How to Shatter-Proof Your Makeup Compact Before Traveling
It’s always best to be prepared
Between the contouring kit you picked up earlier this year and that insanely versatile taupe shadow you can't live without (it doubles as a brow powder!), the probability of opening your makeup bag and finding a chalky explosion after a long day of travel is high. And though you can bring a broken compact back to life, you could also just avoid the mess altogether with something you already have in your medicine cabinet.
What you need: A few cotton balls or rounds (depending on the size and depth of your compact)
What you do: Open your compact and place your cotton of choice on top of the powder. Snap the case securely shut.
Why this works: The extra padding will ensure that even when the well-meaning luggage handler slams your suitcase onto the gurney, there's a little cushion to protect your powder.
The result: No more cracks, spills and shattered dreams of smoky eyes.