Yayy! MAC finally released a palette that is practical for makeup artists and of course for makeup lovers in general. The new MAC Pro Palette is a sturdy, extremely versatile and customizable palette. A lot of you may notice that it looks similar to the zpalette that is very popular in the makeup industry.
As of right now, these Large Pro Palettes are only available at free standing MAC stores. Not quite sure when they will be available elsewhere but I’ll definitely keep you posted if I find more information on them. This Large Pro Palette retails for
$18.00 $8.00 USD for the empty palette without the 15 eyeshadow insert (which I didn’t purchase for several reasons) or $27.00 $2.00 USD for the 15 eyeshadow insert.
*Note: The eyeshadows in the pictures did not come with the palette. I purchased all eyeshadows and palettes individually
Pros: What I love about the new pro palettes are the fact that we as customers are able to choose whether or not we want the eyeshadow inserts or not. We are able to customize our palettes in a more beneficial way for our liking. For people like myself who used to take out the insert in the old palette…this new pro palette is definitely for you. We will not be wasting the inserts like we did right?!?
I also love the clear casing of the new palette over the older ones. I am able to see what colors are in the palette; very ideal for makeup artists. Another huge plus is the fact that the case opens flat as you can see in the picture above. This way we are able to place palettes right next to each other without wasting space on a makeup table or setting at makeup gigs. Huge THUMBS UP MAC for creating an AWESOME palette!
Cons: The only down fall (which isn’t a biggy in my opinion) is that this new palette a tad bit smaller than the older ones. As you can see in the picture above the new pro palette holds 2 eyeshadows less than the older one. It doesn’t bother me much but I was hoping to get a bigger bang for the buck for the new palettes since they are a little pricier than the older ones.
Also, this may be a con for those of you who label their palettes on the inside cover of the palette, you will have to label them differently or label them like I do…under each eyeshadow.
Yes, the new palette is a lot bulkier and smaller but this too can be a pro or a con depending on your preference. For me, I don’t find it a problem and I’ll let you be the judge for the sizing difference between the old and new pro palette from the pictures you can see above…what are your thoughts on the size differences? Will you be purchasing the new Pro Palette?
Although the new palette has its pros and cons, I prefer the new pro palette over the older ones! The cons do not bother me at all. If you’re wondering what I’m going to be doing with my old MAC Palettes (I have 5) I will be recycling them. 😉 I will use them as palettes for my depotted eyeshadows from other brands…
Availability: Only available at free standing MAC stores as of right now.
Overall: I’m in love with the new packaging and everything about the new large pro palettes. The large Pro Palette is extremely durable and more practical for makeup artists as well as general makeup lovers. They are extremely versatile and customizable for customers. Definitely recommend these palettes for everyone!