After realizing that I pretty much only wore matte eyeshadows with the occasional nude shimmer on the lid, I sold my LORAC Unzipped palette (though I miss the burgundy shade) and was left with my Too Faced Natural Matte palette. I looked for a new palette, but none appealed to me; I began looking at MAC pro singles since they lowered the price to $6 (and plus they offer free shipping on their site).
I wanted my eyeshadows to be in the same palette, and, not gonna lie, I chose the MAC palette since it's the most aesthetically pleasing of large empty palettes while remaining affordable (only $8). The only issue with MAC palettes is that they are lined with a metal plate on the bottom instead of a magnet, so I had to buy magnetic tape to stick on non-MAC pans (neodymium magnets work well too if the pans are the correct metal for magnetization). The Coastal Scents palette has a mirror which is nice, but it looks kinda cheap and not something that I would want to reach for.
I went ahead and got the large size of the MAC palette because I kinda just wanted to depot everything and consolidate my products for traveling along with maximizing general efficiency in doing my makeup (now I don't have to open a ton of compacts).
In researching palettes and depotting methods (and procrastinating on studying for my last final............), I had a hard time finding reliable information (or any information at all), so hopefully this post helps someone out there.