Today I am fixing this Pixi by Petra Summer Glow Palette Sheer Sunshine and the reason it is broken is in no way a fault of the product. I dropped it. Multiple times. Whoops. But I really love the shine these colors give off, especially when mixed, and was not going to let it go waste. In the past if I had broken a shadow or pan like this I would have been very sad and then tossed it but about six years ago I learned a hack for how to repair a broken palette ! I watched a few YouTube videos recommending different methods but this was the most successful – though pausing the videos to do each step was a bit cumbersome. Thus, I have broken the process out into six simple steps on how to repair a broken palette and while I am not an expert DIYer even I could do this:
(1) Collect Your Tools: You will need the broken palette, a makeup brush with a rounded end (I picked two of different sizes), rubbing alcohol. paper towels (called kitchen roll here in the UK) and I ended up needing a spatula as well.
(2) Gather and Disperse: Gather as much of the broken product as you can into the pan and then use the back end of the makeup brush to completely crush all of the shadow so the entire pan is loose powder.
(3) Make it Wet: Pour a small amount of the rubbing alcohol (or Surgical Spirit here in the UK) into the cap and the drop by drop into the pan – you only need a small amount!
(4) Mix it Up: Use the makeup brush again swirl the alcohol around and create a thick paste with the product. (I had so much product on the brush that I used a spatula to transfer as much as possible back into the pan). [not shown] Drop the pan many times on a hard surface to level out the surface of the eyeshadow paste
(5) Pack it In: After waiting one hour use a paper towel to firmly pack down the eyeshadow into the pan.
(6) Wait and Enjoy: For best result wait 24 hours for the remainder of the alcohol to absorb and then enjoy your newly repaired palette – shadow, shimmer, or any other compact!
Did you know how to Repair a Broken Palette?