This might be the beginning of a new series here on my blog or maybe it’ll be a one off. Either way the idea behind is it simply. I talk about something I think you should know. The first item or product that I want to discuss comes from the online store Shop Miss A, I’d head bits and pieces about this shop but I never really paid it any mind. It just wasn’t something I was interested in. That is until one day back in May when I was watching a video by Le Pocket Change. I saw that she had these nice looking magnetic palettes and I was wondering where they were from. Currently most of my single eyeshadows, blushes and contour powders are stored in the double sided Z Palette and since Sephora doesn’t have anymore of them in stock I was on the hunt for some time magnetic palettes.
She had listed where the palettes were from in her description box and I quickly took myself over to the site. I was delighted to see that they were only $7.50 USD. They store 28 regular size 26mm eyeshadow pans and 14 37mm pans if I remember correctly. The designs were cute and the quality looked okay. I wasn’t able to find too much information about them when I searched, hence this post.
Shipping was pretty quick especially since I’m in Canada, I think it took about a week, I didn’t received a shipping notification they just showed up at my door. I didn’t pay any customs, which is always a good thing. It was packaged securely with plenty of bubble wrap, nothing came damaged.
I ordered 6 palettes and I love each one of them. They are made out of sturdy cardboard and come with a small mirror that isn’t warped, you could actually use it for makeup application. The palette is light weight and has a magnetic closure. The pattern on the outside wraps all the way around and curves around the edges, most have a pink interior but a few are white. They are larger than the Colour Pop magnetic palettes, which makes sense since you can fit 28 shadows to the 24 of ColourPop. They are a bit thicker than the ColourPop palette but not by much.
They do have a few design options that you can choose from, you’ve got the more fashion trendy designs such as a wood print or marble print, then there are some lipstick and unicorn designs, lastly the solid colour logo design. There are different price points depending on the design style that you choose.
The magnet in the palettes is a good strength I haven’t had any shadows or blushes move around on me. If we’re going to nitpick the craftsman on the palettes is not as good as those on the Colour Pop palette, it’s not something that you notice right off the bat, this is if your’e going over it with a fine tooth comb. The palettes exterior measurement is 8 2/16 inches x 5 1/2 inches, interior measurements are 7 5/16 inches x 4 1/4 inches.
I haven’t had the opportunity to travel with them yet, so I can’t tell you how they hold up. I also haven’t had them for a lengthy period so I’m not able to speak to how they wear over time. If they are anything like my Z palettes they’ll be okay. I tend to go easy on my magnetic palettes though. If you travel a lot and want to know how if they can handle being tossed around then maybe buy one palette to start and go from there.
All in all I’m really impressed and happy with these palettes, so happy in fact that I picked up some more when they were on sale. Regularly they cost $10.09 CAD, but they were on sale for $8.07 CAD with $4.04 shipping promo. I think I’ll be good for empty palettes for the next little while.
What do you think of these palettes, are the ones that you would purchase?