Product Reviews

MAC Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)

A double-sided Pro Palette Compact that accommodates a variety of inserts.
Average Customer Rating:
3.901 out of 5
3.9
 out of 
5
(71 Reviews) 70
11 out of 19(58%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Review 1 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:04 15 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Waste of $
I was excited to get this pallet for all the new pro eyeshadow refills I had just purchased. The second you close the pallet all of your eye shadows fall together. Thinking that I needed stronger magnets I went to the craft store purchased some and added a Nother small piece of magnet to the back of each eyeshadow, which was a timely task and this still did not work. Total waste of money, first Mac product regret I've ever had. Very disappointed.
-1point
3of 7found this review helpful.
 / Arizona, USA
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Review 2 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:04 08 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
5 stars for the Mac large duo palette!
Tags +sturdy, affordable
I love this palette. I have had my palettes quite a while so I could leave a thorough review. I have never had MAC shadow fall out or slide out of place. For these I have not used inserts but I will be purchasing them for a cleaner look. Keep in mind the palettes are not magnetized! The shadows are magnetized and the palette is metal. If you are trying to use non Mac shadows they may not stick at all or they may slide. It works great with Mac pans though.
The divider is clear, and not hard to open and close. There is a small notch cut out to assist you (you can see this in the stock photo). I use my fingernail to switch sides with ease.
Some say this palette is bulky. I disagree. It holds the same amount of shadows as two single large palettes, but is thinner in size than two single palettes combined. Its a space and money saver.
I own both models of the large palette and I can honestly say I love them both equally. I like the look of the large single better, it has a clear window and you can see the powders, but if you own more than what that holds, space and functionality are more important.
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / Michigan
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Review 3 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:04 01 2016
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ehhh it's okay.
It does the job I guess? The design in general is a great idea. I bought this because of the clear divider in the middle. But the overall palette is bulky. If you are using other shadows you should know you will need to buy magnetic circles for each pan. I ended up using this as a mixed palette. Sadly this was not my favorite out of the bunch.
0points
2of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:03 23 2016
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good pallette
I'm reading a lot of reviews saying that the pallette is not magnetic without the inserts. I just received my pallette today and it is full magnetic, and my eyeshadows are sticking to it just fine. So I don't know if other people's pallettes aren't, but mine is and I really like it so far!! All though, I find that the clear plastic separator gets dirty very easily from all the fall out of the powders.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / USA
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Review 5 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:03 06 2016
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Misleading product...
This a great palette for the price. A little bulky, but I like that it's double sided and is significantly cheaper than a Z Palette of the same size. HOWEVER (and this is a big however) it is not magnetic like it claims to be!! I bought 2 inserts for eyeshadows (those aren't needed either, as you can simply place your eyeshadows in the palette without any insert) and my eyeshadows kept falling out. Even when I removed the insert to just use the palette, the shadows still fell out. Then I thought that I could just add a little magnetic strip on the back of each eyeshadow and the case would be solved. WRONG!! Still, not magnetic! The problem is the palette itself... Definitely returning this. I would advise against purchasing this product.
+1point
9of 17found this review helpful.
 / Ohio, USA
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Review 6 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:02 24 2016
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
mixed emotions
when purchasing this i did a lot of research and i seen that it was compared to the zpalette, i highly disagree with that it is NOWHERE close to the zpalette. when getting this i noticed how small it looked (not a big deal), i also decided to not grab the inserts upon the purchase because it said it was magnetized, i went out to buy the magnetic tape after realizing the "magnetic" was horrible, the tape didn't work so i wasted even MORE money on this, now i had to spend more to buy the inserts.
if you do decide to buy this palette be sure to buy the inserts, cause in the long run you will regret it if you don't..
0points
2of 4found this review helpful.
 / Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Review 7 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:02 20 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Garbage
Absolute waste of money. Not magnetic at all. I bought magnetic strips at the craft store like others recommended but after a lot of effort & not to mention money, but all I have a pile of garbage on my counter. DO NOT BUY THIS
-3points
4of 11found this review helpful.
 / New England
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Review 8 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:02 13 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Where have you been all my life!
