The Craft Patch: Pinterest Tested: Fixing Crumbled Makeup

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pinterest Tested: Fixing Crumbled Makeup

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity! 

I can't tell you how many compacts I have dropped and had all the makeup break into a million pieces. It's always a sad is expensive and I hate replacing it just because I'm a doofus with butterfingers. I saw this Pin and was excited to try it on a compact I had broken just a few days before. It was like fate! Ha ha. 

Here is the sad state of my makeup before:

All you need is some regular isopropyl alcohol and something to stir it with. I used a popsicle stick.

First you crush the makeup into a fine powder. Then add alcohol to the makeup until you can get it to a smooth, spreadable consistency. Think peanut butter.

Mine looked a little clumpy in this picture, so I added a little more alcohol after I took the picture.

Then you smooth it out the best you can:

Leave it overnight or until it's completely dry.

 It isn't as pretty as a new compact, but do I really care about that? Nope! All that crumbled makeup is usable again!

It totally worked! My shiny nose is very happy with this discovery. Now I'm off to fix a few eyeshadows that are in the same bad way. Hurray for a Pin Win!


  1. Awesome! I've been wondering if this works for a while. Thanks for testing!

  2. I've been meaning to test this pin! Thanks so much for figuring out that it works!

  3. Please never stop testing pins. You are the best!

  4. @Susannah

    Yep, I was pretty excited too. Thanks for stopping by, Susannah!

  5. After smoothing everything out try pressing on the mixture with a paper towel until it starts to come away dry. I've always done it this way and get nice smooth compacts every time :)

    1. Oooo... thanks for the tip, Hannah! I'm going to try that next time!


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