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post #781 of 1750
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Has anyone tried putting paint pots into the 12/24 palette inserts?

i thought about that earlier but im curious would they dry out quicker?

post #782 of 1750
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Originally Posted by KMQE716 View Post

i thought about that earlier but im curious would they dry out quicker?

They would dry out for sure..

post #783 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Edelmc View Post


Has anyone tried putting paint pots into the 12/24 palette inserts?

 

It's not a good idea. You want to keep a tight lid on them. They would dry out within a few weeks.

post #784 of 1750
The best creams that can go in these without drying out, that I've tried so far that is, is -

SFC (and it's equal - full coverage foundation)
Blush creme
Cremeblend blush
CCB
Pro paintstick
Lipsticks
post #785 of 1750
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

The best creams that can go in these without drying out, that I've tried so far that is, is -
SFC (and it's equal - full coverage foundation)
Blush creme
Cremeblend blush
CCB
Pro paintstick
Lipsticks

 

I'm curious: Are you not using the Pro refills (or depot the LE ones)? This seems to be much easier.

 

Having said that, I still prefer my CBB's in compacts as they tend to dry out very fast and become difficult to blend.

post #786 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

I'm curious: Are you not using the Pro refills (or depot the LE ones)? This seems to be much easier.

Having said that, I still prefer my CBB's in compacts as they tend to dry out very fast and become difficult to blend.

I had mone in the pots from gratis and from the LE colours like florida and optimistic orange. I actually depotted em and put them in the blush palette.
post #787 of 1750
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I had mone in the pots from gratis and from the LE colours like florida and optimistic orange. I actually depotted em and put them in the blush palette.

 

 

That makes sense :-)

post #788 of 1750

I'm planning on getting at least one in January and then start buying one or two a month until I'm done.

 

I have 2 of the old style palettes - 1 of them is full, the other has 4 in them.  I'll probably depot into that one as well until I can afford to get 2 new ones to replace them.  My OCD will go nuts unless they're all the same and as I need so many my chances of finding that many old style palettes are slim.

 

I plan on organising by colour, but how do you guys arrange them?  Lightest to darkest?  A-Z?  Can't decide how I'll do it.

post #789 of 1750
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Originally Posted by PeachTwist View Post

I'm planning on getting at least one in January and then start buying one or two a month until I'm done.

 

I have 2 of the old style palettes - 1 of them is full, the other has 4 in them.  I'll probably depot into that one as well until I can afford to get 2 new ones to replace them.  My OCD will go nuts unless they're all the same and as I need so many my chances of finding that many old style palettes are slim.

 

I plan on organising by colour, but how do you guys arrange them?  Lightest to darkest?  A-Z?  Can't decide how I'll do it.

 

e/s or blushes?

post #790 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

e/s or blushes?

 

Eyeshadows.  Not ready to depot my blushes yet.

post #791 of 1750
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Originally Posted by PeachTwist View Post

 

Eyeshadows.  Not ready to depot my blushes yet.

 

For e/s, I prefer to group them in quads. It makes it also much easier when you travel. I don't think it takes up too much space, but I find it way more organized. HTH

post #792 of 1750
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For e/s, I prefer to group them in quads. It makes it also much easier when you travel. I don't think it takes up too much space, but I find it way more organized. HTH

 

How do you organise the quads?  Sorry for so many questions.  4 in the same colour family, or do you organise it by preferred looks to do with them?  This is much more complicated than I expected.

 

Or I could maybe do the 15s and have a few spare quads for travel purposes?

post #793 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

e/s or blushes?

I organize by colour. One colour per palette.
post #794 of 1750
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Originally Posted by PeachTwist View Post

 

How do you organise the quads?  Sorry for so many questions.  4 in the same colour family, or do you organise it by preferred looks to do with them?  This is much more complicated than I expected.

 

Or I could maybe do the 15s and have a few spare quads for travel purposes?

 

I do the quads by looks and organize the 15s by color (e.g. neutrals). However, I prefer the quads as they are much easier to use; and they are much easier to clean. 15s can get quite dusty. HTH

post #795 of 1750

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


I organize by colour. One colour per palette.

 

It does, thank you.  I'll remember the quads for travel, it'll make it a lot easier than taking a 15 with me.  Eesh do they?  That makes me not to depot, but I have no choice due to space issues. Lol.

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I do the quads by looks and organize the 15s by color (e.g. neutrals). However, I prefer the quads as they are much easier to use; and they are much easier to clean. 15s can get quite dusty. HTH

post #796 of 1750

Speaking of depotting, I'd rather not have to puncture the bottom of the pot, so I'm looking for a tool or something I can use to slide between the pan and the pot, to separating the pan after the glue has been loosened up a bit.  Anyone know?  

post #797 of 1750
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Speaking of depotting, I'd rather not have to puncture the bottom of the pot, so I'm looking for a tool or something I can use to slide between the pan and the pot, to separating the pan after the glue has been loosened up a bit.  Anyone know?  

I use a metal makeup spatula. Works like a charm!

A sturdy, thin butter knife would work great too.
post #798 of 1750
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Originally Posted by PeachTwist View Post

 

How do you organise the quads?  Sorry for so many questions.  4 in the same colour family, or do you organise it by preferred looks to do with them?  This is much more complicated than I expected.

 

Or I could maybe do the 15s and have a few spare quads for travel purposes?

i also use 15 palettes organised by category (eg. neutrals, brights, whatever), and i have a few empty quads that i take out the ones i want to take when i travel (organised in looks). however, i'm not someone constantly traveling or requiring more than 4 - 8 shadows in my travel case. most of my palettes are the old style, and i write the names of the shade next to each pan in white grease pencil. it's easy enough to change later, and i also use the same grease pencil to label the outside of my palettes.

