I then decided to turn to my DIY Pinerest board and see if I could find any fixes. Nope. I then decided to search online and within five minutes I found two fixes, one for each. What did we do before Google? The first easy fix I found was for my broken eyeshadow. I followed the step by step instructions of Erica’s YouTube video, but hey, who has five minutes to watch a video? I have broken it out into eight simple steps. I am not an expert DIY-er, I firmly plant my feet in the novice section and even I could do this!
|Steps to Fix a Broken Eyeshadow: Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten|
(1) Collect Your Tools: You will need the broken eyeshadow, a makeup brush with a rounded end, and some rubbing alcohol. Not pictured – you need papertowels and I ended up needing a spatula as well.
(2) Gather as much of the crushed eyeshadow as you can into the pan
(3) Use the back end of the makeup brush to completely crush all of the shadow so it is entirely powder.
(4) Pour the alcohol into the cap and then into the eyeshadow – you only need few drops!
(5) Use the makeup brush again swirl the alcohol around and create a thick paste. (I had so much product on the brush that I used a spatula to transfer as much as possible back into the pan).
(6) [not shown] Drop the pan many times on a hard surface to level out the surface of the eyeshadow paste
(7) After waiting one hour use a paper towel to firmly pack down the eyeshadow into the pan
(8) Wait one full day for the remainder of the alcohol to absorb
(9) Enjoy your new eyeshadow!
Since this perfume is NOT cheap I was determined to find a way to fix it and when I saw someone post a Wiki answer that they transferred theirs into a vintage bottle I knew that was my solution. I ordered a Glass Perfume Bottle with Spray Atomizer from Amazon and set about the transfer.
Honestly, breaking open a perfume bottle was much harder than I would have imagined. For some reason I was under the impression I might have just been able unscrew it or something? Wrong. It took a knife, a pair of pliers, and a great deal of strength to get that top off. In my efforts I actually broke the glass taking off the top.