How To Give Your Broken Compact A Face Lift

Hello everyone,

today guest blogger Vanessa is going to teach us how to fix a broken compact. Interested? Let’s get started then:

How To Give Your Broken Compact A Face Lift

Beauties, is there anything worse than buying a new, and expensive, compact only to drop it on the bathroom floor and have it smash into a big powdery mess?

Simple answer: no, no there is not.

Unfortunately for me, I have had this happen more times than I care to admit. In fact, I may start calling myself ‘Fumbles’ because I seem to drop more makeup on the floor than I apply to my face!

If you have been there and feel my pain, you are probably wishing you knew of a way to fix these compacts and save yourself some serious coin. Well, luckily for you I have a quick and easy DIY fix to help you revive your broken palettes.

Curious to know how you can repair your broken compact? Read on.

A Face Lift For Your Compact

To save yourself the frustration of having to buy a new powder, and clean up the mess on your floor, all you need is:

  • your smashed compact
  • 70% alcohol (this works better than rubbing alcohol and can usually be found at art supply stores)
  • plastic wrap
  • eyeliner brush
  • makeup spatula
  • liquid dropper

From there the process is simple, just:

  • tightly wrap your compact in the plastic wrap
  • make sure the plastic wrap is securely covering the whole compact to avoid another mess
  • with your makeup spatula smash up the entire compact – essentially you are turning the pressed powder into a loose powder
  • remove the plastic wrap but be careful not to spill your powder
  • add about 9 – 10 full droppers worth of alcohol onto your powder (start with a few droppers at first to gauge how much you need and build from there)
  • the powder should form a malleable consistency once you have enough alcohol added
  • smooth out your powder, covering the whole pan of the compact
  • once you have the pan covered and evenly spread, use your eyeliner brush to smooth the edges
  • allow a few hours for it to dry completely

What makes this trick so fabulous is not just the fact that you no longer have to buy new products but you can use this method to restore powered foundation (as explained above), as well as blush and eyeshadow.

It is like a makeover for your makeup!

Of course, this can’t be the only restoration trick for your favourite (and broken) makeup products so please, share your DIY tips in the comment section below. After all, we ladies love options!

Vanessa is the chief blogging babe for where she blogs and vlogs about all things skincare including product reviews and handy DIY tips and tricks that help her readers to look and feel their very best!

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  1. Janessa says

    I’ve tried something like this before to a broken blush I had and I found it crumbled easier than before, but only if I dropped it on the counter or tossed it. Otherwise, this method works wonderfully.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, yes, fixed compacts need to be handled with extra care. But still, getting them back in one piece is very handy. Makes application easier and less messy. :)

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