I heard there was a new empty palette on the market that did not require magnets, since I am a serial depotter, I had to try it.
It’s called “Stick With It”, it’s made in the USA by Mettano Designs :
I store my palettes labelled in a drawer. I have to quickly see where my products are, until today I had a few Unii palettes, Z palettes, Makeup For Ever, a few cheap ebay ones and some other little palettes that I ordered a long time ago. You can’t see the Stick with it palette here because it’s hidden between the UD Naked palettes and the red Z palette.
My first impressions on the Stick with it palette are not brilliant. It doesn’t look beautiful to me, it feels cheap and it doesn’t snap close securely. But I tried to use it anyway since I really need empty palettes at this moment. I will do my best to share with you my thoughts on some characteristics that they mention on their website, you should just be aware of the “risks” and “casualties” while using it 🙂
“it’s deep enough to hold a variety of items”
No it’s not that deep to me unless you only store things in only one side, if you store pans on both sides they might damage themselves, just close the palette gently and check that nothing is being damaged.
If you are storing brushes or tweezers (as they recommend), don’t store blushes or eyeshadows in the same one!
The tools you will store inside won’t have a great surface to grip to the case, so they might be moving around and might be causing damage to your powder products, unless you find a safe way to place them.
“no magnets required”
Ok no magnets required, but if the bottom of your pans are made of cardboard or paper, it might not stick so well.
hmmmm not really, after 3 cleans, it always looks a bit too dirty to me, it won’t revert to the original state, unless I am not using the right product…
“contents are repositionable”
just imagine if you couldn’t .. seems pretty normal to me.
“perfect for travel”
mine doesn’t snap close securely so it won’t be safe in my handbag.
yes, I have to say it feels terribly cheap as well..
“lays flat when open”
have you ever had a palette that you could fill the two sides and wasn’t opening flat ? to me it’s just normal.
“mix and match”
up to a certain point… remember you can damage the contents depending on what you store inside.
Really ??? Not to me.
Really ??? It doesn’t feel that solid to me.
I have tried to store a few wider items, the Stick with it palette is at the bottom-right of the picture:
When I closed it, well the contents were too deep and it did not close, and in the process I damaged some products, maybe you can’t see it but they were cut by the sides of the pans on the top part of the palette :
This is before I used it, they also send a paper protector to put in the palette if you are only using one side:
This is after I used it :
It is smaller than a Z palette but bigger than a Unii palette :
Since I am also talking about the Z palette, they have released bright pink ones, I love the color. They sent small stickers with this new Z palette, the palette is still magnetized but these stickers are meant to be put on the pans that don’t work with Z palette (like plastic pans for example) :
The bright pink and red ones are slightly deeper than the old ones, but they also have a new Z palette that can hold dome shaped pans, you can see a picture here.
I like the Z palettes because I can quickly see what’s inside. I like the Unii palettes but I find they are a bit too small.
A large Z palette costs 20$, a Unii palette costs 29$, a Stick With It palette costs 28$.
Unfortunately, I don’t like the Stick With It palette for the reasons I mentioned above but it might work for you, just be careful with your products and don’t try to close the palette like an animal 😀
If anyone wants my Stick With It palette I will send it to you for free so just let me know either in the comments or by private mail !
I know I won’t use it but I am sure that someone would love to try it and will give it more love than I would…