The genius hack for fixing a broken compact, and preventing it breaking in the first place.

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There’s nothing worse than reaching into your bag and finding that your favourite powder has been reduced to dust. Or dropping it watching it break into smithereens onto the floor.

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Not only is the way to prevent it super easy, so is the way to fix it.

1. How to avoid your compact from breaking.

It’s extremely simple – to give it an extra layer of protection, simply place a cotton pad (cut to size if needed) on top of the powder and close.

Ta da! Goodbye, breakage.

Simple and easy. Image: supplied.

1. Fixing broken powder

Carefully pick your broken product off the floor, collecting any loose bits and adding back to the compact.

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Add two drops of rubbing alcohol (available at local supermarket) and smooth it out into what will feel a little like a paste.

Let it dry overnight and it will reset as it was before. Genius! (Post continues after video)

This is also a great way to convert loose eyeshadows into pressed form - simply follow the same instructions.

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"Isopropyl Alcohol" (AKA rubbing alcohol) has been approved for use in cosmetics and is found in a range of eye, nail and skincare products, however it can be an irritant for those with sensitive skin. If this is you, try a patch test or avoid completely.
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