ZPalette Dupe

I’m a single shadow junkie. Well, I’m a makeup junkie, but I have an embarrassingly (or impressively, depending on whether you’re insane like me) large collection of single shadows. Until now, I have shelled out $28 a pop for an XL ZPalette on Amazon. These palettes hold anywhere fro 20-35 single shadows depending on the pan size and shape. That’s nearly $1 per shadow to store them conveniently. I just spent $1 per shadow at the Coastal Scents’ hot pot sale.


But, until now, I didn’t have much else as an option for storage. I need to have windows on my palettes, so I can see what’s inside of them. Even with labels, I still won’t know what exactly is inside until I open them up, and with upwards of 10 palettes, windows are just the easiest way to pick which shadows I want for the day.

Also, sorry guys, size matters. I have a lot of shadows, so I need these suckers to be biggggggg. But also slim, so I’m not using a dictionary sized palette to hold 20 shadows…that would just defeat the purpose of depotting them. My makeup has already taken over a bedroom/office in my house, I don’t want to have to install library-style shelves floor to ceiling to house all of this stuff. (Though, that would look pretty awesome. – Making a mental note for when I have helicopter money)

Many internet searches and 1,000’s of suggestions/review readings later – I settled on the below palette to be my stepping-out-of-the-zpalette-box first.

These gold glittery palettes of excitement are about 10″x 5.5″x .5″ compared to the XL palette which is 8.25″ x 6.2″x.56″ . They’re pretty similar in total area, with these dupes having just a bit more space. Their shape is different, with the gold glittery goodness being taller and less wide, and ever-so-slightly shorter.

Coming in at (as of the time of this post writing – you know how often Amazon prices change) $8.48 with $1.02 shipping for a total of $9.50 – these palettes are significantly cheaper than the $25 with free shipping (if you’re an Amazon Prime member) at almost 1/3 of the price, I can very easily justify the purchase of these to replace my Palettes, as well as the few drawbacks in quality that I have found.


What are those drawbacks? I’m glad you asked. These are quite obviously coming from China, where – plenty of great items are manufactured, as well as tons of crappy subpar items. Quality is not always #1, which is reflected in the price. Also, I’ll have to check it out, but I’d be surprised if official ZPalettes weren’t also manufactured in China.

  1. Bent Corners – Though these came wrapped in plastic and inside their own glittery cardboard boxes which match the palette themselves, a few of the corners were bent a bit, like they’d been dropped on the edge. For me, this was an annoyance – but not a deal breaker. I’ll be real, I’d have caused these bent corners within a week myself.
  2. Glue Residue – Β Two of the three that I purchased had a little string of glue across the window/lid. It was super thin and small – and I haven’t attempted to remove it yet (I’m planning/scheming to doit properly) but again, my original ZPalettes have funk, scratches and all kinds of weirdness on them.
  3. Lid Magnets are Weaker -The magnets that hold the lid closed are not as strong as the original Zpalette, but seem like they’re definitely strong enough to keep the lid shut. I’m not worried about the lid just popping open when its on my desk, or stacked on their side in my bookcase where I store them.

I’ll obviously be sure to update this in case anything changes! I want to steer you guys in the right direction, and give you all of the options you might want. All things considered, I am excited I found these, and will definitely be purchasing more as I need them. *Cough Cough* As soon as Coastal Scents has another hot pot sale.

Any questions about these palettes? Feel free to shoot them down below in the comments, I’m always happy to answer!

20 thoughts on “ZPalette Dupe

  1. Thanks for the info! I recently bought an empty Colour Pop palette for only $10. It hols 24 of their pressed shadows. I still need another empty palette so thank you for the info!!

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  2. Love your blog and your insta!! 😍😍😍 I’m super excited about your big giveaway, and know that it will really help kick of my new beauty account @gitting_pretty_wit_erin
    P.s. You two are sooo friggin cute 😘

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    1. Unfortunately, they do not come with the metal stickers like the ZPalettes do. But, I can’t imagine they’d be terribly hard to find on the internet as well. I have a massive pile-up of them from my old palettes, so I thankfully haven’t had to look far for them. If I run across them I’ll definitely let you know!


  3. I am usually wary of seemingly long blog posts but the way you write is very conversational and relatable which leaves me eager for the next post. Great dupe and great photos with guides. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on this blog. I wish you both all the success in the world. And thank you for having this massive giveaway! IG: @bumbleandopal


  4. Hey , shelby here . I loved your review on this pallet dupe , and it’s helpful for us lady’s out there that can’t afford the actual pallets. Myself , I have lots of single eyeshadows but don’t have the z pallets because I’ve never been interested in investing in them because they are expensive. But I’ve recently bought at $5 12 single eyeshadow z pallet from costal scents and I love it ! Anyways this is a helpful review on where to find the right pallets and what to know about good quality and bad quality!

    Xoxo this is my Instagram where you can contact me ! @shelbythcreator


  5. Great find!! I’m curious on how well the magnets ate with holding the shadows them self. Is it pretty strong hold? Thank you so much Stevie!! This is _kimmicupsmakeup

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  6. Hi ladies! I hope your having a fantastic day. Mondays blues are ahead but it seems to me you’re gonna slam right thru it! Im definitely gonna check out @amazon for these even tho i dont even own a single pan, Lol.πŸ˜†.


  7. Absolutely adore the both of you and want to congratulate you on the blog! Very promising indeed. Super excited for the giveaway πŸ’œ @salmaaaahhhhh


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