I ultimately went with the UNII palette due to the sleeker design and to be honest it looked a lot more sturdy than the Z palette (which is made of cardboard), plus it had a mirror. I have had the UNII palette for about 2 years now, and in retrospect maybe I shouldn't have bought 5 in one shot and maybe I shoulda have gone with the Z palette.
Here are the reasons why:
- Turns out that the UNII palettes isn't really that durable. I don't even travel with them and the corners of the palette started cracking and the pins on the hinge starting popping out.
|See the cracked exposed pin|
|Yes, I had to use tape to hold it together|
- The UNII palettes are really not meant to be stacked on top of one another. Which is super annoying when you're trying to organize your make up area. The material it's made of is super slippery, maybe they should have added some kind of grip to the bottom, or used some kinda of material with some friction.
- To be honest, when I do travel do I really want to lug around such a large palette? And will I really be using all these products in the palette? No and Probably not.
|A little heat from a hair dryer and I was able to remove the foam insert|
|These cases have a magnetic bottom, so my everything stays in place|
Best of all, it's much more compact and travel friendly
|Look at the size difference!|
I don't regret depotting, especially products that came in the not so travel friendly card board packaging, but maybe I shouldn't have depotted practically everything in my stash.
On the side note: I contacted UNII palette and they mentioned that the problems I was experiencing was due to a manufacturing problem and they are currently working on it to resolve it.