Step One: Dig It Out
When you buy a product from a company, they intend for that product to stay in the palette, so it doesn't come out without using a trick or tool. I use the pick end of the FIXY pick/scraper tool to gently remove whatever powder I'm working with to remove it from the original pan and into the FIXY screen to grind up the makeup, so I can later repress it into a new makeup pan. This process is satisfying and quick, but I'm not ashamed to say that I have way too much fun scraping powders out. You can do this with any powder makeup including blush, highlighter, bronzers and eyeshadows.
Step Two: Dump It And Grind
After you've scraped your powders, you dump your individual or combination products into the FIXY grinding screen, before pressing it through the screen with the grinding tool. I like to grind my powders together when I'm creating a new shade. You can get creative and mix boring matte colors with shimmery shadows to create something more balanced. If you've ever come across a shade in a palette that just didn't work well, this is a great way to give it a new look. The grinding process will turn your makeup into a very fine powder, prior to repressing it. This process is so satisfying, especially if the makeup was broken prior.
Step Three: Choose And Pour
Depending on how much product you have, you will need to choose the appropriate pan size to fill. FIXY offers 3 standard pan sizes and it’s best to have extra because it’s disappointing to run out if you’re in the middle of the process. Place your pan into the appropriate hole into the bottom press part. Then carefully pour your powder into the container using the help of the brush that comes with the kit. The kit includes a fill line so be careful not to fill over the line.
Step Four: Bind It
Not all makeup requires a binding agent so this is an important step to understand. If your makeup is a mineral makeup, it typically has a binding agent in it and you can typically skip this step and just press it. Most other powders need a binding agent so that’s why the FIXY Binding Spray will work great. It is a simple formula that is safe for sensitive skin and works incredibly well. After you poured the loose makeup into the pan in the bottom pres part, spray the pans gently from approximately five inches away. This FIXY binder ensures that the powders function the way they should, and it allows each piece of pigment to apply flawlessly when it's finished. Other products suggest drowning your makeup in binding agents, but it absolutely can change the color of your makeup. So follow the instructions of very minimal sprays, making sure the makeup is just lightly damp before pressing it.
Step Five: Press It & Use It
Pressing is the fun part. Place the top press part onto the bottom press part and press your makeup with a good amount of force. It’s recommended to press for about 10 seconds. Lift only the top press part to see if you like how the makeup looks. If you need to press one more time, go ahead and do it before lift the bottom press part. Once satisfied, lift that bottom press part to see your newly pressed makeup.
The FIXY Makeup Creation & Repair Kit comes with a small magnetic palette to add all the makeup you depot. If you want more space, FIXY offers a beautiful large magnetic palette to add all of your creations into. It’s so satisfying to have all your creations and favorite powders in one palette.