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How to depot your MAC shadows/blushes

How to depot your MAC shadows/blushes
I recently purchased palettes for my MAC eyeshadows, but I had no clue how to remove the pans as all my shadows were singles (in the plastic casing).
I found the following tutorial on WikiHow on how to depot my eyeshadows. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. 
What I used:
A candle
A small flathead screwdriver
Nailpolish remover to remove the old glue (I was too lazy to walk to the garage)
Note: If your palette is not magnetic, stick the pans to the palette using glue dots. They should sit tightly, but it will still be easy enough to remove the pans when empty.
The following images and wording were taken from the original tutorial:
Gently wedge the flathead screwdriver from the eyeglass repair kit into the cracks in the pot. You may have to pry it all the way around for it to loosen. Do not apply too much pressure or force it to pop up because you may ruin the blush/pot. Be patient!

Pull the pan out...
Grip the blush in its plastic molding with the pliers

Hold it over the flame for only 2 seconds to warm it up.

Then slant the pan until it starts to melt a tiny hole. Hold the pan at an angle about 2 or 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) away from the flame, not directly on the flame or a millimeter away from the flame. It doesn't have to be a 90 degree angle, but just slanted enough. Holding it directly over the flame may ruin the pan as heat is being distributed in one area of the pan.
Remember, you just want the plastic to melt enough to where there is a tiny hole where you can poke right through to release the pan from the plastic molding. 
Place the pan face down gently on a paper towel or napkin, and slowly and lightly push the screwdriver through the hole while the glue is still hot until the pan is released from the plastic molding.


I hope you found this tutorial as useful as I did! xx
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