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We’ve Discovered How To Fix Your Broken Make-up Products And You’re Welcome

We’ve Discovered How To Fix Your Broken Make-up Products And You’re Welcome

Is there anything more painful than dropping your favourite beauty product on the floor? All you can do is stand there helpless while you watch it fall in slow motion, hit the ground and crumble to a million tiny pieces. We feel sick just thinking about it.

Or how about the frustration when you have to leave that last drop of product in its container because the applicator won't reach it? Ugh.

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Luckily we hit up the lovely people at Cosmetify who have helped compile a list of tips and tricks to help you repair your broken makeup, and they are absolute genius.

Without further ado...

Cracked powders

Credit: Bobbi Brown
Credit: Bobbi Brown
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Firstly, gather as much of the remaining product as you can and place it back in the compact. Next, wind some cling film or clear wrap around the palette to keep it in place and, with your fingers, smash up the pieces until it resembles smooth powder.

Unwrap the powder and fill an empty spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, and spray until the powder appears saturated. If you are fixing just one shade in a palette, be sure to cover the other shades before spraying. When the product resembles a peanut butter texture, mold it back into the compact and leave to dry.

Finally, clean up the edges of your compact or palette with a cotton swab and it will be as good as new.

Broken lipsticks

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Credit: Unsplash

If your lipstick is broken cleanly at the base, smudge the broken part with the remaining lipstick in the tube using a lighter.

With a less-clean break, using a touch of heat and an old lip balm container, you can still get some good wear out your favourite shade. Simply spoon out the remaining product and place it in a microwave safe bowl, heating slowly until you are left with the product in liquid form. Pour the liquid into an empty, clean lip balm pot or tube and once it's cooled it'll be good as new.

Under pigmentation

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Credit: Unsplash

If your eye shadow isn't making your eyes pop like it used to and you're finding yourself having to use more and more product, the likely culprit here is that there is a hard film that has formed over the top.

To fix this, start by tearing off a piece of sticky tape and placing it firmly on top of the product, slowly tearing it away, removing a layer of gleaming film. When the tape is pulling off no more oil, your powder is ready to use again.

Rejuvenate your clumpy mascara

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Credit: Unsplash

There's nothing more frustrating than dried out or clumpy mascara making your eyelashes look messy and clogged. To prolong the life of your mascara, place it in a mug of hot water for three minutes to loosen up the clumps. You may also want to add 2-3 drops of olive oil or contact solution into your mascara tube and shake it for a little extra help.

Getting the most out of each tube

Credit: Laura Mercier
Credit: Laura Mercier

When the dove foot applicator in your tubes of makeup, such as your concealer, will no longer reach the remaining product, this is when cotton swabs and beauty spatulas have their time to shine. Scrape away at that previously unreachable product and decant it into an empty container to ensure you get every last drop.

Revive your nail polish

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Credit: Pexels

If the lid is stuck on as you haven't loosened it in a year, place your nail polish upside-down in a glass of warm water for 30 seconds. Then add two to three drops of nail polish remover to the bottle, screw the top back on and roll between your hands. Shaking will only separate the product even more so try to refrain from doing this.

Voila!

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Life, Hair and Beauty

Naomi Chadderton

Naomi is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from The University of Nottingham, Naomi moved out to Dubai where she worked for Grazia Middle East and Harper's Bazaar Arabia. She is now back home and enjoying the London life.

 

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