Today I'm doing a post on my first custom Mac palette! I have always wanted to make one and I finally decided to just purchase an empty palette. These palettes are pretty affordable at $8 and $2 for the insert, so if you have a lot of single Mac eyeshadows I think it's totally worth it. Not to mention you can take the empty cases back for the Back to Mac!
I had 8 single shadows that I depotted and put into the palette. I also have two duos that I was debating on putting in there but held back because I believe both were limited edition.
How I depot my Mac shadows
-what you'll need
Mac shadows, tweezers, a knife (but not really recommended) or something else with a small edge, and a candle. I've also seen this done in videos with a hair straightener.
I know this picture looks scary hahaha but it was really just for demonstration. Use your knife or small edge to pry the two parts of the plastic case apart. I ended up having my husband do this part for me because I didn't have anything else to use. The second time I did this, I just used my tweezers and they worked fine.
Once the two plastic parts are separated, take the plastic part that the eyeshadow pan is in with your tweezers and hold it over the candle for a few seconds. -Ok this picture totally looks like I'm catching this on fire but I'm not LOL. This does get hot so be careful!
The back will get soft and start to melt after about 30 seconds.
Also I wanted to take off this sticker from the back of the plastic case, so you can also hold the plastic case over the candle for a few seconds and then the sticker will come off super easy and not get torn!
So here is the end results of my palette! To make the pans stick, you can use double sided tape or a glue gun. I'm planning on making this mostly neutral on top with the bottom row more fun or dark colors!
(From left to right the colors are- Shroom, All That Glitters, Soft Brown, Honesty, Satin Taupe, Twinks, Three Ring Yellow, and on the bottom is Royal.)
I'm super excited about this and I can't wait to fill it up!
What is your favorite Mac eyeshadow? Let me know in the comments so I can check it out!