Anyone who reads this blog will know that I LOVE palettes, and I love having everything in one place. I have pretty much depotted everything once, some things are great to depot (NYX Shadows) some things should NEVER be taken out of their case (Nars!).
With my depotting obsession laid bare, I was very excited to receive these Z Palettes to review. The Pink Palette is a large size and the smaller black palette is the small version.
Large size – 8″L x 4.75″W x .44″ D – $20
Small size – 3.8″L x 3.8″W x .44″D – $14
The palettes are made of cardboard – yep I hate cardboard but this is majorly thick, very sturdy, compact stuff. I like.
The point of this palette is that its open – you can put all shapes and sizes of products in here (shadows, blush – anything in a pan).
This is not too thick but pretty sturdy. The lid is clear so you can see exactly whats inside:
The base is a magnet. If your products aren’t magnetic (I have found 50% of the things I depotted aren’t) then use magnetic stickers.
Want to see whats in my palette and how I depotted it?
This is what I managed to get into my palette so far! I gave my Stila eyeshadows a home, my Arabonne blush somewhere to go, and depotted my Too Faced shadows.
I still have some space too! Its a good place for me to protect my shadows which so far have sat around in a plastic bag.
Depotting my Too Faced
I decided to depot my Too Faced eyeshadows because the boxes are so big and bulky. The way to do it is to stick a knife or something sharp into the corner:
Wiggle, wiggle, let it out:
Here is what it looks like lifted out. The Natural Eye Palette is harder to remove by the way:
The back of the shadows:
The pans will be easy to lift out after this. Put the card back in your palette if you want to save it:
One Too Faced set fits into the smaller Z Palette.
NOTE: The Smoky eye palette is magnetic.
The Natural eye palette is NOT magnetic.
There are a few alternatives if that you can go for if you want to depot your eyeshadows and the Z Palette is excellent and a great choice if you have lots of make up in awkward shapes.
What I used to do was buy MAC palettes and lift out the section that holds the pans in place, then put my shadows in there (as you can fit more in). I don’t have to do this if I have the Z Palette.
Having said that it depends if you prefer to have a plastic case over a cardboard one. As I said earlier it is a very sturdy palette that will be fine with water (not if you throw it in the Pacific, obviously).
I have a ton – and I mean a ton – of square NYX shadows to find a home for so I will be purchasing 6 for the large black Z palettes – they will be exhibiting at IMATS London 2010, so if you are around, its a good chance to try this product out.