How To Repair Your Broken Powder Products Like A Pro

January 11, 2020

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Oh no! You just dropped your powder product and now it’s broken. The poor makeup baby is laying on the floor is thousands of pieces, ready for the trash. Wait! You don’t have to throw your powder product out yet, because there’s a super-easy way to repair them. No worries, I’ll explain how to repair your broken powder products like a pro!

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The moment I got my first broken eyeshadow palette in the mail, I was heartbroken. It came all the way from the US (I’m talking about this eyeshadow palette) so returning would be very time consuming and maybe not even possible. I was doubting between throwing it out already or… just browse the web to see if so smartass came up with a solution. A little research before throwing a product out is never wrong. 

After a good research, I was ready. Well, ready? I was so nervous and scared to actually ruin the whole palette but I actually didn’t have much to lose (yeah my money but that’s it). I gathered all the stuff I needed and started the process. It was actually way easier than Google let it seem to be. After that time, I had to repair a couple more powder products after I received a broken one or let it drop on the floor. 

You might recognize the struggle of a broken eyeshadow or another kind of powder you just dropped or which arrived broken? You don’t have to put a lot of effort into it to actually make sure you can use the powder product again. In today’s post, I’ll show you step by step how to repair your broken powder product! 

How To Repair Your Broken Powder Products Like a Pro – Step by Step Guide

First of all, what do you need? I think most of the products are already somewhere in your house, which makes it even easier. If not, the only things you need to get are: 

  • Rubbing Alcohol, the closer to 100% the better
  • Spoon or something smaller like a coin
  • Dropper

The first step is to gather as many as possible of the product together and put it back into the original pan. If the broken powder product isn’t shattered all over the floor, that’ll be an easier step since you only have to make sure to put as much product as possible from all over the packaging back into the pan. 

Most of the articles on Google say that you need to break the powder if it isn’t fully broken yet. I never did this and I don’t think this is a needed step. Especially when your powder product is still in pretty good condition (like, maybe you only shattered a little bit or it shattered in big pieces). 

The second step, once as much as possible powder product is back in its pan, is to put the alcohol in a dropper since you don’t want to drown your broken powder product. Start dripping in the alcohol slowly and make sure your powder product is wet but not soaking wet.

It depends on the kind of powder product you’ve broken if you need a spoon or something like a coin. I think a coin works the best since it’s very precisely but I would prefer a spoon if I dropped a bigger powder product like a blush or bronzer. 

Now the powder product is wet, start pressing it into the pan with the coin or spoon. You can also smooth it out to make sure it looks almost as good as new. 

After you’re happy with how it’s pressed back into the pan and smoothed out, it’s time to let it dry. Let it dry for at least 24 hours without the cab on it. I personally let my products dry to the air for about 24-36 hours. Also, don’t forget to clean up the dust and little broken pieces if there’s still any on your packaging.  

I recommend using the product again after 48 hours, to make sure it’s all dried down and pressed back into the packaging properly. 

That’s it! Super easy, affordable and quick way to repair your broken powder product! 


Comments (5)

  • The Newbury Girl

    January 12, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Omg girl, I was cracking up at your intro…. makeup baby ???…. but actually ? accurate!

    Also, I totally agree with your tips! I did crush up the rest of my shadow and found it helpful based on the weird way my shadow cracked. BUT you are a genuine for using a spoon to smooth out the shadow bc mine dried with more of an uneven texture lol

    1. Simone | Beautymone

      January 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Lmao you know you’re beauty-obsessed when you start calling your products makeup babies!

      I agree, sometimes it could be more helpful to just crack the whole shadow.
      A spoon literally makes a shadow look new again! 🙂

  • Enn

    February 20, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I can fix so many of my palettes now! I didn’t even know this was possible! Thank you!!

  • mehsi

    February 21, 2020 at 11:03 am

    HOLY, Thank you for this post! I didn’t even know you could fix broken powder products. Now, if I still have that palette, I can fix it. It fell off the shelf I kept it on and it shattered. It was one of my new ones as well and oh so gorgeous with all sorts of mermaid colours. And I got a few more that just had a bump against something. 🙁

    1. Simone | Beautymone

      February 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Ugh, it always breaks my heart if a product fell and shattered, thankfully it’s super easy to repair them! Hopefully, this post is going to help you fix your products and enjoy them again! 🙂

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