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How to Save Broken Blush

How to Salvage Your Broken Blush

Whoever decided bathroom floors should be tiled is officially the enemy of beauty addicts. Even if you're supercareful, it's easy to make one little slip during your morning routine and drop your favorite powder blush. You know the feeling — you pick up the compact, adrenaline racing, and carefully open it. If it's intact, you breathe a sigh of relief. If not . . . your heart breaks into a million pieces, just like the blush. All is not lost, though. You have two options: you can reset the powder or transform it into something totally new.

To reset, mix a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the blush. There's no correct amount; just add little by little until the product has fully absorbed it. Then stir the blush with a toothpick. The shards should turn into a paste as you mix it. Once all chunks are fully smoothed out, flatten your mixture as best you can, and let it set overnight. The blush should be totally restored (though it might not look as cute as before), and it will work just as it did before the damage.

To transform it, take whatever blush fragments you can save and put them into a small resealable jar, crushing any pieces so it becomes a finely milled powder. Add a small amount of petroleum jelly, adding more as needed to convert your powder blush into a cream formula. Vaseline seriously works wonders!

These two processes work on bronzers, eye shadows, and just about any pressed powder product you can think of, but we recommend avoiding this process entirely by getting a soft, cushy rug for your bathroom.

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Posted by Top Knot on Monday, October 12, 2015

nancyeinhart nancyeinhart 3 years

This is such a great idea! I'm going to try this next time.

duplinger duplinger 9 years
I just love these ideas!!
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
cute jar
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Love the disco jar - but the 80's were a fab time for me.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I'm totally too thrifty and much older. I turn all my bits into powder and apply as usual. If you don't like vaseline use other potted clear glosses; works just as well. Eyeshadows do the same, mix them up you can come up with some great colors.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
hm. blush mixed with vaseline on your lips or eyes. TOTALLY NASTY!!!
starrynite45 starrynite45 10 years
this is a great tips for broken makeup...for me it's similar to my broken semi-powder that had fallen to the floor accidentally ... i mix it up with clear lip gloss or lip balm to be nude shade lip gloss & it's great! don't have to buy new nude lip gloss ^^
nikkidac nikkidac 10 years
You can also completely pulverize the broken blush and turn it into a loose powder blush.
SkinnieJeans SkinnieJeans 10 years
Wow thanks for the tips I’m clumsy when it comes to makeup LOL
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 10 years
When I saw the Vaseline I immediately thought TYRA
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i love this! thanks!
natalya natalya 10 years
Another tip: If its a newish blush and you bought it from a department store makeup counter, you can *almost* always return it. They are always really good about replacing items that have been damaged.
lamombo lamombo 10 years
great tips!-i hate it when that happens!i have an eyeshadow this happened to.
miss-matilda miss-matilda 10 years
careful!!! many blushes are not formulated to be consumed! I would higly suggest not doing this unless you know your blush is safe. Since it is made to be on face and not lips they put things in it that they dont put in lipstick.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Bella what about if it's black eyeshadow that you dropped?? I recently broke my into a million pieces and use it for eye liner. Any ideas?
SugarFreak SugarFreak 10 years
Now THAT is a great little pearl of wisdom :) I'm such a clutz, so this is definitely a tip I can (and will) be putting to use Thanks Bella!
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
Love the jar! That's a great tip!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
Interesting idea. I just don't like the way Vaseline feels on my skin though.
Porsche Porsche 10 years
What a great tip!
DivaBunny DivaBunny 10 years
i never heard that abt the alcohol! good to know! will that work for bronzer also?
Anaiva Anaiva 10 years
You could actually just take all the pieces and add some isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to them, and wait for it to dry. Then your blush will be in one piece. You can also depot eye shadows this way.
tati33 tati33 10 years
love the vaseline jar!
rb24 rb24 10 years
Great tip!!
potterlove potterlove 10 years
Awesome tip, even awesomer jar! Lovin' the rhinestones! Fab!
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