There is nothing to scream about if you accidentally drop your favorite BB pact and broke it. Skin79 BB pacts come with a mirror. Unless, the mirror is shattered; nothing should warrant concern. Skin79 BB pacts and all other forms of powder cosmetics can be fixed using rubbing alcohol. Save your pocket- why should you toss something off that can be resurrected in a mo? Enough of the tossing with contact lenses already. Let’s continue using BB pacts to the longest. (According to experts, BB pacts should last for more than 3 years. This however, does not allow you to ignore the guidelines; embedded on the packaging)
- Other than broken BB pact, you need the following essentials
- Plastic wrap or a small petri dish
- Eyeshadow brush
- 70% Alcohol
- Cover your BB pan with a plastic wrap tightly. You are preparing your pact for the next “crushing & beating” stage. Take note, there happens no spillage as you turn your compressed BB pact back in powdered form. OR
- Alternatively; you can take the pieces of broken pact into a petri dish for the crushing process. Only, if you fear you will damage the powder pan during grinding.
- Using your spatula, gently crush the powder into pieces- not only the broken pieces but the entire pact. Aim at crushing it too much that it achieves the powdery form.
- Using a dropper, add few drops of 70% alcohol and stir it up. The consistency should neither be too thick nor too thin that it starts running out. Mix it until you get the desired smooth consistency.
- Now using your eye shadow brush; draw clear and sharp edges. Let it air dry for few hours. You will be amazed at what you receive after the pact has completely dried up.
If you have plenty of broken eye shadows, blushers, highlighters; you can go little wacky. Instead of throwing your investment in a dustbin, it is always fun to invent something new from the waste. Mix all your powders together to get a new shimmery eye shadow. The new product is something that only you own and thus may help you build your signature line of makeup ;)
The above method can also be used to revive old cream shadows, mousses or cracked blushers that have gone brittle over time.
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