Broken eyeshadows or blushes can be disheartening. You can’t travel with them or use them in any way. Even the thought of opening the case may scare you—nobody wants to make mess with broken eyeshadow after all. But now you can put all your broken eyeshadows to good use! Don’t believe me? Go grab those discarded broken eyeshadows and blushes—I’ll teach you how to use them!
Three Different Uses Of Broken Eyeshadows:
Eyeshadows make the eyes appear more beautiful and bright. But they can work in other ways too.
1. Create Your Own Lip Gloss:
Squeeze out a small amount of Vaseline and take your broken eyeshadow and mix it together without any lumps. And that’s it—you will have a gorgeous lip gloss shade within a minute! The formula of the customized lip gloss made with broken eyeshadow and Vaseline will not only be hydrating but will also provide awesome color pay off to your lips. Once you have tried a small batch of your new lip gloss made with broken eyeshadows, test it on your lips. If you like it, then go ahead and make more lip glosses. So, now remember not to throw away your broken eyeshadows.
2. Create Your Own Liquid Eye Liner:
Do you love to use fresh, vibrant, bright kajals and eyeliners but don’t have the extra money to spend on a new one? No problem. This makeup trick will show you a super quick way to make the eyeliner all by yourself at home! Check the expiry date of the eyeshadow before making the eyeliner. If you wish to make a shimmery or satiny eyeliner, go for powder eyeshadows, which contain shimmer or glitter particles. If you want a matte finish for your eyeliner, then go for a powder eyeshadow in matte finish.
Take some eyeshadow powder and add a few drops of water to them for creating a liquid-like consistency. If you have refreshing eye drops, you can also use it instead of water to make the eyeliner. Use a pointed thin eyeliner brush and mix the powder well to form a thin liquid liner consistency. Start by adding few drops of water to avoid a runny consistency. Mix the powder eye shadow with the water for a good 2 minutes to avoid any lumps in the product, and check for fine consistency. And that’s it—a custom made liquid eyeliner, just for you!
You can add a bit of eye primer to the mixture to make the liner last longer.
3. Create Your Own Nail Polish:
It is the same rule here again, if you wish to make shimmery or satiny nail polish. Go for powder eyeshadows, which contain shimmer or glitter particles. If you want a matte finish for your nail polish, then go for powder eyeshadows in matte finish.
Take about a teaspoon of eyeshadow powder and add it to clear nail polish, which is readily available in the market. Use some fine thin eyeliner or a paint brush and mix the powder well to form a thin liquid nail polish consistency. Shake the bottle rigorously to mix the contents well. Apply it to your nails and set it with a top coat to prevent chipping. If you feel the consistency of the nail polish is thick, then start by adding few drops of thinner to ease the consistency. Then, again mix the contents for one minute to avoid any lumps in the product, and check for fine consistency.
Go ahead, dig out all your broken eyeshadows and put them to good use. You can now create 3 different makeup products with something which was headed for the dustbin! So, what’s stopping you? Go on, try these tricks today!
What do you do with your broken eyeshadows? Do you simply discard them? Share your views and experience with us in the comments section below.