Here's how you do it, and apologies if you've seen this a billion times before. What you need:
- Loose eyeshadow
- Empty eyeshadow pan
- Rubbing alcohol or surgical spirits, although I have used rum in the past! Basically the higher the alcohol content the quicker it dries.
- Ear buds or anything small-ish to use to mix the eyeshadow
- A coin the size of your empty eyeshadow pan.
|Make sure you lay down some tissues as this will get a bit messy.|
|I used Chi Chi eyeshadow dust in Shopaholic. |
|I love the colour, but find it a pain to use because I don't like working with messy pigments. As a result this colour had been in the bottom of my makeup draw not getting much love.|
|Add a couple of drops of alcohol to the pigment and mix well with the cotton bud|
|Put your coin in some tissue and use it to press down on the wet mixture. Press well to get rid of as much of the alcohol as possible and leave the surface smooth.|
|Voila! Leave to dry overnight, and your eyeshadow is ready to use.|
You can also use this method to repair broken eyeshadows or any other broken powder makeup. The alcohol smell will evaporate as it dries, and the colour will not be affected at all.
Do you like loose pigments? or do you just not go anywhere near them?