How to fix a smashed compact

This is an oldie but a goodie. A few of you have asked me about fixing broken palettes, so here you go:

YouTube is amazing! I’ve learnt some fantastic and some ridiculous things on there, but this is one I know all of you are going to love!

How many times have you dropped your favourite compact, and smashed it to smithereens? We know, us too! But now we have make-up artist, Kandee Johnson to show us how to repair a broken eyeshadow, bronzer or blush. It’s so much easier than you’d image – no more crying into your powder puffs! (You can watch her full video here.)

What you need:

– Shattered compact (whatever powder product you’ve broken)

– A coin, or something the same size as the compact you’re fixing

– Rubbing alcohol

– Butter knife

– Syringe

– A sandwich bag or cling wrap

  1. Place the shattered compact into the plastic bag, or stretch the cling film over the top of the powder.
  2. Hold the plastic tightly across the top of the powder and, using the back of the butter knife, smash all the remaining bits of the compact into a fine powder.
  3. Once you have a fine powder, use a syringe to pop a few squirts of the rubbing alcohol into the powder. Make sure the powder is saturated.
  4. Next put the tissue over the top of the powder, and place the coin (or whatever you’re using) onto of it. Then press down on it like your life depends on it. Really – you have to push seriously hard to compact the powder as much as possible.
  5. Wait for it to dry, and off you go!