DIY EYE SHADOW PALETTE

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I’ve declared this year to be the year of streamlining and organizing! Life is complicated enough on its own so let’s simplify the things we can control! Starting with your makeup. Our drawers are overflowing with so many compacts from the years that we can barely shut them. So do what we makeup artists do and de-pot your favorite shadows and transport them into one case! And why not host a depotting party with your friends while you’re at it?! It’s super fun and you can swap shades that you have duplicates of… Here’s how: 

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Some of the pans will flip right out without heating up, so always test it first with the spatula. If not, try this method. Once the flat iron is fully heated up, carefully place the compact directly top of the bottom plate to heat up the glue. Hold it there for 30-60 seconds. If you don’t have a flat iron, you can place the compact on a wax-lined cookie sheet and put it in the oven (200-350 degress depending on your elevation) until the glue has melted and the packaging surrounding the products melts away from the shadow pan.
  2. Lift the shadow out with the spatula/knife/tweezers and let it cool. If it doesn’t lift easily, repeat step 1.
  3. Once cooled down,  place the pan wherever you’d like it to go. I try to “eye” the placement of all the pans first then place them one by one.

 

 

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