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It’s impossible to describe that earth-shattering feeling of accidentally smashing your favorite powder highlighter, eyeshadow or foundation compact into a million crumbled pieces. In those few seconds, all feels wrong with the world and you question how this happened, why this happened and how you wish you could turn back the clock. But before you go and throw that powder makeup straight into the trash can alongside banana peels and used napkins, you need to take a moment to ensure that there’s no way of bringing your makeup back to life — because, chances are, you probably can.

If your powder is spread across your bathroom floor in itty-bitty pieces that would require you to sweep it up for rescue, we give you permission to let it go, but if it’s broken inside of your compact, it can most likely be saved. Click through for step-by-step instructions on how to fix your broken powder makeup in just three easy steps.


You’ll Need: Your broken powder, a makeup wipe and a cotton swab

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