Beverly Chua



*Beverly's Swap Handbook

HOW TO HEAT YOUR EYESHADOWS OUT:

You can bake, toast, hairdry or hot-screwdrive your eyeshadows to separate the metal pan containing the eyeshadow from the plastic pot packaging. While some feel that dealing with metal pans at high temperatures is dangerous, others swear by this method because the glue melts and makes it easier for the pan to be removed.






TOASTING:

Step 1: Put the whole eyeshadow pot in the toaster for 1 minute.

Step 2: Take the eyeshadow out (careful, it's hot!) and place on a towel (just in case the pan falls out quickly and shatters). Use a thin knife (the blade in a Swiss Army Knife is great) and gently poke it inbetween the metal pan and the plastic pot.

Step 3: With a gentle yet firm flicking motion, try and pry the eyeshadow out. If it doesn't come out, work around the pan gradually, sticking your knife in and flicking it in the same manner.

Step 4: Because the glue has melted, the eyeshadow should come loose easily and pop out.

Step 5: Stick a bit of thin magnet to the underside of your metal pan, and put it in your palette!

(donated by farahdean)



HAIR DRYER:

Step 1: Blast the back of the e/s pot with a hairdryer for about 1 minute on high.

Step 2: Take the eyeshadow out (careful, it's hot!) and place on a towel (just in case the pan falls out quickly and shatters). Use a thin knife (the blade in a Swiss Army Knife is great) and gently poke it inbetween the metal pan and the plastic pot.

Step 3: With a gentle yet firm flicking motion, try and pry the eyeshadow out. If it doesn't come out, work around the pan gradually, sticking your knife in and flicking it in the same manner.

Step 4: Because the glue has melted, the eyeshadow should come loose easily and pop out.

Step 5: Stick a bit of thin magnet to the underside of your metal pan, and put it in your palette!

(donated by JamiLee)



HOT SCREWDRIVER:

Step 1: Heat up the tip of a small screw driver over a candle for 3-5 minutes.

Step 2: Gently push the screwdriver through the bottom side of the pot, twisting as you push.

Step 3: If the screwdriver doesn't penetrate the first time, heat it up again and repeat.

Step 4: Once you made a hole and you can feel the pan on the other side, the glue will give way to the heat of the screwdriver and you can ease the pan off the pot easily!

Step 5: Stick a bit of thin magnet to the underside of your metal pan, and put it in your palette!

(donated by mspicky)



BAKING:

Step 1: Put the whole eyeshadow pot in the oven on 200 degrees for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Take the eyeshadow out (careful, it's hot!) and place on a towel (just in case the pan falls out quickly and shatters). Use a thin knife (the blade in a Swiss Army Knife is great) and gently poke it inbetween the metal pan and the plastic pot.

Step 3: With a gentle yet firm flicking motion, try and pry the eyeshadow out. If it doesn't come out easily, put it back in at 225 degrees for another 3 minutes, and repeat trying to remove it.

Step 4: Because the glue has melted, the eyeshadow should come loose easily and pop out.

Step 5: Stick a bit of thin magnet to the underside of your metal pan, and put it in your palette!

(donated by mspicky)



STEAMING:

Step 1: Place e/s in a steamer (i.e. traditional type, Tefal, etc).

Step 2: Steam for at least 10 minutes, until glue melts.

Step 3: Make sure e/s cools before removing, to prevent cracks.

Step 4: Just pop the pan out. If encounter difficulty, put pan back in steamer again.

(donated by SunnyBunny)



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