If you’re a fan of makeup, you know the feeling of breaking a beloved eyeshadow palette. It’s a heart-wrenching moment, but there’s good news: you don’t have to toss it! This issue has a straightforward solution that is doable at home.

Here’s how to fix broken eyeshadow.


  • Broken eyeshadow
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Small spatula or spoon
  • Small jar or container
  • Tissue or paper towel

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

The first step to fixing a broken eyeshadow is to gather all of the necessary materials. You’ll need the broken eyeshadow, rubbing alcohol, a small spatula or spoon, a small jar or container, and a tissue or paper towel. Make certain that your workspace is tidy and dry, and that your hands are also clean.

Step 2: Crush the Eyeshadow

Using the spatula or spoon, crush the broken eyeshadow into small pieces. Be sure to remove any large pieces or chunks, as they won’t mix well with the rubbing alcohol.

Step 3: Add Rubbing Alcohol

Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the eyeshadow. The amount of alcohol you need will depend on how much eyeshadow you have, but start with just a few drops and add more as needed. The alcohol will help the eyeshadow bind together, so be careful not to add too much. You want the mixture to have a paste-like consistency.

Step 4: Mix Well

Using the spatula or spoon, mix the eyeshadow and rubbing alcohol together until they are well combined. Make sure to scrape the sides of the container to ensure everything is fully mixed.

Step 5: Press the mixture into the Container

Once the mixture is fully combined, use your fingers or the spatula to press the mixture back into the original eyeshadow container. Make sure to press the mixture down firmly, so it’s even and flat. You can also use a clean coin to press the mixture down.

Step 6: Smooth the Surface

Take a piece of tissue or paper towel and gently press it onto the surface of the eyeshadow. This will help absorb any excess alcohol and smooth out the surface of the eyeshadow. Don’t press too firmly because you don’t want to ruin the eyeshadow.

Step 7: Allow to Dry

Before using the eyeshadow again, let it completely dry. Depending on how much alcohol you consumed, this could take a few hours or even an entire night. Once it’s dry, your eyeshadow will be good as new!

Tips and Tricks

  • If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, you can use vodka instead. Just make sure it’s a clear, unflavored vodka.
  • You can also use a setting spray instead of rubbing alcohol. Just spray a few spritzes over the broken eyeshadow and follow the same steps as above.
  • Try incorporating a drop of coconut oil into the mixture if you’re having trouble getting the eyeshadow to adhere to one another. This will help it bind together better.


Fixing a broken eyeshadow is easy with just a few simple steps. Don’t throw away your favorite eyeshadow palettes just because they’ve been broken. With a little bit of rubbing alcohol and some patience, you can have your eyeshadows looking like new again.

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