A terrible and awful accident happened to one of my favourite makeup babies this weekend. My everyday go-to item fell off my makeup shelf in my bathroom and crashed onto my toilet seat. Classy, I know! All because I was keeping my toddler from using the bathroom sink like it was a birth bath at Central Park. As I swung around to grab her, I bumped my holy grail of highlighter, Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, off the shelf. Watching this baby fall was one of my worst nightmares. When I opened it up I prayed to all the saints that it was all in one piece, but unfortunately it was not my lucky day. Fortunately, I was able to bring it back to life thanks to a little makeup and DIY related knowledge. Of course, I’m sharing this with you because this nightmare can happen to any of us.
How To Fix Broken Powder Makeup
I knew this accident was bound to happen one day. I have an energetic toddler who I have to keep up with, and she LOVES to hang out with mommy as I do my makeup. I’m so glad I was able to do a quick Google search on how to fix my highlighter baby; so you don’t have to, here is a detailed step by step guide on how to fix your wounded powder makeup.
What You’ll Need
- Your sad and broken powder makeup
- Plastic wrap
- Rubbing alcohol (higher than 70%)
- Cotton balls or rounds
Wash your hands. Crush the powder until they are tiny and loose. I used my finger, but feel free to use the tip of a cotton swab or q-tip if that makes you more comfortable.
Pour some alcohol into a small container. I used the lid because it was just more convenient at the time; feel free to do the same of course.
Dip the cotton ball or round into the alcohol and let it soak up the liquid.
Gently squeeze the alcohol over the powder makeup ensuring to cover the area evenly. Do not overdo it! Getting a little bit throughout is enough. Once you get tot the next step you will notice if you need to add a little more. Remember, it’s easier to add than to drown your makeup in alcohol.
Take a piece of the plastic wrap and cover the broken powder with it. Shape out the plastic wrap to cling slightly to the edges of the container. Then gently smooth out all the powder while adding slight pressure to mix it all together and blend. If it feels too powdery and it isn’t quite sticking together, then feel free to add a little more alcohol and repeat.
Once you feel all of the powder is smoothed out, gently peel off the plastic wrap. The image above was my final result. It’s not perfect, as in it doesn’t look brand new obviously, but I was quite happy with how it turned out. I saved it!
I shared this snap the day after the TLC I had to give my Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop. It worked perfectly. Funny thing is, I have the Becca x Jaclyn Hill palette with has the Champagne Pop as well (it’s obvious I need two!) but I still wanted to make sure this baby didn’t go to waste. I use my palette for special occasions and my solo pressed powder for every day wear. I sparkle like a unicorn every single day!