I have major grá for Urban Decay eyeshadows. Everytime a Book of Shadows is released, I can’t help but buy it, regardless of how many untouched “Midnight Cowboy Rides Again” shadows I collect (four at the last count I think). Each UD Book of Shadows is a thing of beauty, and with 16 fantastic quality eyeshadows for less than 50 quid, it’s a no-brainer. However lately I’ve been looking at them a little differently. Ya see, they’re really just not practical. They’re big, bulky boxes with the shadows hidden away in drawers, and it takes way too much space and coordination to incorporate them into my daily routine. As a result they’ve been unloved and neglected.
Enter, the Z Palette. When I heard that Beauty Emporium was stocking these babies I knew exactly what I had to do.
Kat’s Depotting Tips
- Use a sharp knife to cut a notch into each of the corners around the shadow pan to be removed, this will make the surrounding cardboard more flexible.
- Ease the knife between the pan and the cardboard and gently lever the pan upwards. Do this at all four edges to loosen it.
- Be careful not to bend or warp the pan as you’re doing this, as you could crack the shadow.
- When it’s loose enough, slip the knife all the way under the pan and lift it out completely.
The result. Compact, organised, pretty, and it couldn’t have been easier! The UD pans are magnetised already, so I didn’t even need to add a magnet to the base of the pan. The Z Palette is very well constructed with sturdy cardboard, a perspex window and a really strong magnetic base. I mean REALLY strong. I tried to push around the pans in the palette with my thumb, and ended up slicing it open on the metal edge of the pan from having to press so hard.
It’s slim, stylish, convenient, and takes up much less space than a stack of Book of Shadows boxes. My Urban Decay eyeshadows have gotten more love in the past two days than in the past year. I feel a new addiction coming on! Urge to depot, rising…
What do you think ladies, would a Z Palette (or other refillable palette) revolutionise your makeup organisation?