|My Z Palette|
Let me tell ya, depotting MAC eyeshadows is a pain in the ass. After the first few, I got the hang of it but I did ruin two eyeshadows when I first started. There are many YouTube videos that show you how to depot eyeshadows like this one and this one. I tried the candle method first and did not like it. It burned the plastic unevenly. I used my flat iron the next time but I didn't want to wait until the heat burned a hole through the plastic because I thought the heat might ruin the powder. I waited until the glue melted and tried to pry the pan out with a screwdriver. Big fail - I ruined two eyeshadows because either the screwdriver slipped or wedging it in between the plastic and the pan caused the pan to become deformed. So, the lessons I learned are:
- Using your flat iron is a better way to distribute the heat
- Let the flat iron melt the plastic until you see a little hole form
- Use a paperclip or needle to pop out the pan from the plastic
- Don't touch it right after - the pan is frickin' hot
|Neutral Palette - mostly MAC eyeshdaows|
Eyeshadows in palette:
- Square eyeshadows are Shu Uemura. Taupey brown shimmer = ME Brown 850. The other two, not sure. But can I just say that Shu Uemura makes it super duper easy to depot eyeshadows? There's a hole in the back of their containers and you just stick a paper clips through and they pop right out. Kudos to you, Shu Uemura.
- Big round eyeshadow pans are Stila: shimmery brown = Golightly, matte dark brown = Java, and pinky peach shimmer, not sure.
- Smaller round eyeshadows are MAC. Top row L to R: Carbon, Club, Smut, Sketch, Woodwinked, Wedge and Brule. 2nd row L to R: Patina, Camel and Vanilla. 3rd row L to R: Naked Lunch, Soba and Shroom. Last row L to R: All That Glitters, Cork and Retrospeck.