A Z Palette Dupe! | Via Tosave.com

Hello there wonderful human beings! I’m quite excited about today’s post for many many reasons! First of all I am a total nut over custom made eyeshadow palettes, second of all I am obsessed with clear lidded palettes and third of all I am all about BARGAINS!. So this post is literally a trifecta. Now I am a Z palette enthusiast but you gotta admit for an empty palette they are a little bit overpriced. Now there are so many options of empty magnetic palettes BUT when it comes to a clear lidded empty palette – that’s like finding a needle in a haystack – Not so common! I saw a few floating around but I wasn’t sure how many pans I could fit inside.

So when I was contacted by Tosave.com for a collab and I saw they had one of these empty magnetic palettes with a clear lid – I was pretty keen to try them out. Tosave.com is a nifty little site that sells just about everything (its comparable to sites like WISH and Alliexpress). They also have a sister site that sells haircare extensions if you into that. Click here if you want to take a peek at that.

So today I will be talking all about this empty magnetic palette, how it compares to a Z palette and how much you save! Disclaimer: I was gifted two of these large empty makeup palettes BUT all opinions are my own and 100% honest of course.

So let’s jump in!

How many eye shadows does this palette fit?: Using colour pop and makeup geek eye shadows I was able to fit 32 eye shadow pans in this palette (pan size = 26mm). As you can see there is a bit of a gap on the edges but nothing major. An extra large z palette fits 35 eye shadows of the same size. Only a difference of 3 and yet the price points are massively different.

How many face products does this palette fit? This varies greatly depending on the size of the pan. Now I used the colour pop pressed bronzers and highlighters as an example. It fits 8 face product pans (this obviously varies depending on the size of the pans). I find when you depot a product that came in singular packaging, either the pan is going to be extra-large e.g. the balms mary lou and cindy lou are larger than the colour pop pans. But other times blushes and bronzers can be smaller and therefore you can fit more. The colour pans seem to fall in the middle category.

Quality of the palette? I’ll be the first to say the quality – compared to the Z palette isn’t the best. BUT to be honest empty makeup palettes like colour pop of shop miss A for example aren’t that great either in terms of quality. Those palettes are made out of a cardboard like material. The difference with this Z palette dupe is it comes with a clear lid and the quality is decent. It won’t fall apart but it’s not bullet proof. (Neither is the z palette or any palette to be honest so you’d want to be careful regardless). Considering it has a clear lid – not very common with other empty palettes that are affordable – it’s still worth it. I will say the palette is slightly not as deep as the z palette. I’m not talking about it being like the domed z palette because it’s definitely not but we know some pans are on the deep side so keep a look out for that because the lid may not close on the lid. Colour pop and makeup geek are in the clear though.

Okay so the top photo is of the Z palette DUPE as you can see it fits 32 eye shadows (which include pans from makeup geek and colour pop). The bottom photo is the Extra-Large Z palette which fits 35 eye shadows of the same colour pop and makeup geek shadows – a size of 26 mm.

These two photos compare the palettes in regards to face pans. I am using the colour pop highlighters and bronzers to show you how many fit. The top photo is of the Z palette dupe and you can see that 8 pans can fit (I didn’t have an 8th to place inside but the room left shows you another one can fit. The bottom photo displaying the extra large Z palette shows only 6 pans that can fit, leaving a bunch of extra space that is wasted.

Size? There are two sizes a small and a large. The one I have tried is the large size which as I mentioned earlier is pretty comparable to the extra-large Z palette. Now when you see the two side my side the dupe is lengthier and appears a bit larger

Availability: At the tosave.com site

Price? The Small palette is $6.28 US and the large is $8.13 US. But the real question is how does the price point compare to the extra large Z palette. The extra large z palette is $37 AUD while the Z palette dupe only $10.68 AUD. Now with tosave.com there are shipping fees but let me give you a for instance. The only downside to ordering the dupe is the site does take 3 weeks ish to deliver BUT you could buy numerous palettes. So say you wanted to buy 10. If you purchased 10 actual extra large z palettes which includes free shipping it will cost you $370 AUD. If you purchase 10 of the z palette dupes which do come with reasonable shipping fees it will cost $130.5 AUD. THAT IS A MASSIVE DIFFERENCE IN PRICE POINT!! It’s an absolutely bargain guys.

Rating: 8.5/10

Overall thoughts: I am so glad I got to try this empty magnetic palette. I am so into clear lidded palettes and while I love the Z palette – (I will still continue to purchase the double sided ones and the domed ones). I will be definitely getting a good 10 or more of this duped palette. Because clear lidded palettes are a must for me! The only downside is you do need some patients in waiting for shipping. I don’t mind that as I will just buy multiple. And of course the quality isn’t amazeballs but it doesn’t bother me either!


And that wraps up the post! I hope you guys enjoyed this one. I definitely enjoyed writing it! Have you tried any empty magnetic palettes or the infamous z palette? Are you into clear lidded palettes like me? Drop a comment and let’s get chatting! I hope you all have a great day. I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post.

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you. x

  1. Yiota

    December 5, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I was browsing this shop the order day but I haven’t seen these, I wish I did!! They have some amazing props for photos and I ordered a couple to try. I think this is great for the price!!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      The site sells so much stuff it’s difficult to find everything. I’ve been looking for some great blog props so I’ll be taking a second look at the site for that! Thanks for the heads up. x

  2. jane

    December 6, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Lovely color palettes.
    Such a great deal too!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 6, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Thank you. It definitely is a bargain!

  3. Danielle Alexa

    December 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I have always wanted to create my own Z-palette, so many shades in one palette!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 6, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Once you start you can’t stop. Its literally the best!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 9, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you. x

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