other people in my shoes may have tossed it or even kept it in its new fractured form. but i can’t bear to trash a perfectly good eyeshadow, nor can i deal with the loose powder–it’s just too messy.
so i salvaged the remainder of it using this tried and true technique:
1. break down the eyeshadow even more into tiny, fine pieces with a clean spoon.
2. using an eye-dropper, squirt a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the pan.
3. firmly press the shadow together with the back of the spoon.
4. allow to air-dry.
as shown above, it’s not quite as good as new, mostly because i only applied very few drops of alcohol. i’ll probably repeat the steps just to harden up the corners a bit. but it’s solid and useable and that’s all you really need! keep this tip in mind the next time your eyeshadow cracks. it really works!
p.s. for an alternative fix (and a little more time-consuming) that will get your eyeshadow looking new and smooth, click here.