On my way back from my last trip I made the same mistake again: I put my makeup bag in my suitcase instead of safely putting in my handbag. Results: when I arrived at home I realized that my Marc Jacobs contouring set and my Kiko favorite blush were completely broken!
I blamed myself (again) for this stupid mistake and I promised myself (again) that I won’t ever do that again in the future!
When I was getting ready to throw them away and to buy new ones I received a very good news from my friend (and incredible makeup expert) Carmen: “Don’t throw them” she said “Don’t you know that you can easily fix all the broken compact powders like eyeshadow, blush, bronzers, etc.?” Well, I didn’t.
She showed me how to do it and I was totally amazed with the results. I thought that I should spread the word so I decided to create a tutorial to show you how to do it very easily and quickly (just 5 steps).
Step 1: If your powder is not completely broken, well, break it! You must start with a very fragmented piece to get the best results.
Step 2: Pour in some rubbing alcohol (start with small amounts ) until it’s absorbed and mix it with a stick or with your finger until it looks like a paste (see pictures above).
Step 3: Flatten it out with a spatula or something similar to get a flat surface.
Step 4: Leave it overnight until the alcohol evaporates completely. Your makeup powder is as new and you won’t need to buy a new one! It doesn’t look as beautiful as it was when you bought it but the results on your face will be exactly the same!
I hope it was useful and you will keep spreading the word!