Wednesday, 20 November 2013

MAKEUP MAGIC : How to fix a smashed powder compact.

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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  1. Very Cool! Thanks for the tip
    x MM

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

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

  4. Actually did this with my mini Opal Highlighter I got in the Glow on the Go kit! Has worked well - and I'm just waiting for it to dry - Hoping that the quality will still be the same - but I assume it would be.


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