 

the blush palettes i organise in  themes, or complementary shades, trying to incorporate a light and dark one in each.

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

Speaking of depotting, I'd rather not have to puncture the bottom of the pot, so I'm looking for a tool or something I can use to slide between the pan and the pot, to separating the pan after the glue has been loosened up a bit.  Anyone know?  

i think someone mentioned using an eyeglasses screwdriver on here, but i couldn't find one so i've made do with a cardboard cutter. but you have to be careful of course!

post #799 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

Speaking of depotting, I'd rather not have to puncture the bottom of the pot, so I'm looking for a tool or something I can use to slide between the pan and the pot, to separating the pan after the glue has been loosened up a bit.  Anyone know?  

I use a metal makeup spatula. Works like a charm!

A sturdy, thin butter knife would work great too.

 

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

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Originally Posted by PeachTwist View Post

 

How do you organise the quads?  Sorry for so many questions.  4 in the same colour family, or do you organise it by preferred looks to do with them?  This is much more complicated than I expected.

 

Or I could maybe do the 15s and have a few spare quads for travel purposes?

i also use 15 palettes organised by category (eg. neutrals, brights, whatever), and i have a few empty quads that i take out the ones i want to take when i travel (organised in looks). however, i'm not someone constantly traveling or requiring more than 4 - 8 shadows in my travel case. most of my palettes are the old style, and i write the names of the shade next to each pan in white grease pencil. it's easy enough to change later, and i also use the same grease pencil to label the outside of my palettes.

 

the blush palettes i organise in  themes, or complementary shades, trying to incorporate a light and dark one in each.

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Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post

Speaking of depotting, I'd rather not have to puncture the bottom of the pot, so I'm looking for a tool or something I can use to slide between the pan and the pot, to separating the pan after the glue has been loosened up a bit.  Anyone know?  

i think someone mentioned using an eyeglasses screwdriver on here, but i couldn't find one so i've made do with a cardboard cutter. but you have to be careful of course!

 

Thanks! I have all three of those, so I'll give them a try.  Maybe I'll have a one-woman depotting party over the holiday break!

post #800 of 1750

I use a metal hair clip. Very high tech. girlhaha.gif

 

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post #801 of 1750

Any news on when the double decker palette is coming out?

post #802 of 1750

Here is a pic of an empty 12-Well Cream Insert in a palette:

 

http://www.beautezine.com/new-mac-pro-palettes/

 

Somehow I am surprised how large the wells are.I could not imagine this blush-anim-cl.gif

post #803 of 1750

http://www.maccosmetics.fr/product/1556/22061/Products/Accessoires/Pro-Palette/Grande-Pro-Palette-duo/index.tmpl

 

The duo palettes have been listed as temporarily unavailable here on the French site for at least 6 weeks now. So annoying!

post #804 of 1750

I had googled about the large duo palettes and stumbled upon this thread. I just got these guys at the Nashville PRO store, and I personally love them- other than my 4 limit. I had to pick & choose when it came to shadow/blush inserts. I will probably hold off on getting additional if the duo ones will roll out in a few weeks.  I also opted for the pre-filled 6 shade lip palettes. I have no qualms about depotting lipsticks, but these have good color variance and will be fantastic with freelance as well as save me from pulling product from the tube. 

 

So far my pro/con list on the new palettes:

pro:

-see through

-sturdy

-lid closure is secure, opening not tricky

-inserts are easy enough to put in, and remove (see con note on that)

-insert variety

 

con:

- I didn't catch anything mentioned through what I've read, and I think it's worth saying- unless I'm doing something incorrectly, which is always possible.  The new palettes are not magnetized, not even a strip in the lower compartment as the old palettes had.  They just settle in the insert. Someone may have this palette and have a better tip or general directions. For me to remove the insert, I either have pop it out with something sturdy & thin (spatula), or place my hand over the shadows and flip it for one to fall out. Then wedge under the lower holes to pop it up. Not that it's hard to do but it seems easy for product to be damaged that way.

-powders will kick up on the in between, clear part will show finger prints, fuzzballs/ critter hair is attracted to the clear lid.

 

 

I think it's nice, and I say now I'd like a few duos but I need to see how they function.  I'll probably have some just to be able to house all my MAC items uniformly (OCD). I've relied steadily on my Z Palettes but I just don't care for them being cardboard overall.

 

Here are some photos of my currently arranged palettes, due to the limitation I still have plenty of other shadows and blushes to switch. I also did comparatives to other palettes (size/width) if it helps anyone. Sorry for the horrifically seasonal back ground, I'm amidst arranging my vanity and wrapping stuff.

 

 

 

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post #805 of 1750

31 Euro? And that's without the inserts... ohboy.gif  I seriously can't get over the prices for the new palettes.

post #806 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Naynadine View Post

31 Euro? And that's without the inserts... ohboy.gif   I seriously can't get over the prices for the new palettes.
Me neither:( I'm glad I got extra's of the old ones.
post #807 of 1750

Almost as bad as 52.50euro for a small brush roll. (Ireland)

Mac are really extracting the pee lately imo.

I love most of the brushes & some tools & accessories but I dont buy any mac make up anymore. Cost & quality dont add up.

post #808 of 1750
If anyone is looking to buy any of the old style palettes, please let me know. US only. Thanks!
post #809 of 1750

I bought my new palettes from Debenhams using points - there's no way I could have afforded them otherwise! But I do really love them :)

post #810 of 1750

I've always been very much anti-palette but I got 3 Inglot palettes (10*square e/s) last week and I love them more than I thought I would. I hope this new found love of palettes won't spill over to MAC or I'm doomed!

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