Thursday, April 29, 2010


My "Ghetto" Palettes

My train case was starting to overflow with makeup, so I decided to consolidate some of my eye shadows by creating my very own makeup palettes. I learned how to do it by watching a YouTube video by Mom of Two In Texas titled "Depotting L'oreal Hip Duo's into DVD Palette". Apparently, this Youtuber got the idea to create her own makeup palettes from one of my favorite makeup gurus, Goldenchild789, who originally debuted her homemade palettes in a video titled, "My Ghetto Eyeshadow Palette".

Below are the steps I took, as outlined in the aforementioned videos, to create my very own L'oreal Hip Duo eyeshadow palette:

#1. I opened the bottom of each L'oreal Hip duo palette so that I could get as close to the actual pot as possible.

I then took my lighter and allowed the flame to heat the bottom, being careful not to melt the plastic. However, I had to get the heat as close to the pot as possible to loosen the glue.

Once the glue was loosened, I then took a knife and created a wedge between the metal pot and the plastic.

I continued to work the knife under one corner until I was able to lift the pot on one end.

#5. Once the pot was removed, I placed the two halves of each duo inside a CD case. Typically, you need to apply glue from a glue gun or some other strong variety in order to get the pots to stick. However, I didn't have to use any additional glue, as the residual glue from the individual pots was enough. (*Note: I opted to use a CD case versus a DVD case because it's slimmer and I can fit more into the bottom of my train case)

#6. On the opposite side of the case, I placed labels to match the pots so that I can identify the colors.
And here's a view of the completed, inside of the palette:

I then took a picture from a magazine and applied it to the front as a cover, placing clear tape over it to protect it from damage:

After I finished consolidating my L'oreal Hip duos, I then created palettes for my Ulta eye shadows, separating them by color family:
As you can see, I still have room for more pots, and have freed up a lot of space in my train case!


Avillacorta said...

Wow how awesome! Thx for the tip.

...ALLmEYEne... said...

Great depotting steps. I remember I depotted all of my HIP e/s. It makes it so much easier to use and travel with them.

bluebonnet67 said...

What a great idea! I may make this my summer project! Thanks for sharing!

MagnificentReign said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

DPrincess28 said...

You're welcome ladies!!!