Sunday, March 13, 2011

Make-up tip

So a while ago I dropped this eye shadow and amazingly it DID NOT SHATTER!  Best day ever!  K, not really.  But then the very next day I dropped it AGAIN and this is what resulted.  I was pretty sad thinking I'd have to throw it out when we move but I rembered hearing you can actually salvage your broken eye shadows!  Yes, when it's MAC, you better be salvaging them. (;
Alls you do:
(soooo easy)
Take all of the eye shadow and ground it up till it's like a powder (yes, even the unbroken pieces- as much as it pains you to do)
Drop a few (or several) drops of rubbing alcohol in it until it's pasty.  Not too wet or muddy (picture above is powdery not pasty, fyi).  Push it back in your container and voila- good as new! (Let it dry completely for a few hours before using!)
I was concerned it would smell like alchohol- but nope!  It actually even shows up on my skin a little better.  I tested it out for weeks before doing it to the other shade because I wasn't sure it would work or last.... oh.... I will always do this.  Best tip I've ever read about.

ps. sorry I have not been commenting or showing you any love- we're so crazy busy with the move!  
p.p.s Last day to enter the CSN giveaway for free loot.  Do it Do it.

14 lovely comments:

Brooke said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow! it looks almost just like it did! thanks for the tip :D

Ashley Eliza said... Reply To This Comment

this is great to know! ps ps i LOVE LOVE LOVE this quad.

xoxo

Mrs. Biscuit said... Reply To This Comment

What a great trick! I've an expert at breaking/wrecking makeup, if only I'd know this years ago! I think this will save me some serious dollars in the future! Thanks! =)

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said... Reply To This Comment

YOU. ARE. AWESOME! I've dropped my fave pallet countless times. I've lost about 4 or 5 colors being so stinkin' clumsy. I'm about to go buy a new pallet today. Now I know this for the future. I'm gonna pass this along on Luxe Boulevard for all us gals to be in the know.

Autumn said... Reply To This Comment

This is so smart! I'm not going to freak next time I end up accidentally dropping mine!

Katie said... Reply To This Comment

Did you know you can also add shattered eyeshadow to clear nailpolish to make your own color? Try it! :)

kenzie said... Reply To This Comment

no way! that is amazing. i'm so trying this next time i break some eyeshadows! ;) thanks so much for the tip!

Shalyn said... Reply To This Comment

What a GENIUS idea! Thanks for sharing, Connie!

Karm said... Reply To This Comment

good advice. thank you!! (:

Ailinh said... Reply To This Comment

Geeeeenius!

Lyndsay said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great tip, Im passing it on thanks!

Diana Smith said... Reply To This Comment

This is adorable!! I love this idea! Great pictures!

Michelle said... Reply To This Comment

What an awesome tip!!!!! I will definitely use this tip because I am clumsy and I break my eyeshadows all the time :(

Thanks!!!

Isabella Kiss said... Reply To This Comment

THAT is amazing. never knew that was possible. I always try and use it when it is broken but i get powder all over my face and counter top.