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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

unii palette- pear

I've been trying to sort through some of my stash as is beginning to take over everything, and while doing so, came across a few stragglers. Stragglers that had no home. A handful of single shadows and a corrector just waiting for a little lovin'. I decided it was time to pick up a palette. In the past I've always just used MAC ones- I still intend on upgrading to the new style- but since I had a few non-round items it seemed like the perfect time to finally try a UNII Palette.

The hardest part about purchasing a UNII Palette? Choosing a colour. They're available in a mini rainbow of colours including pink, turquoise, white, black and pear a greenish-yellow. Now, I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but the chartreuse tone of this was just too appealing. Plus, it's sparkly! There are light bits of shimmer infused in the plastic. It seems to impervious to photographic capture, but it's there, and it's quite cute.

The first thing I couldn't help but notice when I opened this is that it's fairly heavy for it's size. It's made of seemingly durable plastic- only time will tell just how durable it actually is- and has a full mirror inside it, so the weight doesn't bother me. I love that this palette has a really secure closure; there is no chance this will accidentally open during travel. The little curvy thing in the lower corner is a thumb rest so you can easily hold onto the palette without sticking your finger in anything. How handy is that? It's magnetic, so it can easily be removed if you don't need it or need the extra space. The base of the palette is magnetic, allowing metal pans to stick with ease and comes with a sheet of adhesive magnets for pans that are aluminum (it won't stick.)

I've found that Pari and Boxx products have the best hold, while MAC refills can shift a bit in the palette, so you might want to consider changing the magnets if you were going to traveling with this a lot to avoid any movement. I was surprised at how fast I was able to almost fill this little guy. After adding two Shany Eyeshadow singles, four MAC singles, one Pari single (the same size as a MAC single) and a Boxx Corrector I don't have a ton of free space.

Overall, this is a great little palette to have on hand for travel or to store a few extra products. Since it doesn't hold a lot, it's not going to work for storing much of a collection unless you're just starting out. Have you used a UNII Palette? How do you store/travel with pan products?

Products shown- 
Shany Cosmetics 13 and 14, MAC Brown Down
MAC Yougurt, Naked Lunch, and Humid
Pari #11
Boxx Cosmetics Cream Corrector in Evelia

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