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Product Battle: Unii Palette Vs Z Palette Vs MAC Palette

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I’ve gotten to try out all three of these palettes, here are my thoughts on them!

Extra Info:



Thanks so much HovercatMittens for the photos!!

15 pan Palette: $14
6 Blush pan Palette: $14
4 pan Palette: $5

These are the cheapest, most accessible option. Be careful traveling with these, and pack them nicely!!



Unii Palette: $29 and free shipping

From the website:

Each UNII Palette Includes:
• Magnetized Palette, so makeup stays put
• Adhesive magnetic sheet with writable labels
• Large, full-sized mirror for makeup on the go
• Movable thumb grip
• Tight, rubberized seal prevents leaks
• Durable and purse-friendly
• Makeup not included

Unii Palette comes in really cool packaging that actually explains how to depot shadows right on it! love love. The website also shows how different brands fit, how to depot, and even how brushes fit into the palette!




Large Palette: $20
Small Palette: $14
40 Pre Cut magnets: $4.50

From The Website:
The patent-pending Z Palette is an exclusive custom palette perfect for display and color comparison. It features a sleek and clean design that offers the strength of a plastic palette, while using eco-friendly recyclable materials that will not crack or break. Fold the top portion completely under the bottom portion for a space saving feature on your vanity or makeup station. The Z Palette is the only one of its kind that includes both a clear window and an open magnetic base to fit any size shadow, blush, bronzer and even some foundations. Replace colors as often as you would like to your preference.

Z Palette also has a page on their site that tells you what brands offer shadows already in palette form. They also have a page showing tips on different ways to depot your shadows. REALLY useful!!

I’m also giving away a set of the small and large Zebra Z Palettes, courtesy of Z Palette :)

Just fill out the form below with your name and the email you check regularly and you’re entered! Contest ends August 9!



  1. Carlos

    July 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I like the mac pallette better

  2. May

    July 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    So between the two, would you say the MAC palette or the Z palette is the better one for travel? Love your vids BTW!

  3. Ashley

    July 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I really like how the z palette looks.

  4. Caitlyn_Contagion

    July 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I’m totally down for this battle of the best blog.

  5. HovercatMittens

    July 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I’d like to try the Z palette but the price is still throwing me off. I did see someone once take the divider top out of the MAC palette to make more room. I know I’d screw it up so I wont attempt it!

    • Mindy

      July 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      hah! n/m I should have watched video first then read, then comment. I did it backwards! You did the removal thingy already :)

  6. Ashley

    July 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Lovin’ the unii palette:] But MAC is much more affordable and okayy in your not traveling and using to store de potted eyeshadows but the ZPalette is so freakin’ cute with the zebra, cheetah prints. Thanks so much Leesha! I like the Vs. theme. You R0CK[:

  7. kathrina

    July 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    i think you should do the two-faced vs urban decay primer battle! its always a tough call when deciding on primers

  8. Carley

    July 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    have you tried the coastal scents one?

    • xsparkage

      July 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      yes. the coastal scents one is separated by a foam separater, and if you take it out there are only magnets under where the separaters put eyeshadow, so its kinda pointless to take out the foam thing. not my favorite

  9. Kendall

    July 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Hey Leesha! Can you a tutorial on your make-up in the vid? Thanks =)

    • xsparkage

      July 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      yes, it is for a video coming up in a few weeks for eye shades :)

  10. carolina

    July 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    the Zpalette seems to be the best option to have.i’m not really into the mac palette i feel like they’re too plain and boring. there’s just nothing really special about it. i have yet to try the uni palette though…

  11. LuvJ

    July 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I’m so glad to see this comparison.. the UNII palette seems to be the most versatile but quite costly as well..

  12. Tempara

    July 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    don;t know what to choose. they are all good

  13. Sarrah T

    July 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I really just want the z palettes because of the fun patterns/color.

  14. Angie

    July 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I think I like the Unii palette best even though it’s expensive. =) I like my cases durable.

  15. Fernanda

    July 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve been looking at the Z palette and I think it is really nice and useful. Thank you for introducing the uni-palette to me.
    Love from Portugal

  16. lana

    July 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    cool giveaway :) I like the Uni palette best because of the mirror and size. I like the prints on Z tho!

  17. Emily

    July 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for this! I’ve actually been looking for a comparison among these palettes! So glad you did it!

  18. mireya

    July 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    i like the zpalette because of the designs but i also like the unii palette (:

  19. Saloria

    July 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I really like the Z Palette but I can definitely see getting the Unii Palette for traveling. The case reminds me of portable gaming cases … like the ones for the DS lol. Love the Battle vid btw … can’t wait to see the new series’ your doing.

  20. Meagan

    July 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I wish the z palettes came in giraffe print!

    haha anyway, love to win the zebra though!

  21. Sandee

    July 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I hope i win! :)

  22. CrystalS

    July 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Love this new series! :)

  23. Todd

    July 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks You so much for a great comparison and contest!! <3

  24. Caitlyn

    July 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I love this. Such a great idea for a series. I think the Z-Palettes are the best option and the colors are super cute.

  25. Zee

    July 26, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    The Unii palettes are so cute! But I agree, in the end I think the Z palettes are the best bet.

  26. Geormart

    July 27, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for having this giveaway Leesha :D

  27. Lady_B

    July 27, 2010 at 12:46 am

    i like the Zpalette better 2


    10x for the tutorials

    i learned a lot from u



  28. Jam

    July 27, 2010 at 1:34 am

    i want the Z palettes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Aqeelah

    July 27, 2010 at 1:57 am

    omg the unii palette is soo cutee and the z palette love the zebra print

  30. Lisa

    July 27, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I really like the Z palette! I’m always disorganized, and I think if I could put a bunch of my favourite shadows together, it’d be so much easier. The Unii palette is very cute though. But they don’t fit as many, and I don’t travel a lot. Thanks for making the video, Leesha! Love your vids. : )

  31. Linda

    July 27, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I’m still dying to try the Z Palette after hearing people talk about it. The only thing I was worried about is the plastic cover, and you’re the first one to touch on that, so thank you. :)

    (And holy hell, I’d LOVE to depot my UD books…especially Alice. So pretty, but wow, how much packaging does *eyeshadow* need?!)

