De-potting Samples!

Hey Guys!

I can understand that the title of this blog post might be a little confusing, but what I mean is taking sachet samples of eyeshadow pigments and putting them into little pots! I personally am afraid to use them while they are still in their little zip lock bags. So I set out to get little empty sample pots to decant them into! Because I knew that if they were in pots I would be more excited and willing to use them. It might take up more space this way but that is alright, because I would rather them take up that bit more space than not using them at all! At this point I had accumulated many samples and so it was way past time for me to do this. I had received samples from online purchases and then also from a very generous friend who kindly gave me all her doubles!

The samples that I am de-cantering are by Shiro Cosmetics and Femme Fatal Cosmetics (Femme Fatal are an Australian Brand!) Both companies will send samples with any purchase, so its worth it!


Admittedly this photo is all of my empty sachets, because I didn’t take a photo with them full like a fool! But ah well, you can still see just how many samples that I have and why I felt it was really time for me to do this!

Before I go into how I actually did this, I seriously recommend that you lay down tissues and/or paper towel. Its a messy process and having them down will speed up clean up at the end.


Here we go! This is just the first one that I started with, and I am so happy I have transfered this to a pot as I am in love with this shade! I bought these sample pots off of eBay and got a box of 50. It’s easy to find them, I am pretty sure I just searched ‘sample pots’ and got lots of responses! As you can see I have tissues laid out, because I am expecting to make a mess.


I took off the sticker from the sample and stuck it to the bottom because I want to make sure that if I want to purchase this in the future I know the name! As you can see the sticker is a little bigger than the bottom of the pot, there is probably a ‘nicer’ way of sticking them on. But seeing as I am the only person who will most likely use them/ see them I’m not bothered that it isn’t perfect. My main goal was to get the sticker on the pot and make sure it doesn’t fall off in the near future!

I will say that the Shiro Cosmetics stickers are a lot more user friendly than the Femme Fatal ones. Shiro Cosmetics’ ones are round and fit pretty well as you can see above, the same cannot be said for Femme Fatal, they are a square and don’t peal off any where near as easily.


Ta-da! Once the sticker is firmly in place, flip the pot over, open the sample and gently try and get it all into the pot! I found that holding the mouth of the sachet open at the other hand made it easier to get al of the product out. It will mean though that you will get pigment all over your hands. I had lovely colourful hands by the end of it!


Finally the finished product! I am so happy with how these look, you can easily see what colour is in the pot and the sample fit in perfectly. I did find that some samples had so much in it that I had to use two pots! This is so generous of the brands and I am so thankful that they do something like this!

Again, I will just say that Shiro Cosmetics gives you a lot more product in their samples which honestly sways how I will shop in the future.


This is the final overview! Like I said at the start I had a lot of samples and I simply wasn’t using them in their sachets. I am so glad that I have these in pots now because I am already using them and loving them! If you look to the bottom right of the image you can see two pots with a very similar colour and that’s because they are! As I said above there were some samples that I had to use two pots for. This is a blush sample so I am thankful because now I can have one pot in Adelaide and one at my parents house.

Overall I am so glad that I have done this and it didn’t take much time at all, what took the longest was waiting for all the sample pots to come! I honestly feel like I have probably used up half of the pots alright but that is alright, they are cheap and I can always get more! What is important is that I will now use these amazing pigments and enjoy them how I am meant to. It goes without saying that I could not get all of the product that was in the sachets, but I’m seriously not worried, as you can see there is still a lot in the pots!

Is there any indie brands that you think I need to try? Please let me know in the comments!

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