I promised to post about this palette a little while ago. I won this particular palette through an R8Beauty sweepstake. It's possible to buy them directly from www.uniicometics.com (for orders outside of the States you need to use the Paypal or Amazon checkouts).
It was Vaguely in Vogue that first piqued my interest in these palettes. Although I own a few MAC palettes, I don't own any 'free' form magnetic palettes. Well, unless you class my home-made version (CD case with stick on magnetic strip) of which there will be no pictures! I thought it would be particularly handy for use with other pan refills, like the Kjaer Weiss eyeshadows.
I like the rather quirky card packaging it comes in. Once unfolded, you are presented with step-by-step instructions on how to depot pans from their original casing. Inside the packaging you will also find a magnetic sheet which you use to cut out magnets for any pans that need them. It has a self adhesive side which saves fiddling about with glue.
Although, I'm not using it for my MAC pans, I thought it might be of interest to show you how many MAC eyeshadows you can fit inside the Unii palette. I managed to get 14 eyeshadows in there, so just short of the 15 you can fit in the large MAC palette. I also comfortably fitted 8 MAC eyeshadows and 2 blusher pans.
I really like this palette, it's sturdy and the closure would make me feel confident using it for travel. I also like the large mirror and the nice selection of colours. They're currently on sale for $24, the normal price is $29, so they are more expensive than the large MAC palettes. I would be happy to pay the extra though for the versatility and a the overall look.
Are you a fan of these sorts of palettes? Do you like to depot everything and keep it in one place or are you like me and mostly use palettes for refills?