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How to Fix Broken Makeup

How to Fix Broken Makeup

One of the worst feelings in the world is when you're getting ready for a night out, and you go to put on your favorite lipstick, only to find that it's broken. Not only is it frustrating, but it can also be pretty costly to replace. However, there are a few ways that you can fix it so that you don't have to go out without your favorite products.

Fixing Your Favorite Makeup

Eyeshadow

If it is one of the powders in a palette, such as eyeshadow that has fallen to pieces, you can try to press it back together with a spoon or your fingers into its compact. Obviously, you’ll end up getting a bit messy using your fingers, so a spoon is probably a cleaner option.  If that doesn't work, alcohol may do the trick.  Add a small amount – less than a teaspoon - of rubbing alcohol and press it back together again. Make sure you wash your hands with water thoroughly after your attempt.

Blush

Like eyeshadow powders, all you need to do is add a small amount of rubbing alcohol and mix it together, rubbing it with a q-tip. If your blush is a cream, you can try warming up the palette with a hair dryer for a few seconds before attempting to scrape it out with a blunt knife. Finally, if your blush is in a pan, you can use a piece of tape to remove it and then put it back in the pan.

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Foundation

Foundation isn't necessarily 'broken' as such, but it can certainly become dry, cracked, and cakey if not properly cared for. If your foundation is looking a little worse for wear, don't fret - there are ways to revive it!

One simple way to fix dry foundation is to add a small amount of face oil or serum to it. Don’t use water!  If your foundation has started to separate or go patchy, you can try mixing it with a little bit of moisturizer to help smooth it out.

If your foundation is one of the powders, you can try wetting your sponge or brush with water before applying it to your face. This will help to create a dewy finish and make it easier to blend, and still able to be used.

If all else fails, it might be time to invest in a new foundation! There are so many amazing products on the market, so do your research and find one that suits your skin type and needs.

Lipstick

Lipstick is one of the most essential makeup items in a woman’s purse. It can brighten up your face and add a touch of glamor to your look. But what do you do when your lipstick breaks? First, there’s no need to panic.

Start by breaking off the offending piece of lipstick. Then, use a lip brush  to apply the lipstick to your lips. This method works best if the break is clean and there are no jagged edges.

If your lipstick is beyond repair, you can always buy a new one. But before you do, be sure to check out these tips on how to prevent your makeup from breaking in the first place.

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Prevention

No one likes dealing with substandard makeup, but it's an inevitability that we all have to face at some point. Whether it's a foundation that shatters into a million pieces or a lip gloss that somehow melts in your purse, there are ways to prevent and fix makeup. Here are some tips on how to keep your makeup intact:

  1. Store your makeup properly: Most makeup should be stored upright, in a cool, dry place. This will help prevent them from being jostled around and breaking. If you have loose products, it's best to keep them in a compact or palette so they don't get crushed. For liquid makeup, always ensure the lid is on tightly. Remember, most makeup does not like heat!
  2. Be careful when using: When you're applying makeup, be careful not to drop it or apply too much pressure. If you do drop a powder, tap the area gently with a brush to try and salvage it. If it’s a liquid, you can try pouring it into another container to see if it still works.
  3. Check the expiration date: Makeup does expire and using them after they have expired can cause them to break down into pieces and become unusable. Pay attention to the expiration dates on your makeup and toss anything that's past its prime.

Conclusion

If none of these methods work, your best option might be to throw it away and buy a new one. However, if you're on a budget, try to find a similar one at a lower price so that you don't have to spend too much money.

No matter what method you use, always be careful when trying to fix broken makeup. You don't want to end up making the problem worse!

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