Last fall, a few beauty bloggers announced about the 12 Stila eyeshadow set that Costco was selling. I got a set (it was only $16.99 I think, what a steal!), only to realize that the eyeshadows came in their metal pans only. So that very night after I bought it, I found a clean CD case, glued a sheet of magnet inside, and placed all the eyeshadow pans on it, and have been using my self-made palette ever since :)
A couple days ago, Chomsiri made a post about depotting her L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duos. I watched her video, and thought this might be a fun little project to do. I only have two of these HIP eyeshadows, but I too dislike the chunky packaging. Plus these HIP duos are about the same size as my Stila ones, so it was time for HIP to move next to Stila and help me fill up the empty space in the CD palette.
All you need is some source of heat (I used a BBQ torch -- be careful when you are using fire!!), a sharp object (I used a metail nail file) to depot these little pots. Chomsiri has a video on her blog that explained everything very clearly. Thanks girl!~
This was my first time depotting eyeshadows, it seems pretty fun.
All depotted and organized. The top two rows are Stila shadows, and the bottom 2 are the newly depotted HIP ones. I also depotted a mirror, inpired by Chomsiri :)
What's even cooler is that now I could use the empty pot to keep any 2 of the shadows in for on-the-go, even the Stila ones -- which wasn't an option before.
For the other empty pot, I used a plier to pull away the middle divider so it could hold my Stila cheekcolor that also didn't come with a pot. Talking about versatility.