Every American YouTuber seems to have a Z Palette (£15.99 for a Large) however I only recently realised that those of us in the UK can order them fast and free from Beauty Bay! For those of you not in the know, they're magnetised palettes that mean you can depot your singles and store them all in one place.
I kept forgetting to use my gorgeous Makeup Revolution mono shadows so I though that picking up a Z Palette would be a great solution. It isn't the cheapest option considering the price of the individual eyeshadows but I really liked the idea of customising my own palette.
The Z palette comes with plenty of magnetised strips, both circular and square. I de-potted my eyeshadows using both a steak knife and a pair of nail scissors, so yeah: be careful! The Makeup Revolution ones were pretty easy to get out as the square edges mean you have something to grip onto and they fit into the palette pretty perfectly. The Body Shop shade came out pretty easily too however the Natural Collection ones were really tricky (as you can see they got damaged in the process) due to the minimal amount of space to manoeuvre between the pan and packaging. I also tried to depot my NYX shadows, which are in the old square packaging but it was just too tricky! You need to be patient with this part, especially if you're working with more expensive eyeshadows.
You may want to get a sticky label or something to have the shade names on the bottom, however I decided just to put them in alphabetically (though after looking through this post, I think I need to switch one or two!) My top tip is to make sure you know the order or you've labelled the shade before you depot any similar colours as if you don't keep track you're going to get confused and not know which shade is which. Another idea would be to do a little print-off of the shade names and stick it on the back.
Now, onto the fun stuff; a little walk-through of the shades in mine....
Most of these are the Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadows. You can read shade-by-shade reviews of all of these here and here so for now I'll just give you an overview and some swatches.
These are an incredible £1 each (yes, you read that correctly!) and have the nicest, smoothest, most buttery texture. The pigmentation is seriously impressive and I have a selection of rosy, golden and plummy tones. There are no big chunks of glitter, just a gorgeous, dewy metallic finish.
1 - MUR Adore Moi, 2 - MUR Cappucino, 3 - MUR Dirty Cash, 4 - MUR Illuminate, 5 - MUR I Need You, 6 - MUR I Want U, 7 - MUR Promised Land
1 - MUR Just Me, 2 - MUR Mountains of Gold, 3 - MUR So Good to Me, 4 - TBS Golden Cinnamon, 5 - NC Milk Chocolate, 6 - NC - Crushed Walnut
I also have one Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow: Golden Cinnamon (£7). It's a gorgeous red cinnamon shimmer shade that I don't think I'd have got enough use out of if it was still sat in my drawer as a single. Finally there are two Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadows (£1.99 each): Milk Chocolate (a pinky-taupe matte) and Crushed Walnut (a dark brown matte). These have the best budget matte eyeshadow formula I've ever tried and I feel like the colours cover both bases in terms of crease shades that compliment the other colours in the palette. Milk Chocolate also makes a gorgeous matte base shade.
So there you have it: everything I can think of that you need to know if you're considering getting a Z Palette and a little look at mine.
