How to Fix Broken (Powder) Makeup In 3 Easy StepsFebruary 12, 2019
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
Inside of the powder compact your product originally came in, break up the powder into (even more) tiny pieces using a cotton swab. Spread them across the compact so they’re evenly distributed.
Place a makeup remover wipe over the broken pieces of powder and press down with your fingers to flatten your product and shape it back into the compact. Lift up the remover wipe to see where you need to apply more pressure to flatten down all the pieces. Continue until the powder is even, flat and — almost — a resembles its OG self.
Clean up the edges of your makeup container with your makeup wipe or a cotton swab, and you’re good to go. Your powder obviously won’t have the pretty design that was imprinted in it before you destroyed it, but your compact will certainly be brought back from the dead (or the bottom of your trash can). You and your highlighter can thank us in the comments.