It seems that one can never have enough lipstick palettes....because one can never have enough lipstick! But is it better to buy full lipstick palettes from your favourite brands, or to fill empty palettes with your choice of lipsticks from every brand you desire? Although I love and adore my Bobbi Brown lipstick palette with 36 lip colours, I would also like to pack other favourite lipsticks into a convenient palette that can easily go into my standby bag, as and when. So empty palettes do have a place in my kit.

R499 for the  empty 35 Well Palette on the MUD online shop
 This 35 well lipstick palette from M.U.D. is certainly worth my consideration. At R499 it seems steep for a bit of plastic. But it will save you time and space in your kit, and with all the lipsticks we carry, this makes it so easy to take many more options for our clients. And it will save time and space in your kit organization.
At the moment I have an empty palette from my Ben Nye foundations, and will probably see if I could pop some of my nude shades into that. But I am very tempted to get this empty palette as well. I've only read one review that complains about the latch being useless... I suppose one could find one's way around that (good old rubber bands!?!)... but I do prefer a sturdier box to carry my lipsticks for at least a couple of years. So I'll be scanning reviews a little longer.

The palette I really wanted was from Japonesque, but it would take a blinking age before that gets here from the States!?! And I'm not so sure that this MUD one is much different from the Japonesque one. Either way, I will need a sturdy box to withstand hasty work on busy sets.
MUD is relatively new to our shores, but that already makes it a good choice: local availability does certainly lesson the carbon footprint somewhat. But also, should I have a problem I can easily have the brand assist me. I've learned my lesson when it comes to buying from overseas, not to mention the ridiculous customs duties!?! So I generally prefer to buy what is available locally. And Make-Up Designory has a very good reputation as a professional makeup brand. They have some brilliant colour and foundation palettes to choose from; but for now, I just need that empty 35 well palette.

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