How To Fix Broken Makeup With Nail Polish Remover

Before throwing away your broken compact powder, why not try and fix it? The most common method requires that you use rubbing alcohol. Although the alcohol evaporates as it dries, some people with ultra sensitive skin might find it to be still too drying. Fortunately, it is still possible to fix broken compact powder with a little bit of pressure and steam.

To restore broken compact powder, start by breaking up the powder with a fork, then putting it into a resealable plastic bag and crushing it into a fine dust with the flat side of the fork. Next, pry the metal pan from your compact case, put the powder back into it, and tamp the powder down with a spoon. After that, press a hot iron into the powder and hold it there for 15 seconds before removing it. Then, press it down for another 15 seconds to set the powder, and wait for the metal pan to cool before gluing it back into your compact. For more tips from our Beauty reviewer, including how to use rubbing alcohol to restore your broken compact, keep reading!.

This article was co-authored by Camille Sanghera. Camille Sanghera is the Owner of Lash Envy Cosmetics and Esvee Beauty in British Columbia, which she founded in 2014.There are 18 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Clean up the compact using a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol, if desired. While you were restoring your broken powder, you may have gotten some makeup powder “mud” on your compact case. If this bothers you, dip a q-tip in some rubbing alcohol, and wipe the dried “mud” off.

Turn your iron on and set it to the highest temperature. It is possible to set broken powder using just pressure, but it will be very fragile. The heat from the iron will help set the powder further and make it more durable. Because this method contains no rubbing alcohol, it is safe for sensitive skin. Most compact powders will come in a metal pan set into a plastic tray. Make sure that your compact powder has this metal pan.

Break up the compact powder so that you can dump it out. You can use anything hard, such as a toothpick or fork. This may seem like you are only making things worse, but it will help give you a smoother finish.

Transfer the broken powder into a plastic, resealable bag, and zip the bag shut. Make sure that you get all of the powder out. If you need to, use a toothpick or the end of a fork to get the powder out of the corners. You will be breaking the powder up further inside this bag.

Break the powder up further into a fine dust. The easiest way to do this is to simply press down on it with the flat side of a fork. You can use anything you’d like however, even a spoon. Make sure that there are no clumps or crumbs however; the powder must be very fine. If you leave any clumps or crumbs, your finished powder will be very grainy.

Pull the metal pan out of the compact case. Most powdered makeup will come in a metal pan that is glued into a plastic case. You will need to pull this metal pan out before you move on to the next step. The easiest way to do this is to hook a butter knife under the lip of the pan, and then pry/pop it out. If you don’t pull the pan out, you will risk melting the plastic tray.

Press the powder into the pan with a spoon. Place the bowl of the spoon onto the powder, and press down on it until it becomes firm. Start around the edges of the powder, and work your way towards the center. Try not to push any of the powder out of the pan. When you are done, the powder should be packed firmly into the pan. At this point, the powder may look as good as new, but it is very fragile and may shatter again with the smallest bump. You will need to set it further using heat.

Turn the iron off. By now, your iron should be nice and hot. Turn it off and unplug it. This is very important. It will ensure that no water gets into your powdered makeup, which can ruin it. Make sure that the steam option on your iron is turned off. You want to use dry heat.

Lift the iron, wait a few seconds, then press it down onto the powder for another 15 seconds. When you lift the iron, you may notice that your powder is looking a lot smoother already. You will need to do the pressing process one more time, however. Again, make sure that you are pressing down hard, and that you are not moving the iron around.

Let the powder cool, then glue the metal pan back into the plastic case. While the pan cools, swirl some glue inside the cavity in the plastic case. Then, carefully lift the metal pan up, and press it back into the plastic case. Wait for the glue to dry before closing the case.

Question When I used isopropyl alcohol and let the blush dry overnight, it formed cracks. The bronzer broke again when I shook it. How do I prevent cracks? Community Answer When repairing your blush, make sure you used enough isopropyl alcohol, and really try to pack it together. Try putting a thin piece of fabric over a coin and pressing down on the saturated product. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 7.

Community Answer When repairing your blush, make sure you used enough isopropyl alcohol, and really try to pack it together. Try putting a thin piece of fabric over a coin and pressing down on the saturated product. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 7.

When repairing your blush, make sure you used enough isopropyl alcohol, and really try to pack it together. Try putting a thin piece of fabric over a coin and pressing down on the saturated product.

Question What should I do if my powder is too loose after drying it? Community Answer Pour just enough rubbing alcohol into your compact to make it squishy again. Then, just squish it all together, let it dry, and use as needed. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 1.

Community Answer Pour just enough rubbing alcohol into your compact to make it squishy again. Then, just squish it all together, let it dry, and use as needed. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 1.

Pour just enough rubbing alcohol into your compact to make it squishy again. Then, just squish it all together, let it dry, and use as needed.

Question Does it matter if rubbing alcohol has a color? Community Answer Unless it was colored and sold that way on purpose (which is normally isn’t), yes. Rubbing alcohol is normally clear, and if it has changed color, it may be off. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 2.

Community Answer Unless it was colored and sold that way on purpose (which is normally isn’t), yes. Rubbing alcohol is normally clear, and if it has changed color, it may be off. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 2.

Unless it was colored and sold that way on purpose (which is normally isn’t), yes. Rubbing alcohol is normally clear, and if it has changed color, it may be off.

Article SummaryX To restore broken compact powder, start by breaking up the powder with a fork, then putting it into a resealable plastic bag and crushing it into a fine dust with the flat side of the fork. Next, pry the metal pan from your compact case, put the powder back into it, and tamp the powder down with a spoon. After that, press a hot iron into the powder and hold it there for 15 seconds before removing it. Then, press it down for another 15 seconds to set the powder, and wait for the metal pan to cool before gluing it back into your compact. For more tips from our Beauty reviewer, including how to use rubbing alcohol to restore your broken compact, keep reading! Did this summary help you?YesNo.

However, like laptops and cell phones before them, makeup palettes unfortunately have a tendency to slip out of our hands. Everyone has probably, at some point or another, been a total butter-fingers and let a makeup palette fall to the floor. Unfortunately, while we’re wild about makeup palettes, they’re not the world’s most durable product.

