I am a fanatical depotter. If I can take an eyeshadow or highlighter or blush or powder out of its case, I do it. Why? Because then I can mix and match products from different lines to create a perfect color combination in storage palettes. I love anything that makes traveling and storage more efficient, and one or two cosmetic palettes is SO much better than ten different individual containers.
One of the cutest palettes on the market is the Unii Palette ($29). It’s a fabulous ‘mod’ looking palette that comes in the colors Pomegranate (pictured above), Twilight (teal), Lemongrass (lime yellow), Eggplant (deep purple), Snow (white), and Coal (black). Mine is in Lemongrass. Check out the total cuteness:
Every Unii Palette comes with a magnet bottom so your de-pots stay in place, an adhesive magnetic sheet with writable labels, a nice big mirror inside for makeup application, a movable thumb grip, a super tight rubberized seal, and an instruction box. The Unii is a little smaller (but deeper) than the other makeup palettes I have, the outer dimensions are 3.7″D x 6″L x0.7″Thick, and the inner dimensions are 2.8″D x 5.4″L x0.4″Thick.
It’s the only palette I have ever used that is actually deep enough to also hold some lip liners, eyeliners, and brushes in it. The mirror is amazing, it really is big enough to see your whole face and it stays clean even with eyeshadows in it. The box it comes in folds out and has instructions on how to depot, how to use the palette, and how to clean it. And the little magnet is pretty cool – you use this to help hold on to the palette, fingers under the palette and thumb on the magnet. There’s much less chance of dipping fingers into the pots by mistake.
I am embarrassed to admit that it took me a while to figure out how to open the case. Once I did, it was really easy – see the clear bar at the bottom of the case? It snaps up to seal the palette. I guess the saying is true, you have to be smarter than what you’re working on!
I filled this one with some of my notoriously difficult depots – a Nars eyeshadow, Nars highlighter, and 5 Giorgio Armani eyeshadows. I think I could have fit another GA eyeshadow in there too. I was able to put 14 MAC eyeshadows into the case after playing around with the arrangement for a bit.
This is so darn cute, I can put products in it, bring it to work, and leave it right on my desk. It almost looks like a mini-lap top. And the rubberized seal REALLY seals it, everything stays in place so there’s no worry about breakage.
One thing I would recommend is that if you plan to get more than one, get them in different colors. Because the top is not see-through, a whole bunch of the same color palettes isn’t be a good idea as you’d have to open them all to find what you were looking for.
There are some great videos on YouTube about this product, check them out for more information. You can find the Unii online as well as at Naimie’s. – Lisa