There are few things more tragic than when your eyeshadows hit the tile floor of the bathroom and shatter into a million pieces. But celeb manicurist Jenna Hipp (the woman behind Jennifer Lawrence‘s fingertips) has blessed us all with this brilliant trick: turn your broken eyeshadows into new nail polish colors.
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In an Instagram post, Jenna says, “So you broke your eye shadow compact and all of those gorgeous colors are smashed to bits and pieces … bummer right!?! Nope! Don’t trash that pretty palette – instead mix the crushed eye shadow with a little topcoat to create your own custom polish colors. For this super quick, easy (and eco!) look, I added a final dusting of contrasting eye shadow for a little extra wow factor.”
Could it really be that easy? Set out a piece of wax paper as a mixing surface, use the end of an eyeshadow brush to crush a piece of your broken eyeshadow down to a powder, and add a few drops of clear polish on top. Mix it up, and apply it to your nails as usual! Just make sure to use some nail polish remover to clean off the brush before putting it back in the clear bottle.
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Bonus: you could use this trick on an intact eyeshadow shade you’re just not loving on your face but could totally rock on your hands.
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