How to Fill a Vintage Compact

Inspired by an Essiebutton vlog (ironically about decluttering and owning less makeup), I found myself trolling eBay in search of vintage compacts. To my surprise, they were incredibly common. Kid in a candy store stuff. Dangerous stuff. I’ve only bought two… so far…

Compact Closed

There are two different kinds of vintage powder compacts: The kind that fits pressed powder pans, and the kind that was meant for loose powder. This compact ended up being the kind that was meant for loose powder, but was missing the accessories needed to effectively use it that way. You can tell because it has an extra lid that was originally used to protect the puff from the powder, and it is also much, much too thin to hold any size powder pan.

Here’s how I turned this loose powder compact into a custom blush pan.

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