The Best Way To Fix Broken Makeup

Medha Imam: This is “How
Much Should I Spend?” Nico Reyes: Where we test a
method using different products at various price points to let you know which is the best value for your money. Medha: So, today, we’re
going to test out three ways to fix broken makeup. Nico: Which I am really excited for, because I break my makeup
products constantly. Medha: Me too. I have broken highlighters, foundation bottles, and
just everything in between. Nico: Yeah. I think that no matter
what the price point of your powder makeup,
it’s still really sad when you have a product that you like and now it kind of just
feels, like, unusable. Medha: Yeah.
Nico: Like, it’s broken, and you’re like, ugh! What am I gonna do now? So, the methods that we’re
gonna be testing out today are rubbing alcohol with a fork, the Moon Mousse Magic Makeup Repair Kit, and the Fixy Creation and Repair Kit. So, I have the two products that we are about to destroy right here in my hands. The True Match Lumi Glow Nude from L’Oréal and this neon eye-shadow
palette from Huda Beauty. Medha: So, I think the main
thing we’re looking for is that not only do we want
to fix our makeup product, but we also want to preserve the color, the texture, and everything
that the makeup actually is before it was broken. We’re going to start off with the cheapest and easiest option. It is the rubbing alcohol and a fork. Nico: All we have to do is break this down into little, tiny pieces
and put a few drops of the rubbing alcohol,
and then we use our fingers to kind of press it
down and smooth them all back into place. Do you feel like it’s good enough? Medha: It is, but it just looks messy. I just…this is such a beautiful palette. Nico: Mm, yeah. Medha: Do you guys wanna see? Nico: It’s a paint. Medha: It is a paint. So, I guess the key is we shouldn’t put too much rubbing alcohol. Nico: Yeah. Medha: Because you’re
just gonna make lipstick. Nico: Also, I think I
just stained my hand. Let’s move on to Moon Mousse. For this, I think let’s just
break up all of them first and then let the foam sit
on them for a few minutes. This little, like, smoothing
tool has been a lifesaver. Medha: This is the makeup
with the Moon Mousse, and I’ve gotta say, they look better than the rubbing alcohol product. Nico: I totally agree,
even though this one does take probably a
little bit longer too, just ’cause the foam needs
to settle into the product. I still think it was way
easier to move everything into the shadow pan
and the highlighter pan than with the alcohol. Medha: Yeah, I think with the Moon Mousse, they came with additional tools, like a smoother and a brush, and I think that those
actually really helped. So, our next product is our Fixy kit, and I’m really excited to try that out. Nico: What you gotta do.
You take your product, and you take this picker
tool that comes with the kit, break it down just like we
have been this whole time, and pour it into this piece of the Fixy, which is a grinder. Once you get all the powder product on, you’re gonna use this little tool to massage it through the grinder. We’re gonna see what
the product looks like. It’s gonna be really
smooth and very milled. Pour it back into the pan,
then we’re gonna spray it with the Fixy binding solution, pat it down into place,
let it dry overnight. This doesn’t look nearly as much as what we grinded up. Medha: We lost a lot. Nico: We lost so much product. Medha: All we have left to do now is wait for the makeup products to
dry until tomorrow morning, when we will actually swatch
the products one more time. Nico: And then we’re gonna pick a winner based on which product not
only fixed our makeup the best, but which one held up with
our products’ quality. Medha: So, see you guys tomorrow morning. Nico: We’re back! All of our makeup has finally dried. It’s the next morning,
and we’re gonna start off by swatching the alcohol ones first. Oh, that looks great! Medha: That looks amazing! Nico: That looks really good! Medha: That was one swatch. Wait, to be honest, I
thought we were looking at the Fixy one. Nico: No, this is the alcohol one! Medha: This is amazing! Guys, this, for rubbing
alcohol, it’s pretty good! Nico: That’s pretty good, yeah. Medha: This one now is the Moon Mousse that we’re about to check out. Nico: I don’t like how these
highlighters are looking. So, our final method that we
tried out was the Fixy kit. Let’s swatch these and
see how they turned out. [both gasp] Nico: It broke already! I barely touched it! [both gasp] Nico: Oh, my God! Oh, no! We also just lost
another beautiful shadow. We’ve tried all the methods. We’ve swatched each makeup product before and after the process, and I think we finally have a winner. And what is that winner, Medha? Medha: It’s the rubbing alcohol. Nico: I can’t believe we’re
saying the rubbing alcohol. It’s so true, though. Medha: Yeah.
Nico: It wasn’t bad at all. The only thing is, aesthetically, it didn’t look as
beautiful as the other two. When it came to the Moon Mousse, I thought it also worked well. I liked how the swatches
looked before and after. There wasn’t much of a difference, but we did get that weird flakiness with some of the products. And on top of that, the highlighters, which were already not
pigmented, look worse now. Like, they’re nonexistent on my skin. Fixy just didn’t bind. Medha: No. Nico: The Fixy didn’t
even do the one thing that we wanted it to do. Like, step one was just to… Medha: Fix it.
Nico: Fix the makeup. To make sure that it bound together and was one solid piece again. It just crumbled back to
that finely milled powder that we made with the grinder as soon as we pretty much touched them. So the next time you drop a product, just head to your local Walgreens, CVS, pick up a $2 rubbing alcohol, and I think you’ll be all set.

Bernard Jenkins


  1. heyyy i subscribe to you on snap and i love your videos! im a small youtuber and would like more subs btw 🙂

  2. This video was so satisfying to watch!! And that rubbing alcohol coming in clutch FREE99 haha

  3. I cant believe the winner is the rubbing alcohol…

    What the company doing selling expensive product but lose to a cheap rubbing alcohol

  4. Huh not bad for being a bit early. But why do I feel this video has been made already?

  5. I think it's so satisfying to watch people destroy make up
    Because I hate it 😊

  6. With the FIXY kit the powder should have been put in the provided pans not back in the palette. Which is why they were crumbly because the pressing tools are only round.

  7. So is this really a thing? Seems like another way to get your money or maybe it's just because I'm 41 and have dealt with broken makeup forever🤷🏿‍♀️

  8. Pour the rubbing alcohol into a small spray bottle n spray it on top of the product… So it sets better… 😄

  9. Oh insider is the most interesting channel in YouTube
    You are amazing
    I have no words to describe this channel

  10. Ok but honestly the aesthetics aren’t really important since no one will see your pallet but your makeup on your face🤔 so I do think rubbing alcohol is way better

  11. Be careful repressing makeup with rubbing alcohol. Sometimes makeup with yellow, red and orange pigments can change color and become super pigmented

  12. FIXY works great if you use it correctly. You didn't use the bottom of their press parts and you didn't use the new makeup pans they provide to press into (then drop the pan into their magnetic palette). Of course it didn't work they way you did it. How can you feel ok posting this video when you didn't use the product correctly?

  13. The thing with repressing makeup is that the amount pressure you add will efect the performance of the powder. In labs they press it at different levels for different formula so if you do it at home, it will be a different consistency than before.

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