I use a candle when depotting. I hover the eyeshadow over the candle for a little bit, and I test to see if the pan is loose enough. I do not have a problem with smell or having to have the plastic bubble up.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Look it up on YouTube. What I do is melt the bottom of the case/pan with a lighter (outside, it will stink) until the plastic bubbles. Then I use an old screwdriver to push the pans out. There are a lot of tutorials, make sure to practice on your non-favorite eyeshadows first. Be ready to have to fix some shadows (YouTube can help with that too). So glad I did it though, seeing all my shadows in one spot makes it so easy.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Yes, it does. So far I've managed to get everything out with the double-ended tool that comes with it. They also suggest passing it over a straightening iron to soften the glue, which I haven't tried. Info all over the web recommends softening the glue by putting the containers or palette in a really low (<200 deg) oven. The instructions also include helpful advice on what to do if the product cracks during depotting--apparently you can stick pieces together with rubbing alcohol
The best way to get proper deporting techniques is to watch how is done thru you tube. I've never done it either and after watching a couple of videos my shadows came out fine.
answered 9 months ago
it does provide instructions and tips:) easy process with the use of a flat iron. dont worry, it will not melt the pallette to the iron nor damage the flat iron