|UD palettes can be so bulky!|
Hey guys! It's been a while since I've had a chance to post anything. ):
I'm really excited because I have a DIY tip for today. I love doing DIY things, but I haven't ever had anything that was original enough to share... until now.
I love Urban Decay palettes but they can be pretty bulky - Book of Shadows, I'm talking to you!! (; So I decided to save a lot of space and make it easier to access the shadows. If you want to see how, keep reading!
Things You'll Need
Palettes - I used Urban Decay, but any brand will do! (Shown are the Rollergirl palette and the Midnight Cowboy palette.)
Any sort of stick with a thin, flat end. (the one I used is something for pimples, I think? ew.)
An empty palette to put the eyeshadows in once they're removed. I got mine from Coastal Scents.
(I forgot to take a picture of it before, but you can see it
later on in a picture once it's filled. (; )
Any sort of label to put on the inside of the new palette. This is optional, but I wanted to remember the names of the shadows!
The Actual Process
In all honesty, the actual process is really simple; you just need a lot of patience. I had to loosen the shadow up by running the stick around the edging and wiggling it a little bit - otherwise it would start to crack the eyeshadow. Once it's loosened up enough, just slide the stick underneath and lift it out as shown on the right.
Voilà! Now you should have a single eyeshadow pan, ready to be inserted into your new palette. (:
The palette I got from Coastal Scents (buy it here!) is already magnetized, so the shadows stick right to it. It also had an insert with spaces to put your MAC sized shadows in, but that was easily removed using the same tool I used above. (; Without the insert, it's basically a Z-palette, but cheaper.
Ta da! After you remove all of the shadows, just pop them in the empty palette in any order you'd like. I just put them in the order they were in the original palettes, but you can do it however you'd like. (: I'm still on the hunt for better labels - I used two lined post-it notes and drew a grid on them to write the shadow names on - it's not very pretty, but it works for now!!
So that's it for my very first DIY tutorial! Let me know if you guys like it and if you'd like to see more. Also, please let me know if you try this out - I'd love to see how it works for other people!! (: