How to Re-purpose a Vintage Compact
Updated: Jan 24
To give credit where credit is due, this is a trick that I redeemed from Dita Von Teese's book Your Beauty Mark. My husband gave me this precious compact mirror for my birthday one year, and I was so happy to get to use it in practicality by doing these steps. I get compliments on it all of the time!
Here is what you will need:
The compact mirror(cleaned out), the pressed powder you desire, rubbing alcohol, a knife or something similar to work with the powder, a small plate or bowl, a freezer, and bonus if you have a powder puff or applicator small enough to fit in the compact. I used one from another compact I had, but you might be able to make one yourself if you are extra crafty!
Crush up some of the powder into the small plate or bowl.
Have your compact ready and cleaned out of any dirt or old makeup.
Add the rubbing alcohol with just a few drops at a time. Stir the product until it has a creamy consistency, Not too dry, not too runny.
Scoop the product into the compact as best you can without over flowing it. Smooth the product over with the smooth edge of the knife.
Place your compact in a safe spot in the freezer and let it freeze over night.
And there you have it, all ready to go the next day once the powder has dried! I would just put in the powder applicator, toss it in your purse and touch up your makeup in style!