I was a little bit bored last night, so I started a big makeup clearout + prep for a blog sale. While deciding what palettes to keep, I thought I should depot some of the bulky ones (looking at you Sigma!) and put them in my lovely Z Palette (from www.beautychamber.co.uk). I used it for cheap blushers and eye shadows in the past (read my original post here), but they are now past their expiry date, so they went in the bin. I made exceptions for my most loved (and old) Urban Decay Singles though and kept them :)
The first palette I decided to depot was the beautiful Sigma Defining Eyes Palette. The colours are super pigmented and absolutely stunning, but I wasn't using them, because of the bulky packaging. I took the liner, pencil and brush out and put them in my acrylic storage and depotted the eye shadows. They only took up about 1/6 of my Z Palette. Brilliant. Cardboard palettes are super easy to depot, because you can usually pull the top layer off, giving you access to all the shades :)
Next, I depotted the stunning Sigma Creme De Couture palette. It was heartbreaking, but I really want to use the beautiful matte shades more often, so depotting it was the right thing to do. Just like the Defining Eyes Palette, this one was super easy to depot and the pans were easy to peel of the cardboard.
I also depotted most of my single Urban Decay eyeshadows. I used to keep them in my 'Build Your Own' palette, but I wasn't using them at all! I really needed more space in my makeup drawers, so I will be selling the UD palette with W.O.S that came with it in a blog sale. Possibly next week.
I am thinking about depotting all of my other single eye shadows to make more space, so I might purchase another Z Palette for them. I prefer having all colours in one place. If you need tips on depotting eye shadows, you can find a super easy (and helpful) tutorial here.
Bye, bye pretty palettes! Hello space and easy access to more eye shadows :)