PHOTO 0/12 I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say there’s nothing more heartbreaking than opening your compact to find your favorite eye shadow or blush has busted. Besides spilling all over your purse (more on that later), the cash you spent on your beloved beauty product has now gone to waste and you’re without your must-have makeup. Or are you? Before tossing your broken beauty products, try these quick, cheap solutions. From crumbled cosmetics and dried out nail polish to impenetrable aerosol cans, we’ll show you (and you’ll show everyone else!) that you’re not crazy for holding onto that nail polish bottle that hasn’t opened for at least three years. SEE NEXT PAGE: You (and Your Blush) Are Crushed.

I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say there’s nothing more heartbreaking than opening your compact to find your favorite eye shadow or blush has busted. Besides spilling all over your purse (more on that later), the cash you spent on your beloved beauty product has now gone to waste and you’re without your must-have makeup. Or are you? Before tossing your broken beauty products, try these quick, cheap solutions. From crumbled cosmetics and dried out nail polish to impenetrable aerosol cans, we’ll show you (and you’ll show everyone else!) that you’re not crazy for holding onto that nail polish bottle that hasn’t opened for at least three years.

We’re not sure about you, but our nails get painted at least once a week. Whether we’re going to the nail salon or doing an at-home manicure, it’s more rare to find our fingers without polish than with. So, with all of this nail painting, we’ve seen just about every problem possible on our hands. To help you get (and keep!) the best manicure you can, we broke down how to fix every single nail problem in the book. From removing gel nail polish to fixing broken nails, we found the solution for everything.

Smudged Nail Polish: Try as you might, smudged nail polish happens. When it does, the earlier you catch it, the easier it’ll be to correct the lacquer. Simply lick your finger tip and with that finger, wipe the polish upwards towards the edge of your nail. A simple, quick fix and you’ll be good to go!.

Polish on Your Cuticles: We can’t all be Picasso. When you get stray marks on your cuticles (or anywhere else on your fingers), the optimal choice is fixing with a polish remover pen. But, if you don’t have one at home, simply dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and use to remove the excess polish from your skin.

The Brush is Stuck to the Bottle: Nail polish that’s been around a while tends to get polish on the bottle that makes getting the brush out of the bottle a bit sticky. Put nail polish remover on a tissue and use it clean the opening of the bottle. To get things in tip top shape, put the tissue on the edge of the bottle, put the brush in the bottle and close so that the nail polish remover gets into every nook and cranny.

Spilled Nail Polish on the Floor: Using a plastic putty knife, scrape the polish strain off of the wood. If the paint is being stubborn, use a hot, damp cloth to loosen it and continue to remove with the knife. If there is still a stain, gently rub denaturated alcohol on a cloth and on the surface, being mindful to not scrub too hard, which would take off the finish of the wood.

Removing Glitter Nail Polish. Every time we paint our nails with glitter nail polish, we love it until it comes time to remove it. To save yourself frustration and hassle, try the tin foil trick. Cut a cotton ball in half, apply a generous amount of nail polish remover and place it on your nail. Then, take a square of tin foil and wrap around the nail to seal in the cotton ball. Let the cotton ball sit for about 5 minutes, then remove. Glitter polish will lift off immediately.

Hang Nails: Do not, we repeat, do not, pick at hang nails. You can rip or break your skin, leaving your finger open for infection and in some pain. Instead, use either a nail clipper or a cuticle scissor to gently remove the skin.

Nail Polish That Won’t Dry: When you’ve got no time to spare and your nail polish just won’t dry, submerge your fingers in cold water for about three seconds. When you pull your hands out, the polish will be rock hard.

Nail Polish That’s Too Thick: If the polish is fairly new and it’s too thick, add a few drops of nail polish thinner to the bottle. But, if the polish is old, this is likely a sign that it needs to be thrown out.

Peeling Nails: This could be a result of a poor diet, or of painting your nails so much that they don’t have time to breathe. Up the amount of calcium you’re eating, use a nail strengthening polish and give your nails a few days off in between manicures (when you can).

Bubbles in the Polish: Instead of shaking the polish bottle to get the paint mixed, roll it in between the palms of your hands. Also, sticking the nail polish in the fridge for about 15 minutes before you paint your nails will insure a smooth, bubble-free finish.

Broken Nail: For a break that happens too far down for cutting or filing, apply a nail glue to the ridge, cut a small piece of gauze fabric and place it over the break. Apply more nail glue over that, then let dry and file the area. Apply a base coat, then polish and you’ll never see the break.

It’s impossible to describe that earth-shattering feeling of accidentally smashing your favorite powder highlighter, eyeshadow or foundation compact into a million crumbled pieces. In those few seconds, all feels wrong with the world and you question how this happened, why this happened and how you wish you could turn back the clock. But before you go and throw that powder makeup straight into the trash can alongside banana peels and used napkins, you need to take a moment to ensure that there’s no way of bringing your makeup back to life — because, chances are, you probably can.

If your powder is spread across your bathroom floor in itty-bitty pieces that would require you to sweep it up for rescue, we give you permission to let it go, but if it’s broken inside of your compact, it can most likely be saved. Click through for step-by-step instructions on how to fix your broken powder makeup in just three easy steps.

Clean up the edges of your makeup container with your makeup wipe or a cotton swab, and you’re good to go. Your powder obviously won’t have the pretty design that was imprinted in it before you destroyed it, but your compact will certainly be brought back from the dead (or the bottom of your trash can). You and your highlighter can thank us in the comments.

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3 / 3 STEP 3: Clean the Edges of the Palette Clean up the edges of your makeup container with your makeup wipe or a cotton swab, and you’re good to go. Your powder obviously won’t have the pretty design that was imprinted in it before you destroyed it, but your compact will certainly be brought back from the dead (or the bottom of your trash can). You and your highlighter can thank us in the comments.

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The biggest makeup bummer we can think of is dropping an expensive product, or even worse, our entire makeup bag. In our experience, it’s kind of like dropping our phones. We pause for a split second, mentally preparing ourselves to go through the five stages of grief, just in case the screen is shattered. It’s exactly like that, but with eye shadow palettes, lipsticks, and blush. It’s not the end of the world, of course, but it’s still a misfortune, especially when makeup costs as much as it does. After all, when we spend $50-plus on a particular palette, we plan on making it last, no matter what. That means fixing our makeup and restoring it to its prior state so we don’t have to shell out more money to replace it. .

