How to De-Pot Your Eyeshadow and Save Space

So now that you know how to create your own Z Palette dupe, you probably need some shadows, etc. to nestle inside, right?

It’s a super simple process, so let’s get down to it.
You’ll need:

  • Palettes to de-pot
  • A flat iron
  • Aluminum foil
  • A small knife or thin blade
  • Probs something to watch on TV
  1. Start with any initial unpackaging of the palette. You want to be able to see the edges of the metal pans, and sometimes they’re covered by a layer of plastic to look nice and neat. Pry that off.img_3424img_3423
  2. Wrap one side of your flatiron in aluminum foil and turn it on.
  3. Set your palette on the aluminum foil for about 30 seconds to warm the glue holding the pan to the plastic. It might smell weird and/or warp a little.img_3427
  4. Carefully slide your blade under the pan and pry it up. If the glue isn’t warm enough, the makeup will shatter. Test the waters first before giving it the ol’ heave-ho. Heating it a little more to be on the safe side never hurt anyone.
  5. Lastly, be careful after prying the pans out—they’re quite hot! Let them cool before arranging to your heart’s content.

I hope you find this useful! And if you end up doing any de-potting, I’d love to hear how it turns out.

Best always,
Marge 💋

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2 thoughts on “How to De-Pot Your Eyeshadow and Save Space

  1. beautyholics101 September 14, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Never ever heard of this and it is so useful! Thank you so much, this is perfect for traveling!! Thanks so much for posting and sharing! I’m incredibly excited about this 😂

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