Update: This post originally ran on July 25, 2013, but we love this beauty trick and wanted to make sure that you all had a chance to see it!
Cracked eye shadow is such a bummer. So many times I’ve gotten my hands on a color I love, used it a bit, thrown it in my bag, and then all of a sudden it’s ruined! I try to salvage as much of it as I can, but it just ends up getting everywhere. This got me thinking… there has to be a way to correct this mistake without buying an entirely new eye shadow. And there is. It’s surprisingly simple to fix your cracked eye shadow. Once you’re through, you’ll never even know it broke!
What you need: Rubbing alcohol and your broken eye shadow.
1. Pour a little rubbing alcohol into your eye shadow container — just enough so that the shadow is saturated.
2. Smooth out the mixture. You can use your finger, a spoon, a wooden stick — anything that will flatten it out.
3. Wait a few hours for the shadow to harden completely, and it will be as good as new!
I’ve read that another option is to replace the rubbing alcohol with petroleum jelly and eye cream. If you’ve tried it this way, let us know how it worked!
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