I decided to depot. The had quiet a few Essence eyeshadows and noticed that these had larger pans than the normal round shadows. I had an old palette that I cleaned out, and kept for my Essence shadows to have a new home.
I am proud of how this palette turned out. There is mainly Essence shadows in this palette, a few Sleek Style shadows and the smaller shadows are Woolworths, amd Michelle-Ori.
I watched lots of depoting videos and blogposts on depotting. Some people used the stove, others used flat irons. I decided to use a candle. I also used CD cases (instead of DVD cases) for DIY palettes for other shadows, simply because CD cases are easier. The insert that holds the CD comes off very easily.
|Empty CD cases|
|CD cases covered in self-adhesive contact paper|
The CD cases did not carry as many shadows as I would have liked although it did help with space saving. I decided on another DIY palette, and the overflow would go into the CD cases, as well as any future sinlges or quads etc.
|An A5 Document case|
I purchased the document case from the Plastic Shop. It was about R20. It also comes in A4 as well.
Items I used for depotting:
Pliers from my mini toolbox
|Pliers and a paper plate|
|Magnetic tape from Waltons|
|All that packaging ready to be thrown away|
I basically opened each shadow and held it over the flame until the glue melted and used the pliers to push the shadow pan out from underneath. I couldn't believe how quick and easy the pan popped out.
I then layed the pans it on a paper plate for a few minutes to make sure it was cool before I transfered them into the palettes. I used adhesive glue on the black palette as I knew I was not going to move those shadows around. On the document case palette, I used magnetic tape, so I could move these around when I needed to.
The only thing I didn't do out of laziness was that I did not save the labels on the underneath of each shadow which shows the name of the shadow. I looked everywhere for magnetic sheets to lay on the palette first before I used magnetic tape on the pans, but I could not find any magnetic sheets anywhere.
Now I use my DIY palettes everyday, I have loads more space, which is a plus for me. Now I don't have lots of singles rolling around the draw.
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