My High Heel Hacks!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Heels, Left | Missoni Suede Heels, Right | Kat Von D True Romance Eye Shadow Palette | Bed Head Hairspray | L.A. Girl Nail Polish | Elf Eyeshadow Palette | Small Eyeshadow Brush

We all have had it happen. The inevitable and dreaded nick or scratch on a brand new or beloved pair of shoes!  Here’s my go to quick fixer upper without having to make a trip to shoe repair. All you need for a quick fix is: eyeshadow, small eyeshadow brush, nail polish, & hairspray. Over the weekend I fixed up some Missoni & Marc Jacobs heels. The eyeshadow is used to blend into the scuff, and the hairspray will set it (so the shadow won’t rub off onto your jeans or dresses). Depending on the type of heel, the nail polish is used to fill any scratches or dents.  Simply select a color that matches the back of your heel.  When selecting the eyeshadow, make sure it’s a color that matches the area on the leather you are concealing.  I recommend testing on an a non-noticeable area first.  The matte black shade in Kat Von D’s True Romance worked flawlessly on the Missoni, and the light creme shade from my Elf palette worked great for the nicks on the leather soles of my Marcs.  After you have blended the shadow into the scratch, I recommend blocking the areas with tissue that you don’t want the hairspray overspray to touch.  Then hold can several inches away and spray lightly with hairspray. You may need to repeat the adding of shadow & hairspray setting until you reach the desired touch up…and VOILA! Disclaimer: Setting suede with hairspray does lessen the softness of the suede, however, it does protect it, while concealing that pesky scratch! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week, my lovelies! xoxo

Bed Head Hairspray | Missoni Heels | Kat Von D True Romance Palette | LA Girl Polish to conceal the knick in the heel
Bed Head Hairspray | Missoni Heels | Kat Von D True Romance Palette | LA Girl Polish to conceal the knick in the heel
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