Last week, I dropped my Mac Skinfinish Natural :(. While it fell to the floor in slow motion, I had a couple of seconds to wonder if it would survive…but the cloud of powder told me it was broken before I even opened it. I hope you have never had to experience this, but if you have: here is an easy solution to fix your broken powder product.
All you need is a bowl, a bottle of alcohol, a knife and spoon, a plastic bag, and your broken compact. This trick works for any powder product, so you could also use it on eyeshadow/blush/contour if you need to.
Tip the broken powder into the bowl. You will likely have bigger and smaller pieces, so use the plastic bag and the spoon to grind it down to a fine powder. The plastic bag is not a necessity, but I find it helps reduce the mess.
Now add alcohol to the powder to create a paste. I like to add a little at a time, to make sure it doesn’t get to liquid. You want a paste like consistency that doesn’t drip of your spoon.
Scoop the paste back into the compact or packaging with the spoon. Use the knife to press it in tightly and create a smooth surface. A bit like icing a cake.
Just let it dry out for several hours, I prefer to leave it overnight. The alcohol will evaporate and leave you with a fixed compact powder. Obviously it will never be as pretty as it was, but the consistency will be the same and you can continue using the product.
You can see all the steps in this handy little chart. Have you ever had a mishap like this?