So after I got lots of response about a post I did recently about z-palettes and depotting, I decided to post the answers to your questions as well as information on how to make your own. Though there are many techniques to accomplish any of this, this is just the route that I chose. About two weeks ago I was browsing YouTube and saw some videos on how to depot and make my own DIY Palette. Well you may ask yourself why in the world would I be doing this, I mean it is messing and time consuming. Well there is a quick answer to this and the pictures below will show you how in doing this will de-clutter your collection.
These palettes are useful for all kinds of products. I personally love using them for blushes and eye shadows. So if you are unfamiliar with these palettes, they basically are a magnetic palette that your products that are in metal pans cling to. You will actually be surprised at how many of these will actually cling to the magnetic surface. I am also linking below YouTube videos on how to make these and how to make the palette and how to depot. I tried to record and it was just a huge mess, my good camera that has a great HD Video feature is no longer working. Regardless, I found some great how-to guides to show you guys how to create these.
Depotting is basically that act of removing the metal pans holding your products from the larger palettes. I know that I had tons of quads, duos, and singles that had big and bulky containers. I hate that a whole quad that only had one eye shadow left was cluttering up my collection. I mean I hate to have it in there, but I did not want to waste it. By depotting the shadow I was to keep the shadow and trash the larger container. I can not tell you how much space that this has saved. I will add that depending on the original casing of the shadows, some are harder than others. For example, the Rimmel quad that I did was a lot harder than the others. There are several ways to remove them. You can just pop them out, but some prefer using heat to remove the pan from the palette.