First of all, the palettes themselves are as pretty as I'd hoped. They're not flimsy and there are no sharp plastic edges which you get with some cheaply made palettes. I do find it a little tricky to get it open but it's nothing compared to the nail breaking guarantee of the Guerlain 6 Ecrin palettes.
The magnetic system is the reverse of the well known MAC system: the magnets are embedded in the palette rather than attached to the pans. There are no finger spaces to remove the pans, instead there are small holes in the back of the palette. You insert a pin (or similar long thin implement) to release the pan from underneath.
Unlike I first thought, you CANNOT use these palettes to house pans depotted from the regular RBR eyeshadow pots. The refill pans for the palette are slightly smaller, 2g instead of 2.4g, but for me this isn't an issue. They cost less: the refill pans are £16 as opposed to £22 for the pots. They have a similar diameter to MAC's refill pans but contain 0.5g more products, so they're certainly not tiny. You can see a few size comparisons below.
The colours that are in my palette are, from left to right: Unforgettable Oriole, Bohemian Waxwing and Olive Violeteare. I'm really pleased with all of the colours I chose and I will come back and show you them in more detail in Part II. I have a feeling that Bohemian Waxwing is going to be a very popular shade. Rouge Bunny Rouge describe it as an 'Iridescent Bronzed Champagne' but I would say that it's more taupe than bronze, for anyone else like me that panics at the word bronze!
I bought these items from Zuneta. Well, my husband did but you know what I mean! At the moment the Trio Eye Shadow Keeper, Bohemian Waxwing and Olive Violeteare are out of stock. These items are all permanent so hopefully they will have stock back in again soon.