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Samantha Faragalli
Oct 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

There’s nothing worse than opening up your favorite powder compact to find it shattered into a thousand (messy) pieces. Don’t fret though—there’s a foolproof solution that will have you rethinking immediately tossing your trusty makeup mirror duo upon breakage. Below, see how to quick fix a broken compact with just three simple items that you probably already have in your home. This convenient process will have you reusing your prized formula in no time at all. Scroll down for the step by step breakdown. 

Step 1: Soak the broken powder with a generous amount of rubbing alcohol

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Step 2: Cover the wet powder with plastic wrap and smooth out with a knife

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Step 3: Remove the plastic wrap and clean around the compact  

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Step 4: Cover the compact to let the wet powder dry overnight before using again 

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