The Makeup Revolution eye shadow swatches are beautiful and are really affordable. I am going to definitely check them out!ReplyDelete
Great review Jasmine! Have a wonderful Thursday :)
xx Arwa | dottedbow.blogspot.com
They're such great quality! xxDelete
I have a Z palette and love it - I depotted a bunch of random singles and quads/trios into it. I use them way more often now.ReplyDelete
Okay, all those shades are totally crazy <3333ReplyDelete
I need to grab one of these palettes, would come in so handy!!ReplyDelete
Lauren x | www.laurenselwood.com
You get so much more use out of them :) xxDelete
You have such beautiful eyeshadows in your Z palette!ReplyDelete
Sara - She Who Is Short
These eyeshadows look gorgeous! I never owned a z-palette before but I wish I did because my MAC palette fell on the ground once and all eyeshadows were smashed because they had fallen out. It was a sad day for 15 eyeshadows. Love the post! :)ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I would cry! D: xxDelete
I love the second set of swatches. Everyone talks about their Z Palettes, I can't wait to get my hands on my own!ReplyDelete
Love | Rachael Styles Me
I have my eye on the MUG eyeshadows Creme Burlee, Mocha and Cocoa Bear. They are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Lee | www.wonderringg.blogspot.co.uk
The Make Up Revolutions shadows are stunning! Definitely need to get some of those. So good that we can get Z palettes in the UK :)ReplyDelete
Mhairi-Anne | The Busy Girl Edit
yeah, its great - I never realised! xxDelete
I have a few Z Palettes now, love the shades in yours! xReplyDelete
Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave
These MUR eyeshadows look amazing! I wish they produce just single pans, like Makeup Geek or Mac so we could create very affordable personalized palettes :) xxReplyDelete
Mummy’s Beauty Corner
Those MUR ones are stunning and I like you don't often buy singles as I know I won't use them as much but this is a really good idea and I didn't know that you could get the Z palette here so thanks for that info :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
I love all the MUR ones! I usually buy palettes as I know I'll either forget about singles or loose them! I think Z palettes do seem cool, but since I don't buy palettes, I'll be sticking to palettes, but thanks for letting us know where you can buy them! xxReplyDelete
Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk
The Z-Palette is so handy for organising makeup products especially eyeshadows and blushes. I may need to get a bigger one because I had a smaller one from Ebay and it's really so handy!!...xxReplyDelete
I quite fancy picking up a little one for travel :) it's so easy to mix and match! xxDelete
That is such a good way to keep single eyeshadows without them going missing! I love the shadows in your collection too! x xReplyDelete
Serious palette envyReplyDelete
Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'
I have been wanting Z palette for ages and haven't realised that it is being sold in Beauty Bay. Must go directly to their website now! XxReplyDelete
Enjoy ;) xxDelete
Wow these colours are stunning!ReplyDelete
Think the palette is such a great concept. Golden Cinnamon from The Body Shop is such a beautiful rich and unusual colour, I can imagine that in Autumn / Winter this would look fab xxReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to cracking it out as soon as its September haha xxDelete
These are the most beautiful shades I've ever seen Jasmine! We don't have makeup revolution in Australia but I've been hearing quite a lot about it over here in England. I'll have to pick up some of these colours for sure :)ReplyDelete
Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle
Your eye shadow collection is insaneeeee girl! These colours are incredible, so so gorgeous and right up my streeeeet! Love the idea of creating your own palette, I need to get some of these!ReplyDelete
Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com
I have a bunch of single shadows that just go to waste since I always reach for palettes! I really want to depot them into a Z Palette! Fingers crossed it goes smoothly! Yours looks great! Love all of the shades!ReplyDelete
She Likes to Shop
You'll get so much more out of them :) xxDelete
I love the idea of that eyeshadow palette, so magnetic! Amazing swatches and shades too Jasmine, they're all so gorgeous!! xxReplyDelete
The Z palette is such a clever idea! Love your collection of shades too! So gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Katya | The Beauty Harbour
I think I missed your reviews on these shadows before but my they are amazing - the pigment! I'm visiting the US soon and I've heard that ULTA is now carrying some Makeup Revolution - I hope they have these singles because if they do, they're coming home with me! Oh, and yes, I own a few Z-palettes - which ae gathering dust - the poor eye shadows are so neglected! Too many distractions. #beautybloggerproblemsReplyDelete
Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
Haha and yeah they were a while back - you should definitely check out MUR though, incredible quality for the price :) xxDelete
Love the look of your Z palette - it's perfect for single shadows and you're really going to get a lot of use out of them ^_^ I have loved depotting my sleek palettes in there, though as you said it was a tedious process, it was 100% worth the struggle because I feel like I'm actually getting use out them.ReplyDelete
Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x
Don't use a steak knife and scissors! eek!ReplyDelete
Personally, I use a hair straightener, and it works quite and effectively. No knife required!
Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
I know heat loosens the pans but you do still have to prise the pan out. If you have a blunt tool that's thin enough to get it out then obviously that's a better idea. None of these shadows were stuck in especially fast so it was simply a case of sliding something thin between the packaging and the pan and lifting a bitDelete
I really want to pick on of these up for some Makeup Geek shadows I want to pick up. Great to hear your thoughts! The palette looks great and the colors are to die for. :)ReplyDelete
Those colours are beautiful. I don't have that many singles, but this is such a good idea. KBxxReplyDelete