4 Near-Genius Ways To Repurpose A Broken Eyeshadow Palette

Written by Urvi DalalMay 23, 2024
4 near-genius ways to repurpose a broken eyeshadow palette

If you’re a makeup junkie ( just like us) then you’d totally understand when we say that buying a new eyeshadow palette is like a major event. The thought of using it to create innumerable eye looks makes us go weak in the knees.

But when that eyeshadow palette breaks, it inevitably ends up breaking our heart into a million pieces, no kidding. But, with a few smart hacks, it is totally possible to repurpose a broken eyeshadow palette and use it in ways you might have never even imagined. Curious, aren’t you? Read on to find out four genius ways to repurpose a broken eyeshadow palette.


01. As an eye gloss

04. As a lip gloss

Glossy eye makeup is all the rage right now, and guess what? A broken eyeshadow makes creating this look really simple and hassle-free. All you need to do this mix a pinch of the broken shadow with a drop or two of baby oil and apply it using a brush. That’s it! Your stunning glossy eye makeup look is ready!


02. As a nail polish

04. As a lip gloss

A broken eyeshadow palette provides you with the perfect opportunity to create multiple new nail polish colours. Finely crush the shades you want to use and add it to a bottle of clear nail polish and give it a good shake. Allow it to rest for a couple of hours and your customised nail polish is good to be used.



03. As an eyeliner

04. As a lip gloss

Another great way to use a broken eyeshadow is to use it as an eyeliner. Simply crush the eyeshadow to a fine powder and add a few drops of baby oil and mix them together until you have a lump-free, gel eyeliner-like consistency. Apply this with an angled eyeshadow brush and apply it on your lash line or use it to create graphic eyeliner looks.


04. As a lip gloss

04. As a lip gloss

To use your broken eyeshadows as a lip gloss is pretty simple. All you need is the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly and finely crushed eyeshadow and finely powdered eyeshadow. Mix the two together, depending on the pigment you want and you’ve got yourself a whole new lip product right there.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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