Saturday, March 20, 2010

I Depotted my Mac Mineralized Blush

So..I know this is taboo and all, but I only own one mineralized blush from mac and I was depotting my other blushes and eyeshadow tonight, so I figured I would try it out. I always read that you can not depot these blushes because they will break and because they are not a tin pan. Well, I decided that I would risk it and see what would happened if I depotted it. While I do love the color, the blush is used and I didn't pay full price for it, so for me, I didn't see the harm in trying.
I used the regular depotting method using my flat iron, knife and towel and to my surprise, it came out perfect!! No dents, nicks, marks, and it stayed together in one piece!! There is no metal pan, but it sits in a terra cotta dish. I put a magnet behind it and placed into my blush palette.
Now, of course and you know it, there is a down side. Due to blush having a dome, it does not fit perfectly in the palette. My palette does not close perfectly, but I am okay with that for now. If I use the blush enough, the dome will go down and I will be able to close it. I would not recommend doing this is if you have 20 mineralized blushes and no palette to put them in, but if you find a nice palette, that is bigger and with more space, I say go for it and do it!! It is easy and they should not break..but I only did one, so I don't know what it is like to do a bunch. Here are the pics so you can see what it looks like depotted and in the palette:

Bottom, see the terra cotta dishPhotobucket

In palette, it is on the top left hand cornerPhotobucket

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