How to Depot Rock & Republic eyeshadows or blushes.
I have been stricken with a problem since I ordered my Rock & Republic eyeshadows: I can't see them through the packaging. I really love the luxe packaging but there are flaws with the idea of it. For one, you can't see the color. I rarely reach for these because it is a pain in the *** to pick each one up and open it so I know which color I would like to use. Second, they are so bulky! They take up sooo much room!
I was chatting in a well-known makeup community (can't break the first rule, lolz) this afternoon and I saw a friend post about wanting to depot her R&R. This idea crossed my mind many times in the past but the compacts look like they are solid metal and very hard to depot. I asked her what method she would be using and she linked me a video. I then watched the video and altered the steps.
#1 Snap the bottom off of the packaging.
At the hinge on the back of the packaging there is a gap that something can fit into. I got some tweezers and pried it off. After you get the hang of this it pops right off... Some of the packaging has more glue than others.
#2 Place the bottom of the part that contains the eyeshadow over a flame.
I used a candle because holding a lighter gets too hot and this does take a few minutes per eyeshadow.
(This is a Lavendar Vanilla triple wick candle from Bath and Body Works)
#3 Poke into the back of the packaging.
After the packaging starts to bubble up and turn a little black I basically stabbed it with my tweezers until I felt the eyeshadow pan giving way.
#4 Remove the sticker from the bottom portion of the packaging that you removed first and attach it to the back of the pan.
I successfully replaced all of the casing back onto the compact and they will make snazzy little mirrored compacts for your purse.
Finished result. I am slightly irritated that I only need one more eyeshadow to fill the palette! LMAO >_<
You can see in this picture that I had casualties with 2 of the matte eyeshadows. Matte eyeshadows are notorious for being irritable while depotting.
All comfy in their new home, the large black Z-Palette.