Extending the life of your pressed powder compact

Compacts are a staple in my purse. It’s perfect for touch-ups mid-day, covering the shine that comes after a long day at work, or as a bit of tone-evener for splotchy skin. I never leave home without it.

As the compact wears down, you know what happens. The middle wears down to nothing until the edges crack. One day, you open it up and get crumbled powder all over the front of you, or in your purse. I always hated to toss it, as what’s left can be nearly a quarter of the compact.


I found a way to save it and continue using it as loose powder instead.

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