Sleeping past your alarm and rushing into work is a bummer. Stubbing your toe is a bummer. Overeating and then hating your self with self remorse … is a bummer (unless it’s Chipotle). Do you know what the biggest bummer of all is?
Broken eyeshadows. Yeah, I know. Serious stuff. I saw you flench when you read that.
I placed an order online through Stila, when my package arrived I excitedly ripped open the package and started digging in. Everything was dandy until:
Oh the horror! I shake my fist at you, US Postal Service!
After overcoming my feelings of sadness and anger, I picked myself back up and got to work- and I put it back together How? Take a look!
Step 1: Break up the rest of the eyeshadow. I used the end of a fork. It will kind of break your heart to do this, but remember: the eyeshadow is broken so you can’t use it anyway.
Step 2: Add some isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). You can use a dropper if you have one, or you can just pour some into the cap and add it the the eyeshadow (that’s what I did).
Step 3: Mix until eyeshadow becomes a paste. Just add alcohol a little at a time until you reach this consistency. If you add too much, don’t worry it isn’t ruined. It will just take longer to dry.
Step 4: Press eyeshadow back into the pan with a tissue over it. Don’t press too hard because then it will spill out of the sides. Just a nice firm press will do. You can also use a coin (with a tissue over it) to get a more even press, however, keep in mind some of the print on the coin will transfer over to the eyeshadow. On the bright side, you’ll have a custom George Washington eyeshadow.
Step 5: Admire your work, and let dry. Generally (depending on the size and amount of alcohol you add) it takes 2-3 hours to dry. However, I usually leave mine overnight just to be extra safe.
You’re welcome eyeshadow, you’re welcome.
Hope this helps! Have an awesome glittery day!