Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Repairing a Broken Blush or Shadow

I was disappointed when I received this month's Birchbox and found one of the samples, a blush, had cracked in the mail. But did I let this get me down? No way!

Click below to learn this DIY!

Being the clumsy person that I am, this has happened to me before. I'm usually careful with my makeup, but any clumsy person will tell you how those cracks in the floor and tables will sneak up on you.

Then, BAM! There goes your eyeshadow or blush.

I've tried a few tutorials online and I thought I'd share with you a pictorial on how to fix your own cracked eyeshadow or blush disaster.

What you'll need:
  • Broken blush/shadow
  • Alcohol
  • Spoon (or something with a dull edge)
  • Paper towel
  • Towel
  • Something with a flat edge (quarter, blush brush with a flat end)
**Step 1**
Using the dull edge of your spoon/knife, mush up the broken pieces of the shadow.

It might seem counterproductive to further break your shadow, but this will ensure your shadow can come back together in later steps.

It should look pretty powdery. 

**Step 2**
Take a small amount of alcohol and pour it into your broken blush/shadow pan.

It doesn't matter how high a concentration of alcohol you use. But if you use a higher concentration, your shadow/blush will dry faster. I used 90% alcohol.

**Step 3**
Next, pick up your blush/shadow and drop it, lightly, several times. This is to make your blush/shadow set more smoothly.

**Step 4**
My blush still had some clumps in it, so I used my spoon to carefully break up the rest of the clumps.

Your blush/shadow will take on a muddy consistency. 

**Step 5**
Let the shadow sit until it dries. I let mine dry for about five hours while I went to school.

The blush was a dull, pale shade after drying.

**Step 6**
Make sure the shadow is DRY before this step!

Wrap the shadow with a paper towel and then use a large flat edge to flatten out the surface. I used the edge of my blush brush for this. For an eyeshadow or a small pan, you can use a quarter.

And that's it!
Wait at least a day before using your blush/shadow to make sure it is completely dry. Your shadow should be good as new!

Good luck and hope you enjoyed!



  1. Nice tips thanks! Pretty Blog too btw. Feel free to check out mine:)

  2. Hi every one, my name is Cara and i want to tell you all of how i got my man back with the help of Dr. Agba. My husband of seven years left me and our son for another woman saying that he is tired of me and want to move on with his life without me, i knew that something was wrong cause i did nothing wrong to him that can lead to break up. this break up left me in a confused state and there was nothing i could do until i told a friend about it who told me about this spell caster, at first, i never thought it was going to work out, but i had no choice than to give it a trial, then i contacted him and he did a spell for me and behold my husband came back on his knees begging to be with me for the rest of his life. i was quite amazed myself with the way the spell work. I would gladly recommend him for anybody cause he is really powerful and can make things happen. his contact is


Disqus for Giggle Blush

Pin It button on image hover