Tags +perfect, Durable
Thank You MAC for the DUO! With all these fad/ trend names popping up with contour pallets, now I have exactly what I need to live every day! I use one side with the small 15 pans for my day and night eye shadows, my eye liner and brow powder. Plus a few glitter pans for hen I'm in that mood! The other side is my large 6 pan I used for my contouring /1 highlighting pan & 1 shadowing pan, my foundation , powder and blush and the last pan I added a seasonal powder so I can use this duo from winter through summer! Thank you it's great craftsmanship & durable! Slides in my bag with a tight closure. Love love love!!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Review 9 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:02 03 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Compacted, Space Saver
I purchased 2 one for eyeshadow and one for blush. Not a professional makeup artist so I didn't need one for lipsticks. I prefer to carry a tube of lipstick vs a big palette. Plus it gets heavy once filled. Holds 30 eyeshadows or 12 blushes. Can hold more without inserts. Save $6 each eyeshadow or $5 each blush. Close tight enough where dust doesn't get inside. Traveled with and nothing broke. Clear lid in the middle is removable so you can access both sides at the same time. The outside is not see through so I had to label them to know what is what. But I love the fact that I didn't have to find space on my vanity to put 30 eyeshadows and 12 blushes just 2 compacted palettes.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / New York
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Review 10 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:01 25 2016
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Poor Design. It was better before.
I like the way this looks and it holds the refills in just fine, BUT it is incredibly hard to remove the refills or remove the inserts once you put them in. There used to be a small notch cut out which allowed to just pop them out., Now you have to strategically press down on the corners of the inserts and hope that it pops up enough to grab the edge. Meanwhile, I end up scratching my shadows and blushes with my nails (which aren't even very long), nearly ruining them and making a mess. It's just too difficult and frustrating. Please MAC, MAKE THE NOTCHED inserts and pans again.
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Review 11 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:01 16 2016
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Low magnet
Great pallete wish they did more with the design. The magnet isn't strong enough to hold the refill pans on their own so I recommend the two dollar inserts or buying magnetic tape to add to the pans.
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Review 12 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:01 09 2016
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Palette
I absolutely love this palette for my lipsticks! I got this palette plus the 24 well insert. This made my makeup kit more organized and look more professional! I've tried the Japonesque lip palette and I hated it because it was so flimsy and looked cheap and for the price of a whopping $28+shipping it should have been made sturdier! I found this palette highly recommended on youtube and decided to try it. This palette was only $8 + 2 of the 24 well insert for $2 piece making my total $12 +free shipping. I got 2 of these for the price of 1 Japonesque palette. The Wells were a thick plastic so you can melt your lipstick into the Wells unlike the Japonesque palette. Over all I highly recommend this palette. I do hope M.A.C comes out with a magnetic sheet for the palettes though. I would love to use these palettes for my eyeshadows but it's a pain to go out and cut magnetic sheets to size. That's why I only give this palette a 4 out of 5.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Charleston, SC, USA
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Review 13 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:01 02 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love my Duo Palette
I love, love, love my palette. It is compact, but holds a lot. It is very convenient for travel, to carry in my work tote, or just to take in the bathroom each morning to do my face. It does smudge easily (fingerprints on the outside of the case).
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
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Review 14 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:11 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Brush Holder
Until I get some magnetic rounds I will be keeping some brushes in here. It's solid and sleek! Will buy more!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Dallas, TX, USA
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Review 15 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:11 11 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I wanted to love this palette
It's as heavy as a brick. Period. This thing is so heavy, you won't even want to travel with it. I have the single one, and love it, but I'm not a fan of this one at all.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Ohio, USA
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Review 16 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:09 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing palette
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Detroit, MI, USA
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Review 17 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:08 30 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cheap and great
Price is great for good quality multi use case.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Dallas , TX
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Review 18 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:08 26 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not what I expected from MAC, very dissapointed
I bought a few duo palettes and large palettes as well to merge all my products into one area, I love Mac products however this is a huge disappointment- the main problem is the strength of the magnet or I should say lack of strength, yes my eyeshadows and such stick but with the duo as soon as it's flipped over and jiggled at all they shift and some even fall, i adhered stronger magnets but this too is a pain removing the Mac magnets buying new ones and then having to adhere them, it's not something I feel I should have to do. I ended up returning the pallets and going with a different brand that not only had stronger magnets but was much sturdier and only $3 more.... Even with the eye shadow inserts it still wasn't very dependable. An easy fix would be to increase the magnet strength... Huge disappointment
+18points
18of 18found this review helpful.
 / GA
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Review 19 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:08 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a very good product for the price. I like how it has the clear plastic in the center that holds each side. I went to Michaels (craft store) and bough some strong magnets and now I can put anything I want In it. I love it and I will recommend.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Texas
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Review 20 for Pro Palette Large / Duo (Compact)
Date:05 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not Good
The Z palettes are much better. This is two-sided, however when you're using one side and have other shadows on the other side, they tend to fall since they're essentially hanging upside down. Will not repurchase again.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans, LA
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