Unlisted Brand • Z Palette-Large • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this product. It fits all my eyeshadows and the magnet is really strong. The palette is very durable as well. The only thing is the edge is pretty thick so it cuts off the view of the shadow, but thats probably the OCD in me. lol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have 4 Large Z palettes and I love them all. It has condensed my makeup tremendously. Everyone knows How bulky the UD BOS are, and I was able to condense 2 into 1 palette and have room for more.
The packaging is great and the see through window makes it easy to find what i'm looking for, but it is made of cardboard. If you were to get it wet there could be some damage. I don't really see why someone would have their powder products around enough water for something drastic to happen though. The magnets are also really strong, which is great for keeping it shut, but sometimes I have a little difficulty opening it,
All-in-all I'm glad I went with the the Z Palette rather other ones out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Z Palettes are an absolute must have for anyone who loves, wears, or owns any makeup! They are so convenient for so many reason! They are easy to store and great to travel with! They are sturdy enough to through in a makeup bag/purse for daily use, or in a suitcase to travel with. My favorite uses for them are making custom palettes, and to condense bulkier palettes into something more easily to store. I can honestly say my collection wouldn't be complete without them!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Other
Purchased a Dome Z palette for my mineralized eye shadows and mac blushes. These are the only palettes that have the depth to hold the depotted Mac mineralized eye shadows. I fit three mineralized shadows, 4 mac blushes, one mineralized skin finish blush and a regular sized shadow pan with room for a couple more regular eyeshadow pans. It came with the magnets and hold very well. The Mac mineralized blush needed 2 magnets to hold it in. Minus 1 lippie for this palette because there is no mechanism to keep it closed. Pricey item @ $25.00, but there is no other alternative for these particular shadows.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
If you're an expert at depotting and have zero damage while removing the eye shadows from their packaging then by all means this is for you. As for me, I watched several youtube videos, read blog posts, and still ended up with cracked and damaged eye shadows which I had to repress but still ended up with a lot of wasted product. I regret depotting big time.
The packaging itself is flimsy, this is not something you can throw in your bag and feel confident that it's secure. It's made of card board and the plastic cover is not something I'd call heavy duty. I could've easily saved my money and used a cd cover to put my eye shadows in.
The only thing I can say that's good about the z palette is that it keeps all your eye shadows in one place and makes your makeup drawer clutter free. I will not be repurchasing or depotting any more expensive cosmetics.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Zpalettes are not perfect, but they are the best of what is out there now, and I do love them. Once you figure out the best method of depotting for you, it is great to have everything in one place. Plus, I like the clear window to the shadows, as it makes it easy to find (and USE) everything. In an ideal world, I would love a sturdy hard plastic case with a clear plastic lid. Finally, I love how they don't force you to be married to one brand/product type, and instead create what works for you -- I am looking at you MAC.
- Easy to use
- Various sizes available
- Super cute packaging - though I do buy only the black cause I am lame
- Clear top, so you can see your product
- Space saving! This cannot be understated
- Expensive for what is in effect cardboard, plastic and some magnets - someone is going to knock these off soon, I am sure - I feel like a fair price for the large should be about $10-14
- You have to play with the magnet stickers a bit to make sure they are on. I found that placing them on the pan before the melted glue dried worked the best.
- They are not the most sturdy - I wouldn't just throw one in my purse or travel case - again - this is why a hard plastic version would be ideal
A NOTE ON DEPOTTING AND PLACING MAGNET STICKERS ON PANS:
- Oven method - I find this to be superior to all other methods - pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F, line a bake sheet with aluminum foil, place product with case open on foil covered sheet, pop in oven for 5 minutes, remove from oven and using cuticle scissors pop product out of case.
