Lately I’ve started to run out of room in my blush drawer. So,in order to start making room for more blushes, it was time to start depotting some.
I decided to start with my Mac blushes. In order to depot them, I used the same depotting method that I used for my Mac eyeshadows a few years ago. I know I learned how to do it by watching a YouTube video, but there are so many and it was so long ago, that I don’t remember the exact one I watched.
So this was all done based on memory. LOL
Here’s what I used :
Alright, now lets get started.
You want to start off by taking your sharp knife and placing it between the seam on the blush container.
Now you gently want to lift up the knife up so that the top pops off.
You’ll see how easily the top pops right off.
Go ahead and place the empty blush container to the side. For right now you only need the actual piece that has the blush in it.
Turn that piece over and you will notice that there is “dot” in the center. We are going to focus on that “dot”.
Okay, now you want to take your large scissors and use them to hold the blush pan, because it will get hot and you don’t want to get burned.
I just took the scissors and placed them on the side of the pan, and it did not touch or mess up the blush whatsoever.
Take your lighter and focus it on the “dot”. You want to get pretty close, but not too close. Also, make sure that you are doing this in a well ventilated area because doing this is going to create a plastic burning smell.
Hold the light under the pan for about 10 seconds, stop for a few seconds and then place the lighter under the pan again for another 10 seconds.
Keep doing this until you start to see a hole and see metal peeking out of that hole.
Once you see the metal through the hole, you then want to take the sharp part of your knife and start to carefully, and I mean CAREFULLY push up.
If you notice that the pan is not starting to lift up, you will want to place it over the lighter again. It works best when the glue is still soft from the heat. Also, remember that the pan will still be really hot so make sure that you are still using the scissors to hold it with.
After a few seconds of gently pushing, you should be able to lift the metal pan out.
What you DON ‘T want to do is use the knife between the blush pan and the holder to lift it out. Or else you can damage your blush, as seen below. Luckily it didn’t shatter my blush into pieces.
Now that you have officially depotted your blush, set it to the side and grab the empty blush container that you placed to the side earlier.
On the bottom of the container, you will see that there is a label. You are going to want to remove this label so that you don’t forget the name of your blush. In order to this you can either just peel the sticker off. However, 9 times out of 10 it is really stuck on. All you have to do is take your lighter again and place it under the container, but don’t let the flame get to close to the label or it will burn. Just far enough that the label can feel the heat, 5 seconds or less should be enough to melt the glue.
Once you’ve heated up the glue under the label, carefully remove it and place it on the bottom of your depotted blush!
Now just do that to all of your Mac blushes and you’re good to go!
Make sure to check back tomorrow to see how I stored my depotted blushes!