How does one fix makeup, you ask? There are a couple of different ways, but it depends on what type of product you broke. Nonetheless, we went straight to expert makeup artists to find out exactly how they fix their broken products (plus to hear about their expert makeup travel hacks).

According to celebrity makeup artist Stevi Christine, how you should fix broken powders depends on the extent of the breakage. “If it’s just a crack, I would tap the backside , making sure all the excess is broken is off, therefore not bleeding into the other colors in the palette,” she says. After that, try reaching for a makeup brush to smudge the shadow in, making sure it’s pressed nicely into the packaging, in order to prevent new cracks from forming. “What you don’t want is the shadow to keep breaking, creating more of a mess.” .

If the powder makeup is completely crumbled, break it up even further. “If any powders break, whether it’s a shadow, bronzer, etc., you can always break it up and put into a container and use it as a loose powder,” Christine says. Just pick up a small container from an art store and pop the loose powder inside. .

If you’re looking to complete a full pressed-powder restoration, then celebrity makeup artist Anton Khachaturian has the advice for you. “Fixing a broken powder product isn’t as hard as you may think,” he says. “For me, I like to turn it into a fun little arts and crafts project. What I do is collect all the broken pieces and get as much of the product back into the original container as I can. Second, I grind it up as much as possible. This includes parts of the product that may not have broken. A toothpick is a good tool for this. The finer the product is, the better its chances of coming back to life! Finally, a few drops of rubbing alcohol (or maybe a few more if it’s a larger product like a powder compact) is all it takes. Put the drops over the top of the product and then smooth it out by hand or with a flat tool. A spoon can work really well. It dries quickly, but I like to leave it alone for several hours to ensure it comes together properly.” That’s all it takes. Rubbing alcohol, a little patience, and some pressure will make your pressed powders, well, pressed again.

As for Khachaturian’s favorite pressed powder product of the moment? It’s this MAC palette. “MAC Cosmetics Warm Neutral Palette (discontinued) is one that I am NEVER without! There is an array of neutral shades that are stunning on all skin tones, and they range from neutral to deep. I love this palette because you can do something super simple or dramatic depending on the situation,” he says. .

As it turns out, fixing a broken lipstick is even easier than fixing a broken powder product. “This is a pretty easy fix,” Christine says. She starts by sticking the broken lipstick in the freezer. This will help bond the broken pieces back together. If that doesn’t work, “warm it up with a tiny makeup spatula and push it into a small empty container,” she advises. Again, you can find these at makeup or art stores. “I also microwave the lipsticks a little bit so they fully melt down into the container,” Christine explains. To apply your color, dip a lip brush into the lip color before tracing it onto the lips. .

Khachaturian agrees with Christine that repurposing the broken part into a separate container is your best move. “Lipsticks can be a little tricky, as creams don’t work the same way as powders,” he says. “What I like to suggest to get a little round sample or travel container that you can find at pretty much any drugstore or beauty supply and smoosh the broken part into that. You can also dig out the leftover lipstick from the inside of the tube and use that as well! A lip brush that collapses or that has a lid is a great tool to pair for this kind of scenario.” .

While it’s just a fact of life that certain products are more breakable than others, Christine says it might be worth sussing out the weak from the durable, especially if you travel often. “Some products last longer in their containers,” she says. “Chanel is the first that comes to mind. I’ve dropped my palettes and lipsticks, and they are perfect for use after.” We like Chanel’s Rouge Coco Lipsticks ($38), which are hydrating and ultra-pigmented. .

As for Khachaturian, he recommends keeping the product’s packaging if you’ll be traveling. “As much as I feel like a pack rat, I like to keep the boxes from some of my favorite palettes and products. This gives them a little bit of extra armor, especially when traveling,” he says. “Another trick with keeping your products from breaking is to pack them tightly. When they have too much room to move around, you risk them breaking. If they’re packed up nicely and can’t fly around, then they’ll be much safer!” .

Just know that there are some makeup products that can’t be fixed. I know, it makes us just as sad, but it’s a fact. “Most everything powder can be fixed but there are some that CAN’T be fixed,” Khachaturian explains. “I would say anything that’s in glass. If your foundation or something else that comes in a glass container breaks, I would definitely toss it. The last thing you want to do is exfoliate with little glass shards just to salvage some makeup! Tempting I know, but don’t do it.” We agree. After all, saving your foundation isn’t worth damaging your skin. It’s better to be safe than sorry. .

Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the compact, and let it soak in. Use your finger, the back of a spoon, or anything, really, to rub and smooth down the makeup.

I used my finger (which is still stained bright pink after about 10 hand washes!) at first, but I found that I got better results by placing a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the makeup, and then rubbing the plastic wrap to smooth out the makeup. If the mixture is still too dry, then add a little more alcohol, and rub again.

Once your makeup is all smooth again, all you have to do is wait, preferably overnight. The alcohol has to dry out, and once it does your makeup will be totally back to normal, and the alcohol smell will be gone!.

Oooh, good question! What I’ve done in the past is to put the lipstick into an empty MAC palette that you can buy at the MAC Cosmetics store. Press the lipstick inside one of the empty holes, and then use a brush to apply the lipstick. It will still work just fine, and you won’t have to throw away your favorite lipstick! Hope that helps, and thanks for reading!.

There are SO many helpful tips in your blog – thank you! I googled how to fix a broken underwire in a bra, and your wonderful post about the duct tape and upholstery thread came up (genius), and that brought me here, and now I’m hooked! So many broken bras and blushers that shall shortly be whole again .

Yes, it will still work on a multicolored blush. As to the rubbing alcohol, I’m not sure about buying in the UK. Here in the states you can buy it at any grocery store or drug store. I’m sure you could even find it on Amazon if you can’t find it locally. Hope that helps! Good luck, this really is a pretty cool trick!.

