it?

Do It Yourself:  Restore Broken Eye Shadow

30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. krupaMarch 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    Where can i buy rubbing alcohol from?

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 9:48 PM - Reply

      I got it ofrm local chemist store.. 🙂

  2. HarineMarch 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    Very useful tip Poo.. One of my new single eyeshadow is broken.. I will try asap/..

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

      U shud Harine and u will be amained to get ur eye shadow back! 🙂

  3. SwarnaliMarch 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    wow such a helpful post dear 🙂

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

      Thanks @swarnali.. 🙂

  4. AditiMarch 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM - Reply

    such a helpful post 🙂 bookmarking this for the future 😀

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:01 PM - Reply

      Thankss Aditi.. 😀 ..

  5. SimeraMarch 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    I use the same method too and it works great.

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM - Reply

      Yess it does.. i am planning to use it for blushes too.. 😀

  6. ManasiMarch 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM - Reply

    Nice tip dear 🙂 very useful!!

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM - Reply

      Thanks Manasi.. 🙂

  7. SwatiMarch 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM - Reply

    It works great na? And alcohol fixes all broken makeup stuff.. I fixed my compact and a blush with it too 🙂

    • poonamApril 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM - Reply

      yes dear.. This alcohol issolution to all the broken makeup .. 😀 .
      I will be fixing my blush soon! 😉

  8. Born BeautifulMarch 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM - Reply

    excellent DIY Poonam.

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. 🙂

  9. laksMarch 30, 2014 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    Great idea Poo. I have already thrown my broken eye shadow. 🙁

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:07 PM - Reply

      aww.. thats sad dear.. but hope u keep it in mind for future.. 🙂

  10. SrinjlaMarch 30, 2014 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    awesome fix

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:07 PM - Reply

      Thanks Srii.. 🙂

  11. Saniya@beautynbuzzMarch 31, 2014 at 12:19 AM - Reply

    Thanks a tonne doll…This was just the post I needed…Awesome DIY <3 <3

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:10 PM - Reply

      Thanks sweetiee.. <3 glad u find it helpful! 🙂

  12. pragyaMarch 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM - Reply

    hey poo.. how are you and this diy is really very nice and I have tried it already and it does works gr8!!!

  13. ArzooMarch 31, 2014 at 2:44 PM - Reply

    Amazing post, wish I knew it before I threw black shade from my Revlon quad 🙁

    • poonamApril 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM - Reply

      Aww… thats sad dear.. but yes this is a quick fix for all broken powder makeup items.. 🙂

  14. NieshaMarch 31, 2014 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    Rubbing alcohol is a savior for these broken palettes and pans. Nice post Poo. <3
    yeah that's right, it will not alter the product performance. 🙂

  15. D's MomApril 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM - Reply

    Wow, this is such a helpful post 🙂

    • poonamApril 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. 🙂

  16. Natasha (Nats)April 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM - Reply

    I think rubbing alcohol is spirit right.. will try this if i hv same problem 😀

    • poonamApril 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Reply

      yess.. it is spirit only with varying amount of alcohol! 🙂
      sure dear! 🙂

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