Over the weekend, I managed to drop my favorite eye shadow compact. The eye shadow still works (obviously), but the little chunks and eye shadow dust are annoying. Good thing I read a handy little tip in the February 2011 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. All I needed was some rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol to restore my eye shadow to its former self. A 32 oz. bottle from Walgreen’s was $2.
Trickle enough rubbing alcohol onto the broken makeup to form a paste. Drag the back of a spoon (or a clean finger) over it to reshape.
Leave the compact overnight to dry. The alcohol will evaporate, returning the makeup to its original form.
PS – My eye shadow of choice is Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer in Lucky Penny. Here it is at Sephora.
What’s your favorite eye shadow?