I have tried so many of these and found the best way to depot is to actually repress them using a press medium or glycerin and I never have problems. Much much easier and I can fit any eyeshadows into my palettes and same for my blushes and bronzers
I depot everything (if I can, unless the original palette or compact is really beautiful).
Nars, Dior, R&R (without breaking the compact), and of course Mac eyeshadows ! Anything gets depoted !!!
The only thing I can't is the Mac blushes... I am not able to do it, I have tried on 3, and the 3 have been unsuccessful....
Gossmakeupartist has a method using the oven that works pretty well... I accidentally turned the heat too high and/or cooked them for too long though, and I totally ruined the texture of some of my MAC shadows
Also, MUFE has empty metal freestyle palettes. MAC shadows don't stick to them well (you'll need to glue magnetic metal to the back) but they're only $11 and sturdier than MAC's wimpy plastic ones, IMO. You have to call a MUFE store to order them (by phone only, no online options that I know of).
Hello! I am a newbie and have an ignorant questions so please be gentle : The only place I know of where one can buy empty paletes in which to put de-potted makeup is Z Paletes. Is there a physical store that carries something like these?
#2 -- I have seen many questions on here regarding MAC taking back eyeshadows that are not in the pan. Are you all referring to a general, "hey i don't want this so want to return this" transaction? Or am I missing some lingo here?