Beauty products aren’t cheap and there’s nothing as frustrating as accidentally smashing a tube of lipstick or dropping and cracking that brand new, expensive compact. While these beauty problems occur all the time, that’s no reason to simply throw those expensive products in the trashcan. With these helpful tips, you can learn to rescue broken beauty products, which will save you tons of money and plenty of frustration.
The Aerosol Cap Did a Disappearing Act
It’s frustrating when that aerosol cap does a disappearing act, and no matter where you look, you just can’t seem to find it.
Save it: Instead of throwing away the bottle, try a cap from another type of aerosol can, since many companies actually use similar packaging. Once you apply the new cap, try spraying while pointing the nozzle away from the face. It should work.
Prevent it: Of course, it’s to avoid the problem in the first place. When traveling, tape shut the aerosol can cap to make sure it doesn’t pull a disappearing act.
A “Smashing” Lipstick Tragedy Occurred
So, somehow your lipstick met with a tragedy and it’s completely smashed. You can still save it.
Save it: Warm up the lipstick with a hairdryer, making it pliable. Then, once it is warm, mash it together and place in the refrigerator. You should be able to use it, even if it doesn’t look great. If the tube also met with a disaster, place the lipstick in a clean contact case or a pillbox. Simply apply with a lip brush to use it.
Prevent it: To avoid lipstick tragedies, simply place them in pill organizers in the first place. You’ll have a fun lipstick palette, which all the makeup pros use today.
Your Nail Polish Has Reached a “Goopy” Consistency
Sometimes nail polish ends up looking like thick, colored mud.
Save it: Before you throw it out, try adding a couple drops of nail polish thinner to the bottle. Gently roll the bottle around to combine. This should restore it to the right consistency. However, never add nail polish remover to the nail polish, since it could completely ruin the polish.
Prevent it: To avoid the “goop” problem, make sure nail polish is stored in a dry, dark, cool place. Keep it out of the bathroom. Warm temperatures are most likely to cause these problems, so keep them away from warm areas.
The Compact Met with Disaster
All it takes is dropping your purse and your compact ends up cracked and broken. The good news is that you can save it!
Save it: To rescue your compact, simply place several drops of rubbing alcohol with the powder, then take a butter knife and use it to smooth together the powder, pushing broken pieces together. Let everything dry completely before you try to use it. As you go along, you can add a bit more rubbing alcohol if necessary to continue fixing the problem.
Prevent it: To prevent this disaster, simply add a cotton pad to your compact. It will keep the powder cushioned and should help prevent breaking.
Your Perfume Pump is on the Fritz
It’s frustrating when the pump of that expensive perfume goes on the fritz. Unfortunately, you may not be able to fix it yourself.
Save it: Try running the pump under warm water to make sure it’s not clogged. If it still doesn’t work, head back to the store where you purchased it to return it.
Prevent it: Since perfume pumps can quit working, make sure you check with stores on their return policy when it comes to fault packaging before purchasing perfume.
Nail Polish Cemented the Bottle Shut
There’s nothing worse than going back to use one of your favorite bottles of polish, only to find that polish has cemented the bottle shut.
Save it: To fix the problem, place hot water in a cup, then submerge the top of the polish in the hot water, allowing it to stay there for several minutes. This should loosen the polish holding the top shut. Take a rubber band, wrap it around the bottle’s cap and then it should twist right open.
Prevent it: To avoid this problem in the future, make sure you use a bit of polish remover to clean the bottle rim. This way polish won’t dry in the cap and make it stick.