21 February 2013

How to Fix Broken Pressed Powder Make-up: Pinterest Review

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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.


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