I am completely new to using a magnetic make up palette. I had never tried MAC, Inglot, or MakeUp Geek eye shadows. Magnetic palettes were not on my radar. Then my birthday rolled around this year. I really wanted to try the MakeUp Geek shadows. I told my family that I would take care of the storage if they chose to gift me some eye shadow pans. Individual eye shadows cost more if you buy them in a container. If you just buy the shadow pans you can add them to your own customize-able magnetic palette. Z Palettes are the big name in magnetic palettes and they run between $15-30. The large size ($20-25) is made to hold 28 standard round pans.
That is great if you have a collection of these eye shadow or blush pans. I have a starter collection of 4 MakeUp Geek foiled eye shadows. I watched tutorials on how to make your own Z Palette, researched alternatives, and chose to try out a magnetic sewing box: The Sew-lutions Magnetic Box by Art Bin ($9.99 at Joann Fabrics.)
The MakeUp Geek shadows stay put in this baby. It is highly magnetic and it would hold up to 18 standard round shadow pans. I did not need to adhere magnetic stickers to the bottom of the pans. The box is durable, easy to open, and a cute transparent pink shade. My understanding is that the MUG shadow pans are more magnetic than the competition. This has been a wonderful intro to magnetic palettes all-around. I got to try & fall in love with the MUG shadows and found an affordable alternative to a Z Palette all in one go.
I love having this option for housing my individual pan makeup. I am eager to try the MakeUp Geek blushes and I still have plenty of room waiting for them. I will be doing a review of the foiled MUG shadows as well as a couple of the new NYX Prismatic eye shadows in the near future.
I am still thoroughly enjoying using this medium to hold my individual pan makeup! I have since purchased Coastal Scents Hot Pots & additional Makeup Geek shadows (+one blush) and added them to the box. Both Coastal Scents & Makeup Geek products stay put and even made it through a scary episode where I dropped the box (hard) on the ground. I had no damage & everything stayed in its spot. I currently have 16 shadows & one blush residing in my Sew-lutions box. I continue to highly recommend this product.