- Added bonus #1 of oven method - you can peel sticker off back of shadow case with a tweezer - I cut out the brand and color name and placed on magnet for reference
- Added bonus #2 of oven method - glue will be liquified, and you can use that in your favor to really make the magnets stick
- Added bonus #3 of oven method - the house does not smell like burnt plastic
- To really make the magnets stick to pans, I take all the depotted shadows with magnets on, lay on a cutting board, and place a couple heavy books on them. I then stick that into the fridge for 10 minutes
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought 3 z palettes during the black Friday sale and I love them. I have cut in half the size of my makeup bag. The z palettes are very well made also. I had bought a couple off of etsy from book of shadows, but they fell apart in 2 weeks. that is why I waited to do this review. I am over a month in and they look brand new. I would highly recommend to every woman to try these out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
i'm glad i have my z palettes - they're so space saving and my makeup now looks like a 'collection' which seriously gratifies my inner neat freak ... BUT i'm amazed that other reviewers talk about throwing them in their handbags ... i wouldn't expect them to last 5 minutes if i did that. plus the clear screen - which seems to be some kind of nylon - scratches really easily, and attracts hair and fluff like a b**** making it harder to keep clean than my phone ;-)
imo these are fragile cardboard palettes that need to sit quietly in a drawer ;-) and i would buy them again, but only for that purpose. for travelling they're going to have to go in a robust plastic pouch.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I am a professional makeup artist and these palettes are on my top 5 must have list. They have slimmed down what I carry on shoots so much. I have about 15 zpalettes that I normally carry with me and they are awesome. I have everything color coded so I can access them easily, plus if I forget, I can just look in the palette without opening it. They work great with Urban Decay and MAC makeups, that is mainly what I use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought two large zpalettes and a pro palette about 2 months ago. I wanted to use them for a while before I wrote a review on them. I have used other palettes in the past such as the MAC pro and the Unii palette, but I can say hands down I would buy and recommend the zpalette. I dropped my unii palette and it broke, spilling my makeup everywhere. The MAC pro palette was just too limiting. Maybe if everything I owned was MAC it could work, but I have makeup from like 6 different companies. These are great palettes, they are slim and you can take them anywhere.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just got my large purple Z Palette and I LOVE it! The quality is really great - It's really sturdy. I put all of my mac shadows in it and now I have so much more room in my makeup bag. It's nice having all of my colors in one place. I'm going to order more for my blushes and oother makeup. The clear window is especially nice since I plan on having more than one. I'm traveling soon and these palettes will be perfect and save a lot of space.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have these in large, and i'm really happy with them. there are a few cons, which i'll cover, but overall, this is a great idea. the storage concept is amazing, because you can literally depot ANYTHING that comes in a pan, whatever shape, size or type. this will not only save you space, but will force you to actually manage and use up the make-up you have because it's right there in front of you, instead of hidden and scattered around in clunky packaging. secondly, the palettes come with metal stickers which are extremely useful for pans that aren't magnetised eg. depotted MAC shadows. for reference, the large palettes fit in 28 MAC pans if you squeeze them in a tiny bit. let me tell you, my make-up time in the morning has reduced by exactly 10mins from having all my MAC colours in front of me instead of playing around with all the little identical pots!
now i want to get on to how this palette performs and the cons. firstly, i feel that the magnet in this palette is extremely strong. (i bought mine off ebay - i know the magnetising quality has recently been improved over the last few years. maybe there are still old ones floating around online.) and the metal stickers they provide literally stick like superglue, as well as magnetised pans (i haven't used a pre-magnetised mac pro refill pan yet in these though, but i'm sure they'll be fine.) and the palettes stay very firmly closed due to the magnetised closure. now on to a few problems. though the metal stickers adhere beautifully to the palettes, the non-magnetised pans can actually slide off them. but i'll give you some tips and tricks for this problem.
1st: make sure the pan is free of too much old glue, as the lumpiness can be uneven and not stick. (you can buy glue remover off ebay)
2nd: try to stack the palettes laid down instead of stacked sideways, that way, the pans won't have any gravity to fall against. this tip is also useful in general as a precaution for there being no divider.
3rd: buy some spare stickers off the z palette website, if you need to replace any and have for spare.
lastly, packaging loses one mark also for cardboard borders instead of plastic, so keep these away from water. though i must admit, it does give it more of a DIY feel.
i would also feel confident to travel with these, if they were really nicely lain in my bag, but if i'm actually flying abroad or something, then i would honestly just pop my most-used in a mac 4-pan palette.
most definitely give these a go!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Just received the large leopard, large hot pink, and small hot pink Z Palettes. I love them! I fit 2 UD Naked Palettes, 2 Stila palettes, and created my own lipstick palette with the empty pans they also sell. I am finally using the makeup I would forget about!! It's so nice to have a clean makeup bag with a lot more room now that I got rid of all the packaging. And surprisingly depotting was not as hard as I thought. The Z Palette facebook page has a lot of good tips and pictures that were very inspiring.
I haven't traveled with these babies yet but I do not forsee any problems. I feel the quality is very sturdy and the window is thick. Plus I love that the top part bends underneath.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm just not crazy about this. I thought I would be and wanted to love it. The top got shattered somehow, though I won't blame z palette for that. I realize that one must be careful with it. I just don't like that I can't keep it clean. I'm happier keeping my products in their original packaging. If I purchased pro products from Mac or another company, I'd likely use their pro palettes. I'm not likely to do that as I prefer to keep the items separate so that I can keep them neat and tidy. Otherwise...makeup everywhere!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
I just got my z-palette today along with extra metal pans. The pans they sell are perfect for their palettes- low surface area but just deep enough to sit in the palette, allowing you to fit more in than you would if you used a thin, shallow pan. I adore this palette so far. I concentrated three bulky UD palettes into this one and it only took up a little more than half, so I put the 20 pans that I got on the other side and pressed some eyeshadows. They came out beautifully. I'm so glad I can now start wearing shadows that used to be a pain to get out!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After around a year of use a thin layer of plastic started peeling off the black cardboard material. I never traveled with, or kept the palettes in a high humidity area such as a bathroom. When I contacted the manufacturer they seemed aware that this was an issue and the best they could do was to offer me a 20% discount and encouraged me to repurchase more palettes. Needless to say I wish I never depotted all my eyeshadows to have them in a palette that didn't end up lasting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I brought this in a large and small and was disappointed. It is made out of cheap cardboard and gets dirty and roughed up very easily. What's the use in being environmentally friendly when the product will need to be replaced sooner? Great idea, but next time I'll buy a different brand that has better, longer-lasting quality.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love these, initially purchased the Large size in Black. I purchase alot of MAC, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. Simply depotted my blushes along with the new MAC blush pans I recently purchased, and now I have all my blushes together. I was already purchasing my MAC shadows in individual pans- I purchased the Large in the Zebra design- so cute- now all of my ES are in one place and color coordinated. Have travelled with these and they hold up well.
