De-pot Your Makeup in 3 Easy Steps

Do you have melted or broken lipsticks, blushes or eyeshadows?

Don’t toss them in the trash just to re-buy them. Instead de-pot them in 3 simple steps.

Getting Started:

All you need is a sanitary workspace, clean cosmetic spatula and an empty container. The spatula and containers can be easily purchased by the pack for a dollar or two at either a drugstore, beauty supply, craft store, online or  even the 0.99 cent store.

Additionally, You can save even more money by repurposing a cosmetic container from a previous purchase with a secure cover or by saving a old sample container from a cosmetic counter. If reusing a container, clean, dry and sanitize it before using. To sanitize your container, wash and dry it with a clean paper towel, then spray it with alcohol of 70% vol or higher and let it air dry.

 Step by Step:


num1 Prepare a clean workspace area. Use a clean paper towel or napkin to protect the area from loose product or an accidental spill.






Gather the products you need to perform the task: a cosmetic spatula and clean sanitized container with a secure lid. You can repurpose an old container also. Be sure to sanitize it with alcohol at least 70% volume or higher.





Finally, use the spatula to transfer the product into the new container.




 Saves money, less waste. Simple and fast. I hope you will try to depot your cosmetics the next time you have a crumbling cosmetics crisis. If you have any comments or questions about this article, please share them below in the comments section.







Apani Smith is CEO of 2040 Multimedia and the creator of “The M.U.H.N.I.E. $how” Blog. Also a revered Indie HipHop Icon, Beauty Fanatic, NYS licensed Cosmetologist, sleep deprived mom and foodie extraordinaire.  Get social with me on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest @apaniclassic to see more of my work and interests.