Hello there you lovely bunch of humans! Okay, so today’s post is an exciting one eeekkkk! It’s been in the works for quite some time now. I need to give you a bit of backstory so you basically have an understanding of how I stumbled upon this little trick.
First of all I am a notorious makeup hoarder! I have accepted it and also accepted the fact that I don’t want to rehab that particular addiction. However, a common problem many of us makeup hoarders face is – STORAGE! *cue dramatic music*
We all get to that point where we are elbow deep in makeup and we are struggling to store it in a cute way or just fit everything into our draws in general – blush was a big one for me. I love me some blush but I was struggling to store it and many were being ignored and forgotten because you can’t keep everything in easy to reach places. Now the obvious answer to this problem is depotting right?! While I have managed to somewhat successfully depot some makeup – I have also lost a lot that have absolutely fallen apart. To add to this some makeup is just in my opinion impossible to depot because you don’t even see the edge of the pan.
Okay so that’s the backstory – a lack of storage space!
So then a light bulb moment occurred! Why don’t I use the magnetic stickers from the z palettes I never use, stick them to the bottom of the blush and put it in a deep palette? (I had plenty of those quad color pop palettes where I ripped out the foam. It worked except in some cases the lid of the blush added to much depth and wouldn’t fit into the palette.
Luckily enough common sense soon arrived and I figured why don’t I snap off the lid! Then TADA! I had a blush in a custom palette without depotting it. I repeated this to numerous blushes and in one palette I was able to fit 7 blushes, the other I fit 6. Just like that 13 blushes got downsized into two palettes!
Now, these palettes I am referring to are the domed z palettes. They are deeper than the regular z palette – not as deep as you think though, this technique does not work with the milani baked blushes which are baked and quite domed. With those blushes, I snapped off the lid and bottom compartment but the lid would not close on them, unfortunately.
This technique isn’t fool-proof but it definitely is super helpful. So let me some up the steps of this little technique so you get the idea.
- Take your blush (make sure its not too chunky otherwise it still won’t go in the z palette) and snap off the lid. If it has a bottom compartment where it stores one of those cheap brushes, snap off that compartment as well.
- Grab one of the metal stickers that come with the Z palette. On the sticky side add a teeny tiny bit of blue tack (because the blush is still surrounded by some of its packaging its heavier than a pan. This means the stickiness of the metal sticker isn’t super strong to stick to the blush – the blue tack helps it stay on).
- Once you’ve applied the blue tack to the sticky end of the metal stick, stick it to the bottom of the brush and press it firmly.
- Then place it in the domed z palette.
Just a few extra tips! Like I said if the blush (or whatever makeup item – it could be a bronzer/highlighter/eyeshadow/face powder etc.) if it is too chunky it may not fit in the domed palette. Before you snap off the lid you can sort of estimate if it could fit.
Secondly, keep in mind because we aren’t shedding the product from its packaging entirely its larger in diameter than it would be if we were able to plop the pan out. I like to do this technique for products where I can fit at least 6 of them in a domed palette. It’s wasteful to get a domed z palette and only fit 4 products in there. This is all about downsizing remember. So before you break off the lids of the products you can place them in the palette (and you can see how they will all fit). With the two palettes, I made I constantly rearranged them to ensure I could fit as many as possible in the one palette. I got lucky because they weren’t overly large blushes so they fit nicely. If you want to check out this domed Z palette, click here to check it out! I’ll be doing a full review on the Z palettes on another post but I thought I’d include the link if you guys want to check it out.
So that is it! My way of ‘depotting’ a product (in this case removing most of its packaging) and being able to downsize numerous products in a palette. I hope you guys enjoyed this. This was definitely an exciting post for me to share with you guys! Do you guys depot your makeup or downsize your makeup collection? Drop a comment! I’d love to hear from ya peeps! As always have a lovely day and I’ll catch up with you in the next post!