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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How To Depot Jordana and Nyx Singles into Z. Palettes!

Hey everyone!

This post is going to be a little different from my usual product reviews.

My new Z. Palette came in the mail today so I thought a quick "How to" post would be fun!

For those of you who don't know, a Z Palette is just an empty magnetic palette that you can fill with your own combination of single eyeshadows and blushes!

I have acquired quite a few singles lately and they are taking up way to much space so the Z palette was the perfect solution.

In this post I'm going to show you guys how I depotted a couple of my Jordana and Nyx singles!

Things you will need:

  • Straightener 
  • Cupcake liner
  • Single eyeshadows or Blushes 
  • a dull kitchen knife
  • Nail scissors 
  • Z Palette 
First thing you need to do is find out where the pot separates from the eyeshadow. 

I found this to be easier with the Jordana eyeshadows. In the picture below you will see what looks like a "seam" in the plastic. Wedge your knife into the little space until the eyeshadow begins to lift and pop out.

With the Nyx eyeshadows this little space is located at the front of the shadow.

Once this step is done you will have 2 pieces (The pot and the eyeshadow)

Place the eyeshadow (which will still be encased in a little bit of plastic) directly onto the cupcake liner and then place the liner onto your heated straightener for approximately 1 minute. This will melt the glue that is holding the metal pan onto the plastic backing.
The cupcake liner ensures that your straightener is protected from melted plastic.

Once removed from the straightener the plastic should be really soft, if not place it back on the straightener for another 30 seconds or so. Use your knife to firmly push against the plastic on the back of the eyeshadow until the pan with the eyeshadow separates from the plastic!

The plastic and the metal pan will be pretty hot so I suggest wearing some form of gloves(I used the heat resistant glove that came with my curling wand).

I then removed the sticker with the eyeshadow name off the back of the original pot and stuck it to the newly depotted pan so I could still have the shade name for future reference! I didn't bother cleaning off any excess glue because this helped the sticker adhere to the pan. The sticker was a little big to I trimmed the excess off with nail scissors.

The Jordana eyeshadow pans were strong enough to go right into the Z palette but the Nyx singles did require an additional magnet. Usually, the Z Palettes come with a small bag of extra magnetic stickers but you can also find these at any craft store!

That's it! The exact same steps were used for my Jordana blushes and MAC eyeshadows!

Good luck!

If any of you guys try this tweet me your Z. Palette combinations! 

 Thanks for reading!

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