Hey everyone! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement from last time. I will say that my sadness was from trying to lift up a friend who is really hurting right now, and she does read my blog so I know that your sweet comments have really helped her as well. :) I'm constantly bowled over at how much love and caring you generously give since I feel like, who am I to deserve all of the kindness that you freely give? I'm encouraged that I'm not hated for opening up a little bit. I feel like God has really given me this blog to help me through the tough times as well as the easy so THANK YOU. I feel like I am wrapped up in a thousand hugs. ^.^
Anyway, getting to the topic at hand, I'm really excited to share the Unii palettes with you. This review has been a long time coming but I finally had time to depot my NYX shadows that I'd been dying to consolidate. If you've been a long-time follower of my blog you know how much I love my NYX single shadows and that I have about a billion-million of them. I'd been having a lot of trouble with them because although I love them to death they really take up such a large space in my makeup drawers. In fact, most of them were in a totally different room (versus my vanity which I moved into the living room so that I have natural light) so they were going sadly unused. I really wish NYX would come up with their own palette because I'd buy them without thinking twice but until then, I think this is a really great option.
Here's my video review, as well as my comparison to MAC palettes and my thoughts on Z-Palette:
Here's a little behind-the-scenes with my depotting. I couldn't really take pics during the process because it's MESSY but I was thinking that maybe I'll make a video of my own technique soon.
And here are all the palettes I received (eggplant, twilight, lemongrass, pomegranate, snow)
As you can see, I could fit 10 NYX shadows in each palette while keeping the thumb grip in. I also just think the shadows look pretty when they are turned diagonally, isn't that silly of me? ;D I did notice while I was depotting that some of the NYX shadow pans are shallower than others but it's not really a big deal when it's in the palette.
In the video you can see that the magnetic sheet that comes with each palette is segmented into 3 long strips. They happen to be a really nice size for just cutting into squares to attach it to the NYX shadows. Just be sure to remember to write down the name of the shadow right when you depot each one so you don't forget which is which! (This happened to me when I accidentally placed a shadow in my palette without adding the magnet to the back. I had to look at my own swatch pics to figure out what it was. lol.)
Final verdict? I absolutely was impressed by the quality and design of these palettes. It feels nice and sturdy, has details like the thumb grip which actually is useful, has a built-in mirror, comes with sticky magnets, and is great for cleaning and re-organizing what's inside. I only wish that it wouldn't smudge as much (not that I would change it, but it's something to be noted) and that it were a bit less expensive since each palette comes in at $29. As I noted in the video, Z-Palettes are $20 and I'd rather pay the $9 extra for the extra quality and durability since these are much more travel-friendly and clean.
I hope this review helped any of you who are interested in purchasing the Unii Palette! My favorite is the white one and I'm really hoping they come out with more colors in the future like *pink* because, knowing the quality, I will buy another without a second thought. :)
Disclaimer: These products were sent for review consideration. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. :)