Price Drop | MAC Pro Palette

Did you know that MAC has dropped the prices for their Pro Palettes / inserts? I didn't until I was browsing their website on the weekend. Apparently (from what I've read in the blogosphere), they dropped the prices a couple weeks ago claiming it's due to lowered costs in production.

I have to say, that's pretty rare to see. Usually companies lower production costs and keep the higher markup for more profit. So, to say that I was surprised to see up to an 80% price decrease is an understatement.

Here's a little breakdown (I'm listing Canadian pricing, obviously US pricing is a couple dollars less):

  • The Large Pro Palettes, single & duo, are now $10 each (previously they were $21 and $30 respectively)
  • The Pro Eyeshadow Palette x 4 is now $10
  • The Pro Eyeshadow Palette x 2 is now $6
  • All the inserts (12 well, 24 well, 6 blush, and 15 eyeshadow) are now $2 each (previously they were $11 each)

So, I took advantage of the free express shipping promotion on the weekend and picked up another Large Duo Palette and a couple inserts. All in all, this palette was less than $16 after tax. A month ago it would have set you back almost $60. I know! Craziness.

Anyway, I plan on making this a cheeks / lips palette. I do have the 24 well insert, but I find it too shallow for my liking. Besides, as a mere mortal, I really don't have any reason to be carrying around 24 lipsticks at one time, but it would be great for makeup artists or die-hard lipstick lovers!

I find the magnets on the Duo to be a little weaker than the Single palettes, but since I have inserts, I don't worry too much about it. Plus, it's easily fixed by making sure the magnet on the pans are strong.

Does the price drop entice you to pick up a MAC Pro Palette? Perhaps over a Z-Palette (which are a smidgen bigger, but also now more expensive)? x

MAC Pro Palette Large Duo

MAC Pro Palette Customize x12 Insert and Pro Palette Blush x6 Insert

MAC Pro Palette Large Duo with Inserts


  1. I'm definitely tempted to pick up a MAC palette now! Loving the price drop :)


  2. well this is good news. i might have to pull the trigger on a purchase sometime soon.

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

  3. heard about this price drop too, I definitely need to pick one up :)

  4. Awesome!! I was out to buy a new palette a couple weeks ago and they were out... incentive to go back and pick one up for real now! Such great news!

  5. yay! that's so great! i was thinking of switching up my super banged up one for a new one.