Price Drop | MAC Pro Palette

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


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


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5 COMMENTS

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

    AddictedtoOPI

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

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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

    lipstickandsweets.blogspot.com

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  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!

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

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