I think that these palettes are a fantastic idea if you have a bunch of shadows (like I do!). They are secure, allow you to keep shadows clean and if you buy shadow refills, they actually cut down on the cost and packaging of buying shadows in individual cases. As a bonus, UD, Body Shop and Smashbox shadow pans fit quite well into these, so you can depot even more than your MAC shadows for easy storage!
Unfortunately the lids aren't clear, so in order to find what you're looking for if you have more than one, you need to label or write on the outside. There is a metal plate under the pan holders, so in order to securely fix the shadows in place, you need to stick magnets to the bottom of the shadow pans. Another down side is that in order to get your individually-cased and limited edition shadows and out of their quads and plastic cases, you have to cut and/or (with the new quads) melt plastic to get them out, and even if you're careful there is a risk of chipping, cracking or breaking the shadows as you try to remove them.
If MAC would make the lids transparent, add magnetic strips under the pans in the palettes and the individual cases (like Makeup Forever does) so they could easily be moved, they would be perfect!
I really love how convenient this is for all my eyeshadows. I really like that you can have all the shades together to make it easier to see your options or to blend different colors together. MAC's sleek black look is what really loured me into purchasing this, but I wish it was a richer black and a little higher quality. I'm sure it will last me a very long time, but for almost $15 for plastic, this should really feel more durable. I'd definitely buy more of these though, even though they are a little overpriced.
I like the fact that i can have my eyeshadows in one place nice and tidy in a beautiful little palette. I got my first one last week and i am really excited because i wanted one for so long.
But i think that it should be a little cheaper (its just plastic) and mac should make a bigger one...
I LOVE these; so why does it seem so hard to find them? They dont sell them at my closest Mac counter, so I have to send for them. I just dont get why some companies dont have a bigger sales base. Why cant they sell Mac in more places?
The MAC 15 Eyeshadow Pro Palette should be cheaper in my opinion. First off, MAC pans have a lot of wiggle room inside these wells. So if you were to drop your eyeshadow palette or move around, it would be very susceptible to breaking. Also, the magnets on the MAC pro pans are not that strong to securely hold the eyeshadow.
I actually modified my palette by changing the steel plate with an adhesive magnet that I bought from Michaels. Since I use steel pans (non-mac pans) it was the easiest solution. When I say steel pans, I mean pans that I bought from Coastal Scents and Stars MakeUp Haven. Even though they say they are 26mm, they are slightly bigger than MAC pans. So you can actually depot and stick the MAC eyeshadow inside the steel pan. The fact that they are bigger, allows for less wiggle room inside the palette.
I actually compared this palette to the UNII Palette and 12 Pieces Empty Magnetic Palette:
This is a great idea! I keep all my favourite shadows together and can easily see them if I have time in the morning to try a different look. It's nice and slim so can be easily transported. Only trouble with these is that I keep getting tempted to fill them!!
I love this product. It makes collating my eye colours so easy. I have the 15 for my neutrals/taupes/grays etc. I then have 4's for the silvers/greens/blues/purples/bronzes/pinks etc. I label the smaller ones so I know whats in there to save rummaging. Ditto as per previous reviews for break factor. Its rather fragile! I like the fact that it isn't glue or stuck in with tabs, as if I fancy a mess around with my colours, they easily pop out and can be rearranged. I'm not sure if its a separate review, but the blush one is great too. I definately would repurchase, but the risk is that if I buy another 15 palette, I have an pverwhelming urge to fill it :o) A must for MAC lovers x x
I absolutely love these palettes; they allow you to keep all your shadows in one place, which makes storage and finding shadows so much easier as there is no clutter, and they are also perfect for travelling! You can stack several on top of each other to save room; it's so much easier and neater to keep 15 shadows in one of these rather than 15 individual pots as it can take forever to find the shadow you're looking for! Be careful however as if you drop the palette, you can cause damage to a lot of the shadows (talking from experience here!) so take care when using them around hard floors! I would love these even more if the lids were clear so you could see the shadows inside, as at the moment I have to make do with labelling the palettes as I own several, which saves me rummaging through every palette to find a specific colour!
I love my palette. I just purchased my first one and to be honest, I thought it would be MORE expensive because it is from MAC. I will continue to buy these palettes when I get more eyeshadows to fill them. I think they are a great way to store your eyshadow pans and I love that they are magnetized.
I love the fact i can keep my eyeshadows in place but i have like 8 of these palletes now and i don't even understand why Mac increased the price for empty plastic. If you drop this pallete eyeshadows will break so be careful. I would repurchase just because i don't really have any other choice.