How Good Are The MAC Makeup Palettes?
These MAC Pro Palettes aren’t as popular as they should be here in the Philippines because they are really hard to come by. I was almost angry at MAC for not selling them here ’cause we’re missing out on some good palettes! They all look very pro, as the name implies, and I love how the cases are lighter than they look but still super sturdy because they are made out of plastic instead of compressed cardboard.I got three palettes in different sizes because it’s now my life’s goal to own a makeup collection as organized as That’s Heart’s — BTW guys i met her last month at the Benefit event and all chill was lost! Just kidding! I’m actually surprised that I kept my dignity intact cause i was secretly dying inside while talking to her. She was as witty, “kwela”, and cute as she is on our little YouTube screens.
MAC PRO PALETTE EYESHADOW 4X | LARGE SINGLE
The smallest case is called MAC Pro Palette Eyeshadow 4x — a very boring but very accurate name because that’s literally all it can hold — 4 Mac eyeshadow refills or other makeup pans with the same size. I was a little disappointed that underneath the frame “insert” it came with (for free) is an uneven base. In other words I can’t cheat and use this cute case to hold my makeup pans from other brands. But that’s okay because now I like to use it to interchange 4 Mac eyeshadow shades that I’ll bring with me to travel or for daily gimmicks.
My favorite among all of them has to be the Pro Palette Large Single. Looking at it alone makes me feel like I have makeup artist skillz! It has a magnetic base so you can use the palette alone (and maximize more space) with out the separate Eyeshadow 15x Insert, although I still bought one for vanity purposes hehe! The best thing with this palette is that you can also store makeup pans / refills you depotted from other brands. All you have to do is remove the Insert and stick a magnet sticker (these are really cheap and can easily be found at the hardware stores) at the back of the pan.
Double The Size
MAC PRO PALETTE LARGE DUO
Pro Palette Large Duo can store twice more of the MAC, Wet n Wild eyeshadows, and NYX blushes i wanted to depot and organized in one place. It has the same magnetic base and a classy glass separator in the middle. This also means one side of your makeup will be hanging upside down — which could be problem if it gets shaken really hard. On normal situations the magnet base alone can easily hold the pans in place (more securely with the Inserts) but it may not easily survive being toss around by the airport baggage people, pans could fall of the magnet and die. Other than that though if you’re just using it for storage at home then it’s totally fine.Where can you buy MAC Pro Palettes in the Philippines? From what i know MAC stores don’t sell these, you’re biggest chance of finding it is through online beauty sellers. They’re still quite rare and they range from P750 to P950 (the inserts are much cheaper P320). You can get these at @glitterboxph via instagram ;)
What’s your favorite makeup palette?