Monday, July 22, 2013

Depotting Urban Decay Primer Potion

I know Urban Decay has changed the packaging for their primer potions, but because this stuff lasts FOREVER....I still have 2 of the genie bottles with the doe foot applicator.  My bottle of Original UDPP was starting to become a pain to get anything out of, and I knew not to toss it because product likes to stay hidden in I went on the hunt to figure out how to depot.

I looked at a TON of videos & really didn't want to have to cut into it.  If you want to see the video I used....I'll link it HERE.  If you don't want to watch it now....just check out below.

What you'll need:

~ Rubbing Alcohol. I used this to wipe down/clean everything I used.  I'm kinda OCD that way.

~ A smooth surface, you can use a cutting board, your counter, a plastic placemat, whatever.  Just make sure it's something that you can easily scrape the product off of and clean up later.

~ An air tight container.  I used a sample jar from a LUSH sample that I'd recently emptied.  I made sure to clean it out and sanitize it with alcohol as well.  You can also find small jars like this at Wal-Mart in the travel section.  I'm not sure how well any other recycled or new container would work, but please let me know if you try it out.

~ Your tube of UDPP.  (DUH! :D )

~ Tweezers.  To remove the little seal that takes excess product off the applicator.

~ Microwave (Not pictured)

~ A rubber spatula, also not pictured, or something flat to scoop the primer off and into the container.

The first large bit of product I emptied into the jar.
How I did it:

~ I cleaned everything with alcohol first.  And I mean everything.  I didn't want any germs getting into it.

~ I opened the UDPP bottle and set the applicator to the side.  Then using my tweezers, I removed the plastic stopper.

~ I placed the bottle in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  I did have to go back & forth between my office and kitchen, but it was worth it....and I was getting exercise.  I did also have to do this multiple you may want to do it close to the kitchen.  I think I also used an oven mit so I didn't somehow burn myself even though it really didn't get that hot.

~ Once it was heated, I started tapping the bottle onto the plastic cutting board to get the product out.  Once it started coming out, I kinda had to do it in lines to keep from making a HUGE mess.  Once I got as much out as I could, back in the microwave it went & process repeated.

~ When I got a huge amount out, I used my rubber spatula to scrape the primer off my board and into my jar.

~ Repeat process until you can't get any more out.  This even helps get everything out of the very very bottom.

~ Close the jar & clean up.  :D

That's a lot of product that I normally would've wasted had I now known.

After I got everything out, I wanted to see just how much was left.  SOOOO then I cut into the tube, which was a total pain in the booty, just to see how much was left.  Practically nothing.  Not to mention that there were shards of plastic everywhere just from sawing into the tube with a knife & the tube was hard to hold still.  Even the bottom was empty.

I'm sure you want to know does it still work?

Yes, it does.  The other pics were taken May 2nd.  And this most recent one(above) was taken July 17th.  It works just the same & hasn't dried out one bit.  I just make sure to sanitize my hands/fingers every time I take a little out to put on my eyes.

So, if you still have some of the genie bottles....DON'T TOSS THEM!  Do this instead.  I think the entire process took about 30 minutes.  Which really isn't that bad because I was watching youtube videos the entire time.

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