De-pot Your Makeup in 3 Easy Steps

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Do you have melted or broken lipsticks, blushes or eyeshadows?

Don’t toss them in the trash just to re-buy them. Instead de-pot them in 3 simple steps.

Getting Started:

All you need is a sanitary workspace, clean cosmetic spatula and an empty container. The spatula and containers can be easily purchased by the pack for a dollar or two at either a drugstore, beauty supply, craft store, online or  even the 0.99 cent store.

Additionally, You can save even more money by repurposing a cosmetic container from a previous purchase with a secure cover or by saving a old sample container from a cosmetic counter. If reusing a container, clean, dry and sanitize it before using. To sanitize your container, wash and dry it with a clean paper towel, then spray it with alcohol of 70% vol or higher and let it air dry.

 Step by Step:


num1 Prepare a clean workspace area. Use a clean paper towel or napkin to protect the area from loose product or an accidental spill.






Gather the products you need to perform the task: a cosmetic spatula and clean sanitized container with a secure lid. You can repurpose an old container also. Be sure to sanitize it with alcohol at least 70% volume or higher.





Finally, use the spatula to transfer the product into the new container.




 Saves money, less waste. Simple and fast. I hope you will try to depot your cosmetics the next time you have a crumbling cosmetics crisis. If you have any comments or questions about this article, please share them below in the comments section.








Apani Smith is a professional licensed cosmetologist, avid beauty junkie, also a revered Indie Hip-Hop Icon, sleep deprived mom and foodie extraordinaire.  Get social with  @apaniclassic on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest  to book a hair or makeup consultation/appointment, see more original work and life imitating art. 


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