Laura, i have been keeping my large Sephora SunDisk in a box for the past month since i totally dropped it (truth being said it wasn’t my first time dropping it, those of you who don’t know what i am talking about is a bronzer made by Sephore that is lie rally the size of a compact disc (cd, blue ray, whatever generation your a from its a 4 inch circular bronzer) so it I sack ward to store. Anyways it finally cracked but for some reason i couldn’t bare to toss it. As I was about to finally let it go i decided to google how to repair cracked make up and then there was you. The tip is amazing and totally works. I didn’t know that rubbing alcohol came indifferent strengths. Mine was 50% Isoproply Alcohol amd worked totally fine. I think i had to add more than when working with 70% like you used but this is what i had in my house so you know i had to make it work which it did. I used the plastic wrap, i didn’t even want to make a mess of my hands added until the powder was moist enough to put back together and then used a marker to smooth out the top. I found that the spoon left small lines in the makeup. Other than that your tutorial is by far the best hack I have ever read. And it totally works, for those of you trying to follow along there can be no exact amount of alcohol to add as each powder size is different. And you have to use alcohol bc most make up bases are made up of alcohol this is a genius idea. And for sharing this tip with me, here’s another great tip for fellow make up lovers.

It’s a pretty incredible hack, isn’t it?! It’s so frustrating to drop your favorite makeup, especially when it costs so much. This trick has worked to fix mine every. Thanks for sharing your experience! And a big YES to MAC recycling! I save up my packaging and have been recycling it there for years and trading them in for new lipstick. It’s so nice that they do that, isn’t it?.

Broken powder makeup (powder, eyeshadow, or blush) Rubbing alcohol (the higher the concentration, the better- I used 70) Plastic wrap (optional, but keeps your fingers cleaner!) Directions: 1. Gather all of the broken pieces of makeup into its original container, and crush the whole thing up (even the parts that may not have broken).

Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the compact, and let it soak in. Use your finger, the back of a spoon, or anything, really, to rub and smooth down the makeup. I used my finger (which is still stained bright pink after about 10 hand washes!) at first, but I found that I got better results by placing a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the makeup, and then rubbing the plastic wrap to smooth out the makeup. If the mixture is still too dry, then add a little more alcohol, and rub again.

Once your makeup is all smooth again, all you have to do is wait, preferably overnight. The alcohol has to dry out, and once it does your makeup will be totally back to normal, and the alcohol smell will be gone! My blush was perfect the next day, and you never would have guessed that it was a crumbled mess the day before!.

We’ve all dropped one of our favorite cosmetics on the floor, or worse, dropped the whole makeup bag on the floor. If you find your eye shadow, blusher or powders have been shattered when you’ve picked them up, don’t worry! In this OneHowTo article, we reveal the best tricks for repairing these cosmetics so you can reuse them without a problem. In addition, we also have a solution for products such as mascaras or nail polish, which can dry out over time, so you can use them like you could when they were new. Take a note of all of our tips on how to fix broken cosmetics.

Snapping your lipstick literally in two is another common accident, either when you’ve used excessive force when applying it or when you’ve twisted it too roughly. Before you consider throwing it away and buying a new lipstick that’s the same color, try the next trick and you’ll be able to wear that lipstick as often as you like.

Just as with nail varnish, mascara also tends to dry out or harden over time when it’s been in contact with air. With these methods, you can extend the life of your mascara a little longer and give your lashes the length and shape you want.

It is very easy for powdered makeup products, such as blusher, eye shadow or pressed powders, to break into a thousand pieces if they fall on the floor or for them to simply end up disintegrating completely when there is little product left. If this is the case, put into practice the following steps to fix your cosmetic powders and re-use them:Grab a piece of paper and use it to help collect any makeup powder that may have fallen on the floor.Now, with the help of a knife or something similar, crush the bits until they turn into a fine powder.Place this powder back into its container or another small container and add a few drops of alcohol that you use to disinfect cuts at home.Stir the mixture with a spoon until it creates a fairly thick mass.Once the makeup has returned back to normal, get a piece of absorbent paper and press it against the makeup to remove any traces of alcohol.Finally, leave the cosmetic to dry out completely for a day and then you’ll see how it’s returned to its original state as if by magic.If you don’t have any alcohol around home then take a look at how to fix broken make up powder without alcohol.

Snapping your lipstick literally in two is another common accident, either when you’ve used excessive force when applying it or when you’ve twisted it too roughly. Before you consider throwing it away and buying a new lipstick that’s the same color, try the next trick and you’ll be able to wear that lipstick as often as you like.First, place both parts of the lipstick in question into two plastic bags, i.e. each piece in a separate bag.Put the two bags of lipstick into the freezer and leave them there for about 10 minutes. It is important that they are kept apart and aren’t touching each other.After 10 minutes, remove the lipsticks from the freezer. Warm the lipstick base i.e. the part of the lipstick that has remained in its packaging.Then, take the piece of broken lipstick and place it on top of the base you’ve just slightly melted.Reapply a little heat to the part connecting the two pieces to melt it.Finally, place the fixed lipstick in the freezer for about 10 minutes and hey presto!For further details, we recommend that you consult our article on how to fix a broken lipstick.

If nail varnish is not kept in the right conditions it can end up drying out or acquiring a rather thick consistency. This means that it won’t paint onto your nails very well and it will be practically impossible to apply nail color. There are several tricks for this that can help renew your favorite nail varnish in a few minutes. Note the following tips:Add a few drops of acetone or nail varnish remover into your nail varnish bottle to adjust its dry or thick consistency.If you don’t own either product, you can also add a few drops of alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.You can also get good results by lightly warming up your damaged nail varnish. To do this, heat a cup of water, place the nail varnish in it and allow it to sit for a few minutes over low heat.If you want to preserve all of your nail polish’s properties and repair it in a safe way, there are specific thinners that have been manufactured for this purpose on the market.

Just as with nail varnish, mascara also tends to dry out or harden over time when it’s been in contact with air. With these methods, you can extend the life of your mascara a little longer and give your lashes the length and shape you want.Firmly close your mascara and place it into a glass of hot water for a few minutes.Add a few drops of olive oil or almond oil to the mascara, close it and shake it vigorously for a few seconds.

When buying foundation, it’s common to make the mistake of choosing a foundation that’s too light or too dark for your natural skin tone. If this has ever happened when you’ve returned home and realised this is not the best tone for your face, you can do the following tricks to get the most out of your purchase:If the foundation is too light, you just have to mix it with another darker makeup that you already have at home. Place both products on the back of your hand, mix them together with a brush and then apply to your face as normal.If your foundation is too dark, we recommend that you add some of your moisturiser to tone it down. You’ll see how well this works!.

