Beauty Tip – How to Fix Your Broken Compact

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We’ve all been through this…our favorite most expensive compact falls on the floor and completely shatters! You want to break down, get angry, and start thinking about how much it’s going to cost to get a new one and when you are going to have time.  Rejoice, because here is how you can say goodbye to that unpleasant moment forever…

Here’s how:

On one of my favorite beauty blogs  Beauty Department I found an article which explained how we can fix these most unpleasant moments in very simple steps and using very simple tools!

Power tools: 70% alcohol (it works 1000 times better for this than your typical rubbing alcohol from the drug store and can be purchased at your local art supply), plastic wrap, spatula, dropper, synthetic eyeliner brush , Q-tip (optional if you’re a perfectionist… you know who you are!)

Wrap it up: Completely cover the compact with the plastic wrap and make sure it adheres tightly to contain everything.

Mash it up: With your spatula, crush up the entire pan of shadow, not just the broken pieces. You essentially are turning the pressed powder back into loose powder.

Add Alcohol: Remove the wrap and add at least 10 drops full of alcohol. You can add a few drops full at a time to see how much you need. I used a dozen.

Smooth it Over: Now you’ll feel the powder has become sponge-like and very pliable, giving you the perfect opportunity to even it out smoothly with your spatula.

Perfect the Edges  Use your eyeliner brush to smooth it out even further. Give it a few hours to completely dry and it’s like it never happened! To make it extra pretty, clean up the perimeter with a Q-tip.

To revive your dried-out and cracked old cream shadow, apply the same steps except there’s no need to wrap it up or mash it up. Just add alcohol to reactivate it, stir it, smooth it out and perfect the edges.

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Isn’t that simple?! So no more wasting good make up and throwing away those broken pieces.  Just put it all back together and keep on looking super fashionable!

Another good tip….become your own make up artist by combining different colors of eye shadows and blushes, then mixing them up to become one! Simply follow the same instructions as the ones above. Who knows, you might just make your dream makeup color combination! So have fun!



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