Baked Products & Their Sudden Lack Of Pigmentation

Many a time I have bought a baked beauty product used it for a couple of weeks to find that it has lost all it’s pigmentation. This can happen to any product that is baked; blush or eyeshadows as the natural oils from our face is then transferred on the brush/fingers and then the product.

These oils cause the top layer of the product to seal over time. In order to re-release the pigmentation you simply need to scrap of some of the top layer, I personally just use a clean (sterilized) pair of scissors to score into it.

Such a simple quick trick to save your baked products!

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  1. 24th June 2014 / 8:47 am

    I go two new Bourjois blushes in stunnign color and they betrayed me! stiff as rocks! I was so sorely disappointed! 😐


  2. 24th June 2014 / 10:01 am

    Love it! I need to do this to my Bourjois Chocolate bronzer which gives me nothing back nowadays!

    • 27th June 2014 / 7:32 pm

      The exact same thing happens to my chocolate bronzer. I rarely use it now – it's so annoying. I'll def be going through my products and giving them a good old scrape!

      Shel x

  3. 24th June 2014 / 11:23 am

    I had the same problem with my beloved MAC eyeshadow (in Quarry – a staple) and my brush wasn't picking any up at all, so I used sellotape! I put a strip sticky-side down on the shadow, peeled it off and the caked top layer of powder came with it. Worked like a charm, so glad I didn't have to buy a new one!


  4. 24th June 2014 / 11:34 am

    I always had this problem before, great tip! x

  5. Anonymous
    24th June 2014 / 11:39 am

    If you scratch the surface with a spoolie you'll lose less product

  6. 24th June 2014 / 2:39 pm

    I never noticed this before, but I'm definitely going to go through my stuff now and experiment. πŸ™‚

  7. 24th June 2014 / 5:54 pm

    So weird this has happened to my bourjois pot blush just this week! Deffo need to give this a try.


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  9. 24th June 2014 / 7:05 pm

    What a good tip! I'll have to do this with some of my eyeshadows!

  10. 24th June 2014 / 7:28 pm

    I don't own anything baked so didn't realise that they could lose their pigmentation like that, I'll definitely bare this in mind if I buy any in the future as I have my eye on the Milani blushers πŸ™‚ x


  11. 24th June 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I had this problem with a baked foundation a few weeks ago and doing that definitely revived it….I'm a bit of a perfectionist sometimes though so it pained me to have to scrape bits of it away and alter the appearance of it haha. Great Post! πŸ™‚

    Samantha @

  12. 25th June 2014 / 3:13 am

    This also happened to me with regular blusher and bronzer. I also scrape a thin layer off, but not in a criss cross manner, but really a layer.

  13. 25th June 2014 / 3:14 am

    This has happened to me with Bourjois, Sleek, and Tarte products. It's a pain. Never with baked products from other brands like Milani or MAC, I wonder what makes products prone to it specifically. I usually scrape/wipe with a paper towel because it's rough enough but doesn't waste that much product. xx

  14. 25th June 2014 / 7:07 pm

    This keeps happening to my Estee Lauder bronzer, which isn't even a baked product! So irritating when I spent so much on it. I mean I just keep scraping off the top layer but I feel like I'm throwing my money away!x

  15. 25th June 2014 / 10:50 pm

    Ooo never knew about this… Thank you!!

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