Remove The Hard Film From Powdered Makeup With Packing Tape

Remove The Hard Film From Powdered Makeup With Packing Tape

Over time, your bronzer, powder, or even eyeshadow can start to harden. It’s not as fresh; it’s not as easy to apply. Next time your makeup hardens, fix it with a little packing tape.

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Refinery29 explains that, if your eyeshadow or blush starts to lose its pigment, it’s probably because a hard film has developed on the surface. And sometimes, you can just plain see that the surface of your makeup has hardened. It’s kind of gross, but they explain that this is usually due to oil buildup from your makeup brushes. Here’s their fix:

Often, people simply toss these products, but a strip of packing tape can bring them back from the brink. Tear off a piece of packing tape and press it firmly over the top of the product. Then, gently pull off the tape and watch as the gross layer of film lifts away. That’s it. You’re back in business.

I’ve scraped that layer off before, but this is a much easier, less wasteful option. Refinery29 offers more tips to fix broken beauty products at the link below.

How To Revive Your Busted Beauty Products [Refinery29]


  • I have a girl friend (not girlfriend) who tells me that she does not have the problem of a hard layer on her makeup because, after sending her the link to this article, she sternly advised me that she CLEANS HER MAKEUP BRUSHES with a special liquid made just for that purpose.
    I don’t have that problem because I am a bloke.

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