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Depotting w/ a Straight Iron

post #1 of 171
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What you'll need:

-Parchment paper
-Knife
-Flat iron
-Magnet
-Glue (you may not need the glue if there is enough left on the back of the pan)
-Q-tip (to apply glue)
-Scissors
-MAC shadow pot
-MAC palette



1) Turn on iron, once it’s hot place the parchment over the plate and lay your popped out plastic insert onto the paper.



2) Wait, after awhile the pan should start to come free. Remove the pan using tissue to protect your fingers from the hot plastic. Push up on the bottom of the insert, use a knife to pry the pan out if necessary.





3) Place the empty pot onto the parchment for a few seconds; remove pot and peel off sticker.



4) Adhere the sticker to the back of a magnet, cut around the magnet.



5) Glue or stick the magnet to the back of the e/s pan.



6) Pop it into an empty spot in your pallete and you're done!



**obtained idea from a member in the MAC Cosmetics' community on LJ
post #2 of 171
woah never seen it like this before. good job
post #3 of 171
Wow I just did it and it was soooo easy and not as hectic as the other methods!! Thanks for the tutorial!
post #4 of 171
Wow, what a good idea!
post #5 of 171
Wow - this looks really easy! Thanks for posting this!
post #6 of 171
thats so cute! i should try this- i hate using fire and usually when i depot i use the candle method- it's so scary! i so have to try this now
post #7 of 171
Yes! Thanks!
post #8 of 171
great tut! Anyone know how hot the iron should be? I use a HAI convertable, and I can choose degrees but don't want it to get TOO hot! Any ideas?
post #9 of 171
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreamergirl3
great tut! Anyone know how hot the iron should be? I use a HAI convertable, and I can choose degrees but don't want it to get TOO hot! Any ideas?
210 is the highest setting on my iron and that's the setting i used
post #10 of 171
Ben - ok thank you very much!
post #11 of 171
Great idea, and so detailed too! I would've never thought to use a flat iron.

Thank you for sharing and for such explicit pics and instructions!
post #12 of 171
^_^ perhaps the best depotting method i've ever tried.

btw, what shadows are in that quad of yours? looks like beautiful iris, satellite dreams, nocturnelle, and...hepcat? either way, i really like it.
post #13 of 171
Looks so easy to do. I've gotta try that method!
post #14 of 171
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xiahe
^_^ perhaps the best depotting method i've ever tried.

btw, what shadows are in that quad of yours? looks like beautiful iris, satellite dreams, nocturnelle, and...hepcat? either way, i really like it.
you're good!!!!

leisuretime, satellite dreams
nocturnelle, beautiful iris
post #15 of 171
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bai_xue
Looks so easy to do. I've gotta try that method!
it is sooo easy, safe and clean. i depotted one shadow once using the candle method and had so much trouble holding the pan over the flame. i also could not stand the smell and found that there was damage to the pan after pushing it out using the pen.

i read about this method and tried it and fell in love. i ended up depotting all of my pots which is something i never thought that i'd do just because it was too much hassle.

i wish that i remembered the name of the girl who orignally came up with the idea cuz i'd like to give her a medal!
post #16 of 171
this is how i shall depot thank u for posting this
post #17 of 171
I just depotted all my blushes this way! Of course this was after I depotted 18 e/s the candle way! Never again will I use the candle method!
post #18 of 171
This looks a billion times more convenient - thanks so much!
I always thought the candles-method was archaic!
post #19 of 171
I just bought a straightening iron yesterday Nice to know there's another use for them!
post #20 of 171
i did this. it worked perfectly thanks
post #21 of 171
Wow.. this is the easiest method I've ever see! Awesome! Thanks, ben!!
post #22 of 171
niceee! great tutorial!
post #23 of 171
Thank you so much! I was terrified of depotting... just did my first 6 with no problem at all! B2M for me tomorrow!
post #24 of 171
wow....im inlove with this method.


too bad i just depotted like 15 eyeshadows and i dont own a flat iron *cries*
post #25 of 171
thank you thank you thank you for this. whoever first thought of it too!
post #26 of 171
nice.
post #27 of 171
this was by far, the easiest method i've EVER tried! i love it! fastest and easiest. no fumes! gotta love that.
post #28 of 171
Wow that's a really great idea! Thanks!
post #29 of 171
I Soooo Have To Try This One Many Thanks For Sharing!
post #30 of 171
I like the way you did the magnets... I usually just stick a little square, but it works better your way, thanks
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