Depotting my MAC eyeshadows!

I’ve depotted my eyeshadows in an effort to use them more frequently!
I used the flatiron method.   I didn’t think up this method, but I did watch a lot of youtube videos before trying it out!
I originally tried out EnKore’s no-heat method but it did not work out for me!
There are a million youtube videos on how to do this, but here’s how I did it!
What you need:
your eyeshadows (duh!)
a thin knife
a flatiron
some wax paper
a magnet sheet (the one which is like a sticker!)
1. Stick a thin knife into the lip of your eyeshadow and gently twist it until the top part pops off!

Be careful… You don’t want your eyeshadow flying off somewhere!
Here’s how it will look!
2. Heat up your flatiron.  Put the eyeshadow on a piece of wax paper and slide it onto the flatiron.
This will melt the glue!
3. If you leave it on too long, the back of your eyeshadow will look like this:

You can poke out the eyeshadow pan using the tip of your knife.  Of course, you can do this when the plastic is soft and not melted off like I did!

Be VERY CAREFUL and do NOT touch the hot metal part!  It is VERY hot!
Also, do NOT touch the glue since it will get on your hands and BURN!!!
The underside of the pan… very gluey!
At this point, you can use rubbing alcohol to get rid of the glue, but I didn’t.
Just make sure not to touch the pan until it is cool!
4. Optional – how to get the sticker off of the back of the pot
Put the pot on a piece of wax paper and put it on the flatiron.
Don’t keep it on too long!
The sticker will peel right off!
Stick it onto a magnetic sheet (and cut it if you aren’t using round ones)!
Here’s the magnet!
Now stick the magnet on the back of the eyeshadow pan!
YAY, you’re done!!
Before:
After:
 
My thoughts:
While it was a fun project, I would MUCH rather buy the pro pans!
They are cheaper (even including Back 2 Mac!) and much less of a hassle!
(My All That Glitters is in a pro pan)
The empties will go with me to my next trip to the US to B2M!
Why won’t I do it in Japan?
Because the Japan policy is 10 empties for a lippie – a much worse deal than in the US!
Now, which eyeshadow to get next…
 
xoxo, K
PS: did you notice that my pictures are NOT of the same eyeshadow?  hahaha
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Rotating my makeup

Have lots of makeup lying around that doesn’t get enough love?
Not sure what makeup to put on every morning?

Rotating your makeup is the way to go!!!

Today’s post will show you the really geeky side of me.  Just so you know…

I posted a while ago that I do not like to open up new stuff unless I have used up something.  I do not like to have lots of opened, half-used stuff lying around.

Two boxes of unopened makeup/skin care stuff…
I blame beauty blogging…

But still, I have a lot of opened stuff.  The reason why I want to open up something new is either because (1) I want to try whatever I’ve bought, or (2) I’m bored with what I have.

By rotating my makeup, I feel like I have something new to try!  I’m never bored!

This is all the makeup that I have opened.
Not too much, is it?

What I do is I pick a few items that I will use for the next two weeks, and ONLY use those items.  The rest I put away.  Then, after two weeks, I pick something new from my opened collection.  This way, everything gets the love, and I still feel like I’m trying something new every two weeks.  It also forces me to try to come up with new looks with what I have!

Case in point:

Here was my stash for the last half of October:

This is what I’m using for the beginning of November:

I’ve changed my lipstick, eyeshadows, eyeshadow bases, foundation, and blusher.

You can see that I have enough stuff to think up new looks during the two weeks when I will use this and only this!

This is also a good thing to do if you’ve got 29384795 MAC palettes and they aren’t getting enough love!  Chose 15 eyeshadows and ONLY use them for a while!  Better yet, fill up 1-2 quads and ONLY use them!!

xoxo, K

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