Let me preface this post by stating that I do not necessarily recommend transferring your makeup from one case to another unless the original packaging becomes useless. I was sitting here wondering why I felt compelled to voluntarily pull apart my makeup palette and re-organize the pans into a different case when I remembered that my Smashbox Master Class Palette II case warped had itself beyond usability. I don’t know how it happened, it was just sitting in a drawer, but it did. I really like all the shadows and colors provided in this palette, so I found a replacement for this now defunct Smashbox case.
The Z Palette! A glorified magnet box, I found it on Amazon for about $20, and quickly convinced myself that it was my saving grace and gladly handed over my credit card. I originally saw the case in a video on Jaclyn Hill’s Youtube, and then again on Makup Geek’s site where they offer this palette as the only case for their products. I was obviously sold. One issue I had was that I underestimated the space I would need to save all of the shadows, and only after de-potting all the pans that fit into my “large” palette did I realize I needed a second case for everything. What the?? Arg.
Instead, I fit my favorite shadows and added a couple more from another palette to fill up the space. So far I have only slightly destroyed my Z Palette with loose powder from shadows and other products that I have placed in the palette, but it works really well! The magnet holds well and I have the freedom to organize the shadows to my little OCD heart’s content.
I’m not sure I would buy a second one, as the Z Palette is relatively expensive for what you’re getting. I found that apparently sewing kits are much more functional in magnetized boxes too, and the ArtBin Toolbox only runs for $5-$10 on Amazon! Woo! While it is smaller, I am willing to bet it works just as well as it’s more expensive cousin. Wouldn’t you think? On another note, if you’re thinking about trying one of these out, be careful extracting your shadows and blushes, etc from their original packaging. It’s messy business. And make sure to do some research on de-potting makeup!