MAKEUP MAGIC : How to fix a smashed powder compact.

November 21, 2013
Have you ever smashed your favourite powder? This happened to my holy grail highlighter last week. Poor Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, I was totally devastated. But not to worry, here is a simple DIY remedy to fix even the most smashed up of powders.

1. Smash one of your favourite powders…. Not on purpose.
2. Using a knife carefully break up the powder even more using a gentle squashing motions until the powder is finely chopped up.
3. This is the powder consistency you are looking for.
4. Add 3/4 of a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to the powder.
5. Mix mix mix and blend until the powder turns into a cream, scrape and mould the cream into the shape of your compact.
6. Clean up the edges of your compact with a cotton bud and makeup wipes. Leave in a cool dry place for 2 days until dry.
Voila! Your powder is ready to go once again!
xxx Nella

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  • Reply Anonymous November 21, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Very Cool! Thanks for the tip
    x MM

  • Reply LabMuffin November 22, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Such a sad sight! Will have to do this with an eyeshadow pan soon, thanks for the instructions!

  • Reply Anonymous February 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Is the quality of the highlighter the same after adding the alcohol?

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