How to Depot Mac Eyeshadows

How to Depot Mac Eyeshadows

A lot of you must already be knowing the process of depotting mac eyeshadows. For those of you who don’t know here is how I did. This was my second attempt and thankfully, it was successful one. the first time I tried the non heat method and completely ruined one of my eyeshadow.

Items required:

  • Swiss Knife. Bt you can use other tools also if you have them.
  • Regular kitchen knife.
  • Candle
  • Tissue Papers
  • MAC eyeshadow pots.

how to depot mac eye shadows

Place the point of the knife just where you see separator on the MAC eyeshadow pot. Slowly keep moving your knife. Please take your time here at this stage because if the knife flips, it might damage your eyeshadow. The top and bottom part would separate with a little movement of knife.


This is how it looks once the top part comes off.

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Now hold the edge of the pan with a pair of pliers and keep it at a safe distance on flame of the candle. The plastic might catch fire if you keep it too close.


Melt it till it reaches this stage :


Now using a pointy tool, poke the melted part of the pan. You might have to tilt it a little so that there is a place for the eyeshadow pan to come out.


And here is the seperated pan. Let the pan cool for a while before you toss it in your palette.

separated pan

And you can repeat the process with all the eyeshadows. I depotted 3 eyeshadows last night. πŸ˜€

vainglorious es

Eyeshadows separated from the pots. πŸ˜›

depotted mac eyesahdows

And there you have your pretty MAC eyeshadows Palette. πŸ™‚

mac eye shadow palette

Easy! πŸ™‚

How do you depot your MAC Eyeshadow ?

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135 thoughts on “How to Depot Mac Eyeshadows

  1. Rati…after this I plead with you to kindly demonstrate how to put together broken lipsticks….I don’t have a single intact lipstick as of now…plssssssssssssssss πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

      1. you cannot even break one of your MAC lipsticks for my sake….. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ I give you this pink handkerchief for free O:)

          1. Sim…………………………… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: here’s my hunter for you for giving me valuable suggestions……..where do you live Sim…in case you live closer….I can sharpen my knife fastly and come to your place :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan:

          1. MAC lipstick :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :bash: :bash: Rati….you will send today my parcel….yey…and the gloves….woh???? :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

              1. Yey….I won’t pay you for the gloves now…because you not breaking a lipstick for me…lakme you say…..I hate you :manicure: :manicure: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                1. jomol I’ll buy Chanel lippy this month. Radhika gave the permission. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                  1. Yeah, I know to buy Chanel lipstick in India, you need to get approval and seal from RAds, royalty also needs to be paid to her….phew…taht’s why I am not buying Chanel :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

                    1. yeah but little makkhan baazi na jomol., you dont have you pay the royalty. Just nice puppy faces work. She gives permission fatafat :secret2:

      1. Sim…he na somehow gets themm….I don;t know how…he now pulls up chairs and gets what he wants….I hve so many shattered lipsticks…what to do with them now :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

          1. ya ya good idea….in case jomol also never reach on that………could save her makeup money coz ofter sometime she will also forget what she placed in top shelvs………….hahahaha………rati you really know the idea to fix the broken lippi??????? ?:) ?:) battaooo battaaooo pls……….

          2. He points up at those very shelves and tags his grandfather along to take down those things…and he then throws them in all directions……you know rads sent me that lotus nail polishes, he broke the blue one……I almost hit him but the nail polish was all over him………..I will take pics of all those and post and fb for you to see….Sim…..gimme your daughtger…..I already love her so much :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :inlove:

            1. she is also very shetaan yaar………….mein tho sab chupa chupa ke rakhti hu……… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i will check you on FB

        1. iiiisssssssshhhhhhhhhh jomo you have baby boy………u can understand me even i have baby girl………but still i keep my all make up things out of her reach………..but who know one day she will also love make up like other girls :preen: ………..huh!!!!!!!. :shocked:

          1. Sim…can we exchange kids… can collect the dowry from Rads after getting aarohan married to RAds daughter…… :drunk: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:

            1. gr8 deal jomol………but my hubby will kill me………and in case you will also ruin ur make up…… can you protect them from girl even you could not protect them your little baby BOY :stars: :stars: :waiting:

              1. baat sahi hai sim….but at least with your daughter, I can share… won;t be destroyed na………… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

                    1. suman………..i send you already ……..i got it by ur baby pic………..hahahahaha :woot: but in ur Activities and Interests cant see oriflame yaar :waiting: :waiting: how can it possible……. :waiting: :yikes:

    1. Jomo, you need to melt the listick a little. The indian summer is good enuff na. If not, keep it in a warm place till the lipstick becomes soft. then press down the broken part into the mould so that it sticks up a little. You can use a butter knife for smoothening it out. Pop it into the freezer for 2-3 minutes till it sets. then get it out.

      If it is badly broken, scoop out the entire lipstick using a knife / toothpick into a clean dish. Clean ur mould. Place the dish over a bowl of hot water. Don’t heat it directly because that can alter the formula of the lipstick. Once the lipstick becomes liquidy, pour it into the clean mould. Freeze it for few minutes and then allow it to stand on room temperature.

