The idea of depotting my eyeshadows has firmly wormed it's way into my head, so much so that I woke up this morning with a burning desire to take a knife to my eyeshadow drawer and start a Bank Holiday project. I managed to hold myself back, I'm all too aware that this could be some crazy pms-ing whim and once you commence with makeup vandalism there really is no going back.
I am a shocking hoarder when it comes to makeup (don't anyone faint) and before I even think about popping pans, I really ought to tackle my issue with keeping boxes. I don't know why I still do it. In my head I save them 'just in case' I decide to blog sale or swap an item but I know I won't be parting company with any of these eyeshadows. Getting rid of the boxes would certainly free up some much needed space.
The urge to depot my single eyeshadows stems from the fact that they are currently being neglected. In a bid to keep my makeup collection organised, I've inadvertently made the singles hard to access. I have them stashed in a box within my drawer and for me 'out sight, out of mind' is definitely true. When I do remember to get them out, I waste precious time getting into them and that's when having them all in a easy access custom palette sounds so appealing. I'm almost certain they would get more use if I took the plunge.
I took some pictures to try and help me decide if I could bear to lose the pretty packaging. The MAC pots aren't such a problem, they're more functional than attractive but the Rouge Bunny Rouge pots and Edward Bess eyeshadow with it's luxe velvet pouch are going to be harder to say goodbye to.
What would you do? Are you sentimental or ruthless when it comes to packaging? Do you like to build custom palettes or do you find prefer to keep things in their original pots? I'm really hoping you can help me come to a sensible decision!