Like I mentioned in my July Boxycharm post, the last 2 months I’ve received damaged palettes, each with a broken shadow. They send replacements, but then I have a palette that’s perfectly fine, except for one shadow. I’d heard about re-potting using rubbing alcohol and I figured why not? Much to my surprise, it works!
The victim of shipping:
Rubbing alcohol and a dropper-I poured some alcohol into the cap:
Put enough drops of alcohol into the pan to moisten the shadow:
Mix it so the liquid is spread evenly through the powder, then I sort of spread the wet powder to flatten it:
Let it sit for a few hours to dry-I left mine overnight just to be sure.
It doesn’t look too gorgeous, but once it’s dry, you can put a piece of toilet paper or tissue over the new shadow, then take a coin and press gently.
And you’ve fixed your broken shadow. It’s not going to look perfect obviously, but it’s it will just as usable as the others.
I’m going to try to fix a Makeup Geek highlighter that came shattered-we’ll see….
Now I can give these extra palettes away and they won’t be short a shade! 👍🏻
Talk soon, Lovelies