Review of Unlisted Brand Z Palette-Large by tinkerrbelle
The magnetic bottom is not all over, its only in strips. So some parts grab strongly and others don't. If I put circular shaped or larger pans in its not a problem, they all stick fine. But when I put rectangular, square or strip shaped smaller shadows they don't sit flat, and they rock and flex a bit. I thought that wasn't a problem till I noticed that they all started breaking up from rocking about in the pan. This is just from the palette sitting on my make up table, I don't travel with it. So anyway, I have lost half my expensive Estee Lauder and Clinique shadows from cracking up and exploding. I am not happy with this product! Its definitely caused by the inconsistent magnet strips they choose to use. Because when I used another palette system that used a magnetic pad before the Z Palette, those same shadows sat flat and didn't explode. If they changed their cheap magnetic strips to a pad I'd reconsider the Z Palette, but till then I say they are rubbish palettes that ruined my makeup.
If you're thinking of buying the Z Palette AND the Yabi http://camerareadycosmetics.com/ sell both and they ship worldwide. The also sell Japonesque Double-Sided Professional Palette & Organizer very cool.
EDIT: I was recently contacted here through makeupalley private messaging by someone claiming to be the owner/inventor of the Z-Palette. Anyway, the message said I was wrong about her product and demanded I change my review to say only positive things about her amazing "invention"!! How rude!! I did not reply back as it was rather unpleasant but if I did my only comment would be: If people are buying your product (I brought 6 different palettes, plus lots of extra metal stickers), but are taking the time to politely explain how the product isn't working for them, then don't try and attack those customers, look at how to fix or improve your product!
Signing onto the makeupalley consumer-only system to threaten people into changing their reviews, really put me off her entire company and product line.
Given this aggressive behaviour I wouldn't be surprised IF I learnt some of the positive "reviews" here were fakes written by herself or friends/family/workers to falsely hoist up the product ratings :(
Z-Palette was not "the first" to "invent" open base magnetic palette system, simply the first perhaps to making them in low-cost cardboard materials. The famous makeup artist Linda Mason, author of "Eye Candy" was doing beautiful open base magnetic palette systems in the 70's/80's - long before the Z-Palette creator was even born.