How To Depot MAC Lipsticks
So, I took the plunge and depotted my broken MAC lipsticks. If you’re like me and have a teenaged daughter that likes to get into your makeup stash when you’re gone or you accidentally drop your lipstick and it breaks or separates from the bullet base, then depotting was my only option. There is no way that I’m going to just chuck them in the garbage and cry. Let’s face it, your heart drops a little when you drop your makeup. It’s almost the same feeling when you drop your cell phone or a kid that dropped their ice cream from the ice cream cone.
I went on MAC’s website and ordered the Large Single Pro Palette ($8) and a Pro Palette Customize 12 insert ($2). I think MAC’s palettes look super sleek and professional and $10 for both is not bad at all!
I gathered all my broken lipsticks. I had 9 of them. That means I cried and yelled 9 different times.
You can arrange them however you please. I started from the bottom left from lighter shades to darker shades.
I used a little spatula that came with one of my face moisturizers to take the lipstick out of the bullets. Don’t forget to dig into the bullet too. There’s quite a bit hiding in there. Transfer the product into the MAC palette and continue on until you empty all of your lipstick bullets.
Then I placed the MAC lipstick insert with my lipstick products into the microwave for 1 min and 20 seconds, opening and checking the microwave every 20 seconds until it was melted and smooth.
Just place the lipstick inset in the microwave and not both the insert and palette or you will burn some of the palette casing. I’m not saying I did that the first time I put it in…I did. Oops… but I corrected myself within 30 seconds because I smelled a horrible burning plastic aroma. So, trust me, ONLY the lipstick insert goes into the microwave.
Remove the lipstick insert out of the microwave and pop the insert into the MAC palette and viola…
You now have yourselves a palette full of lipsticks!
I’ve recently just started using a lip brush to apply my lipsticks so transferring my broken lipsticks into the palette just made that more sense to do.
I hope this helps you out and you don’t think that you have to throw away your hard-earned money into the trash.
Also, don’t forget to take your empty MAC containers to a MAC counter to get FREE lipsticks! Every 6 empty MAC containers earns you a free lipstick for their BACK2MAC program.
Until next time