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Makeup CPR {Fixing shattered makeup}

I feel like we need to have a moment of silence for this situation right here ๐Ÿ™ #HighlighterFlatline


You gals will remember the excitement in the room when I received this OFRA highlighter in myย April Boxycharm in this post. So you can imagine my heartache when I spotted my toddler with this in his hand, gasping as if he innocently discovered this at the very moment I caught him. He’s lucky I did not put him up for adoption the very same day! ย He didn’t do all the damage though, he broke the lid off and cracked a piece of the highlighter out. I then taped it closed, put it in my bad meaning to depot it, forgot about it and dropped my bag. #SHATTERED highlighter and heart.

I have seen many posts online about how to fix your makeup and I was definitely prepared to try ANYTHING to save my highlighter.

Items used:

  • Alcohol
  • Thin nail art/makeup brush (back end)
  • 2.5ml measuring spoon or dropper
  • Serviettes or Double ply toilet roll




First I used the back end of the nail art brush to crush up all the highlighter into a powder form.







I then started adding drops of alcohol to the highlighter (eventually little spoonfuls as most of it evaporates almost immediately) and I mixed it using the back of the brush. You have to be patient, mix, drop, mix, etc.



I then took a thick piece of toilet roll and pressed it into the powder to absorb any excess alcohol. I did this also to smooth the product and press it into the pan…and voila….this is the end result…..


I then left it open to dry overnight.

It ain’t pretty, but it still works, so my heart will have to deal with my poor Frankenstein Highlighter now <3 Mama still loves you my precious….

You can use this method for fixing basically anything, blush, eyeshadows, etc. Though I really really hope you never have to perform makeup CPR gals!

Hmmm that toddler has in the last month destroyed my highlighter, an entire tub of Clinique moisturiser and also emptied an entire bottle of face serum from The Body Shop…brand new bottle as well. Read more about thatย HERE.ย I cannot deal anymore…he uses chairs, boxes, his brother’s back…anything to climb and get to where he wants to be *sobbing face* Anybody know where I can get makeup insurance?

And if anybody is looking for an almost 2yr old that can basically open anything…let me know, I may have one for sale ๐Ÿ˜‰


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17 thoughts on “Makeup CPR {Fixing shattered makeup}”

  1. Lol! What a creative super duper tip. I don’t have much make up but this is definitely going to come in handy… Thanks my friend. As for your toddler… Well handled little one, your creativity makes for interesting blogs! Xxx

  2. Oh my word! I can totally relate to this except it was only myself that caused the disaster… Last year I purchased the Swiitch Beauty glowgasm palette. I was so excited about it and couldn’t wait to receive it. I even commented on your post about the palette. I had packed it away neatly into a vanity bag. On New Years’ Eve after getting dressed for a party I was packing everything away and I dropped the vanity bag… I knew something happened but I was in a hurry an didn’t look until the next day. The highlighters are so soft and creamy the two on the end shattered to pieces.. It’s safe to say I was heartbroken since I saved up and waited in anticipation to receive it. Nevertheless I took to Youtube, my trusty friend when I have an issue and found a how to repair video using this technique. Its not a perfect job since both colours mixed into each other by its all back in one piece and I couldn’t be happier that I was able to salvage it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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