Today I will be explaining how to depot your eyeshadows easily without any risks. The usual videos we watch on youtube involve a Candle or a lighter or other articles which either are a bit dangerous or involve a lot of effort., For eg using a candle or a burner requires us to hold the pan above the fire for 5 or more minutesÂ which isn’t too convenient. So here I will be showing you a super easy method involving stuff we have lying around our homes, kitchens or vanities.
What you will need:
- a hair straightener
- eyedhadow to be depotted (Duh!)
- a sheet of paper/ newspaper
- a piece ofÂ aluminium foil
- a toothpick/ needle/ pair of tweezers/ knife
- Rubbing alcohol (optional)
How to Depot the Eyeshadows/ Blush:
STEP 1: Cut a strip/ square of aluminium foil. The foil should be a bit larger than the pan size
STEP 2: The eyeshadow/ blush pan is usually placed in a pot which is then fixed to the primary packaging with the lid. As below, you can see the line where this is fixed. Take a knife or a pair of tweezers and slide the tip under the edge and twist. The eyeshadow pot will pop out. Ensure that you’re holding this properly so that the eyeshadow/blush doesn’t pop out and fall.
STEP 3: Place your hair straigthener on a flat surface. Now place the cut foil on the straightening plate (can me metallic or ceramic) and place eshadow/blush pan with its cradle on top.
STEP 5: After 5mins, switch off the hair straightener and slide off the foil with the eyeshadow pan. Don’t worry, the foil will not burn you, but be careful while sliding it out to avoid contact with the heated plates.
STEP 6: Now turn the eyeshadow/ blush pan over on the sheet of paper/ newspaper and you’ll see that the bottom pan is quite soft and kinda melted. Be careful while handling the pan since the plastic will be very hot.
STEP 7: Now with your tweezers or a toothpick, press over the center of the base. You will see how the pan slides up a bit. You can either press some more so that the pan pops out or you can then take a knife or your tweezers and slide it between the pan and the plastic to pop it out.
Note: More often than not, while heating, the plastic melts and in the bargain, the eyeshadow pan automatically rises up. In this case you can do away with the pressing of the center and directly slide in your knife and pop out the pan completely.
STEP 9: Or if you’re lazy like me and hate the long process of cleaning up the glue, there is another step which actually makes more sense and ends up being more convenient.
You must have noticed that the base of your initial packaging has the sticker bearing the brand name, shade name and finish. Now I don’t know about you, but I have a pathetic memory and can never remember the names of the shades. So I like it when I hav the name on the base of the pan like the refills do. Hence, I just heat the base of pan a tiny bit…you can use your hair straightner or a lighter if you find it more convenient. This makes the sticker peel off a bit. So just take your tweezers and peel it off completely and stick it to the base of the eyeshadow/blush pan. Since it already has the glue on its base, it sticks easily and no more yucky glue marks! And plus! You don’t have to try and remember the shade names anymore!!
STEP 10: And finally, just stick a magnet on the base as convenient and pop it into the empty palette. And you’re done!
I have done this to about 3-4 of my eyeshadows and find it more comvenient now since I don’t have to carry so much while travelling. I hope this has been a helpfulÂ How To post for you. Do let me know if you have any doubts or even if you know of a better way to depot 🙂
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