Depotting those M·A·C eye shadows

I have a drawer where I keep my potted eye shadows from M·A·C, and from time to time I feel I have accumulated enough to justify a depotting session. It has to be done properly, and it takes some time to do it my way. I don't settle for doing anything half way. We haven't had one single casualty yet, and I'm very pleased with that seeing that we've depotted quite a few since the first one, a little more than a year ago. Today we ended up depotting 12 of the LE ones in my drawer, and I seriously feel the urge to do some reorganizing soon - and with reorganizing comes updated pictures!

    Warm & Cosy (December 2009)

  • Chamomile (satin)
  • Modelette (satin)
  • Mulled Cider (satin)
    Love Lace (December 2009)

  • Hypnotizing (frost)
  • Love Lace (veluxe pearl)
  • Suave Intentions (veluxe pearl)
    All Races, All Sexes, All Ages (January 2010)

  • All Races (matte)
  • Showstopper (matte)
    Give Me Liberty of London (March 2010)

  • Birds & Berries (veluxe pearl)
  • Bough Grey (satin)
  • Dame's Desire (frost)
  • Give Me Liberty of London (matte)

My drawer never seems to empty, and now I'm awaiting some LE eye shadows from collections like Spring Colour Forecast, Prêt-à-Papier, and the newest collection To the Beach - which will lead to more depotting, and more reorganizing. Since these are also LE they are only available in pots, and therefore in desperate need of depotting to fit in one or.. four of my precious palettes.

I wish I was able to make a career for myself within makeup and art, so it wouldn't seem like such a waste. I mean, I do have a lot of makeup - mainly eye shadows, since that's the product I use the most - but it keeps me occupied, I love to play with colors and looks, and I enjoy all the gorgeous colors available! It's a dear hobby to me, and at least I don't splurge on clothing, shoes, the hair dresser or other expensive hobbies in addition to my makeup, or rather eye shadow addiction.

Posted by Shamini on May 16, 2010 – 9:39 PM

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  1. Cool! We always have fun depotting over here too. I only had casualties when I was using the dumbest method ever – the hairdryer way. Mad

    Now we use the what’s the word- kokeplate med keramisk topp, please translate for me Razz and it works a charm! My husband thinks it’s fun too. That method was his idea. He just puts some tinfoil on it to prevent plastic from sticking there, and off he goes. He’s a real pro!

  2. Love,

    From a fellow depotting maniac! Wink

  3. Pinch: Seriously, you’re using the “ceramic glass cooktop” (which would be the correct translation according to Whirlpool) for depotting? Grin That’s awesome! We’ve been using the candle method since day one, by gently swirling the eye shadow over the flame just enough to soften up the glue a little, and then pressing it out through the bottom with a knife or pen. Seems like your guy has the same “job” as mine when it comes to depotting, what would we do without these genius men? Wink

    Amira: *smooches!* Smile

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