Depotting eyeshadows into my Z Palette

Monday, 22 February 2016

For Christmas I got a Z Palette from my brother and his wife

In case you don't know what a Z Palette is, its basically an empty palette which you can put all your eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers etc into

I filled mine up and it now looks like this

In fact since taking these pictures I bought another Z Palette from BeautyBay.

So I now have all my eyeshadows in this cool New York themed palette and all my facepowders in a black one.

The eyeshadows I put in these palettes were quite tricky to extract from some of their plastic casing so I thought I'd show you how!

Look at all that space I've saved 

The first thing I depotted was this Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

The metal pans just popped straight out and were already no trouble here!

For this Kiko Palette the pans also popped straight out...but then the little pans had plastic bottoms

To remove a pan from the plastic bottom you do the following:

Get some greaseproof paper, a hair straightener and a pointy knife or spatula
I used a needle and a sharp knife until I bought the spatula from the Z Palette brand

You lay the plastic pan on a piece of greaseproof paper and put it on one of the hot plates of your straightener.
Leave it for about 30 seconds and then see if you can stick your knife down the edge of the metal pan to prize it out.

If the glue hasn't melted then pop it back on the straighter to melt a little long.

Basically the metal pan is stuck onto the plastic pan and you need to melt the glue.

The Kiko ones were pretty easy to do.

MAC however was so difficult 

Look how broken my eyshadow is now...prizing it out meant that the shadow cracked which didn't happen with any others
Apparently, if it does crack you can pour rubbing alcohol on and it will all stick back together. I haven't tried this but maybe google it!

You can see how much glue was in the bottom!

I also peeled the label with the shadow name off the bottom and stuck that on

This colour is Mulch

The NYX shadows (down the left) and Benefit shadows (bottom left) were really easy to get out and the Inglot shadows (bottom right) were sold seperately like this so I had no problem

Some shadows won't be magnetic, but fortunately the palette comes with sticky magnetics you can put on

Just write the name on the bottom of the magnet and you're good to go

The only thing I'm having a dilemma with is whether to break up some of my nicer palettes to put in...such a difficult choice!

For the time being I'll stick with what I've got!

Hope this was helpful.





  1. I haven't even heard of these but they seem like such a good idea!

    Claire | xx

    1. They save so much space! I asked my brother to get one when he went to New York as I thought you could only get them in the US but now Beauty Bay do them!



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