Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tips: How to depot your NARS

You heard it. It's all about NARS today. Everyone of us love NARS but I highly suggest that they gonna do something about their rubbery packaging. Because it practically melts and become really sticky and dirty due to our humid/hot climax in my country (practically in South East Asia). I got so mad and angry everytime I picked up the sticky packaging that I actually put it aside and not using them for a while.


My initial plan was to clean the packaging and yes, it turns out well. (I'll blog about how to clean it soon). Unfortunely, my butter fingers decided to kill my NARS and broke it of into two pieces. Oh yes, if you followed me in Instagram you'll see my horrified picture. I left no choice to fix it and depot them.

I'm glad that I've gotten my Z-palette last month from Shopping District. Now, it shall be my new home for my NARS. This depotting method will involved with heat due to the pot size and thick packaging. It's better to use heat for a bigger pan to avoid crack. I find this works very well for me which I would like to share with you. 

There’s a few things you’ll need:  

  • hair dryer/ flat iron or hair straightener/ candle (your preference)
  • pointed metal tool
  • new palette (I'm using Z-palette)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • Q-tip or tissue
Now let's get it started!

STEP 1:
If you realized, NARS packaging (either bronzer, blusher or eyeshadow) has a slight gap in between the thick rubber grip and the plastic tray. Start finding the groove and carefully wiggle your pointed metal tool back and forth until the pan 'pops' out of the rubber packaging.


STEP 2:
Some may just leave the plastic tray as it is but i think it took a bit space so I decided to remove it from the plastic tray. 



STEP 3:
Placed and blowed the hair dryer (high and strong blow) directly towards the back of the plastic tray for about 20-30 seconds. The heat will loosen the glue. 



PS: I don't use flat iron or candle because I personally find it too dangerous, just in case if I burn my hand or even my house. Lol!

STEP 4:
Be extra careful because the plastic tray will be hot. Insert your pointed metal tool into the gap between the plastic tray and the metal pan, lift out the pan.



Your end result should be like this!



Situation:
- If you couldn't lift off the pan, try to heat another round.
- If nothing still happened, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol between the plastic tray and the metal pan. The alcohol will help to dissolve some of the glue.


STEP 5:
Use your q-tip or tissue with some rubbing alcohol and clean of the bottom of the metal pan.




STEP 6:
Now label your pan with a permanent marker (couldn't find my marker though). I labelled mine on the z-palette metal sticker. 



Voila!!! You officially get a new home for your NARS! 



Always remember to use your least favorite as a start else you'll end up like my Laguna bronzer looking half-shattered. Though it can always be fixed by rubbing alcohol. ^_^

Did you noticed that I'd actually depotted my favorite Urban Decay Naked Palette into my Z-palette? Depotting my Naked palette is so much easier than my NARS which I shall share with you how to do it next time. 

If you had any better tips on depotting your makeup, please feel free to share with me!


You may get your Z- Palette from Shopping District at S$32 for large size. They have different size and pattern for Z- palette and they do worldwide shipping with tracking number too. 

Get a 10% off for all orders above S$80 for the month of October at 
www.shopping-district.net upon checking out.
Coupon code: slowbrogal

For more info, please visit:

Website: http://shopping-district.net
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64 comments :

Choulyin said...

wah...that's a great idea to depot all your colours onto a bigger palette! Maybe I should try that with my Sleek Palettes :p hohoho

cindy tong (cindysplanet.com) said...

but i like small palette..cos big pallete vy mafan to store...hehehe

Jae said...

Hi. May I know where can you get the rubbing alcohol in M'sia? ^_^

Cynthia Loh said...

I'm very happy depotting my favorite eyeshadows, blushers and bronzer in one palette now. It's so much easier to bring for travel. You should try that. No regrets!

Cynthia Loh said...

Me too. So, I'm aiming to get a smaller z-palette now.

Cynthia Loh said...

@Jae: You may purchase rubbing alcohol from Watsons or Guardian. They do sell it at about RM6, if I'm not mistaken.

Katelyn said...

Nice tutorial! Definitely a useful one ;)

Katelyn said...

Seems like a great box!

maya indrawaty said...

I don't know but i never like beauty box. But thanks for sharing :)

Blair said...

So neat plus it frees up space for more makeup hahaha!

Misskattie said...

Great tips :) #gig
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Jess said...

can i give u all my eyeshadiws and u help me depot.. i am so careless.. if i do sure pecahhh

LauraLeia said...

Actually I wouldn't dare to depot any of my eyeshadows/blushers, because i'm afraid they will shatter lol (coz i'm clumsy like that). It's a good idea though, especially for travelling. :D

nurina adhalia said...

new idea to bring you fav make up for travelling, just depot all your fave eyeshadow, blush, contou&highlight to the bigger palatte, so much easier than bringing a lot palatte :D

Chaicy Style A Pastiche said...

Wish we had such Good Beauty Boxes here

xx Chaicy - Style..A Pastiche!

♥ Natalie ♥ said...

