It actually worked out pretty great. They're probably a little more powdery than the regular pressed shadows from MAC, but either way, I have been using them more and that was the point in the first place!
After I successfully accomplished pressing some pigments, I decided I was going to buy the 15 pan MAC palette ($12 on MAC's site) and the travel size 4 pan palette ($4? I think). Anyway, I used MakeUpGeek's (youtube) method for depotting using a flat iron and it worked out great!
Instead of printing labels and all that stuff, I just took the label off the bottom of the pan's compact and stuck it to the back of my pan.
This ^^ is the magnet roll I used. I bought it at Michaels for $2 I think. I couldn't find anything else. I was scared at first that it might be too fat of a magnet and make my shadow pans float too much in my palettes, but they probably only stick out like, 1mm. So I'm happy! I don't care that much!
Moving on, my sweet boyfriend heard me say that I really wanted Viva Glam V from MAC, so he went and just randomly got it for me! :) I absolutely love it!
It feels a little empty getting only one lipstick at a time, so I went ahead and bought myself Brave from MAC. At first, Brave and Viva Glam V looked sooo similar and I was worried about that! But! Turns out they have some subtle differences.
This is Brave vvvv
Here's a picture of them together. Brave is slightly more pink than Viva Glam V. Brave is a Satin finish and Viva Glam V is a Lustre finish, so it has kind of a shimmery texture. I usually REALLY go for pinky lip colors, but I think I would say that I like Viva Glam V more. I'll definitely repurchase it. But don't get me wrong, I'm loving Brave right now too!
Just a little side note: This is the flat iron I used to depot my shadows. My other iron broke before I went out of town so I needed one in a pinch. I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and got this super cute pink one! It's even got a little bling bling! Very me! :) It heats up fast and straightens my hair really well! :)