How many times has your powder/blush broken in its compact, leaving you with nothing but a BIG mess? I know for myself , this has happened numerous of times, and I have been forced with the decision to either waste money by throwing it away, put the compact and leftover powder in a plastic sandwich bag, which can be very messy, or dish on more bucks by buying a loose powder container.
Luckily, I came across a solution from fellow blogger, Katrina Lomidze on “How to Fix Broken Powder Makeup” by simply using rubbing alcohol.
I know you’re probably wondering about the odor and if the alcohol will cause your skin to dry, but as Katrina mentioned in her post, alcohol dries quickly, so it will evaporate and the odor will go away. Also, the more alcohol concentrate, the faster it dries, but if you leave it out to dry overnight, any percetnage can work.
One of my favorite MAC bronzers had broken and saving it was creating a mess, so following Katrina’s steps by using rubbing alcohol, here’s what I did:
Applied several drops of alcohol to the compact.
Then using my fingers, I began to mix the alcohol with the powder. You’ll notice it will start to turn into a paste, which will make it easier to smooth it out.
Finally, I let the powder sit overnight to thoroughly dry.
It isn’t as perfect and as smooth as when I purchased it, but at least it’s all in one piece. So the next time your powder brakes, just use these easy steps to help salvage it and save you money!