You are probably thinking, “why would you need to depot your cream products all into one palette?” Well, technically you don’t. But as you can see from the theatrics in the beginning of the video I am constantly misplacing my products. If you are a makeup artist this is also a great alternative to save space and time looking for products because now you know they are all in one palette. Keep in mind you can use this technique with any cream product, not liquid, but cream. If you have a highlighter that is in a pan, contour sticks, correctors, stick foundations, cream blush, etc.
The palette I bought is from Naimies and it’s the Vueset “Bonanza” Palette.
It was my first time ever depotting anything so the outcome was a bit messy (which I don’t mind) but I can give you tips on how to make it not so messy.
If you want to skip right over to the video demonstration, click here.
Remove the product out of its packaging. Most of the time if it’s in a stick format it slides right out. If it’s in a pan you just have to scrape it out.
P.S. Make sure you’re not using a plastic spoon but actual silver so it doesn’t burn or melt.
Place it over a burning candle and let it melt. If you have a microwave it would be much easier to melt it in that (I don’t so I had to use this method). If you want it to melt quicker move it around with your knife. This process takes about 20 seconds.
Once the product has melted and is in its liquid form, transfer it to the palette.
Scrape off the excess.
Remove the air bubbles as quickly as possible by moving your knife or cosmetic spatula around. You want to do this quickly because the product starts to cool almost immediately. Also, this is the part that gets messy. Once you’ve removed as much of the air bubbles as possible you can scrape off the excess product on your knife, on the sides of the palette (this part makes everything look messy). If you want a neater palette just remove your knife and let the product cool (downside: wastes some product).
Here is the finished palette.
A bit messy from all the excess products scraped off the knife but nothing to stress over 🙂
I hope you guys found this post to be informative and let me know if you have any tips for me 🙂