How To Fix Your Broken Makeup

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If you’ve ever dropped your makeup bag, you know the anxious feeling that follows—all you can do is hope that your beloved products are still in tact. If they’re not, don’t freak out. Here, get our simple steps for fixing broken lipsticks, shattered eye shadows and dried-out gel liners. Now you don’t have to worry about throwing your beloved makeup away–because we all know, money doesn’t grow on trees.

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Fix Your Shattered Eye Shadow

Step 1: Use the opposite end of your makeup brush to crush the eye shadow into a powder form.

Step 2: Moisten the shadow with a few drops of rubbing alcohol until creates a thick paste.

Step 3: Smooth the top of the shadow with a makeup brush until it is condensed and flat.

Step 4: Let it dry overnight and it will be good as new again.

Fix Your Broken Lipstick

Step 1: Hold each end over an open flame to melt.

Step 2: Stick both pieces back together.

Step 3: Melt around the lipstick to smooth it out again.

Fix Dried-Out Eye Liner

Step 1: Wet the dry liner with eye drops (this is better than alcohol because it is applied so close to the eye).

Step 2: Mix the drops into the liner with the opposite end of your eye shadow brush to create a thick paste.

Step 3: Smooth the top of the shadow with a makeup brush until it is condensed and flat.