How To Depot Holika Holika Single Eyeshadows

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I absolutely love Holika Holika single eyeshadows, but they are truly a pain to carry around, especially when traveling. So, today's post will be about how to depot them. The process may be similar to depotting other Korean eyeshadows!

It's easy, safe, and quick!

Let's get started.

Things You'll Need:
1. A hair straightener or a safe hot surface.
2. A slim pen or bobby pin

1. First off: Here are the shadows are they come, in sturdy, clear acrylic cases.

2. If you flip it over, you see the color name and barcode sticker.

3. The sticker is relatively easy to peel off and because it's not a paper sticker, you won't have any of that paper + glue residue.

4. After the sticker is peeled away you should be able to see the clear back of the case. Note: please note the tiny hole in the top right corner.  The other blobs are the clear glue holding the eyeshadow pan onto the acrylic case.

5. Place your eyeshadow case in between your hair straightener for about 15 - 30 seconds or less on high. After this is done, remove the case from the straightener and wait 5 seconds for the case to cool before touching. At the stage, the glue may be so melted that the shadow will just slide out once you flip it upside down so be careful. If it doesn't slide out easily, proceed to #6.

6. Poke the hole on the top right corner with a pen or slim object...

7. The eyeshadow should side right out. If it meets a lot of resistance, simply put it back on the straightener for another 10 seconds.

8.  Once you are finish you can arrange your depotted eyeshadows in a case like this. Mine is a reusable case from my Clio eyeliner set.

9. The finished product! You can put the stickers on the back for future references or if you every hit pan on any of the eyeshadows, you will know which one to buy

10. Tada!


  1. Thank you for the nice technique! I would like to depot my innisfree single eye shadows as well, I wonder if it works the same way?

    1. If you can't find the hole on the surface near the edge of the pan, peel off the sticker on the back and look for the hole mentioned on #4 . If they have that hole, then depotting should be similar to Holika Holika. If they don't, then it will be much more difficult. I don't own any of the Innisfree single e/s but I checked them out in stores and I know they sell a 3-pan customize palette case for them so depotting shouldn't be impossible. The newer version eyeshadows are called the Innisfree Mineral Single Eyeshadows, if I'm not mistaken. Hope this helps!


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