      Hope it helps πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you so much Ankssssssssssssss….you always help…..I have put to use your lip balm wala technique for some……but now my lipsticks are all broken….I will try fixing my lipsticks the way you told me to….you are always there to help Anks :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: ….unlike these d****ns :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

          1. I scraped off from the makeup palette Anks….I will upload it on fb along with the dead lipsticks and broken nail polishes πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

    2. Jomol…there are many videos on youtube which show u how to fix broken lipstick ..check them out πŸ™‚ or what u could do is buy a palette case and put the broken pcs in them…that make u can make ur own lipstick palette πŸ˜›

  2. eyeshadowssss ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)
    depot :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:
    :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  3. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: i toh wouldnt even go light years near to doing all this …
    dip finger in pan , rub rub on eyelids , smile and leave … :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

      1. wisdom tooth nikala … told u naaa in rads budday post :tongue: … i have jolie aunty ki pout and naaa.. looks like bees have stung my face .. sooo much of torture the dentist did . πŸ˜₯

        1. oh!! mera toh wisdom tooth keeps growing forever. :smug: every 2 months i have little little pain for 2-3 days and then it subsides. grrrrrrrrr..

          awww!! hope you get well soon. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

          1. you soo wise naaaaaaa :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
            hehehheheeeeeee .. :puchhi:

          1. Everyone dramaaa kweeeeeeeeeens here after this smiley came πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ ur blog not opening so long…i hate this net :((

  4. morningggggg
    mein pray karti hu kabhi mujhe bhi ye rangeen deebbe use karne aye appne appko atii sunder dikhne k liyeee
    jaise app sabhiye balaye karti hain apne priye naina pe :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

  5. jhuthe jhuthe :toothygrin: subho subho rati dooooooooooo :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:
    ye lagungi nah to preety ho jaungiiiii
    aiseeee :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:
    khi khi khiiii!

  6. i know rati doo its JUNEEEEEEE! :puchhi:
    kal my mum turns phiphty!
    half centuryyyyyyy!!!
    ha ha
    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    and u know whats with june :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  7. yeah, happy birthday to your mom Raunaq :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  8. thanku jomolay and rati do
    par unko noi batana that i said it here
    shes telling everyone that she just turnd 46 o sumthng
    if she gets to know am yelling half century shes chop me into 2 halves :jalwa: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

  9. ratiiii .. errrr.. me going to hyd .. will be very busy also der .. might send u jomol’s pics.. you dont wanna give me any farewell gift or something .. like just giving u ideas :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

      1. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :lol2:
        i have gone mad.. this daant ka pain is affecting my brain ka nerves also i think 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    1. jomol .. me toh telling so she send me farewell gift, we divide into half half ,.. u please cooperate naaaa :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
      (psst psst no send send her any photees, saying alll jhooth jhooth but dont tell her okay :nono: )

  10. Nice trick Rati πŸ™‚ Till now I’ve only purchased in pans so i won’t be trying this out πŸ˜€ which one is the taupy brown (second from top in column 1), pink one and first one in last column?

  11. I’ll tell you all.

    L-r top row – carbon, inglot eyeshadow, Vainglorious (came with venomous villans)
    l-r 2nd row Twinks, Humid, Marvel (mac mickey contractor coll)
    l-r third row Soft brown, Rani (mac mickey contractor coll)

  12. wowww I have 2 pots….now I will break them and add to my palette :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    this is so useful…thankooo now I will have 2 more e/s in the palette…otherwise palette kitna empty lagta hai :methinks: :methinks:

    1. i know Jinal. I think the sole reason of doing was to fill up my palette. It was so satisfying in the end. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  13. aaisaaa bhi hota haii :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: i learn everyday….. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  14. i toh dont have any single mac eyeshadows πŸ™ πŸ™ plzz send some to me rati so that i can try & learn too O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

      1. 😐 😐 😐 mooooojhey koi pyaaaar nhi krtaaa………… :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

          1. awwwwwwww……. zeeebaaaa :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
            ask your mom dad naa if u can study here 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

          1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  15. This is so nice… Now all I need aare some MAC Eyshadows and the freakkishly expensive MAC pan!!!!! :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan:

  16. nice post rati !! had seen dis video my jessica harlow on utube … me very poor have single eyeshadows and a palette πŸ™

    1. haan rids. there are loads of videos and tutes on depotting mac eyeshadows. πŸ™‚ I’ll check out the one your mentioned :))

      aww!! you’ll hve it soon. :-*

  17. when u teach us some nice nice things..u shud also give us pallettes and MAC shadows to try and we used to get SUPW kits in school ………… u have nice shades..Raani is my fav……all time fav and rice paper.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  18. Thanks Rati….I am going to try this….I have bought 4 ka palette and now going to go for bigger one……as I have so many individual pots……

  19. Hey Rati…I have a question…..doesnt these eyeshadows fall off the palette if you havent applied magnet strip? I have seen some articles suggest this…..

    So this way do they still snug in pretty okay?

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