Hi Guys & Dolls! A few months ago I received a few Z palettes for review consideration. From the get-go I was really impressed with them but I wanted to wait a few weeks and see how they held up to use & cleaning, since the main complaints I’ve seen on these are that since they are cardboard they aren’t as sturdy as plastic palettes. I wanted to put them to the test, so I’ve used them rigorously, putting them in high-traffic drawers & makeup bags.
Pro Size Palette
I love the way the lid folds back like a magazine.
To make the pros and cons a bit easier, I made a list:
Because it’s all open, you can put any pressed powder or cream makeup products, any size, in one palette, you can even put a few brushes in there. This is great in your purse of personal touch-ups or for makeup artists to organize what you’ll need for touch-ups on the talent.
The magnet is really strong, but not so strong that you can’t move your makeup around. It holds magnetized metal in place really well- no sliding around!
They provide you with several metal-stickers to stick onto any pans that do not attract the magnet.
Being made out of cardboard, they are better for the environment than plastic palettes, since at lease some part of it is biodegradable, plus less plastic waste.
I LOVE the way you can tuck the lid around it this is especially great when you have several palettes out.
I also love the clear lid that allows you to see what colors are in each palette.
Zebra Print. Enough said.
Light enough but not flimsy.
I think the magnet bottom is a great idea, and it works for so many different type of makeup, this also means that makeup pans that already have a magnet on the bottom (MAC pro-pan eyeshadow for instance) doesn’t stick very well if at all. True they provide you with round metal discs that you can stick on, but you can’t easily switch between the two palette types as I had hoped.
Because they are made of cardboard, they are more fragile than a plastic palette if a liquid did spill on them. Some have complained that simple cleaning ruined theirs, so I wanted to be super careful: I cleaned mine with alcohol spray or glass cleaner, sprayed into a paper towel, not directly onto the palette, and I did notice some wet spots- though this hasn’t made them fall apart or anything- only a longer period of time will tell if showing wetness here and there will break them down over time.
After it’s been cleaned as I described above, you can see some corners are wet.
Also related to them being cardboard, they are more likely to get crushed-in than plastic palettes.
The Bottom Line: I really like these and I recommend them; I really liked using these because of the freedom to use any size, and I love that the pro size is big enough to hold several shades of face powder. I could see myself buying more especially to help make sense of my random sized single shadows.
Price? $20.00 for the Large Size, $28 for the Pro Size and $14 for the small size.
Where to buy? zpalette.com
Do you have any Z Palettes? What are your experiences with them?
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