How to repair crumbled and cracked powdered makeup

Why is there a nylon stocking on my expensive powdered makeup? It looks ridiculous I know, but it did solve the problem for the short term, until I decided it was just to wacky to have a nylon on your makeup! The nylon was wrapped around the compact, over the powder and tied in the back. Dumb.

I can’t be the only one dealing with crumbled and cracked up makeup. There HAS to be a better way to remedy this problem.

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Here’s what I was dealing with.

Ever happen to you?

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Its an easy fix. Just put a little alcohol on the powder and tamp it down with a paper towel. About a capful should do it.

You could use vodka too if you are so inclined.

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Cover it with a paper towel and tamp it down with a lid or something….I used a bottle of hand soap which happened to be the perfect size.

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Let it set overnight or until it dries and just as easy as that………


good as new!

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Just look at it now….. amazing what a little cosmetic surgery can do!

cosmetic surgery…………….

Are you cracking up now? cracking up, get it……  Sorry

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  This method could be used to repair any type of powdered make up, even eye shadow. I’m so glad I found a way to repair this compact…..this stuff is expensive! Smile


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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))


  1. Shelia says:

    Hi Debra and how are you doing? This is such a great tip to try.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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