Imagine dropping your favorite pressed shadow, shattering it to pieces—we’ve all been there and it’s no picnic. Instead of throwing it out, we’ve got an easy step-by-step tutorial to pick up the broken pieces and put the color back into the pan. With a clean space and a little patience, you can get your shattered shadow into working shape.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- • Clean surface area
- • Spatula (or small spoon)
- • Paper towels
- • Ziplock bag
- • Unscented isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
- • Coin (preferably the size of your makeup pan)
- • Scrap fabric
Place the shattered shadow into a ziplock bag and crush the pieces with your spatula or small spoon until you have an even consistency.
Pour almost a capful of isopropyl alcohol into the pan and mix enough to create a paste with the shattered pigment. Gradually add more alcohol as needed.
As if smoothing a sheet of brownie batter, spread the product using your spoon.
Grab a small piece of scrap fabric—an old shirt or pair of jeans will do—and place over the pan. Press a coin down hard over the fabric for 10 to 15 seconds. Remove the fabric.
Allow at least a couple of hours to dry, but we recommend waiting a day to put brush to pan. Get pressing!