This is seriously no big deal. Get all the little broken pieces of your powder or eyeshadow, smush them all up with a spoon into a fine powder on the palette or in the compact the color came in, and then drip rubbing alcohol on top of the powder, stirring it into a paste (use a spare eye dropper to make sure you don’t overdo it). Spread the paste evenly around the palette. Next, take a coin, wrap it in cloth and press into the product. After a few minutes, the rubbing alcohol will have evaporated, and your product will be in one piece again! For a little more detail check out this step-by-step tutorial.

My mom taught me this one. If your favorite nail polish shade has been opened one too many times and is now starting to get thick, chunky, or too hard to apply, just do this: Pour a teeny bit of nail polish remover into the nail polish bottle, and shake the bottle to mix it up. Ta-da! Instantly thinned nail polish!.

My favorite mascara is also $23. I’m willing to pay that much for a great mascara, but by heaven, I’m going to get every last atom of it out of the tube before I buy another one. There are two things you can do to bring your drying-out mascara back from the brink of chunky, flaking death: 1) Pop your (closed tightly!) mascara into a cup full of hot water for a few minutes, or 2) carefully drip 3-4 drops of contact lens saline into the tube. Both of these tricks make your mascara glide on as smoothly as the day you bought it.

Every makeup lover has that heart-dropping moment. You reach for the expensive eye-shadow palette you just spent a good chunk of your paycheck on, it slips out of your hands, and bam! Your prized eye shadows are shattered in pieces all over your bathroom floor.

But there’s hope—no need to dump it in the trash while sporting a Carrie Mathison ugly cry face just yet. You can re-press your palette back together, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. All you need is rubbing alcohol, a small Tupperware container, a spoon, and a piece of fabric or paper towel. And thanks to a Reddit user named earworms, we have a step-by-step guide on how to fix your broken palette:.

This person used two capfuls for a regular-size blush. Why alcohol? According to the Reddit thread, you need a liquid to rebind the powder, and alcohol is extremely pure (so it won’t change the makeup much) and has the highest evaporation rate (so it dries and the makeup can be used again quickly). Some people say vodka works well, but plain old rubbing alcohol should do the trick.

Mix it all together until it’s the consistency of peanut butter. “It’s OK if you use too much , but if you do use more you just have to wait longer for it to dry,” writes the user.

Then wait for the product to dry. This could take a couple of hours, but it’s important that you monitor it, because you have to do something to it before it dries completely. For the next step, you’ll need to catch it at the stage where it’s mostly dry but still damp-ish. The user says that one way to make sure it’s at the right dryness level is to poke your finger into it. If you can dab at it and leave an indent without a bunch of the powder mixture staying on your finger, then it’s at the right consistency. Once it’s at that stage, take your piece of fabric or paper towel, place it over the product, and very lightly pat it to pick up any excess alcohol:.

Leave the fabric or paper towel on top of the product. Next, take a flat surface that will cover the entirety of the product (say, a book) and place it on top of the fabric. Press down gently so it all presses down back into the palette. This also helps sop up any remaining alcohol:.

Re-pressing may make your broken product look pretty and new, but will it still perform like it did back in its unbroken days? Cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller says yes—and no. “Pressed powder cakes are held together by two things: oils that act as glue to hold the particles together, and the pressure that is is put on the cakes by metal rods during the manufacturing process,” he explains. “You can reconstitute a broken cake of pressed powder with alcohol, but it’s only a temporary, cosmetic fix. The cake will look as good as new, but it will not stand up to shock and vibration as well as a new pressed powder will. The compression step of the manufacturing process is required to prevent the cake from crumbling again.” And when you put the powder on, Schueller says “the alcohol method could affect the way the product dispenses onto your face,” but that “it could be better than throwing the product away.” We say give it a try before you give up hope and dump the palette in the trash. If it doesn’t work, well, then, we won’t judge if you shed a few tears.

Mix it all together until it’s the consistency of peanut butter. “It’s OK if you use too much , but if you do use more you just have to wait longer for it to dry,” writes the user.Scrape all of the liquid pack into the palette, and tap the palette so that it all lands smoothly and no air bubbles form:.

I’m about ready to perform a screen replacement that I’m sure will correct the damage and allow me to use the phone again, but I would like others advice, suggestions or recommendations. I think this phone is not yet ready for the trash dump.

the problem with acetone is that it will essentially eat at anything electronic, this includes the circuit board. If enough were to get to the rear area where the pcb is, its likely that the phone is a goner.

An unfortunate accidental spill of this solvent really did a number on the phone and especially the display/touch screen. Acetone seemed to have dissolved the plastic in some areas but not totally fused the phone to render it completely inoperable. I believe the display can be replaced that will correct the main problem. My question is how protected is the LCD? The spill happened very fast and the tissue was applied immediately after the unfortunate event. But the display has definitely been affected. In your opinion, Are LCD modules durable? Is there a way to inspect their integrity? I’m about ready to perform a screen replacement that I’m sure will correct the damage and allow me to use the phone again, but I would like others advice, suggestions or recommendations. I think this phone is not yet ready for the trash dump.

the problem with acetone is that it will essentially eat at anything electronic, this includes the circuit board. If enough were to get to the rear area where the pcb is, its likely that the phone is a goner. Late reply but valuable info.

I didn’t get acetone on my screen, I got it on the back. (I guess I got lucky, heh.) Is there a way to return it to it’s original appearance? (The device that I’m using is an RCA tablet).

There are few things worse than having beautiful, long nails coated in a trendsetting nail polish, only for your claws to be ruined by an unsightly broken nail. Broken nails are no fun—they can be painful, make it difficult to go about day-to-day activities, and take a toll on your overall beauty look. Luckily, just because you fall victim to a break, doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it. Below, we’re sharing how to fix a broken nail five different ways.

Step #3: Seal the deal. Cover your patch with one or two additional coats of clear polish. Once the clear nail polish has dried, follow with a coat or two of a colored nail polish to camouflage your patched nail.

The phrase “fake it till you make it” is no stranger to the world of beauty, and it can certainly apply to your nails. If your broken nail seems too far gone, give yourself an at-home manicure by popping on some fake nails that can last you until your real nails (and the break) grow out.

