Like A LOT of magazines.
Often I come across little blurbs that are interesting nuggets of information, but I never get to put them into use.... until NOW!
I had been flipping through the December 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan and saw this little nugget of information:
HOW TO SALVAGE A SHATTERED COMPACT
Replacing a broken powder, bronzer or shadow isn't your only option. Instead, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the broken bits, then stir to create a pastelike texture. Re-form it with the back of a spoon, and let it dry overnight. It'll look (and function) like a fresh palette by morning.I was intrigued. But not intrigued enough to shatter one of my compacts. Then, a co-worker approached me and asked me when I was going to place another make-up order. Seems her husband dropped the brand new compact of foundation she got for Christmas.
This seemed like a good of time as any to give it a whirl! So I assembled some tools: