How To Fix Broken Blush Or Powder

Cracked Powder or Broken Blush: Here’s How To Fix ‘Em!

Whether you dropped your favorite compact or have just used the majority of your favorite pressed powder in such a way that it begins to crack at the edges, here’s how to fix your crumbling, broken blush or cracked powder so you really can use it to the last drop (er, swipe), without having to resort to applying it as a loose powder (for which it wasn’t designed and never quite works).

How To Fix A Cracked Powder Or Broken Blush

  1. Remove all of the powder or blush from the compact (yes, even if it means breaking it even more) and transfer to a small bowl. The more product you have, the bigger the bowl, but you want to be able to stir it around without all the product lying flat on the bottom.
  2. Use a fork or spoon to crush the powder into fine particles.
  3. Slowly (VERY slowly!) add rubbing alcohol to the powder until you’ve formed a thick paste. It’s better here to apply too little than too much.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture back into your compact (if you have a very little bit left, use an old eyeshadow compact instead).
  6. Use the back of a spoon to tightly press it into the compact.
  7. Leave open to air dry overnight or longer, as needed, until dry.