Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How To: Repair a Broken Compact

I don’t like wasting money; who does, right? So as much as possible, I always want to get the most of my money’s worth. I love DIY-ing, and whenever possible, I DIY. There are so many great DIY tips online, especially on Pinterest. I am very inspired to DIY that I created a board for all the DIY tips I see online.

 

Earlier this month, my makeup haul from the US arrived. To my dismay, I found my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder broken. I wanted to use it as a loose powder instead, but it was too messy. Fortunately enough, I found an easy way to repair the broken compact! It takes only three things and five steps! Sounds easy, huh? Because it is!

 

STEP ONE: Gather the materials. All you need are the broken compact, some tissue (I used oil-control tissue), and alcohol.

 

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STEP TWO: Arrange the pieces of broken powder into a single layer. This should be easy if the powder is broken into big parts.

 

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STEP THREE: Pour alcohol all over broken powder. Consistency may become similar to a powder foundation when wet. Alcohol is volatile, so it would evaporate.

 

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STEP FOUR: Using tissue, smooth out the powder’s surface. You can also apply a little pressure to put bring together the broken powder pieces. Pour more alcohol if necessary.

 

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It should look like this after smoothening out with tissue. The powder would have a glue stick-like consistency. It will smell like alcohol though. But don’t worry; the alcohol will evaporate.

 

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STEP FIVE: Leave the powder to air dry overnight.

 

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TADA!!! The powder compact is restored!! There’s no hint of alcohol anymore, and you can use it now with your favorite brush!

 

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Didn’t I say this DIY is easy? How about you? What’s your latest DIY?

 

Love,

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