Oh great job! Good tips (: Doesn't seem easy :/

GIG LOVE

Mahrukh Hayyat said...

good diy

Kumiko Mae said...

wow you did an amazing job!!! congrats!

Gen-zel said...

It's really helpful to depot makeups and put them all together :D I have a Z-palette too but it's only small :)

Kathy said...

I love to depot my heavier, bulkier items. I also depotted NAKED palette. I, too, find that heat works best for depotting. Great tutorial!

Michelle said...

Have you depotted becca eye shadows? I'm wondering how to do this, thanks.

Beauty_Blogette said...

Great job! Sticky and dirty packaging is a big no-no, so this is a really helpful tutorial. :)

Deann said...

What a great idea! Though there's a crack for the bronzer. I still like the small palette though. I'm not a fan of big palettes lol

Deann Sarmiento
GiG

Heena Shah-Dhedhi said...

Fantastic Beauty Box, just what ever girl wants...
Spreading some #GIGLove..
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Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

So creative! I can't believe how well this worked, I definitely need to give this technique a try because I am the world's BIGGEST klutz and do this alllll the time! <3 GIGLove

Jess said...

was happy to see human nature shampoo to be included... been wanting to try this for a while!

Alia said...

This is such a great idea to get away from bad packaging! Thanks for the tutorial! GIG

Agata Pokutycka said...

No tips from me, I am sorry... I just carry all as they come... simply because I am to lazy to combine them

GiG

candyzmakeuptreasures said...

I did some depotting last year and it was fun. It’s a lot of
convenience placing stuffs that you need in one palette. ^_^

Kajsa Josephine Andersen said...

Sad that I don´t have lots of products to fill such a neat palette! Great idea.

winda said...

great idea :) #gig

Sarvin Sidhu said...

great idea!

shasha sekharan said...

This so good for keeping your essentials in one place, no looking for it at many places! =D

Chaicy Style A Pastiche said...

I din't know you could depot it !! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Somdatta said...

I don't use any NARS product as it's not available here, but thanks for the tutorial :)

Ari said...

I should try and depot some of my makeup one day, but for now I don't mind that they take up space. Haha. Great post!

Ileana said...

OMG! I never thought about doing this :D

xoxo

Novelstyle

yuhjiun said...

that's great! No need so mafan bring all palette around :D

Nicol Wong said...

never thought of depotting nars, always mac XD

yukluistyle

Sana said...

How helpful :-D I love Z palettes . I should have to get my hands on it ASAP :-D

Natasha said...

Love this! I've done this with most of my Mac shadows and my lipsticks. GIG

Ninaonthemoon said...

what a great idea!! i had never thought of doing something like this before! thanks for the inspiration

Apple Alagon said...

Wow! My thinking tools are starting to roll. I can now depot my favorite eye colors and transfer them to another palette holder. Thumbs up!

Tamina S. said...

so nice things in there :-)

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Jess said...

The CC cream so nice ah. wonder can suits my skintone or not.. Hmmmmm

Marisa (Polish Obsession) said...

I love the packaging for that Benefit brush. Super cute!! GIGLOVE

Alyza Fisol said...

The CC cream so nice...wanna try to buy one for myself...where can i get this item?

LauraLeia said...

I've heard about the Hera CC cream but their products are pretty expensive. >_< I don't think you can ever finish that huge blusher, lol!

Kumiko Mae said...

Coralista is such a BEAUTIFUL blush!!! I really love Benefit blushes and Coralista is the best for me

Mahrukh Hayyat said...

amazing picks i must say you are so tricky while selection items
GIGlove

emilyrooms said...

Wawww.. Nars.. I love this product and anyway thanks for share cynthia :) You are very creative
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celly snowflower said...

Wow you make me feel like trying out a lot of new products. Hehe, and speaking of surprisingly good eye makeup removers, I tried Silky Girl's, and it is quite effective!

<3 Celly
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nurina adhalia said...

the cc cream and the blusher looks really great! i want to try them :) GIGLove

Ileana said...

Great faves! I love the packaging of the lip & eye remover....I always end up buying things for the packaging! hahaha :D

xoxo! giglove ^^

novelstyle :)

cindy tong (cindysplanet.com) said...

cc cream look reli nice on u...but i wonder did u put any filter when taking the picture?

Nicol Wong said...

i love real techniqe brushes <3
gig

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

Great round-up of products. I LOVE Benefit blush & bronzers - Hope you love it! <3 GIGLove

Donah @ SweetJellyBean said...

I wanted to try Hera's CC but it's too much for my budget and so hard to find here as I would like to swatch it first before the full size. And I'm a big RT brushes fan, buffing brush is yet to join my collection hehe


Love this post girly


x Donah giglove

Casey said...

Haha I have totally done that before. It sucks when the post has become outdated; I'm glad yours didn't! :) I haven't tried the products but always find it interesting to read about what other bloggers are using. Thanks for sharing.

Porshia Mitra said...

Your skin looks amazing!! All the products looks good.. I like those sephora lip colors a lot.. but wish they lasted a bit longer on my lips..
xxx giglove

xienicity said...

Is Human Nature already available in Malaysia?

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