De-Potting Myths — Busted!

Posted on January 24 2018

De-Potting Myths — Busted!
There are some common myths that cause makeup mavens to think de-potting will harm their makeup. But that’s just what they are — myths. The de-potting pros at Z Palette would like to set the record straight and put these erroneous beliefs to rest so you can free your mind and your makeup.

Some lipstick lovers believe melting a tube of lipstick to fit into a small pan will change its consistency permanently and ruin it. WRONG! Once the melted lipstick hardens, as long as you haven’t boiled it (read: it’s bubbling!), it returns to its original state. So there’s no reason to stuff your makeup bag with lipstick tubes when you can enjoy the convenience of carrying multiple lip colors in one handy palette for easy beauty on the go. And blending melted lipsticks together makes it easy to create your own custom shades.  

Perhaps the biggest myth is that during the de-potting process your pricey pressed powder shadows, highlighters, blushes and bronzers will shatter and bite the dust — literally. Nope! There’s no need to say bye-bye, Benefit; so long, Stila; later, Laura Mercier.
You can easily resurrect broken powder makeup and press it back into service with a simple procedure using a few common household items. 
  • You’ll need rubbing alcohol (99% is ideal) in a spray bottle, paper towel, a spatula (for full-size compacts), or a coin (for small shadow pans). 
  • Spray the powder liberally with alcohol. (Some say vodka works too, but we prefer to save that kind of alcohol for other purposes).  Don’t worry if you spray too much — it will just take longer to dry.
Press hard with the spatula or coin (wrapped in paper towel) for several seconds to pack the powder back into its original shape in the container and wait for it to air dry. (A full-size blush or powder compact may take a day to dry completely.) 
Crisis averted — your powders are preserved!
Another myth is that all magnetic palettes are created equal. Not even close. The magnet inside each Z Palette is stronger than other similar concepts (copies), and our clear window with open base is an exclusively patented design.  Z Palette also offers more palette options than ever: flat and domed, single and double-sided, in sizes ranging from the 3-pan mini up to the double-sided palette, which holds 54 standard 16mm pans. And they come in a variety of captivating colors and patterns including Phantom, White Lux, and Rose Croc as well as the sleek, textured Black that lies at the heart of the signature line.  
Such versatility makes Z Palettes ideal for holding other items besides makeup, such as hairpins, jewelry, sewing or office supplies, a tiny toolkit.  Or put a picture in it and use it as a frame.  The options are endless.
XOXO, Team Z Palette


  • Educated Consumer: October 16, 2018

    Dude. Buy from China. Same exact sh*t, but at crazy low prices. (you gotta wait a few weeks for shipping, and do your research on how to spot quality products).
    End of story.

  • ShadyLady: May 31, 2018

    This was an interesting tutorial. However, I’m curious as to how Z Palette has been doing since the drama last year. Is the CEO still harassing critics on social media? How is she coping with being irrelevant?

    Additionally, I’m amazed this article had the gall to suggest DIY tips instead of pushing another scam product for preserving powders, given how disgusting and childish Shteysel was towards people that used DIY methods of de-potting.

    On the bright side, I’m looking forward to de-potting my extensive makeup collection – without Z Palette’s products.

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