So I was browsing the blogger network, and I came across Ms. Katelyn’s (aka Chomfifi) blog post on how to depot L’oreal Hip Duo shadows! It was her first time depotting, and she made it look so easy! So I decided to give it a go.
I hate that the Hip Duos are so bulky for such tiny pans! I only have 4 of the Duos, but I thought that would be enough to make a quad…or something of that sort (an octo-..?). Anyway, it was my first time depotting as well, and it went fairly well, if I may say so myself =D
There is some damage on the brown side of the Roaring Duo (upper left), but I don’t know how that happened – it just chipped off by itself when I flipped it over to add glue. The tiny indent on the top of the blue side of the Roaring Duo was a slip of my hand. But I chose to do this colour first, because it’s my least favourite (worst colour pay-off of all the Duos!) Depotting the rest was a breeze~~
I also successfully depotted all of the accompanying mirrors too – but I have no clue where to put them! I don’t want to glue them onto the lid, or else I won’t be able to see the colours. Anyway, I’m still very excited for all the extra space in my makeup drawer now =)
Oh, and I should add that I didn’t have double-sided tape like Katelyn did, so I simply Krazy Glued the shadows on, which isn’t really a problem, since the plastic case itself is not damaged (therefore, re-usable!)
On a different (yet related) note, here’s a look that I did this past weekend for a “celebrating spring & graduation”/shisha-balcony party.
I basically used the Hip Duos for this look.
- Gold side of Flamboyant
- Shimmery light blue side of Showy (from Karen O. look)
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Gold (bottom inner corner) with the same gold from Flamboyant on top
- MAC Graphology shadow to line eyes (mixed with UDPP for a lasting consistency)
- NYX Doll Eyes Mascara in Waterproof
I have one more exam left on Thursday, and then…I’M FINISHED MY UNDERGRAD!!