Broken Compact? No Problem!

Sep 3, 2015 by Sarah (Day Styles)

One of the most annoying things I can think of is opening my compact and having the entire thing in crumbs. Not only is it impossible to use but it’s also a waste of money having to throw away half of your makeup. This often happens not only with blush but also with bronzer, eye shadow, anything that is a compact powder. Good news! We have found a way to help restore all of your broken makeup and return them to good as new in 3 easy steps!

All you’ll need for this quick (and handy) DIY is your broken makeup, some rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip (or 2, depending on how many different broken palettes you are fixing). An eyedropper is optional for the alcohol if you have a shaky hand.

1. Collect the broken makeup and add alcohol


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Put all of the makeup from the compact into a tiny bowl. If your compact is large enough feel free to complete this directly in the compact. If it is a small compact, we recommend using a bowl. Try not to lose any on the floor, and make sure there is enough makeup left (once it has been broken) to make it worth your while to restore it. From there, using an eyedropper, add a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol until it is all absorbed. You can pour it directly into the compact if you have a steady hand and forego the eyedropper. The amount to use will depend on how much makeup is broken, but don’t overdo it. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away, and the more you add, the longer it takes to set.

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