How To: Depot Your NARS Blush


NARS changed my life in an instance with the launch of NARSPro, a customizable palette system for professional makeup artists and beauty addicts like myself. I have a semi-decent stash of blushes, about 14, and it has always been my dream to have them all in one place. And you know what that means?

Depot time.

You are not a true beauty addict until you have depotted a beauty product or two. I have grown accustomed to depotting MAC products, I can literally do it in my sleep. But NARS? Never done it, wasn’t sure it could be done, but I was going to try it anyway. So after successfully depotting 14 blushes in an hour, I give to you my tutorial on how to depot a NARS blush.

Tools needed:


  • Blush
  • Knife
  • Flat iron


Step 1: There is a very tiny gap between the tray that holds the blush, and the rubber compartment that houses the blush. Take your knife and gently pry between that gap until the blush pan pops out. If need be, move to another section, but they generally pop out with ease.***




Step 2: Cut on your flat iron and heat to 350 degrees. Place the plastic tray that houses the blush right on the flat iron plate.



Step 3: While you are waiting on the plastic to heat up enough to remove the pan, turn over the rubber compartment and carefully remove the sticker. I noticed that the newer the blush, the easier it was to remove. Set the sticker to the side.



Step 4: 2 minutes and 36 seconds have passed and it is time to remove the plastic tray from the flat iron (you will know because the blush pan will be popping out of the plastic). Use your knife to scrape it off the flat iron plate and let it sit to the side to cool for about 1 minute.



Step 5: Pull the blush pan from the plastic (should just come right out), place the sticker on the bottom and place your newly depotted blush in your NARS Pro Palette!

NARS Small Pro Palette retails $14 (hold 9 blush pans)

NARS Large Pro Palette retails $18

***I noticed that the older a blush was, the harder the blush was to remove. NARS Orgasm was my oldest blush, two years old and it cracked and broke with every turn on the knife. It did come out, but it’s not pretty. Sad smile

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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