Step #4: Complete your manicure. Don’t call it a day just yet. Finish your manicure, either with a colored dip powder or regular polish, so the break is truly undercover.

Sometimes, the best bet is to simply cut your losses. If your broken nail allows it, cut all of your nails short so that they match in length, then file to smooth any rough edges. Your nails may be short now, but they’ll grow back strong! (Plus, short nails have been trending—check out 5 Ways to Rock Short Neon Nails.).

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Opened nail polishes can last for years (two, to be exact, Annette Soboleski, a nail technician for polish maker OPI Products Inc, told Fitness), but that doesn’t mean they’ll maintain their original consistency. To keep your polishes going as long as possible, store them in a cool, dark space, and wipe the bottle neck with acetone after each use. If the polish gets thick or gooey, add a drop of nail polish thinner to the mix. In a pinch, nail polish remover will also work (though it’s not good for the polish in the long run). Try these brilliant uses for nail polish you never thought to try.

Use less perfume by applying it correctly. Spray pulse points on the lower half of your body in addition to the top half (heat rises, so a spritz on the back of the knees and inner thighs can go a long way), and never rub your wrists together (doing so could break down the scent) or spray the air in front of you and walk through it (you’ll waste more perfume than your wear). Store your perfume in cool and dry locations. Keeping it in the bathroom could allow humid air to infiltrate the bottle and mess with its scent.

Powder eye shadow palettes can safely last up to two years if cared for properly. But if your colors start to run together, you might have to ditch the palette sooner. Instead try this: Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and swab over each shadow. The Q-tip will pick up unwanted dust from other shadow colors, while the rubbing alcohol will help sanitize the makeup. These are other smart uses for rubbing alcohol.

Use a toothpaste wringer (or paint tube wringer) to get every last drop from a tube of makeup or product. For particularly difficult tubes, use a pair of scissors to cut into the center. You’ll be able to squeeze out way more product and minimize the amount that gets stuck in the nooks and crannies of the tube. Store the salvaged product in a clean jar, or use it all in one last go.

If your mascara dries out before its time (experts agree mascara should be tossed after three months), add a drop of saline solution to the tube. For a similar effect, soak the tube in a cup of warm water to loosen the makeup along the sides of the tube. Here’s how to use mascara to make your face look thinner.

9 Clever Ways to Make Your Go-to Beauty Supplies Last Longer Juliana LaBianca Get the most use out of your lipsticks, polishes, perfumes, and more. Make the most of your favorite lipstick iStock/zahar2000 Make your favorite tube of lipstick last by storing it at room temperature away from the heat. High temperatures could make the product melt. If the lipstick breaks in half, fuse the two pieces back together by carefully torching them with a lighter. Get as many wears from your lipstick as possible by reaching a Q-tip into the tube as it gets toward the end. These are makeup mistakes that make you look sloppy. Revive a sticky nail polish iStock/VYCHEGZHANINA Opened nail polishes can last for years (two, to be exact, Annette Soboleski, a nail technician for polish maker OPI Products Inc, told Fitness), but that doesn’t mean they’ll maintain their original consistency. To keep your polishes going as long as possible, store them in a cool, dark space, and wipe the bottle neck with acetone after each use. If the polish gets thick or gooey, add a drop of nail polish thinner to the mix. In a pinch, nail polish remover will also work (though it’s not good for the polish in the long run). Try these brilliant uses for nail polish you never thought to try.

Revive a sticky nail polish iStock/VYCHEGZHANINA Opened nail polishes can last for years (two, to be exact, Annette Soboleski, a nail technician for polish maker OPI Products Inc, told Fitness), but that doesn’t mean they’ll maintain their original consistency. To keep your polishes going as long as possible, store them in a cool, dark space, and wipe the bottle neck with acetone after each use. If the polish gets thick or gooey, add a drop of nail polish thinner to the mix. In a pinch, nail polish remover will also work (though it’s not good for the polish in the long run). Try these brilliant uses for nail polish you never thought to try.

Conserve perfume like this iStock/GlobalStock Use less perfume by applying it correctly. Spray pulse points on the lower half of your body in addition to the top half (heat rises, so a spritz on the back of the knees and inner thighs can go a long way), and never rub your wrists together (doing so could break down the scent) or spray the air in front of you and walk through it (you’ll waste more perfume than your wear). Store your perfume in cool and dry locations. Keeping it in the bathroom could allow humid air to infiltrate the bottle and mess with its scent.

Clean a messy eyeshadow palette iStock/Drew Hadley Powder eye shadow palettes can safely last up to two years if cared for properly. But if your colors start to run together, you might have to ditch the palette sooner. Instead try this: Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and swab over each shadow. The Q-tip will pick up unwanted dust from other shadow colors, while the rubbing alcohol will help sanitize the makeup. These are other smart uses for rubbing alcohol. Squeeze the last bit of makeup from a tube iStock/nikitabuida Use a toothpaste wringer (or paint tube wringer) to get every last drop from a tube of makeup or product. For particularly difficult tubes, use a pair of scissors to cut into the center. You’ll be able to squeeze out way more product and minimize the amount that gets stuck in the nooks and crannies of the tube. Store the salvaged product in a clean jar, or use it all in one last go. Refresh a dried mascara iStock/annadeba If your mascara dries out before its time (experts agree mascara should be tossed after three months), add a drop of saline solution to the tube. For a similar effect, soak the tube in a cup of warm water to loosen the makeup along the sides of the tube. Here’s how to use mascara to make your face look thinner.

Clean a messy eyeshadow palette iStock/Drew Hadley Powder eye shadow palettes can safely last up to two years if cared for properly. But if your colors start to run together, you might have to ditch the palette sooner. Instead try this: Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and swab over each shadow. The Q-tip will pick up unwanted dust from other shadow colors, while the rubbing alcohol will help sanitize the makeup. These are other smart uses for rubbing alcohol.

Squeeze the last bit of makeup from a tube iStock/nikitabuida Use a toothpaste wringer (or paint tube wringer) to get every last drop from a tube of makeup or product. For particularly difficult tubes, use a pair of scissors to cut into the center. You’ll be able to squeeze out way more product and minimize the amount that gets stuck in the nooks and crannies of the tube. Store the salvaged product in a clean jar, or use it all in one last go.

