Friday, August 27, 2010

Fab Finds Friday: Palettes

Being the makeup junkie that I am, my drawers are overflowing with makeup. Hubby doesn't know why I need so many different shades of brown eyeshadow or pink blush. But that's because he doesn't understand that one brown eyeshadow has shimmer whereas the other one doesn't. One blush is pink with peachy tones while the other one is pink with coral. Thankfully, he doesn't mind as long as I'm not a hoarder.

What do you do with all those little pots of eyeshadow or blush? Put them in palettes of course! Makeup palettes have been around for ages. Many cosmetic companies have their own pre-made palettes with their makeup collections each season but most of the time, they sell their products in individual pots. Some companies (MAC, Trish McEvoy, Stila, Bobbi Brown) sell their products in pans with magnets on the back so that you can put them in their palettes.
(pictured from top to bottom-Z palette, MAC 15 pan eyeshadow palette, Unii Palette)

Three of the different customizable palettes that I've purchased recently are the Z palette, MAC palette, and Unii Palette. As you can see from this picture, the Z palette and MAC palette are similar in size. Obviously the Z palette is most "fun" with its leopard print and clear top.
The Z palette is $20 retail but if you go to trade shows such as IMATS or The Makeup Show, you can get them for cheaper.
Next up is the MAC 15 pan eyeshadow palette. I popped out the plastic divider so that I can put more eyeshadows in it. It retails for $14(+ tax) and can be purchased at MAC stores or online.
The Unii palette is the most attractive out of the three. It's great for travel but is a little bit on the smaller side.
It retails for $29. The price is a bit steep but as you can see, the construction of it is far better in quality and esthetics than the other two. Another neat thing about this palette is that it comes with magnets you can cut up to put on the back of your depotted makeup. It even has instructions on how to depot in the packaging.

Have you ever depotted your makeup? It's a great way to save space and have all your makeup in one place. Which one is your favorite?


  1. haha I have the same Z Palette in the leopard print!

  2. I just wanted to warn you that I'm going to do a post on these two palettes too!! haha sorry it totally looks like I'm stealing your idea, but I really have been wanting to compare the Z and the Unii toooooo! Lovarr youu

  3. HAHAHAH!!! we are such addicts! :) no problem sharon... i bet yours will be much more informative and detailed.. :) xoxoxo

  4. no no no you're super detailed too! HOw are you going to keep this up DAILY with work?? I don't think I could do it.. You've been posting every day right?



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