Combine Pressed Powders Into One Compact

When your face powder or blush compact is almost empty, or if the powder breaks into pieces, don't throw it away! I keep all the old compacts until I have a few, then I scrape out all the powder into one compact.


I crush it up into a fine powder, add a little rubbing alcohol, stir it (a toothpick works for me), then spread out evenly in the compact. Put it in a safe place and let dry (usually overnight). The alcohol evaporates and leaves behind a full compact!

You probably always use the same color so you know what you are getting and the savings are great!

By amy from Rochester, NY

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January 8, 20100 found this helpful

The pressed powder has to be germ laden by the time that you are talking about. Remember when we used to use a bobby pin to dig out the very last bit of lipstick? I would run hot water over a mascara container to get more of it out.


Then I learned about how many germs had been introduced into the product just by normal use. Today, I throw the product away. Risk is not worth it.

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March 28, 20100 found this helpful

I'm under the impression that the alcohol would kill any germs, but I could be wrong.

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August 29, 20130 found this helpful

You do not want to use rubbing alcohol on your face it will make it dry and break your face out.

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