Introduction

If powder make-up is dropped it can crack. It's such a waste to throw out good make-up, so this guide will teach you how to salvage it.

Tools

Parts

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  • Using the metal knife, break up the entire pan of powder into fine pieces.

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Image 1/3: Slowly add the rubbing alcohol from the cap to the powder and mix it with the knife as you go. Image 2/3: Do not use more than two caps worth of rubbing alcohol. Image 3/3: Do not use more than two caps worth of rubbing alcohol.
  • Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the cap.

  • Slowly add the rubbing alcohol from the cap to the powder and mix it with the knife as you go.

  • Do not use more than two caps worth of rubbing alcohol.

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  • The powder will become creamy with no chunks or bumps. Use the side of the knife to smooth over the top surface.

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  • To completely smooth over the top surface, use a clean finger to push out the edges and even out the surface.

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Image 1/1: If the powder is not fully dry, let it sit for another hour and continue to check back.
  • Wait a few hours to let dry before closing the lid. The rubbing alcohol will evaporate, leaving you with a pressed solid ready for re-use.

  • If the powder is not fully dry, let it sit for another hour and continue to check back.

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Conclusion

These steps can be used to fix any type of powder makeup (ie. eyeshadows, blush, etc.)

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It's also good to mash the surface down with something flat like a coin on top of a paper towel, while it's still a little malleable. This way, you get an even, similar texture as when it was new.

Great guide!

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