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Nope! I don’t feel a need to depot right now, with not that many single eye shadows. Maybe in the future if my collection gets huge. 🙂

I’ve never depotted. I guess I’d feel weird taking the pot out of the original packaging. Perhaps I’ll change my mind once I run out of space.

I’ve thought about it. I should because I have so many MAC shadows. Are they easy to depot?
Also, do you know if MAC will be releasing starflash shadows again?

They are very easy to depot!… Check out enkoremakeup on YouTube!… He has the most easy deporting you can find!… Hope that was helpful!…:0)

YES!!! I have to it keeps me organized. Especially my NARS shadows because when they’re in the individual cases I forget about them.

Leslie, Do you find it easy to depot the NARS shadows? I’ve never tried depotting any of my NARS – just all 2389273984 of my MAC shadows! 🙂

LOL I think it’s easier actually. If you just place the packaging on your hot surface (I use on of those pancake griddle this so I can do more then one at a time) the shadows just pop up 🙂

I’ve depotted all my m.a.c. eyeshadows and some N.Y.X.. I recently purchased a blush palette and creamblushes are just a pain in the ass to depot… Yah, they melt.

I am on the verge of depotting all of my MAC and UD shadows, but I’m hesitant to do it. I’m sure my shadows will get more use when they are all lined up in a palette and easy to see/access.

Dini, I did this about a week ago and I’m so happy I did! The UD tins fit into MAC palettes – so I can mix and match all my favs. I picked up s few of the new MAC 4-pan (empty) pallttes from Nordstrom ($5 each from Digi-pop collection) and they are perfect for carrying your FOTD shadows in your makeup bag. I must say, these are way better than the older 4 pan palettes. Magnetic closure, see through lid, very sturdy.

One tip: you MUST use heat with UD shadows and you have to keep it on longer than the MAC tins because the glue is so tenacious and the shadows can crumble easier (nearly a minute on the heat). To keep fumes at bay, place a small piece of thin cloth, like a piece of old cotton t-shirt, over the plate of your flat iron and under the pot.

Good luck & have fun!

Yes. I’m kinda a neat freak that way. I love having as many options as i can in one neat compacted case. Unfortunately, I have tons of Bare Escentuals eye shadows that I cannot depot, so I guess I don’t apply depotting to all of my makeup. But I do find ways to use multi-chamber sifters to store my B.E. concealers/foundations, & put my lipsticks in multi-chamber pill boxes.

I have the same problem, Marlana – I’d say about 80% of my gajillion eyeshadows are Bare Escentuals. I’m actually planning on trying my hand at pressing them so I can put them in palettes.

I haven’t depotted any of my make up because I don’t have pallets to put them in and I am just too lazy

just a question, i’ve seen some of your pictures of your collection, do you depot the holiday e/s sets? if so, it seems like they fit into the regular pallets even though they are rectangular? I’ve been thinking of depotting mine forever- but was always afraid it wouldn’t fit??

only the MAC eye shadows and blushes…
i do’t depot other stuff… but i usually don’t depot blushes.. only blushes, of collections

I depot everything I can. The Cargo Los Angeles palette is the only thing I like enough to NOT depot. The packaging is just… awesomely sturdy and functional! But everything else, I’d rather see it with teh rest of my colors. It bothers me SO much that the MAC Mineralize things can’t be depotted. I hate having a few colors separate from the palette.

duuuude. i just did a vid a few weeks back on depotting mineralize shadows. you can do the same thing with skinfinishes… it’s just a matter of finding the right palette to put them in.

depot, destick, detube, de-everything! love it!

the mineralized eye shadows fit into nixie compacts (sold online), as well as the too faced eye shadows. It’s a magnetized palette.

I’d really love to depot most of my makeup though! I like the concept of having everything in a palette (or in one place); that way I feel like they’re more organized. However I don’t have that many products within one brand, so it’s harder for me to do so…

I depot mine…well I did until about a year ago. The only reason I have not recently is that I have been getting fewer singles and just not enough time. But I do like them depotted for two reasons – 1) easier to see what I have (so I actually don’t forget I have some colors) and 2) fewer pots to have to sort through when needing a color.

I depot pretty much all my MAC eyeshadows and blushes. When I first heard about depotting and turning in the empties for a free lipstick/gloss or eyeshadow, (as opposed to actually using all of the product beforehand) I became almost obsessed with it! And each free eyeshadow was an instant start to the next set of six. I’m much better now, but I do still get a little excited when I find an eyeshadow that’s a keeper. And I’m always keeping an eye out on your blog for the next collection so I can save up my empties. 🙂

I’ll also depot UD shadows since they fit in the same pans.

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