Oh pinterest, how I love thee...
I have a train case full of make-up, mostly thanks to my days of working in an office..and not just any office, but for a Doctor that was triple boarded...One of his boards being a plastic & reconstructive surgeon. It was important to look the part for our cosmetic patients, so when I started working for the Doctor, my make-up repetoire turned from basic mascara (on a good day)to the works. It wasn't mandatory, but I just felt like I fit the part a bit better with a bit more make-up on...and my stash of make-up grew. I am like-so-in-love-with-Sephora now, I could spend an entire paycheck there if I wasn't so cheap.
Anyways, back to my train case full of make-up. A while back, I dropped my entire case. Most of my makeup survived, but a few of my favorite MAC shadows broke into small pieces, and I have been scared to open them for fear of losing all of their glittery goodness on my vanity counter. Sometimes I get brave and try to dab a little bit of the shattered powder onto a brush, but to be honest, more ends up on the floor or counter than on the brush. It's maddening...yet, I won't throw them away or buy replacements...why?? Because again, I'm cheap.
And am I ever thankful I held out and kept those powdered shadows. Pinterest came to my rescue last night, and resurrected my two favorite MAC shadows. Hallelujah!
How'd it happen?
- carefully open broken powder compact ( works for any powder, including foundation, bronzers, shadows, etc)
- drop a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol ( mine was 70%) into your compact
- You'll see the powder start to soak up the alcohol
- Use a clean finger or the back of a spoon to mix the powder/alcohol until it makes a paste
- spread evenly throughout your compact
- leave open to dry out overnight ( the alcohol evaporates quickly). 12 hours later, and mine was dried out and ready for use.
And that's it. It may look ugly, but it works!
Here's the pinterest tutorial link I followed....