Bronzer and blusher compacts must come with special floor-attracting magnets inside them, because there's no other reason for the frequency with which we drop them.

Unlike a lipstick or mascara, once your bronzer hits the floor it's dead. Gone. Done for.

Well, until now. 

US beauty vlogger AlexandrasGirlyTalk has come up with a downright genius solution for fixing smashed bronzer, blusher or powder without a whole lot of trouble to you. And from what we can see, it works a treat.

To fix a standard bronzer/powder compact, you'll need:

– Around 1.5 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol (this is available in most chemists and won't affect the consistency of your powder)
– A butter knife
– A piece of kitchen roll
– Something with a small flat circular bottom like a shot glass or the lid of a bottle.

Here's what to do:

1. Use the pads of your fingers to press as much of the cracked powder back into place as you can, getting it as neat as possible.

2. Pour a small amount of the rubbing alcohol (around 0.5 of a tablespoon) onto the powder. Leave the rest aside. 

3. The alcohol will quickly evaporate. Again, use your fingers to gently press the powder back into place.

4. Pour the rest of the rubbing alcohol onto the powder and let it evaporate for around 10 – 15 minutes.

5. While the powder is still slightly wet, use a butter knife to smooth the surface, getting the corners and middle as smooth as you can.

6. Fold the kitchen paper into a square and place it onto the powder.

7. Then, using your shot glass or bottle lid, press down on the powder to get the surface as flat as possible.

Done! See Alexandra's full video here: