I knew I was going to get the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and wanted a pump but didn't really want to order one from Mac. I wanted something reusable. I purchased these bottles form Ebay, I bought 5 bottles for $25.61 CAD. I had seen a few YouTube videos about different people using them and figured I would give them a try as I really liked the idea of them.
For the price of 2 mac pumps I got 5 reusable pump bottles that I can fill with whatever I want. I am quite impressed with how quickly they came and the quality of them as well. I can see me getting quite a bit of use out of these.
Now on to what was needed to do the 'depotting' of the foundation.
I used the smallest funnel I could find as the hole in the top is fairly small. I had picked up the spatula last year at Sephora to get some cream out of a tube and kept it. I'm glad I did because I can't find this on the Sephora website anymore.
I simply poured the foundation into the bottle until it was almost full than scraped the remaining off of the funnel into the bottle. Put the lid on and started pumping to get the air out. It really did not take to long at all.
And there you have it. Estee Lauder in a pump for a lot less mess and waste. I am finding that 1-1 1/2 pumps is the perfect amount for me. As you can vaguely see the bottom actually rises as you use the product so there is no straw and therefor, in theory at least, less waste. I will let you know how it goes when I finish this up as to just how reusable the bottles actually are. How hard they are to clean, etc. The way I see it even if I cant reuse them I got 5 for the price I would have paid for 2 pumps so I am happy.
Has anyone else tried out these bottles? How did you like them?