Pressed powder compacts are maybe the best and the worst type of make-up. While the oil-absorbing powder is a summer must-have, there are just SO many problems that come with our favorite powders.
For one, I always seem to drop my make-up enough times to effectively shatter my perfectly pressed powder into useless make-up shards…
If I’m lucky enough not to shatter my make-up, eventually there comes a point when spending forever trying to get the remaining powder out of your compact becomes just too much of a hassle. This point is right about here:
When throwing away and replacing your favorite and expensive compact seems like the only option, DON’T! I have found a money saving trick to make that make-up last!
All you need is some rubbing alcohol, a knife, and either your broken make-up bits or the last remains of your favorite compact. I happen to have two of my favorite pressed powders, both mainly used:
- Use the knife to break up the remaining make-up into very small pieces and use the flat sides of the knife to mash the pieces into loose powder. If your make-up has already been broken, just use the knife to turn the pieces into loose powder.
- Combine all the powder in one compact and press down with either the knife or your fingers to pack the powder. I found that the knife is less messy and tends to work better.
- Once the powder is more or less packed, add the rubbing alcohol. Add enough of the alcohol to wet the entire area but don’t add so much that the powder becomes liquid.
- Lastly, use either the knife or your fingers to smooth the make-up. Again, I like using the knife better.
- Let the compact sit at least 4 hours or until the alcohol has dried out.
Voila! You’ve saved yourself from buying another expensive compact! Your newly salvaged powder compact should fit perfectly into any of Rent the Runways summer handbags for a hot night out on the town!
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