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Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot Urban Decay Naked Palette Without Heat

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Were you one of the first who went all I-NEED-TO-OWN-THIS when the original Urban Decay Naked Palette came out in the market and made every neutral-lovin’ lady swear to own one and get it for all her girlfriends??

I wasn’t.

I took a while to let the hype hit me. By the time I finally got interested, it pulled a worldwide out-of-stock trick on me. GOSH! I had to wait like FIVE MONTHS for Sephora Singapore to finally have it restocked and get my hands on it! (Pssst! You can get it at Doll To Doll Cosmetics now!)

Everyone I knew loved it – the velvet casing that lent chicness and sophistication; the beautiful 12 neutral shades of browns, bronzes, champagnes and erm, more browns; the prestige of being able to get it at all.

Then one day I had enough of how troublesome it was to have to grab the palette for 1 or 2 shades, how the velvet casing had attracted dust and looked shabby, how my favorites from the Naked Palette made up only half of the full 12 stretch. I also got acquainted with the Z Palette. Never looked back since!

Check out my other depotting tutorials:

 

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See those with a dent? They are Virgin, Sin, Naked, Smog, Darkhorse, and Toasted.

One day I finally decided to rip my Naked apart. I loved how beautiful the shades looked in their original packaging, but I wanted those shades I like to use to take up as little space as possible and be able to bring them around without having to lug the entire palette along.

Step 1:

There’s no need for rubbing alcohol or heat. Depotting the Naked Palette is SO EASY.

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Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot MAC Single Eyeshadow Using Flat Iron

Hi everyone!

I’m really glad that you all love the Eyeshadow Tutorial for Asian Eyes series. There’ll definitely be more of such in the future!

Let’s move away from makeup application tutorials for a while because I’ve got a new set of tutorials for you!

Some of you may not have many eyeshadows (yet), some of you have A LOT. Some day in time the lot is going to spill all over the place, and when you need to deal with more than 3 colors at a time, it is a pain searching for them all over the place and opening the pots one by one.

To me, at least, it is a real hassle.

I bought the Z-palette some time ago but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to depot most of my single eyeshadows because:

1)   The pots take up space

2)   They are stacked up, so those at the bottom are often forgotten

3)   I want to be able to see most of my eyeshadows at one glance

4)   I want to bring one palette on a holiday, not individual pots of eyeshadows that I risk dropping on the floor when in a hurry. (But of course, you may argue that putting all your eggs in a basket may cause you to end up with none at all)

5)   I need a reason to get another Z-palette. Hoho. (My current leopard print one is filled already! No more space!)

Tools needed for depotting eyeshadows:

  • Flat iron
  • Aluminium foil or wax paper
  • Push pin or thumb tack
  • A tool with a sharp and strong tip
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70% is fine)
  • A dish (to pour the alcohol in)
  • Cotton buds
  • Cloth or towel
  • Magnet
  • Scissors
  • Sticker
  • Pen

I don’t use a knife like some beauty bloggers/vloggers recommend because I have a terrible fear of knives. Is there a name for this phobia? In place of a knife, I use a less threatening instrument – something you’d see in nail salons.

I also prefer not to use anything that involves flames as open fire exposes my health to unnecessary, unhealthy fumes. It’s not very safe – both to me and the product. Instead, I use a hair straightener for heat and also rubbing alcohol to melt glue.

For the first installment of the How To Depot Your Eyeshadows series, we’ll start with MAC single eyeshadows. You can certainly buy the pro palette refill pans to eliminate the hassle, but these are sold only at one place in Singapore – Ngee Ann City.

Alright! I’m gonna depot the MAC Stars ‘N’ Rockets Single Eyeshadow. I love this purplish-pink color. So very sweet and romantic!

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