For this post I am going to do something different, I am actually going to update a previous review. I wanted to talk about the Stick With It palette, because I have been using it for a while now and I really feel that this special product deserves a bit more discussion.
There have been many companies that have been trying to design the perfect make-your-own palettes, brands like Ben Nye and La Femme have empty magnetic palettes with pre-set wells to perfectly pop in refills and change out colors. The only problem is that you are limited to one size only. However, these 2, as well as a few others, use the same size pans so you can interchange brands. But what if you want different sizes or shapes, or you have items that are not magnetic?
The most popular option is the Z Palette, which is also magnetic, but is open inside. You can use any size and shape you please, and Tetris however many random pans you can fit in the space. This is obviously a plus, not to mention they provide magnetic stickers so even your nonmetal pans can stick inside. This is definitely a step forward for makeup artists and enthusiasts alike, we tend to collect more makeup than we have room for and anything we can do to consolidate is helpful. Other companies use the same “free style” design, such as Inglot and Make Up For Ever. The MUFE Metal Palettes have always been my personal favorite, they are not as bulky as the Z Palette or Inglot designs, and the metal body is pretty sturdy. But more on that another day! The thing is that all of these palettes have similar features, and similar drawbacks.
So then comes the NEXT step forward: The Stick With It Palette. Creator Monetta Plassermeyer really hit the nail on the head with this baby. She took everything that you could love or hate about products like I have mentioned, and she improved on them!
Key points to know about the Stick With It:
The main benefit of this product is that it is NOT MAGNETIC! That right there sets it apart! The interior is actually lined with a specially designed adhesive, so your makeup and tools just stick right to it! All you have to do is wipe the bottom of product and press it directly to the surface, and you have an instant palette.
If you get makeup on it and it begins to lose its stickiness, just wipe it with alcohol and it is just like new!
It is double sided! When you open it up, product can go on either side so you can fit even more of your items inside!
It is a great way to keep the items you need right then and there handy; because it is not magnetic, you can put ANYTHING on it! Lipstick/gloss/mascara tubes, pencils, spatulas, you name it! They stick right on and hold tight! The rectangular design allows for longer items and not just round pans. Especially if you are working in the field and you have limited counter space, this really helps keep track of everything and have it available to use. It is a great way for muas and stylists to organize small hair tools, just as clips, elastics, and bobby pins.
If you are worried about putting pans of blushes and eye shadows face to face when the palette closes, it comes with a plastic divider. Just place it in, shut the palette, and none of your beautiful colors will rub off on one another.
This review from Melissa Street is great, she talks about how it helps her stay organized on film sets:
And you can see it here in my own set up for a photo shoot:
And a few other uses for makeup artists:
But one of the greatest things about this item is that people outside of the makeup industry can use it as well! Artists, architects, jewelry makers, any job that requires lots of small pieces and tools can benefit from this palette.
In regards to that last point, I actually bought one of these for my sister. She makes jewelry by hand, which of course requires many teensy little pieces that she needs to keep track of. Especially with her two little ones running around, sometimes she needs to clean up in a hurry but doesn’t have time to put every piece away. She can snap it closed in a second and not worry about everything getting mixed up. She can also use it to design pieces by laying them out on the sticky surface, she can then make changes as needed, or close the case and save the design for another day.
I met Monetta through CRC, she gave a demo of the product for us so that we knew how to use it, clean it, etc. I used to say hello and give her a hug every time she came in to drop off an order. She is such a sweetheart, and she is so passionate about her product! I ran into her at the IMATS in LA not too long ago, and she mentioned that there were some new things happening that she was excited about. So we met for lunch recently, and she filled me in on what has been going on in the Stick With It world! The product has always done well with artistic fields, but it has recently been gaining popularity with musicians and music centers because it comes in handy when repairing and building instruments.
Even shops and individuals who repair and clean firearms are loving it!
It is a dream for anyone who needs to keep track of small pieces, it is definitely not limited to the makeup industry. I think I am going to pick up another one for my art tools, I tend to lose pencils, erasers, and small sharpeners when I am drawing and it drives me bonkers. This would definitely save me a ton of frustration! It also makes a great travel palette when I want to go to the park and draw or paint with watercolors, and cleanup is so easy!
Here are some examples of different uses:
I can see myself having an entire collection of these palettes, and with new sizes in the works I have a feeling that this is probably going to happen soon! I suggest this product all the time to people for so many different uses, and I recommend that you get on it as well! I guarantee it will help make at least one part of your life so much easier!
Check out the site here: http://www.stickwithitpalette.com/