My mom and I recently went out for grocery. It was necessary as our fridge was begging for food! Besides, I consider it our mother-daughter bonding moment. We both find it a relaxing errand but when it's time to pay that's another story. Ha! Then of course before leaving the house a girl has to prep up. As I opened my make-up pouch to get my powder and blush... BAM! There it was all covered up in red powder. Somehow, my blush got broken and managed to create a mess. Argh! Now I've got a broken make-up and a whole pouch to clean. Worse, it was one of my favorite blushes. *sob* Luckily, Michelle Phan has recently uploaded a video on how to address such dilemma...
So I decided to give it a try. What have I got to lose anyway. Besides all I needed was some rubbing alcohol!
STEP 1: Get a clean spatula or a cotton bud (Q-tip). In my case I used the latter and took out the cotton part so I'm left with the plastic rod. Gently break the make-up into small pieces.
STEP 2: Continue doing this until you're left with very tiny pieces.
STEP 3: Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol.
STEP 4: Let the blush absorb the alcohol and mix it using the cotton bud rod until you achieve a paste-like consistency.
STEP 5: Using the same spatula or rod, smooth it out. I prefer tapping the container lightly against the table. Just raise it about an inch and drop it gently unto the table. It smoothens the surface better and faster.
STEP 6: Leave it as is for around three minutes to let the paste settle at the bottom of the container. This will also make the air bubbles pop away so you're not left with a bumpy surface later on.
STEP 7: Using a clean cotton bud, clean the areas where the paste has splattered out.
STEP 8: Leave it to dry overnight and voila! It's as good as new!
So the next time you break or drop your make-up, don't throw them out just yet. Try this trick first!
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