How to fix a broken eyeshadow

Hello my lovelies!

I get so depressed when I accidentally drop a pan of eyeshadow and it breaks in pieces :(

These two got broken a couple of months ago and since then I haven't touched them at all- such a shame because the right one is my favourite! I couldn't postpone it any longer, so today I got my tools and tried to fix them. This is how I did it:

I used:
- rubbing alcohol
- an empty sample jar
- some q-tips
- a toothpick
- a coin to press the pigment
- some tissues

I broke the eyeshadow in pieces with the help of the toothpick...

I cleaned the sample jar with some alcohol and then emptied the broken eyeshadow...

I also cleaned the pan with some alcohol and broke all pieces of eyeshadow into a powder with the help of a q-tip (which has a flatter head)...

Then I added 5-6 drops of alcohol into the powder eyeshadow and mixed it thoroughly...

I emptied the paste into the eyeshadow pan...

I placed the coin in the centre of a tissue, folded it so that it forms a kind of pressing tool and pressed the pigment sooo hard that my hands ached...

And this is the end result! Ok, it's not perfect- you can see some cracks in the perimeter of the pan, but at least it won't leak brown powder in my make-up bag ;)

I used for the left eyeshadow more drops of alcohol, so the paste got less thick and the pattern of the tissue was printed on the surface.

No matter the result of a DIY project, at the end I'm always proud of it... Now I'm hoping I don't break another one and force myself to improve my skills ;)

Happy blogging and reading and commenting to everyone!



  1. Oy!
    So this works!
    I've seen it here and there, but I never believed in it!

    I have a lot of work to do then!!!

  2. Yes, it does work!

    I can't use a broken eyeshadow (it makes me so frustrated to look at) so this little job makes me happy again ;)

  3. Anonymous20/5/10 01:59

    Cool! I have to try this.

  4. I'm clumsy, so I often break my shadows :( Such a nice tip, I'll use it too, thnx :)

  5. i tried it with a bronzer once but it didn't work that good. i hate it when make up breaks though

  6. @Luna, yeah it's so cool I'm even thinking of pressing my mineral eyeshadows...

    @Pink_Fish, do try it- it's as easy as pie!!!

  7. @stella, oh shoot!!! A product "ruined" twice? I hope it wasn't your favourite!

  8. Yep, that's the way to go when a shadow breaks, and it's supposed to work if you want to press pigments as well (haven't tried it though)!

    Love the taupe shade btw, which one is it?


  9. Actually it's a dark cool brown with silver shimmer, it's the #32-Chocolate from the Body Shop. Damn you, bad lighting :(

  10. asxeth erwthsh! exeis dokimasei th mascara tou korre? pswxnw kati gia kalokairi pou na dinei fysiko look kai na afaireitai eykola!

  11. Δεν έχω δοκιμάσει τη μάσκαρα του Κορρέ! Μετά από λίγο ψάξιμο διάβασα ότι όντως δίνει φυσικό look- αλλά και μερικά αρνητικά σχόλια (στεγνώνει γρήγορα, κάνει "κόμπους"). Κατά πόσο αυτά είναι αλήθεια, θα σε γελάσω...

    Πάντως μην ανησυχείς, όλες οι μάσκαρα αφαιρούνται τέλεια με το αγαπημένο μου ντεμ. ματιών του Yves Rocher σε μορφή τζελ ;)
    Ή, αν τα μάτια σου το αντέχουν, δοκίμασε το γαλάκτωμα καθαρισμού προσώπου σου απευθείας στις βλεφαρίδες. Όλη η μάσκαρα βγαίνει με ένα πέρασμα!

  12. Pws to zitame akrivws to rubbing alchohol kai pou to vriskoume? :)


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