Refresh a dried mascara iStock/annadeba If your mascara dries out before its time (experts agree mascara should be tossed after three months), add a drop of saline solution to the tube. For a similar effect, soak the tube in a cup of warm water to loosen the makeup along the sides of the tube. Here’s how to use mascara to make your face look thinner.

Place the shattered shadow into a plastic bag & with the back or your butter knife (or something similar), through the bag, crush the remainder of your shadow into fine pieces, until it looks like dust.

After you have polished your nails and they have completely dried, put your hands inside the sandwich bag & with a cotton round/ball, use the nail polish remover to remove any excess polish from the top of the bottle.

We all break a nail, battle hard-to-remove polish, or face some other mani/pedi-related annoyance from time to time. Here, Teresa King, a nail technician at cityMANI, the new mobile manicure service, gives us tips and DIY tricks to deal with the most bothersome nail situations.

A nail polish can often look super bright in the bottle, but once it is painted on your nail, it looses a bit of its luster. To make sure a color really pops, apply your regular base coat, then add a thin layer of white polish before you apply the colored lacquer. (And finish with a top coat, of course.).

It’s not easy to give yourself a perfect manicure. Inevitably, we all end up with a little stray polish outside our nail beds, which can end up making the rest of the polish chip if it’s not removed immediately. So don’t wait until it dries to peel it off, as your instincts might be telling you. Before that excess polish causes damage to your manicure, dip a small makeup brush in nail polish remover and use it to clean things up on outside of the nail while it is still wet.

Fixing a broken nail is not the easiest task, but you can definitely still do it yourself. All you need are a nail file, a buffer, tweezers, nail glue, and, wait for it…a paper tea bag.

-Tear a small piece of the empty tea bag into a patch to cover the break in your nail. (The tearing part is important, because if you cut the patch instead of tearing, it will leave a ridge along the edges that won’t allow the fibers to seamlessly blend into your nail.).

-Drop a small dot of nail glue over the break in the nail and use tweezers to gently place and press the tea bag patch down. The patch will absorb the glue and form a bond to the nail over the break. This will reinforce the break while the nail has time to grow out, but if you want, you can remove the patch easily with nail polish remover.

Cracked eye shadow is such a bummer. So many times I’ve gotten my hands on a color I love, used it a bit, thrown it in my bag, and then all of a sudden it’s ruined! I try to salvage as much of it as I can, but it just ends up getting everywhere. This got me thinking… there has to be a way to correct this mistake without buying an entirely new eye shadow. It’s surprisingly simple to fix your cracked eye shadow. Once you’re through, you’ll never even know it broke!.

Added tip- once your shadow has dried and harden, it may look a little rough. If you take a buffing brush (or something similar) and give it a good buffing, it’ll smooth out any roughness and make your shadow look good as new.

And for those wondering: yes, it does work for blush, bronzer, foundation, etc. The alcohol won’t cause discoloration and it won’t cause any damage to your skin, but if you’re worried, you can definitely try a different liquid substitute (I don’t know of any that work as well as rubbing alcohol).

Amazing, and I want to thank you for this one because it solved my problems. If only my other expensive eye shadows has not expired, yet I would revive them. I used to buy expensive eye shadows but I broke them because I am always in a rush and my bag gets slammed anywhere.

I have a couple of beautiful Bobbi Brown eyeshadows that were banished to the corner of my bathroom cupboard, but they were just paroled, and they thank you. As a side note… When I did this, mine did not have a smoothe finish, so I covered them tightly with saran wrap and ran my finger over the top until the surface looked perfectly smoothe.

fp brigetteFaiza – I haven’t tried that, but it seems like this should work for bronzer. blush and foundation, too! Vote Up0Vote Down Reply6 years ago.

BrittAdded tip- once your shadow has dried and harden, it may look a little rough. If you take a buffing brush (or something similar) and give it a good buffing, it’ll smooth out any roughness and make your shadow look good as new. And for those wondering: yes, it does work for blush, bronzer, foundation, etc. The alcohol won’t cause discoloration and it won’t cause any damage to your skin, but if you’re worried, you can definitely try a different liquid substitute (I don’t know of any that work as well as rubbing alcohol). Vote Up0Vote Down Reply6 years ago.

Added tip- once your shadow has dried and harden, it may look a little rough. If you take a buffing brush (or something similar) and give it a good buffing, it’ll smooth out any roughness and make your shadow look good as new. And for those wondering: yes, it does work for blush, bronzer, foundation, etc. The alcohol won’t cause discoloration and it won’t cause any damage to your skin, but if you’re worried, you can definitely try a different liquid substitute (I don’t know of any that work as well as rubbing alcohol).

Shemeka GarnerAmazing, and I want to thank you for this one because it solved my problems. If only my other expensive eye shadows has not expired, yet I would revive them. I used to buy expensive eye shadows but I broke them because I am always in a rush and my bag gets slammed anywhere. 🙂 Thank you so much. Now I am confident to buy new expensive makeups because I know I can fix them when they break… Vote Up0Vote Down Reply6 years ago.

Amazing, and I want to thank you for this one because it solved my problems. If only my other expensive eye shadows has not expired, yet I would revive them. I used to buy expensive eye shadows but I broke them because I am always in a rush and my bag gets slammed anywhere. 🙂 Thank you so much. Now I am confident to buy new expensive makeups because I know I can fix them when they break….

Acetone-based nail polish remover is great for removing nail polish, and it’s also great for some DIY uses around the home. From eliminating scratches to fixing the consistency of correction fluid, its uses are varied but all effective. With nail polish remover, you can also clean your computer keyboard, get rid of ink stains, and even remove leeches from your skin.

The key component that makes all of this possible is acetone, a powerful solvent that’s found in other household and industrial products like paint remover, cleaners, and rubber cement. Let’s take a closer look at the one we keep with the rest of our beauty products though; there are at least 14 other practical ways we can use it.

Nail polish, made from nitrocellulose, synthetic resins, and plasticizers, is formulated to harden within minutes, as well as resist water. Many can also resist chipping. This said, to remove it, you’ll need something strong. Enter nail polish remover, which is designed to break down the polish so it can be rubbed clean. Any nail polish remover will contain a solvent.

