My clear containers finally arrived so I thought that it might be informative for those who’ve bought from Shiro Cosmetics, plan to or are buying pigments from other companies, to see how to transfer the pigments from the little plastic bags to your clear container. You will want to transfer them into containers for ease of use and for ease of storage. I’ve tried to use the pigments from the bags and it didn’t go as well as I’d hoped so this is really the best way to get any use out of your sample pigments.
For Shiro Cosmetics, and probably for other brands, I would not recommend buying the sample bag sized pigments as opposed to the full sized or even the mini jar size if you are looking to save money. I do not think that this is the most cost effective way of buying pigments because you will need a container for your sample bags of pigment. It would be better to buy the mini jar size if you want less product. However, it is totally up to you how you would like to purchase and use the pigments.
This is what the final product will look like. You can either put the sticker on the top of the container or the bottom. I like it to be on the top so that I know exactly what I’m picking up.
What you will need:
Pigments in their plastic, sample bags
And one piece of paper – preferably white so that you can see the pigment on the paper
Peel the sticker off of the plastic bag. It might not be very sticky when you take it off but it should stick on to the lid. If not, I’m sure you’ll be able to glue it on to the lid.
Stick sticker to lid or base of the container and open pigment bag.
Carefully, tear one side of the plastic bag, this shouldn’t be too difficult but just be sure to not pull too hard on the bag as you might lose product.
Empty contents of bag into clear container, don’t worry about if it spills over the edge, that’s what the paper is there for.
Take pigment off the paper and fold the paper in half so that you can pour any pigment that didn’t make it into the container, back into the container.
And you’re done!
Good luck transferring your pigments!
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