Sunday, March 10, 2013

All My Children - I Mean All My Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadows Depotted

First of all, and most importantly of all, my favorite depot tutorial is by Bernadette of Diabolus in Cosmetica blog.  Before her clear instructions, I used a flat iron and you will see some carnage based on that in some of the pictures.  The nice ones were via her flaaaammmmme method.  ('scuse me, am feeling slightly fiiiiine today from the plastic fumes).

Try to keep these things out of the house when you attempt it.  They scream and want to be fed.  You can not be distracted with an open flame.  (Oh, that's me on Twitter on my laptop screen.  Follow me!)  And ventilation is good.  The raging plastic fume headache post depot session is a downer.




Flame, stuff to depot, some point metal object, a pair of plier (to handle hot pans) and paper towels.  You're good to go.  Flat iron and rushing...  Look at my beautiful Gracious Arasari!
Heat flame and poke from the back.
Carnage below!

You'll see some messed up pans with all sorts of dings.  That's from impatient flat ironing and rough handling.  Basically, idiot Belly error.  All my recent depots have been POIFECKT!

Does the inconsistent pan size also make anyone else a little grumpy?

I plan on a swatching session to show you all of these in a bit more detail at some point.  Uh, when I'm done with my Tom Ford Festival or, when I get to it.  Which could be... sometime...later.

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  1. I am such a huge fan of depotting to save space! The only brands I refuse to touch are Burberry and Guerlain, because... I just love the packaging too much.

    I will say that of all the depotting I've done - MAC, Dior, NARS - RBR was absolutely the hardest. But worth it!

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    1. I'm scared to attempt Burberry. That looks too hard. I love deporting for space saving and also inspires me to try different combos, too.

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    2. Deporting?! Damn auto correct!

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  2. I haven't done any depotting for a while but all I have left is UD and MAC which I'm too scared to depot in case I ruin them D:

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    1. Some things I can't bear to try: either packaging too luxe or hard to depot or the shadows too fragile!

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  3. I love the blues.. Wrong Love all of them.. :)

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  4. I don't think that 'idiot Belly error' is entirely to blame for the dings.
    I completely ruined 4 of my matte RBR shadows while depotting. I'm not new to depotting but the RBR mattes just crumbled. Very, very sad! I didn't even try to rescue them. Just trashed them and took the dog for a long & very brisk walk to get rid of the bad energy. The fact that the old shadows don't fit in the keepers irritates me no end. Surely they have had time enough to be able to offer the entire range as refills by now. Bad, bad!

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    1. The multiple sizes really makes me crazy. It also makes it hard to put it into the palettes in a cohesive way. D:

      Good thing for faithful dogs to help take your mind off the carnage! I have the keepers and never use these days since they don't all fit. Rrrrrrrr.

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  5. Every time I use a flame or flatiron to depot, I always end updinging one of them -- now I bake them on a piece of parchment paper and gently nudge them out. It also doesn't leave my house smelling like burning plastic!

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    1. I just saw your other comment!

      What's the recipe for parchment baking? Can you share the deets?

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  6. oh those dings make me sad, I tried depotting chantecaille many years ago and ruined I think 3 shadows and have not tried since.Are the smaller pans just the refills or are they changing the normal pan size?

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    1. I like to think of them as badges of war!

      My Delicate Hummingbird was my first RBR depot and I thought it originally went ok. When I recently traveled with it, however, the jostling during the travel made it explode all over my Unii palette. It seemed to repress ok, but still! D: Looks yucky!

      The normal pans seems to be slowly transitioning to the smaller sized pans now.

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  7. Great job! I'd be so worried depotting RBR! MAC was already stressful for me!

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    1. Depotting grows hairs on my chest! I get such a thrill when I get a perfect depot!

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  8. Your're so brave, I never depot anything because I have pity for the cases, I love packages.... someday I'll try something like that!!@!

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    1. I love pretty packaging but I LOVE saving space and seeing everything at once even more! But there's definitely some brands I will not depot.

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  9. SO BRAVE YOU! so scared me.

    My newest RBR's don't match the rest of mine and it bothers me, but I don't want to hurt them. such a dilemma!

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    1. Bad things definitely happen sometimes! :D

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  10. Oh poor GA! :( I don't have the courage to depot so I just tell myself that I use stuff in their singles packaging. I think I will have to just get pans from RBR when I do haul.

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    1. I got a new GA, so it's ok. I do feel sad when I see the dings, but they are all so much easier to use now in a palette. It was ridiculous with all the little packages rolling around in my drawer.

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  11. OUCH, poor Gracious Arasari!!! It really bugs me that most of my RBR shadows are the larger "old" size and then the new ones are so much smaller. The last few that I purchased were the small refill pans, and I would much prefer to buy the larger sized shadows in refill pans instead. I keep thinking about depotting mine, but I fear that they will all end up looking like your Gracious Arasari!

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    1. I think with flame (and well ventilated room), the depotting is very easy. It does wreck the pans though. I threw away the old melted pans. They looked frightening!!

      RBR should offer all their colors in the refill pans. Those are the best!

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  12. Hi Belly,
    Out of curiosity, what's the diameter of the potted RBR eyeshadows and of the RBR duo? I assume the RBR refills are the standard 26mm.

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