Tuesday Tip: Fixing a Compact

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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While doing my makeup recently, I dropped my blush compact, and it shattered into a million pieces. Not wanting to admit defeat, I picked up the pieces that I could and searched for a way to fix it. I ended up finding this tutorial. With a couple tweaks, I was easily able to restore my compact to its original form. 

What You'll Need:
-Broken compact
-Rubbing Alcohol
-Makeup brush
-3-4  Q-tips
-Small flat bottomed item (I used a small piece of wood)
-Sheet of plastic (not shown)
-Plastic bag

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1. Start with a broken compact

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2. Put broken pieces of compact into a plastic bag. Break up pieces into a powder.

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3. Pour the powder back into the compact.

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4. Place sheet of plastic (I used saran wrap) over the compact. Using a flat bottomed item, press the powder into the compact until flat.

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5. Pour around 8-10 drops of rubbing alcohol onto the powder in the compact. Allow 10-15 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate.

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6. Clean the sides of the compact.

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7. The final product all nice and pretty!

1 comment:

  1. This happens to me too often and it's the worst. Thanks for the tutorial!

    xx,
    Cass
    postgradinpumps.blogspot.com

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