Depotting MAC Blushes

I thought I would do this tutorial since I had a blush I wanted to depot and figured there’s someone out there who probably wants to do the same thing, so I hope it’s useful to some of you! THIS IS THE EXACT SAME METHOD I USE TO DEPOT MAC EYESHADOWS and NYX TRIO EYESHADOWS.

I have heard a few people say that this method ruined their pot, and all I can say is that it was not done right. First of all, this method is easy, but requires patience. You are dealing with heat, so you must take your time and not rush trying to get your pan out. Also, you have to hold the pan at an ANGLE about 2 or 3 inches AWAY from the flame. Not ON the flame or a millimeter away from the flame. It doesn’t have to be a 90 degree angle, but just slanted enough. Holding it directly over the flame may ruin the pan as heat is being distributed in one area of the pan. Remember, you just want the plastic to melt enough to where there is a tiny hole where you can poke right through to release the pan from the plastic molding.

I don’t use my hair straightener because for one, mine doesn’t open wide enough to allow this to just sit there, AND I can’t do the whole balancing act, it just keeps falling off of it, so for me this is my method, but you can do whichever method works best for you.

Grab your blush to be depotted and your palette to house it in…I depotted my “Coygirl” blush:

The two already in the pot are “DollyMix” and Sculpting Powder in “Sculpt” (PRO store):

What you will need: A candle, a flame, small pliers, a tiny screwdriver (not pictured) which is found in eyeglass repair kits, and of course the item to be depotted.

Using the flathead screwdriver from the eyeglass repair kit, gently wedge it into the cracks in the pot, you may have to pry it all the way around for it to loosen. Do not apply too much pressure or force it to pop up because you may ruin the blush/pot, be patient!

Pull the pan out…

Then take your pliers to grip the blush in its plastic molding…

Hold it over the flame for 2 seconds to warm it up…



Then slant the pan OG Style! Wait ’till it starts to melt a tiny hole…

Then place the pan face down gently on a paper towel or napkin, and slowly and lightly push the screwdriver through the hole while the glue is still hot until the pan is released from the plastic molding…

Let it COOL as the glue will still be hot, then transfer it into your empty palette…

BEFORE:


AFTER:

Then take a labeler (I love this thing! I bought it to label my paint pots and then started going label crazy!) and label your blushes, etc on the side. Some people will salvage the original stickers from either the box or under the pot, but I don’t really care about peeling ’em off…

Also labeled all my eyeshadow palettes including Milani singles…

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