Monday, January 17, 2011

Depotting Loreal HIP Eyeshadows

Loreal HIP eyeshadows (es) are my favorite department store eyeshadows. You can find them at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, pretty much anywhere. There are many shades to pick from and most of them are highly pigmented and true to color in the pot. I have been collecting these from a while back and while I love them, storing them can be a bit cumbersome since the packaging is sorta big. The es comes in a round pot with duo shades on one side and a little sponge applicator and mirror on the other side. The mirror side to me is totally useless. I decided to depot these es for better storage. I stored them in an old flap top cardboard box (originally held my stella perfume roller balls). Some people use CD cases or those flat tin boxes. To depot, I used a candle to warm up the bottom of the pot. ES are normally glued down so warmth will loosen the es and allow you to pry them out in their pan into your chosen storage container. I've also tried an embossing tool which works great because there's no fumes to deal with. Some people also use a lighter. You definitely want to be in a well ventilated space when doing this. I pried my es out with the flat part of a hair clip. You could also use very flat tweezers or butter knife. I've tried with exacto knife but the exacto knife was too flimsy for the gaps and broke on me- pretty dangerous. Anyways, the final project turned out really good. I peeled off the es labels and glued them on the box coinciding with the colors. There was enough glue on the es pans themselves so I just stuck them into box with no further gluing. If you depot or plan to, send me some pics. Have fun!


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