Revlon Retro Compact – Love Pat

Recently bought a cool vintage compact that I’ve listed for sale on Etsy. It is a rectangular gold toned powder compact with an oak leaf pattern on it. A little online research revealed it was made by Revlon and called Love Pat. Not sure if this is blush or face powder as it seemed very pink to me. Now I notice a barely visible Revlon stamp on the powder puff. Thought I’d outline how I cleaned this baby up to be ready for sale.

Before Cleaning:

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After Cleaning:

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Step 1: Put some warm water and a gentle white facial soap (like Dove) and rub into the powder puff. Rinse and repeat as necessary. The puff with never be white again but will become more of a skin tone.

Step 2: Use a toothpick to remove as much of the old powder as possible. Mine had very little left in just the corners.

Step 3: Place is warm water with soap suds from the facial soap. Continue using toothpick or a toothbrush to remove makeup from the corners.

Step 4: Immediately dry metal compact.

Step 5: Place powder puff between tissues and press out the water. The blow dry on cool to get it a bit fluffy.

Step 6: The mirror can be difficult. Wipe with several tissues. If still not clean use a little rubbing alcohol or witch hazel on a tissue.

I choose to use a mild soap without perfume as this powder puff may eventually end up on someones face and I wouldn’t want anything that could irritate the skin. Also avoid harsh cleaners like Windex etc. Don’t put anything on the compact which you wouldn’t be comfortable putting on your face.

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Now we have a lovely make up compact worthy of even Joan on Mad Men. The mirror is perfect and the clasp closes tightly.

You could try refilling it with powder and adding a new puff even. Or fill it with tiny mints or blotting papers.

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