How To: Depotting NYX Single Eyeshadow (no heat)7:18 PM
Hey guys! I made this tutorial nearly a year ago and in the midst of switching computers around, I forgot to upload it! I've still gotten many requests for how I depot my NYX eyeshadows so here's a really quick tutorial.
NYX Single eyeshadow in Beanie (this shade is discontinued btw)
Rubbing Alcohol + Plastic Cup
Unii Palette + adhesive magnets
Here's the final result depotted into my UNII palettes which you can see my review of here.
I will say from personal experience that I tried many of the tutorials online and since I have SO many NYX shadows, time was a really important factor for me. I found that cutting away the plastic was pretty dangerous and time-consuming, and the heat method wasn't really my first choice since I didn't want the burn risk. My method does make the pans slightly imperfect, but how quick it is to depot makes it totally worth it for me. :)
This is just a portion all of the NYX shadows I own. XD I know, I'm a total NYX collector. Haha!
Currently, my white palette is filled with a mixture of "everyday" neutral eyeshadows and depotted products that I can take with me while I travel. I'll have to take a nice pic of what I put in it the next time I'm going somewhere. I just love how easy it is to move around products you want when you depot things! So space-efficient. ^_^
I also bought a pressing kit and some freestyle palettes from TKB Trading but have yet to set a time to press my loose pigments. I honestly don't even buy loose shadows anymore since it's so messy to work with, so hopefully I can press some of my MAC pigments and mineral eyeshadows so I can free up some space in my drawers. If anyone has tips on good mixing mediums for pressing or tips in general to make it easier, please let me know! I'm a pressing novice!
I guess that's about it. Hopefully this tutorial was helpful for some of you out there who don't have a lot of time and have a lot of NYX shadows to depot. It's really simple! If you tried out my technique please let me know how it went for you in the comments~