|Fixing broken eye shadow - it works! Cyprus by Nars lives on!|
I'm so totally obsessed with Pinterest ::hangs head:: I never thought I would. I created my account and then snubbed it for a while - but now I'm in deep!
While it's easier to Pin then produce sometimes don't worry! I'm still busy Pin-testing!
My latest test was How to Fix Broken Pressed Powder Make-up using this Blogger's tutorial.
Two snaps up! I confess that smashing the shadow nearly gave me a heart-attack but it was truly useless. I dragged this one out of our housefire so I'm surprised it held up as well as it had!
How to Fix Broken Eyeshadows, Blush, etc.
Here is what I did following the directions above as closely as possible as I held my breath.
- I crushed it all up using a wooden skewer
- I used a syringe to add rubbing alcohol a little at a time
- Stirred with the skewer
- Used wax paper to press it down
- Left it open overnight to dry
- Put it to the test and struck a pose!
I think this is brilliant. I think practice will make it better - it isn't perfect but it's usable! I'll take it! I'm not sure why the final photo in the series makes it look like it morphed into a different color. It didn't! I shot the finished product several times during different times of the day but it looked copper in every shot; it is gold.
My next super-crushed shadow is a limited edition Urban Decay Deluxe color in a beautiful deep purple. I've also read that you can turn crushed shadows into nail polish so I might try that.
Definitely give this tutorial a try! I wish I'd known sooner because over the years I've sulked over a lot of make-up I thought had to be tossed.