Sunday, December 23, 2012

New MAC Pro Palettes

I stopped by the MAC Pro store in Nashville a few days ago with a target in mind. MAC recently revamped their palette packaging.  It is now a sturdier, clear palette that you chose if you want a 15 pan shadow or 6 pan blush insert. I was limited to a purchase of 4 so here's how I housed them. Bonus  the 5 lipstick palettes recently released. I'm really happy for the space saving these will provide when I freelance!

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 These palettes have pros and cons.  There is apparently a duo palette coming out that stores more shadows, so I'm going to hold off on additionals. More shadows are in need of a home.  Googling the duo lead me to Spectra where I posted about the new palettes.  I've used these for about 4 days, and my pro/con list is as follows:


- clear top
- sturdy thick plastic
- they close securely
- inserts are easy enough to work with (one con on inserts below).

-clear top shows smudges, powder kicks up, and little fuzzbunnies/critter fur seem to be attracted to it
- BIGGIE: These palettes are not magnatized (unless I'm doing something wrong).  Not even the bottom under the insert. No magnets, so even if you've stuck magnets on your pans they just sit in the insert.  To pop the insert out I've placed my hand over all shadows but one and flipped it.  This "dumps" the one shadow out then I can lift the insert. I don't know if I'm over complicating this but I've looked at it a few times for an easier way.

 Overall, I really do like this palette design minus lack of magnetized security.  I've enjoyed z palettes for their clear top but have been less than enthused about them essentially being made of card board.  This is like an improved z palette.  I've placed a jump where I compare size to 2 z palette models as well as a unii palette.  More reviews coming! I did a lot of overhauling this holiday season with beauty items I'm trying out from I may even go crazy and throw in some clothes because I like them!  Happy Festivus!

*UPDATE 12/28: These ARE magnetized.  Magnets I have on my shadows from depotting either aren't strong enough or thick enough so I need to replace them. Ones on pan shadows I've bought are A-OK.  Also instead of dumping it out, if you gently twist the palette like an ice trey the insert pops up.  I always over complicate things.  Thanks to the people that know what they're doing over at
Z Palette Pro comparison

Original Z palette comparison:

UNII palette

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