Yes, We have all done this… You dropped your eye shadow palette or the compact in your purse falls apart and the first thing that comes to mind “This make-up is ruined im putting it in the garbage” (sad face) but even though the make up is broken, missing or crumbled if you want to salvage it you sure can and very cost effectively also. All your going to need is some Alcohol (I’m using 91% for this post) you can definitely go with 70% that will work also.
Now let’s get to saving this make up! Ok find a flat tool anything that is flat to smooth the cracks and crumbles into place. Now put the alcohol in a small spray bottle and basically drench the make up. This can splatter so I would suggest some paper towels to clean up flying make-up particles.
Now that its drenched in alcohol, the alcohol acts as a binder and you can move the make up around at this point. Take your flat tool and try to get the surface as smooth and you can, kind of like your re-sculpting it.
After it is flat and to your liking take some paper towels and q-tips and clean up your make-up palette or compact and let it dry for a couple hours. I let mines dry overnight to make sure it was ready to use again in the morning.
The final result might not look brand new but if you want to savage the make-up you already have this is a great money saving way to do it! The make-up from this LA Colors palette actually came out more soft and easy to apply after being re-born and saved.
I’m all about saving time and money, I hope this helped someone out there. Until next time have a good one!