I have a number of favourite Dior and Guerlain compacts I regularly use on photoshoots, tv commercial and events that are packaged beautifully and always get a 'oooh', 'ahhh' response from clients but carrying my pretty eye colours have added a little too much weight and with my endless effort to downsize to a more efficient kit I had to bite the bullet and purchase a Scotty's Black Magnetic Palette from what is evidently becoming my second home, Guru Emporium!
A few nights ago, I watched a few tutorials particularly on removing Dior colours, chatted with Z Palette on Twitter and felt a lump in my throat at the thought of possibly destroying these beauty gems I'd grown so fond of. My plan was to buy Z Palette, this seemed to be the most popular choice and I liked the clear cover, which I knew would be a time saver but during my visit to Guru I noticed only small versions that might only fit one compact. I came across Scotty's Palette, this seemed much the same thing, although approximately £5 more than Z Palette but with empty metal pans. Oh well, being slightly impatient about these things I bit that bullet and headed home with a Scotty's palette to remove the outer casing of each compact one by one.
I planned to do the hair straightener trick, this seemed simple enough on the first attempt. I used a very small sharp knife to prize the metal pans, easy peasy! I then tried this without heating the inner case, JOY, they came out quite easily, in fact, I did not destroy one eye colour, OVERJOYED!
I must admit the Guerlain compacts were certainly tricky and took more prizing and patience but all in all I am chuffed with the my new palette and now keen to muster up the patience to create a blush palette!