Sunday, November 29, 2009

Depotting my MAC Angel

I got the idea from K. Lo (

I was so sad the day I lost my MAC Angel, I was even sadder the day I reordered it and broke it 2 days later :( I had almost given up until I came across Katrina's blog post!

First here are the supplies you'll need:
1) Lippie
2) Pot (I got mines from MAC, I asked a MAC MUA for one and she handed it over graciously (of course after I made a large purchase from her, lol)
3) Tool to scoop out the goods from the bottom.
4) Tool to cut off the lipstick from top (I used the same tool for both purposes)
5) Microwave

Here are the materials =)

Cut off the top and then scoop the rest out

Throw in microwave for 1 minute

I let it cool on it's own.
Ta-da!!! Saved lippie :) Anyone else do this before?


Alyssa is the Queen. said...

I did! I was going to go and do the back to mac and I had Hue and Pl!ink leftover so i depotted them and made my own color of HUELINK! lol
I've done this with NYX lipsticks too i love making my own colors.

It's pretty. I'll have to post it.

Lorien BeautyLove said...

OPmg that lipstick is such a pretty colour, shame that it broke :( It looks alot darker metled in the pot??? Thats weird.. BUt such a good idea!!! Ive been meaning to try the whole vasaline and eyeshadow make a lipgloss thing :) haha x

Jules said...

i feel sorry about pretty lipstick but before it's really nice !!!

Stevie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for posting.

Iva said...

that is such a great idea! ;)

Janine said...

@Alyssa Please post HUELINK, I can't wait to see it :)

@Lorien Let me know how the vaseline & e/s thing goes! It's darker b/c my lighting sucks :(

@Jules Thank you!

@Stevie Most welcome, hun!

@Iva I know, right?! This is why I love blogging, you learn so much :)


Rai said...

Looks neat. I've never done this before.

And to answer your question, the brush set is fab! It's pretty good for the price. And I like the dual fiber brush. I used it to apply my blush and it works wonderfully.

Vanessa Baptista said...

Oh wow, i've seen this done unsuccessfully because my friends one exploded in the microwave! lmao but it looks like a neat way to get to the bottom of the lipstick without wasting it (=

Btw i'm hosting a competition for all beauty/fashion bloggers, the prize is MAC/NARS/BOBBI BROWN ETC. So come join in! Its good creative fun :)


Stacy said...

ive never had to do that before but that is such a good idea!! great colour, too

Janine said...

@Rai, that's what I love about the dual fiber brushes, they're so multi-purpose!! I use them for my liquid foundation mainly :)

@Vanessa Baptista, it exploded!!!! Oh my! (Hope everyone came out unscathed)!!

@Stacy, Thanks!!

Nathalie said...

Ohhh cool, I'm gonna try it with an old lipstick! lol


J-ezzy said...

@Nathalie let me know how it works out for you! I have a pot available for you if you don't have one :)

JxExSxSxIxCxA said...

That is such a good idea...NEW SUBSCRIBER HERE!!! Cute blog!!!

Rubinha said...

wow, it's a great idea!!

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

@ JxExSxSxIxCxA - Thank you!!!

@ Rubinha - Thank you!!!!



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