I’ve been attempting to pare down and minimise my make-up collection as of late. Any old foundations, mascaras or lipglosses that have yet to be used in 2015 have been promptly binned. Leaving me with eyeshadows… Which are a different calibre to liquids as they don’t really expire.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I used an actual eyeshadow – (as in a potted eyeshadow, rather than eyeshadow in a palette)… Yet I had many ‘pots’ gathering dust, never to see the light of day.
I also happen to have my eye on a few new Mac lipsticks, and so depotting some eyeshadows to avail of ‘Back to Mac‘ seemed the intelligent answer. I’ve watched/read many a ‘how-to’ on Z Palettes, and so with my tragic tween-wannabe self over the MOON, I scanned Ebay for an empty magnetic palette, and ordered one stat (for around €14).
I promptly forgot about it all, ’til yesterday when the weird looking Chinese parcel arrived in the post (three weeks later). The excitement!
Yes I know I am an absolute loser of the highest variety, but I don’t care, my new palette was SO MUCH FUN to make! And here’s how…
Firstly, watch a Youtube video such as this, and then that’s basically it. The Mac shadows pop out so easily from their original pots, and are teeny tiny… Which is amazing for saving space. I then heated up the shadows on my GHD, (to melt the glue between the eyeshadow and the outer plastic).
Once that’s melted, you can just pop the palette out with a cuticle pusher/skinny knife-type alternative. Whack some magnetic tape on the back of it, and done. Because the palette has a magetic base, you can change your palette to other powders whenever you get bored, or add bronzers, highlights etc.
There were a couple of casualties in the process, not gonna lie, BUT they were all shadows I hadn’t used in forever anyway so basically tell someone who gives a fuck!
I also added other brands of eyeshadows that I’d completely forgotten about, such as the gorgeous silver Sephora shadow I got in my Sephora Beauty Closet, and a mini Benefit palette that I had no recollection of ever owning.
I now have a brand spanking new palette, PLUS ten empty Back-To-Mac containers… Amazing!