Sunday, April 11, 2010

Depotters Beware!

I just discovered something yesterday, and I wanted to share this with you guys out there who depot your eyeshadows using a heating method.

The other day I recieved a MAC Paradisco eyeshadow depot in the mail from an online sale, and when I initally swatched the shadow, it was fine and nicely pigmented.

I decided to heat the label off of the pan and attach a magnet underneath - because there wasn't one attached initally. So I kind of left the depot on my straightener for a long time, about 15-20 minutes (maybe longer) and finished what I was doing. (I had forgotten about it)
When I went to swatch the eyeshadow later, it wasn't coming up - there was no pigmentation. I tried scraping off layer after layer, and still nothing.

It turns out, then when I had left my eyeshadow on my straightener, it "baked" the eyeshadow solid - which explains why I was having trouble picking colour up.

Now, if I were to use this shadow, I have to either:
1) Scrape off a layer and use it as a pigment
2) Dig my shadow and PACK on the colour. This is difficult cause it's REALLY hard to even pick up colour if I swatch it with my finger, let alone a brush.

I just wanted to warn those of you who do depot using a heat method, because this can happen to your shadows/blushes too!


Rai said...

I used the heat method, but I never left my eyeshadow on my flat iron for that long. Only a few seconds and it was ready.

Askmewhats said...

thanks for the tip, I am sure a lot of girls will find this helpful, I haven't been depotting anything for now :)