  32. makeuplover101

    July 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

    This looks amazing !!!

  33. Patricia

    July 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

    the z paleettte looks amazing!

  34. Nanda

    July 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I have read much about the z palette and was actually thinking these were the best option. Do not know much about the uni.. looking up the that one now.

  35. CatherineSolo

    July 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I am a sucker for anything zebra print… thanks so much for this, I’d never even heard of these palettes but they are definitely going to come in handy!

  36. Kayleigh

    July 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

    The Unii Pallette’s and the Z-Pallette’s look amazing! The green Unii one is such a pretty colour ^.^

  37. Jenni

    July 27, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I love the Zpalette. Esp. the zebra ones. I love your videos.
    Thank You so much for your videos.

  38. Shayna

    July 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Hey!! I love the look of the z palettes, I only wish they had a mirror. Do you find it hard to travel and have to carry an extra mirror?

  39. Farangis

    July 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    The UNII Palettes looks so nice, sadly they are so expensive…

    Btw. is your contest open to everyone worldwide?

  40. jesskristine1031

    July 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Leesha! How did you depot the urban decay (book of shadows)?????

  41. Lana r.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:41 am

    hey, love this new battle series, i would love to see the battle of the primers… i’ve tried urban decay, nyx and the mac paint pots, but i wanna know what u think of the laura mercier eyeshadow primer.

  42. Melanie

    July 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I deff like this new thing ur doing I want you to do two faced shadow insurance and urban decay primer potion, and some different foundations like covergirl (cause that’s what i have lol) and uhh some other drug store brand but keep it up i love itt<33

  43. Shannon

    July 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The Z palettes are awesome.

  44. Elsa

    July 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    where can i get one????

  45. Amaia

    July 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I love this kind of videos. It’s really useful to see the different options together and see the good and bad parts of each of them.

  46. skye

    July 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Urban Decay Primer Potion vs Too Faced Shadow Insurance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! battle it out!

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  48. Katie

    July 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    The zebra is sooooo pretty!

  49. Kim

    July 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm


    I like the Z-Palette. They’re so good looking, not that huge-looking like the mac ones do. very nice :) I think the Unii-palette is really nice too, maybe a little expensive… otherwise.. there is a huge mirror ^^

  50. Marvel Burgos

    July 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    i love the z palette is soo nice!!!

  51. Kd145

    July 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    You’ve sold me on this idea! The unii sounds good too- I’m always dropping things so the padding might be helpful.

  52. Audrey

    July 28, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Great post! I think I might pick up a Z palette.

  53. emily

    July 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

    hi i love your videos and know i want to go to a mac store thanks

  54. Kingucica

    July 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Hey Leesha! :)
    I love the idea of this products battle thing:D
    Great vid :thumbsup:

  55. Dana C.

    July 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I really like the battle of the brands. I love your video’s.

  56. alice

    July 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I love your tutorials!!! I have learned a lot! THANK YOU!!!!

  57. WendyOMGWar

    July 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Great Giveaway :)
    Thanks leesha and Z palette!

  58. Claire Londero

    July 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Yaaaayyyyyy! Palettes are not as easy to find in Aus.

  59. melody

    July 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i want these leesha =)

  60. Christy

    July 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Hi Leesha! Great video and informative! I think I’m liking the Z Palette better. Holds alot and it’s just cute. Thanks Leesha!

  61. DAzzle

    July 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I love your videos, there great. Could you possibly do one on wacky hair styles? but cute ones

  62. DancingQueen

    July 30, 2010 at 12:29 am

    loved the review, didn’t even think i could do something like that with my eyeshadows and as much as i adore the colors in my alice in wonderland palette it was such a pain in the butt to open it and use it. As soon as i saw that you used these palettes for that i went and got my own, i love it! I never want to use the original packaging again!

    • kirayna

      September 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

      I’ve depotted my Urban Decay palettes into my Unii palettes, apart from my Alice one, couldn’t bring myself to rip it apart so it’s staying as it is for now

  63. Nicole

    July 30, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Wauw! I totaly fell in love with the cheetah print!
    Battle of the brands is so awesome ;) !


  64. Tamar

    August 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I love the video you posted about the palette boxes… I was wondering if these boxes could be use for my costal sences eye shadows??? and if you would know if the larger one would hold all 88 or more thanks so much

  65. ChyanneRose

    August 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I agree with you saying that the Zpalettes are your favorites :) I got mine about 2 months ago, and I love it!

  66. ShannonM

    August 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Lovely post!

  67. Aderyn

    August 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Looks great! I love the uniipalatte- so cute! but the zpalatte is great too

  68. alisha

    August 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Super post! I was just looking into a Z palette, and I’ve never heard of Unii. I think I need to make an investment!!

  69. Lisa G

    August 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Definitely want to see more battle of the brands. Awesome idea!

  70. Paula

    August 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hey there…i got to say you have great tutorials….love love love them….i learned so much from you…thank you…and btw…who won the zebra zpalette

  71. Vanessa

    August 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Leesha love your videos and your make up tips in the mirror i saw how MANY nail ploish you have

  72. Mary

    November 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm


  73. Valerie39

    March 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm


  74. Whitlee Henricksen

    October 14, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Need a pallete so bad!!!! I have loose makeup everywhere :(

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