Skip To Content

    Broken Makeup? Fix It With This Clever Hack

    Don't throw that bronzer out!

    What you need:

    Broken makeup

    Clean knife

    Rubbing alcohol
    Paper towel or tissue


    1. Collect all of the broken makeup pieces in the bottom of the compact.

    2. Break up the makeup as fine as you can using a very clean knife.

    3. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and mix until it forms a paste; add a few more drops if needed.

    4. Spread and smooth makeup back into the compact. Tap on a flat surface to remove any air bubbles. Let dry about 1 hour, or until almost dry but still a little damp.

    5. Cover the makeup surface with a clean paper towel or tissue. Use the cap of the rubbing alcohol bottle to pack and smooth the makeup even further. Let dry completely.

    Tip: If the makeup container is too small to mix in, empty the broken makeup into a clean cup or bowl, mix and return to the container to dry.

    Follow BuzzFeed’s Nifty on Facebook for more mind-blowing hacks and DIYs.