Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope everyone is out celebrating and being with family and friends safely!
Today's post is another one of our own. So I LOVE my blush from ULTA and when it broke I was heartbroken :( I remember having seen something on Pinterest about being able to fix broken eyeshadow, blushes etc. and when I said something to Marquette about it she said she had seen a pin about it! Perfect! So here is our test!
Here are the original directions:
Fix your broken makeup. So easy. Add a few drops of alcohol to the broken makeup and form a paste. Let it set overnight for the alcohol to evaporate. And there you go...fixed :)
So it isn't exactly a disaster, but it isn't picture perfect like the original. Here's why:
A lot of it had already fallen or stuck to the brush or what not, so this is all I had left :(
If I had had the entire container full, it would have looked more like the original picture.
The directions for this project were written right under the pin, it was uploaded by a user so it had no link up to a blog or tutorial unfortunately, but the link below the picture is where we got it.
We started by breaking up the larger pieces with a wooden skewer (it has a pointy end, and we could just throw it away when we were finished), this allowed for an even paste for later.
Then we added a few drops of 70% alcohol, the directions said to use a couple drops max, that did absolutely nothing, it soaked right in so we used quite a bit more. You have to be careful here because if you use too much, it becomes a soup...so we just dripped it into the container until we felt it looked wet enough.
The original directions said to then make it into a paste, here is our paste:
It was still somewhat clumpy, so we crushed more, added a little more alcohol and the paste was perfect, so then we took a plastic sandwich bag and pressed it firmly into the container, and tada! We did let it dry for 24 hours before using, and now it is as good as new.
I read one tutorial that used a piece of old t-shirt material and a coin to get the surface nice and smooth, that is always an option as well.
The tutorial for that is here:
So, no it isn't pretty, but it is fully functional, which is all I really needed in the first place, anyone had any success, or fails with this? Let us know your tips and tricks! Happy Monday!