I am a big fan of Urban Decay. I have a lot of their palettes, great color payoff, great deal. However, I've never been a big fan of their packaging. I travel a lot, and I really don't have any plans on hauling their gigantic palettes.
When I saw their 15th Anniversary Palette, it was love at first sight. I knew I had to get it. Biggest problem? The bulky packaging. I knew from then that I would have to depot them.
I swear, I thought it would be easier than this. I thought it would be as easy as depotting UD's Book of Shadows. I was mistaken.
Two ruined shadows later, I came up with a very easy, foolproof way of depotting these babies, are you ready?
You will need:
1. Your Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette (duh?!)
2. Soldering Iron (You can get this from Home Depot or Radioshack)
3. Precision Screw Driver (Or anything that is thin and is metal -- you can use cuticle pusher too!)
1. Burn the back of UD's plastic casing using soldering iron. Do this on all shadows.
(Don't mind the cut-off edge -- that's my first two failed attempts :p )
2. Push the shadows out using precision screw driver/cuticle pusher.
3. I lined them up like they were in the palette everytime I removed them so I can still label them afterwards.
(Urban Decay's Book of Shadow I, III and 15th Anniversary Palette -- fits in 1 Large Z-Palette!)
Sad shadows :(
Good luck! Let me know how yours turn out!