Depotting cream products + video demo!

You’re probably thinking…

Why would you need to depot your cream products all into one palette?

  • It saves space on your vanity
  • All your cream products can be found in one palette
  • Travel friendly
  • Easy storage

What can you depot?

Any cream product- cream highlighter, contour sticks, correctors, stick foundations, cream blush, etc.

No liquids!

P.S. It was my first time ever depotting anything so the outcome was a bit messy (which I don’t mind) but I’ll list some tips along the way so it’s not so messy.

Step 1:

Remove the product out of its packaging. Most of the time if it’s in a stick format it slides right out. If it’s in a pan you just have to scrape it out.

TIP: Make sure you’re not using a plastic spoon but actual silver so it doesn’t burn or melt.

Step 2:

Place it over a burning candle and let it melt. If you want it to melt quicker move it around with your knife. This process takes about 20 seconds.

TIP: If you have a microwave it’ll make this process a lot faster (10 seconds).

Step 3:

Once the product has melted and is in its liquid form, transfer it to the palette.

Step 4:

Scrape off the excess.

Step 5:

Remove the air bubbles as quickly as possible by moving your knife, cosmetic spatula, or toothpick around. You want to do this quickly because the product starts to cool almost immediately. Also, this is the part that gets messy. Once you’ve removed as much of the air bubbles as possible you can scrape off the excess product on your knife, on the sides of the palette (this part makes everything look messy). If you want a neater palette just remove your knife and let the product cool (downside: wastes some product).

Step 6:

The finished palette.

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  I hope you guys found this post to be informative and let me know if you have any tips for me 🙂

Talk soon!



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