Tuesday, 16 October 2012
DIY: Eyeshadow Palette
I don’t know about you guys, but I started out buying eyeshadows in single compacts. Perhaps I wasn’t intending on bringing home this many eyeshadows in the end, but the fact is that a palette holding multiple eyeshadows is way easier to carry around and stock. I’ll show you my palettes in a later post, this one is about how you can transform your singles to fit a palette. These ones are MAC eyeshadows that go into a MAC pro palette. Makeupgeek’s eyeshadows also fit, if you’re looking for a slightly cheaper option to fill your palette. Let’s get started!
You’ll need a knife (be careful not to cut yourself: use an unsharp knife, wear safety gloves or ask someone who’s super handy to help you out, especially if you’re underaged), a lighter, a candle and a pair of tweezers. And your compact eyeshadow, of course.
1. Use some force and detach the eyeshadow pot from the compact. This is where I use the knife to break the compact open. Stick the knife in between the pan and the rest of the compact. You’ll hear a clicking sound when you’ve broken the compact & then you can go ahead and take the eyeshadow out easily.
2. Light the candle & hold your eyeshadow over it. Use a pair of tweezers to hold the plastic as it can get kinda hot. Be careful not to burn the plastic completely as it will catch fire.
3. When the plastic has melted enough, poke through the remains of the compact with a knife until you’ve released the eyeshadow. It might take a few times to try until the plastic has melted enough. Be extra careful not to burn your hands here! Use gloves if necessary.
4. Then, hold the other part of the compact a few centimeters above the candle. You’re now trying to loosen the glue of the name sticker on the bottom of your compact.
5. Et voila, after a few seconds the glue will have melted and you’ll be able to take off this sticker without ripping it!
6. Now you can stick the label to the bottom of your eyeshadow pan (so you’ll know in the future which color this is, trust me you’ll forget!) and put the pan in your palette. Ta-dah!
7. Or, if you’ve got a palette full of loosened compacts, you could stick the labels on the inside of the palette lid in the order of your eyeshadows. It looks kinda neat.
Pictures of my full palette & how I labeled it will be published here soon! Hope you find this one handy.