[PROJECT] Depotting Wet N' Wild Trio Safely Without Fire

Thursday, November 5, 2015
I've probably mentioned this tons of times but the taupe in Wet N' Wild trio is one of my favourite eyeshadows of all times.  Since I've broke two of these trios already in which the taupe shattered to fine dust (no kidding), I've decided it's time to depot it into a sturdier case.

Almost two years ago, I depotted a whole bunch of my Holika Holika shadows (link here). I'm going to do almost the same steps to depot the Wet n' Wild trio. The Wet N' Wild trios are a little bit more difficult to depot because they don't have the little hole at the back that the Holika Holika ones have. Most of the tutorials I've seen used fire to melt the plastic on the back to pop the shadow out. Although that may be the fastest way, it will cause a burnt plastic odour which I 'm not fond of. This tutorial requires NO FIRE, just a hot flat iron and a bobby pin. 

What you'll need: 1 flat iron, 1 bobby pin or narrow sturdy item, 1 trio case.
Tip: If you are using a bobby pin, it will help to remove the round bit on the longer end of the pin. 

1. Remove the sticker on the back of the case.

2. Turn on the flat iron and let it heat up. Then place the trio between the flat iron and let it heat up. Leave it on for a minute or so. You just want to melt the glue that holds the pans to the case not burn or melt the case. 

3. It's thanks to this lady, Zabrena, that I've found out about the little crevasses in the trios. Through these crevasses, we can pop out the eyeshadow pans instead of burning a hole through the back of the shadow. 
Here, I'm just locating the largest crevasse out of the four corners.

Be careful when you are pushing the pan out with your bobby pin. The crevasses are quite narrow.  As you can see my shadow actually cracked a bit when I was pushing the pan out. I just patted it back  into place and it was fine. 

4. Repeat the steps for the other two pans

5. Place it into your case. There are a lot of cases out there to chose from, like the popular ZPalette. However, in my case, I'm just reusing my Clio Eyeliner palette to store this trio with my Holika Holika ones. 

This is the finished product. 

If you have any questions, please leave it down below! I am always happy to help you :)


  1. This is brilliant! My eyeshadows take up so much space and this would be a great way to reduce the clutter in my makeup drawers.
    Shaguna and Kayleee

    1. Definitely! I really enjoy the quality and choice that single pan eyeshadows provide but they take up so much room. If you need further help depotting your eyeshadows, let me know :)


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