How To Fix Broken Makeup in 5 easy steps

How to Fix (FIXY) your Broken Makeup is 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Jill Rossini on

You know your broken makeup can be saved, but how? Learning to fix broken makeup with a repair kit is easier than you think! Only have five minutes? Perfect, you only need three. Need it before you run out the door? Not a problem! You can wear your fixed makeup immediately. No wait time, no frustration, and no change in color pigmentation! Sounds like the perfect secret weapon to me!

When you purchase a makeup repair kit, you aren’t just getting a one time use; you can save multiple broken makeup products with it! These kits come with nine makeup tins for your eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, and pressed powders. Additionally, we understand it’s frustrating when makeup containers are scattered about, so the kit includes a magnetic palette! Simplified, hassle-free organization? Yes, please!

Let’s get started!


In the kit, you’ll find a small box composed of multiple sections. This is the press, and it’s where the magic happens! Remove the top section of the press so you can see what we call the “grinding drawer.” This drawer has a screen for grinding your makeup into a fine powder. You’ll want to use the included makeup pick to scrape your broken makeup onto the screen. Try scraping everything out of your old container if you can. I don’t know about you, but with the price of makeup, I want to use every bit!
Dump Broken Makeup


With the kit’s grinding tool, grind the makeup in a circular motion. When you’ve ground the powder through the screen, use the kit’s brush to get all the remaining powder from the sides. If you’re extra OCD like yours truly, feel free to lightly tap on the screen to encourage every last bit to fall through. Once you’re satisfied, lift away the section with the screen.

Grind Broken Makeup

From among the included empty makeup tins, choose the right size for your product. For example, if you are fixing a blush, you may decide the medium tin fits it best. It’s perfectly fine if you happen to choose the wrong size, so don’t stress over it. It’s just as easy to redo these steps a second time!

Now, take the top section you removed from the press originally. Look for the tray with three holes in it. Lay that tray flat and slide your selected makeup tin into the appropriately-sized hole. This will help keep everything steady when pouring and pressing your makeup. Using the tall corner of the base and your brush, pour the makeup into your new tin.
Pour Broken Makeup to Fix Broken Makeup


This next step is only needed if your makeup isn’t mineral-based. If you are using the gorgeous mineral makeup everyone’s always raving about, feel free to skip this step. If not, you’ll need to spray your makeup. Using the spray bottle with the binding solution, keep your hand about five inches above the makeup tin, and give it few light sprays (the amount will vary so look at the bottle or your instructions for more info). You want it damp not drowning. Before moving on, see if it seems too wet. If it does, simply place a tissue on to of the holes before moving on.

Spray Broken Makeup to Fix Broken Makeup


Taking the very top section of the press, align it over the tray and your makeup tin. Using both hands, press down with fairly decent force and hold it for a few seconds. This is what packs your makeup together again. Lift off the top and gauge whether it needs another press. If it does, go ahead. Otherwise, you’re done! Lift the tray to remove your makeup tin and voilà--no more loose, crushed makeup!
Press Broken Makeup to Fix Broken Makeup


If there’s makeup leftover, lightly tap it into the base and you’re good to go! Now just set the tin into the magnetic palette for safe keeping. Your makeup bag will thank you! If you want, test your makeup to see that the color hasn’t changed. It’s still your favorite shade, but usable again!

We all know that no matter how careful we are, our makeup gets broken. There’s good news, though! Even if you use all the tins provided in the kit, you can reorder more. You don’t have to purchase a new kit, just order the products you need! Whether more tins or a small or large palette, you can order specifically what you want. Use Broken Makeup
Now you know how to fix broken makeup, but would you like a visual aid? We have a video just for that!

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