I am running out of space in my traincase so I wanted to consolidate some of my eyeshadows plus take the empty cases to MAC for Back 2 MAC. I put the Z Palette on my Christmas list and yay, I got it as a stocking stuffer (Thanks John and thanks Jes for telling him to get it :D). I depotted (6) of my MAC eyeshadows and (4) Revlon eyeshadows.
You will need a small square piece of wax paper or parchment paper, a flat iron, a small knife and magnetic stickers (I ordered these on Amazon.com). You will need either the Z Palette or the UNII Palette. I have the Z Palette and I will probably order the UNII soon.
- Take a small knife and gently wedge it between the tray and the case. You’ll see a line in the clasp area where the case closes.
- Gently wiggle the knife until the tray pops out.
- Put the piece of parchment or wax paper on the flat iron and then put the eyeshadow tray onto it. Leave for a few minutes then take off. *Be careful. The black part isn’t that hot but when you take out the metal pan, the pan will be very hot.
- You’ll know if it is ready if you can see that the middle of the underside has been melted. You can then take your knife and push the metal pan outward.
- After you have loosened the metal pan, flip it over, take the knife and maneuver the metal pan out. Let it cool off for a few minutes.
- Adhere the magnetic dot to the underside of the metal pan.
Voila! I don’t have many eyeshadows to stick in there yet, but it’s a nice start. For the Revlon eyeshadows, I just popped them out of the tray with the knife. As you can see, this is a very easy project.
I am going to estimate that you can fit at least (21) MAC eyeshadows in there. You can depot blushes, lip glosses and eyeshadows and put them all into this palette. The Z Palette is okay, I like that you can see inside. I think I’m going to like the UNII Palette better because based on pictures, it looks sturdier.