For acetone-based nail polish removers, that solvent is acetone, which is colorless, flammable, and the simplest ketone. Acetone is the most effective way of removing fingernail polish, but it can also be harsh on the skin, cuticles, and nails. Self recommends moisturizing your hands with lotion after using the cosmetic, no matter if it’s acetone-based or not — but especially if it’s acetone-based.

For china cups and plates, scrub at the spots (e.g., tea or coffee stains) with nail polish remover and then wash as normal. Did you know: For glass lab equipment, acetone is often used to clean away grease and other residue, including soap.

Got scuff marks on the kitchen floor? To remove, rub at the marks firmly with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover. Follow this up with soapy warm water, and wipe clean.

For marker marks, they need not be permanent. Simply soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and blot the mark to dissolve it away, from your wall, your skin, your car, etc.

If your patent leather footwear is looking not so glossy, try dipping them in nail polish remover, and then wipe clean with a wet cloth. This can also work with other patent leather products, like a handbag. For such items, use a soaked cotton ball or cotton swab to target dirt and dull spots directly.

Because of its dissolving ability, the acetone in nail polish remover can also help with scratches on your watch — even a smartwatch. If your watch face is made from unbreakable plastic, you can rub nail polish remover on it until it levels off the surface (by dissolving the plastic around the scratches). Don’t overdo this one though if the scratch is too deep.

Don’t panic if you happen to “super glue” your fingers together. So long as you have acetone-based nail polish remover handy, you’ll be unstuck in no time. Use a cotton swab to apply the acetone solution to your fingers/skin, and the adhesive should dissolve away. This can also work for a super glue cap that won’t budge.

If you ever accidentally melt a part of a plastic bag onto your toaster oven or another hot metal object, you can remove the melted plastic using nail polish remover. Simply unplug the appliance and wait for it to cool down, then wipe the affected area with a soft cloth dipped in the solvent. Wipe with a damp cloth afterward and let dry before using the appliance again.

Has your whiteout gone goopy? To save it, pour a few drops of nail polish remover in the bottle, shake, and check. You’ll find it’ll start to thin out, just like paint. Repeat until the correction fluid is back to its proper consistency.

For that stubborn sticker residue, you now have a simple DIY. To finally rid your glass or plastic of sticker gunk, just rub at the mark with a cotton ball or soft cloth and the residue, which you thought would be with you forever, will be a memory.

Here’s one use you probably never would have thought of, but if you ever need to get leeches off of you, just add a bit of nail polish remover. Leeches won’t be able to withstand the contact, and you’ll be able to quickly peel the segmented worms off your skin.

And finally your keyboard, where dust, crumbs, stains, and stickiness are all too common over time. To get the mechanical device looking (and hopefully working) like new again, use nail polish remover. With a toothbrush and a cotton swab, you can carefully clean all of your keys, as well as the spaces between.

The only one on your list I’d be truly hesitant to try is #14. Acetone & plastic are not compatible at all. Even though the plastic used for computer peripherals is pretty sturdy, I’d be very concerned about it weakening the material if the user applies too much stripper, not to mention that the solvent might just remove the labels on the keys.

5 Comments 2 Noah Wilson Worsham 6 years ago You can use it to remove all the ink off of id’s. Someone at my school tried to get the permanant marker off of their id and it took all the information off too so they had to buy a new one. You can also use it to get sharpie off of whiteboards. Reply 1 Yumi Sakugawa 6 years ago Nice! Thanks for sharing. Reply 1 Scott Williams 6 years ago Also pure acetone (paint remover) works well to increase your fuel mileage in your car. Add 1 oz per 5 gal of gasoline and only 1oz to ten gal of diesel fuel. Raises the octane of the fuel, cleans injectors and promotes a much more efficient burn of the fuel which in turn lowers the exhaust emissions.You can expect a minimum of 10% increase in MPG and the engine will run much smoother. More is not better either! 1oz to 5gal is just right for today’s gasoline. If you use more expect your mileage to drop off significantly.And do not I repeat DO NOT use in any lawn equipment with lite grade fuel lines or a primer bulb. Acetone will melt them. There is nothing on a car’s engine that will be harmed. Reply 1 Jack Gold 4 years ago The only one on your list I’d be truly hesitant to try is #14. Acetone & plastic are not compatible at all. Even though the plastic used for computer peripherals is pretty sturdy, I’d be very concerned about it weakening the material if the user applies too much stripper, not to mention that the solvent might just remove the labels on the keys.Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll have to give it a try on an old, broken keyboard first.Otherwise, awesome list!! Reply 1 Tammy S. Asher-Monroe 4 years ago – edited 4 years ago To soften dried or hardened wood filler, use 100% acetone polish remover. Look on back of polish remover bottle at ingredients and if it say’s that it has water in it then it “Will Not” work. It should ONLY contain “acetone and benzoate” under ingredients. Reply Share Your Thoughts You Login to Comment Click to share your thoughts.

5 Comments 2 Noah Wilson Worsham 6 years ago You can use it to remove all the ink off of id’s. Someone at my school tried to get the permanant marker off of their id and it took all the information off too so they had to buy a new one. You can also use it to get sharpie off of whiteboards. Reply 1 Yumi Sakugawa 6 years ago Nice! Thanks for sharing. Reply 1 Scott Williams 6 years ago Also pure acetone (paint remover) works well to increase your fuel mileage in your car. Add 1 oz per 5 gal of gasoline and only 1oz to ten gal of diesel fuel. Raises the octane of the fuel, cleans injectors and promotes a much more efficient burn of the fuel which in turn lowers the exhaust emissions.You can expect a minimum of 10% increase in MPG and the engine will run much smoother. More is not better either! 1oz to 5gal is just right for today’s gasoline. If you use more expect your mileage to drop off significantly.And do not I repeat DO NOT use in any lawn equipment with lite grade fuel lines or a primer bulb. Acetone will melt them. There is nothing on a car’s engine that will be harmed. Reply 1 Jack Gold 4 years ago The only one on your list I’d be truly hesitant to try is #14. Acetone & plastic are not compatible at all. Even though the plastic used for computer peripherals is pretty sturdy, I’d be very concerned about it weakening the material if the user applies too much stripper, not to mention that the solvent might just remove the labels on the keys.Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll have to give it a try on an old, broken ke

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