Depotting NYX Jumbo Pencils.

Saturday, 18 June 2011


You may have noticed a while ago I was attempting to sell my Jumbo pencils to de-clutter. In the end I had a change of heart and decided to keep them, and by doing so I was going to make sure I used them more often. As much as I liked them in pencil form, they were taking up a lot of room in my makeup drawers. I had heard that they were relatively easy to 'de pot' so I thought why not give that a go. I dont know what it is but I knew the product being in pot form would mean I would use them more often! So I thought I would show you guys how I did it incase you too have some pencils you want to de pot.

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So firstly you need to find some pots to put the product in. In most youtube videos I watched, people used old sample pots from Mac /The Body Shop. Unfortunatly I didnt have any of these so I had to go on a abit of a mission to find something more suitable! In the end I picked up 6 stackable pots from Ebay. They only cost about £3 with postage, which wasnt too bad! I really liked the fact they were stackable, meaning they will take up less room in my makeup collection!

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Once you have found your pots, the only other equipment you need is a hairdryer and a pair of pliers! It's so easy to do, but as a prewarning your arms really ache afterwards, so if you do have some sort of clamp to hold the pliers up instead of you doing it yourself, I reccomend it! (Think.. using Bunsen Burners at school and having to hold a beaker above it using those weird plier things!)


You need to remove the end from the pencil. They come off relatively easy, if you struggle a bit though, use your pliers to remove it. Now you should be able to see down into the pencil and see all the product inside. Next all you need to do it take the pliers and hold the pencil at the end over your pot facing downwards. Finally take your hairdryer and put it on a low speed setting at medium heat moving it up and down as you go.... You then literally wait..


As you heat up the pencils the product inside melts, therefore runs out of the end into your pot. Be careful, sometimes it can run out quickly and unexpectedly! So it is a bit of a messy process. My hands got pretty covered! It can take anything between 3 to 10 mins to remove all the product. Some of my pencils took a short amount of time but two took ages! My arms were killing! I definitely advise to take a bit of a break between them if you have a lot to do!


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These are the final results! As you can see, my pots were a bit larger than sample sized pots meaning theres still quite a bit of space left in them. But I am happy it worked well and Love how it looks when they are all stacked up together! :-)
Will you be de potting any jumbo pencils you have? I would assume this technique would work for most makeup pencils, like the Barry M ones you can get!

Much Love

23 comments:

  1. Emily Charlotte18 June 2011 at 17:08

    I would never even have thought this was possible! I love little stackable pots like that, I have a mini tower of lipbalm ones, so good for keeping loads of products but hardly taking up any space xx

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  2. This is such a good idea! x

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  3. where do you get nyx from? I so want to try it =) x

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  4. At least when they're de-potted you aren't wasting product when you sharpen them.. really good idea. They look so much better in the pots too. Love these kinda posts xx

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  5. This is so clever! I never knew you can "re-(or de-)pot" like that! Thank you for this advice, I'll let my friends know about it! :) X



     


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  6. This is really clever Leanne! :) So can you use these as an eyeshadow base now using your fingers? x

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  7. This is such an excellent idea, I dislike using pencils also so this is a great help.

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  8. Wow, I didn't know you could de pot pencils!!!  They look great in their little pots xx

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  9. So glad you posted this, I've been wondering how to do it for a while as I have the Barry M ones and would like to de pot them, may give it a go now and may have to buy those stackable pots to do it! xx

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  10. That's a great idea, I rarely use my nyx jumbo pencil because it's too big, will definately do this!

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  11. Haha I've wanted to do it for ages but just never got around to it. :-) x

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  12. I think it could. I mean all pencils are the same-ish consistancy. No harm in trying! x

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  13. It does look nice doesnt it! x

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  14. I got my pencils off E-bay. :-) Have a look on there x

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  15. Exactly, and I use them more often now which is a bonus! x

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  16. Yep, and its easy... but you do get arm ache! x

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  17. No problem! :-) x

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  18. Yep, thats mainly what I use them for now! :-) x

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  19. Glad I could help! x 

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  20. Ooh let me know if you do your Barry M ones and if they work out okay! x

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  21. Its made me use mine more! x

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