I’m sure we’ve all done it before and dropped a beloved power, eye shadow, bronzer etc and then gone to open it and find it’s all cracked. I did it with my MSF before where water leaked in my handbag and it turned to a mouse. I was gutted.
I spent a little while on google trying to find ways to save it and came along this method. Luckily for me I work in a lab so borrowed some alcohol to fix mine but rubbing alcohol does the same job and can be picked up cheaply from Amazon.
My benefit powder recently cracked and I wasn’t ready to let it go so decided to share with you how I fixed it to save wasting product.
The first step is to get all the product into the pan again. If it’s a mouse like my MSF went let it dry out for a day or 2 first before doing this. Add a few drops of the rubbing alcohol and stir with a cocktail stick. Add it drop by drop until the powder starts to take a liquid from. I added way too much but it’s not a problem as it evaporates off.
Keep stirring your powder into the alcohol as you go. For me the powder returned to a liquid form. Once you’ve added enough alcohol and the powder is a liquid push the liquid to one side of the pan ready to dry.
At this stage you can leave it for the alcohol to naturally evaporate off and just be left with your product re solidified. Or if you’re impatient like me you can leave it for a couple of hours then put a hairdryer on it gently. This can cause some cracks. I left it to dry open up near a radiator in the end.
Then after a day you have your product back good as new. For me it worked perfectly again and hasn’t caused any irritation to me skin.
Have you tried this before? Do you just check things away when they crack?