Quick Tip ~ Depotting Foundation!? (Under $4)

Hi Loves!  You may remember that I posted about getting to review a new foundation from Neutrogena but how annoyed I was that it was in a bottle with out a pump.  After watching a youtuber mention how they depot foundations into a reusable pump they bought on Amazon – I had to try it!

The bottle I purchased was $3.93  (shipping included).  NOTE~ It is only .5 oz.  I wasn’t sure if I’d like this method so I got a smaller bottle, plus its small and easier to travel with.  There are 1 oz bottles available for $4.43 w/ shipping also in that company’s amazon store.  They had super fast shipping – it was around 3 days and I live in the midwest,

Depotting Directions:
(This may seem like a no brainer – but just a few things I noticed.)

  1. Sterilize the bottle with alcohol.   I poured a little in the bottle and swirled it around for about fifteen seconds.
  2. Next I put the top on and then pumped it until the alcohol came out through the pump.  I wanted to ensure that the pump was also sterilized.  (It did come packaged and appeared to be sealed, but since the foundation would be going on my face, I was extra cautious!)
  3. Take something – I used a q-tip – and push the bottom back down as far as it will go.
  4. Let air dry.
  5. Shake your foundation…this was a thicker foundation and I wanted be sure that nothing had settled.
  6. Start pouring it in – fill to right before the neck of the bottle gets smaller (you want to leave room for the top)
  7. Wipe the rim of the bottle – since its a vacuum style, you want to make sure you get a good seal when you screw it on.
  8. Pump it!  This bottle is a vacuum – so there is no straw/tube that reaches to the bottom, instead as time goes, you’ll see the bottom rise to the top and push out the most product.
  9. Ready to use! (Best of all – when you’re out of foundation – wash it up and re-use it for another product! I think this would also be fantastic for creams & lotions.)

I depotted the foundation last night – and used it this morning.  It made a world of difference for me and my opinion of the product.  No more getting my fingers guncky with foundation or pouring too much out or jabbing q-tips in it to get product out and on my face!

Final Tip – if you can, remove the label from your original bottle (if its plastic – not paper) and put it on the depotted version so you know what you’re using.

This is my new go-to method for any bottles that come without a pump in the future!

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck today!

5 thoughts on “Quick Tip ~ Depotting Foundation!? (Under $4)

  1. thebeautywhisperer says:

    Even stinking high end foundation don’t always come with a pump, I wonder if I could do this for my mac face and body to keep the bottle in the fridge and just use a little out at a time. thanks for the tip!!!

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