Hi, my name is Sofia, and I’m a makeup junkie. *waits for group to collectively say hi*

Welcome fellow makeup junkies;

you’re in a safe place.

Let’s talk makeup organization, more specifically: makeup depotting!

In recent years, companies like Z Palette have gained traction with the consumer market, especially with social media sources like YouTube and Instagram.

However, even with those mentions, it seems like I encounter so many clients and fellow artists too nervous to delve into depotting their makeup collections. Some common concerns I’ve heard range from fear of breaking precious product, to feeling overwhelmed by the potential time commitment. Valid concerns boys and girls, but I’m here to debunk those myths.


Depotting can be easy, quick, safe, and a great way to make finding and storing your favorite eye shadow, blush, lipstick, etc. a piece of cake.


Soffie says…don’t have the time but like the idea of depotting? Connect with me—I’d be more than happy to do it for you! For serious. Some people love to knit, I love to depot and organize. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I can talk about powder products on another post, but for now I want to share my favorite depotting project as of late: cream/gel products

Tools needed:

Artist spatula

Vueset Tahiti palette

Label maker (optional, but helpful!)

Artist spatulas are best because they’re flexible and designed to work with creamy products.

Vueset carries various sizes of empty palettes, so take a quick head count of the products you’ll be depotting and make a decision based on your needs.

For this project, I scooped out product from the original packaging and placed it into the empty palette.

I labeled the backside of the palette w/product names so I would know what to refill with when I run out.

makeup organization

Soffie says…alternatively, you could create a master list of the products you depotted on your phone, email, etc. so you have them readily available on your next beauty run. 😎

Aaaaand that. was. it. I was able to condense 24 different containers into ONE convenient, small container.

Soffie says…this container is so expertly made there’s no need to worry about product drying out. Ironically, some of my cream shadows that looked to be drying out in their original packaging (major side eye to all those MAC Paint Pots 🙄 ), reactivated and became luxuriously creamy again as I scooped it out w/my artist spatula. HOLLA! 😀

This palette is from my pro kit and features (L – R columns) gel eyeliners, brow gels, cream shadows, and skin correctors. However, you can mix yours however you’d like.

depotting 101

Happy depotting!




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