Keep your pressed powder pans pretty and protected!
I used to wonder why people would depot their products, which means to remove the pan of pressed powder from the plastic casing. While the payoff can be good (having less packaging, being able to organize however you’d like), the methods seemed a little dangerous (candles, knives and flatirons can be involved) and sometimes led to heartache (broken or gouged products.)
However, as my collection of eyeshadows grew larger and larger, I began to understand the desire to physically reduce the size of your stash, without actually throwing out products. While it’s important to perfect your depotting skills (try it out first on shadows you don’t mind ruining, NOT your favorite limited edition irreplaceable shadow!) it’s very important to have a safe place to put the pans.
I’ve tried a few different palettes in different price ranges and sizes, but I have to admit that the UNII palette is one of the nicest (and prettiest!) Available in six colors – Honeysuckle (coral pink), Midnight (black), Turquoise, Crystal (white), Pear (pastel yellow), Lavender – each palette measures 3.7″ x 6″ x 0.7″ (outer dimensions) and I managed to fit 14 pans of MAC sized eyeshadows.
The UNII Palettes ($29 each) are sturdy plastic cases with a fold over plastic closure that snaps securely. The size is perfect for travel. Adding to the fun, they are slightly sparkly on the exterior.
Inside is a full-sized mirror, a thumb pad (so you don’t stick your thumb in an eyeshadow), and a magnetic surface that will attract most metal magnetic pans. Non magnetic pans (like MAC’s, which are aliminum) can be made to stick by attaching a piece of the included ‘Not A Magnet’ sheet.
• Durable and provides great protection
• Works with almost all pans, and comes with Not A Magnet sheet to attach to the pans that aren’t magnetic
• You’ll be able to save money and prevent waste by buying refill pans!
• Since it’s a “freestyle palette”, it can fit many sizes and shapes of pans, including eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, powder, concealer and lip product pans – you could make your own all in one perfect palette!
• Gets expensive if you have a lot of eyeshadows and need a lot of palettes.
I was pretty impressed with my UNII Palette. I was able to fit a nice sized collection of products into the palette, and found that they all traveled safely and securely. In my opinion, if you want a good quality palette, this one is worth every penny.
Readers – Have you ever depotted your products?
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Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: oily, acne-prone
favorite beauty product: eyeshadow
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