The MAC ES pans snap right in, no need even for the magnets, though sending these magnets with every order is a huge plus.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just ordered My Z-Palettes 3 days ago & received them in the Mail today (Talk bout FAST Shipping)! I ordered the Pro Large Zebra & The Large Leopard Z-Palettes, & 3 Packages of the 30 Metal/Magnetic Stickers! Both Z-Palettes came with A Package of Metal/Magnetic Stickers, which is really Great & not to Mention Convienent! They were Very Securely Packaged for Shipping & everything made it to me in one piece! They also give you Free shipping when you purchase $60 or more (Another Plus)! So all in all my Ordering process, as well as my shipping & receiving process was Great! Now... On to the ACTUAL Product! I am ABSOLUTELY In Love with the Z-Palettes! They are Oh-So-Cute, I mean the Packaging is ADORABLE (Let's face it Gal's, We LOVE Cute, Attractive Packaging! There'S NO denying that)! But on top of the Adorable packaging, let's talk about Security! I being A Makeup Artist Myself, needed Something that held a lot of products, & ALSO Kept them Secure & Safe! Well Ladie's, I've FINALLY Found it! These Baby's DON'T budge! The Magnetic closure's are very & I mean VERY Secure! The Actual Packaging is Awesome! It is NOT Plastic, it's A very Sturdy Cardboard Material, BUT Protects as if it was indeed Plastic! So Don't worry, you can throw these in your Purse, Over-Night bag, luggage, Kit, ect & you are GOOD TA GO! Now as far as the Magnet inside, can you SAY AWESOME! It's Very Strong, not cheap or flimsy feeling in ANY WAY! I've filled BOTH Product's & Trust me ladies, they're NOT Budging! The Magnetic/Metal Pans they sell are WONDERFUL! They stick, you can cut them to size (Be careful doing so) & they fit PERFECT On MAC Sized shape eyeshadow Pans, I mean PERFECTO! You can Organize these Palette's however you want, you can be CREATIVE! The creation's you can make are literally ENDLESS! The See-Thru top is not only Convienient, but also very STURDY, it will not crush or smoosh your Product's! Now you can see what actual colors are in your Palette's (How GREAT Is that)! DON'T GET ME WRONG GAL'S, I STILL LOVE & ADORE My MAC Palettes! I always will! But let's face it, you can fit & Organize WAYYY More Product's in the Z-Palettes! It's just great (For A MAKEUP ADDICT Such as Myself)! Let's talk about the PRO Large Zebra Palette! WOW!!! Lemme just say THIS "FABULOUSLY AWESOME"!!! It's Larger, it's deeper & STILL ADORABLE! The PRO Palettes fits more Product & has the Convienence of throwing in A Couple Makeup brushes (extension's of our talented, artistic, creative & Unique hands), or an eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, ect... I Love it! I am IN LOVE With this Product! I will say this, for A Makeup Artist, it is A MUST HAVE, An Investment, & A wise one at that! It's A great way to Organize & Store your product's! & For A Makeup JUNKIE (As Myself) it's A great way to lessen the BULK Of your makeup (I'm Serious)!!! Also, for that Someone who Travel's, is away at school, or live's in A dorm, You can put EVERYTHING You use daily, such as: Eyeshadow, Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Bronzer, Highlighter, blush, eyeliner, lipgloss, lipstick, ect! I mean EVERYTHING In one Palette (Depot your products or make your OWN "Panned" Product's) & You're GOOD TA GO'! It won't fit your Mascara, but 1 Product, seriously... Just one won't fit! That's EXTRODINARY In my book! So All-In-All, I LOVE My Wonderful Z-Palettes, I will be buying More (I'd like yo purchase some Small sized one's too)! I would MOST Definitely recommend this Product to A Family member, Friend, ect! I LOVE THESE SOO MUCH, That I'd even recommend these to my WORST ENEMY, Someone that I don't even like (J/K... I don't have enemies... Well maybe 1 or 2!!' Lol... J/K again)!!! But SERIOUSLY Ladies, these Z-Palettes really are GREAT! A WONDERFUL Investment & worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!! $15-$28 Is not A bad price for such Quality Product's, such as these! Go buy em'! You WON'T Regret it!!! :)