Early Christmas present and depotting MAC eyeshadows

If you read my blog regularly then you've probably heard of (and hopefully followed) my friend Emma from Cheekysmiles101- well yesterday, she gave me my Christmas present early, as we won't be in the same country for Christmas, and it was a large MAC palette!
I have wanted one of these for so long and especially the new ones with the clear lid are just so damn pretty! So after spending a few hours yesterday staring at it, I realized that I should probably start filling it now... I only have one MAC eyeshadow at the moment (what sort of beauty blogger am I??), which is Cranberry, and this morning I decided to depot it so it could take residence in my beautiful new palette where it will hopefully be joined by some more eyeshadows in the near future. Since I'm sure many people reading this blog have or want a MAC palette and may need to depot a shadow at some point or another, I thought I'd share how I did it.
So here's what you need:
  • a MAC eyeshadow (duh)
  • a palette to put the eyeshadow in
  • tweezers (I used my cheap ones from Poundland for this- my tweezermans aren't going anywhere near melted plastic)
  • a knife (please please be careful with this and if you're under 18 ask an adult to help you!)
  • some hair straighteners

The first thing you want to do is wedge the knife underneath the black plastic bit that holds the eyeshadow (not the silver pan, the black bit) and get that out. It might take a bit of wiggling so be patient and be sure not to hurt yourself!

After I got it out, I took the black plastic bit and put it on the bottom part of my heated up straighteners (I had them set to 190 degrees) and left it there for a minute. I also put the bigger case on there for about 30 seconds to loosen the sticker.

After the time was up, I took them both off using my tweezers, as they will be very hot. Holding the plastic with my tweezers I wedged my knife underneath the silver plastic pan to get it out- there will be glue on the bottom so put it down with the eyeshadow facing down so it doesn't stick to wherever you put it. At this point you can stick it in your palette so it's glued in there but I wanted to be able to rearrange the shadows in mine so I peeled the sticker of the bottom of the little casing and stuck it on the back of the eyeshadow pan so I'd know the name- and tadaa, you're done! Just let it cool down a bit and put it in your palette! Also, if you put the plastic bit back in the casing you can use it for Back to Mac and get a free lipstick or eyeshadow!

Here's one last picture of my palette- doesn't Cranberry look kind of lonely? I will have to make sure to find him some company!

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