How to Fix Broken Makeup

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By, Nicole Iuzzolino

It is every makeup lovers worst nightmare. The moment that beloved eyeshadow palette hits the floor with an earth shat-
tering smash, is the moment the images of dollar signs goes down the drain. However, it is not the end of the world. There are so many ways to fix broken makeup and have everything looking pretty much new. Here are some easy ways to fix our most used beauty products.
Eyeshadow: All you will need for this is rubbing alcohol, an empty spray bottle, coin the size of each eyeshadow pig- ment and a tissue. As Lauren Conrad states in her blog, begin by smashing the pigment with a pen to make it into a fine powder. Fill the empty spray bottle with alcohol and begin spraying the pigment. Make sure to give it a good soaking. Next take the coin and wrap the tissue around it. Press the coin into the pigment for 30 seconds. Let the pigment dry.
Highlighters: Highlighters are essential when wanting that goddess like glow, and this trick will leave you with a long lasting highlighter, even when it breaks. It is a bit similar to the eyeshadow fixing process. First gather up all the fragments into the original container and crush all the fragments together. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the container and wait for it to soak. Using either your finger or the back of a spoon, rub and smooth down the makeup. It should be perfectly new!
Lipstick: Breaking a new lipstick is definitely one of the most stressful things for beauty gurus. First, twist the lipstick until everything that is left is exposed. Use a Q-tip to clean the base of the lipstick so the base is nice and smooth for the broken piece. Next, use a lighter to carefully heat the base of the lipstick until it is soft. Next, just for a second, light the base of the lipstick, but make sure not to burn yourself while doing this. Take out the Q-tip again and smooth the bottom of the piece so it can sit on the base better. Quickly light the broken piece again so it is warmed up and stick it on the base. Take the lighter and melt the pieces together, and then smooth out the whole lipstick. Put the lipstick in the fridge and let it cool. It is now 100% new!
These are just a few ways to fix our beloved makeup. It is easy, quick, and prevents us from having to splurge on products all the time!