Monday, September 24, 2012

How to Depot Vintage Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Last weekend, I decided to try to depot two my Urban Decay Vintage Eyeshadows to put in my new Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette.  I was nervous that I would destroy my eyeshadows, but I really wanted to transfer two of them to the new palette.

As it turns out, it wasn't terrible as I expected it would be.  In fact, it only took a few minutes for me to depot two shadows.

Here is how I did it.

What I used:  Two small, flat head screwdrivers.  This picture only has one, but I quickly realized I needed two.  I was going to try to use tweezers, but I was afraid I would put a gash in the middle of my eyeshadow.  I think two small, flat head screwdrivers work best.
I put one screwdriver in the opening where the lid connects.  I pushed the screwdriver as far down into the case as I could before I wedged up the black eyeshadow pot.  The goal of this was to lift the black eyeshadow pot enough so I could fit another screwdriver between the black pot and the silver packaging.  Once I had the second screwdriver in place, I slowly twisted it and forced it around the edge so it would break free.  The black eyeshadow pot broke free when I was less than 1/4 way around, so it didn't take long at all!

The hardest part is lifting the shadow up to get enough space to fit a second screwdriver.  It really isn't difficult to free the eyeshadow.

I did put a dent in one of my eyeshadows when I tried to put the screwdriver in the front of the packaging.  I had more success by lifting it from the back first.

In case you were wondering, the Vintage eyeshadows fit perfectly in the Build Your Own Palette.  They are also easy to remove from the palette.   
I am really happy that I have my eyeshadows in a palette now.  It is really easy to grab one palette in the morning, instead of picking picking through all of my single eyeshadows.

Good luck!

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