The Z-Palette!

Ok ok, my obsession of the moment is the revolutionary Z-palette, and I feel I would be doing a disservice to you all by not sharing it with you.

Makeup junkie or not, you probably have a lot of small palettes like the ones you find at the drug store by Revlon or CoverGirl, or you have a lot of single eyeshadows by MAC or MUFE. Isn't it annoying to have to rummage through your kit or drawer trying to find the particular shade you crave for the day? I've purchased the empty palettes that MAC makes for storing their single eyeshadows but it barely holds enough shades to make me happy, and then what happens with your mini palettes from other brands? Your head can get dizzy with all that makeup clutter!

There is a solution my dear friends, and we call it the Z-Palette! (cue angel choir singing its praises) 

You never have to deal with clutter again! The Z-palette is a magnetic palette with a clear top so you can see exactly what's in each case. You can take all your single eyeshadows and palettes and combine them into one beautiful sleek palette! It doesn't matter how big or small, square or round, all your shadows (or blushes) can live together in harmony! 

But how do you get them out of their cases? Use tweezers? Bash the cases against your counter top? No, no, no. We don't want to break out makeup. Its really very simple. MAC shadows are the easiest. 

1. You'll need a pair of tweezers, parchment paper, and an iron (straightening iron will do) 

2. Take your single mac eyeshadow, open it up, and look for the gap in the plastic. Take your tweezers and apply pressure to the gap and split the two pieces of plastic apart.

3. Take the piece of plastic containing the shadow and place it shadow side down on your ironing board. Place the parchment paper on top of the eyeshadow, and hold the iron on top of the shadow until  the plastic has slightly melted. The shadow should simply pop out!


To Remove eyeshadow from palettes its just as easy but you'll need an oven.

1. Preheat oven to 250 F.

2. Take a baking pan, layer it in tinfoil, open your eyeshadow palette and place it face up on the pan. Place in oven for about 2-5 minutes.

3. Keep your eye on it, and when the plastic starts to melt slightly, take the shadows out of the oven. This will also melt the glue holding the pans in the plastic making it easy to pop the shadows out of their cases. Wait for the plastic to be cool enough to touch and then take your tweezers and pop the shadow pan out, easy!

Now that you have a bunch of de-potted eyeshadows, pop them in your z-palette! Most eyeshadows are in a metal pan so the pans will stick to the magnet of the Z-palette. If your shadow is in a delicate tin pan, then go to your local dollar store and pick up a set of sticky magnets and apply one to the bottom of each tin pan. Boom! Consider yourself organized bitches!