How to Fix a Broken Eyeshadow

Ugh, there is nothing worse than coming home from travelling to find broken eye shadows in your palette ūüė¶ It’s just the worst!! But holding onto broken eye shadows, blushes or even powders, can make a huge mess in your makeup bag.

Most people would just throw out their broken makeup and buy a new one, but in my opinion, that is totally unnecessary! You can fix it (for free) and make it good as new again!!!

Here is how I fixed my MAC eye shadow and how you can save yours as well!!

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1. What you will need:

Paper towel, tweezers, zip lock baggie, rubbing alcohol, a quarter, and of course-your broken eye shadow.

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2. Broken eye shadow…

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3. Place the broken eye shadow in the the corner of the zip lock baggie to avoid a mess…

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4. Use the end of the tweezers, and press it into the broken eye shadow to crush it even further… do not be afraid, its ok ūüôā

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5. Carefully remove the eye shadow from the baggie and place it on the paper towel. Do not tip it as it will be the consistency of loose powder…

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6. Add 3-4 drops of rubbing alcohol directly into the pot until it is damp…

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7. Wrap the quarter with paper towel, and be sure there are no folds or wrinkles in the paper towel…

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8. Press and hold the quarter firmly into the eye shadow a few times to be sure it hardens, and leave it out to dry over night..

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9. Good as new, and ready to use again!!

 

Side note: This is one of my favourite golden brown shadows!! It is called Romp, and was recently discontinued last year. As soon as I heard it was on the good bye list, I ordered a bunch to keep stocked up!! But even with a few extras in my kit, I couldn’t let this one go to waste!! Romp was rescued ūüôā

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Tip!

So instead of just posting quick tips on my facebook page and twitter, I thought I would start posting them on the blog, with a little more information, images and recommendations!

Today’s Tip:

Less is more!!  Pick the feature you want to play up (eyes or lips) and keep the rest of your look simple!

I am currently addicted a bold, bright lip and neutral eye!!  Specifically HOT PINK lips.  I just can not get enough of it.  Its perfect for summer, super easy to achieve and keeps your look fresh and on trend!

My absolute- most favourite – HOT PINK lipsticks are currently (mine of course) Daisy Cosmetics’ fushia lipstick in “Intoxicate”, or my full pigment lip gloss appropriately named “Hot Lips”¬†but¬†I am also loving the Kardashian Beauty – Joystick lip lacquer in ¬†“Shocking Pink”.

Some of my favourite hot pink lip looks at the moment are:

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You don’t have to just do pink, if that is not your thing!!! You can play around with any bold bright lip, as long as its paired with a neutral eye to keep your look balanced!

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Our First Feature!

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I am very happy to say that one of our Engagement Shoots was featured on Canadian Wedding Blog, Champagne Sweets!!¬† This is my first ever big blog¬†feature so¬†I am kinda super excited about it ūüėČ Hopefully this will be the first of many more to come!

You can see the story and the feature by clickinghere!!!

We worked with such a cute couple on this shoot, and Devon was an absolute pleasure to do makeup on.   I did two different looks for her engagement shoot.  The first look was very soft, natural and innocent, very fitting her her personality and went with the vintage, rustic vibe of the shoot.  I then decided to spice it up a little bit for the second half of the shoot, and added more dimension and definition to her eyes, and opted for a bold lip  for a much more dramatic look.  She is such a stunning girl, and pulled it off effortlessly!!  

I also want to give a shout out to the other wedding professionals I worked with on this shoot.  We had a blast working together, and I am so happy with how the shoot turned out.  They all did a fabulous job!! Congrats ladies, you rock!!!

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