Hey everyone, so from past posts you might have noticed about my beloved Coastal Scents blush breaking. I was so sad because this blush was really my favorite one of the palette. My sister even told me “forget about it just throw the thing in the trash”. But I could not do that, so I started looking over YouTube and this is what I found.
You can fix your blush or any powder with this technique, I was unsure so I asked my makeup teacher what I could do, she recommended the same procedure so I thought: “Oh well what a hell, I might end up spilling this blush in the floor someday, I might as try to fix it”.
Now this post is about me doing all the fixing until the finishing product, I will attach pictures and tell you if it worked in the end. Right now as I am writing I am praying it works because I haven’t started the experiment yet.
So this is what you will need:
- A small glass or container (I did not have any so I had to use a plastic cup)
- Alcohol the most distillated the best I could only get 91% at Wal-mart
- A small spoon
- A small plastic bag (a zipploc would work fine)
- A towel in case any spilling accidents happen
- A plastic cap to press the shadow (optional)
- The blush or powder you are fixing
Steps to Follow:
Empty the blush/powder in a plastic bag and smash it (carefully of course jeje) until you get a smooth powder.
Empty the powder into the glass/plastic container and add a little bit of the alcohol, for this I added 2 small caps of the same bottle. You need to mix until you get a dewy consistency. Be careful when adding the liquid, too much alcohol will make your mix impossible to get back to your palette and you will just end up doing a mess.
When the powder and the alcohol are completely mixed it’s time to empty the mix into your palette again, if you have other blushes near I would recommend you to cover these first, I forgot to do it and had to clean all the mess I made afterwards.
The next step would be pressing your shadow with a smooth cap, for your blush/powder to appear as brand new, but the truth was that I really struggled in this part, I was not able to make a good shape, and I was only wasting product so I just tried to make a not that bad shape with the small spoon I used for the mix.
Let it dry. I left this dry 24 hours total. But you can leave it less time depending on the amount of product you have.
My opinions about this procedure:
I think it works I mean I thought that the color would change a lot but, I don’t think so. I still like the color.
It did not lose its creamy consistency. The blush by itself before breaking had a nice soft and creamy consistency and I think it did not lose that.
I did make a mess when doing all this process. So if you are not willing to make it, better not try it.
You can do this with loose powders or shadows to. I haven’t done it, but talking to my makeup teacher she said that you could do the same for these products.
I am happy to see that my palette is complete again; I mean it does not seem perfect, but at least I now know that I won’t be spilling blush all over my floor.