By Sheila Arkee
One thing that never ceases to amaze me about the beauty industry is the sheer amount of innovation. There is so much room for new products that change the way things are done in the makeup kits of makeup artists and makeup lovers alike.
So it goes with the Z Palette, an invention by Zena Shteysel, an Emmy Award-winning makeup artist who is the key artist at Dancing With the Stars.
A highly organized person by nature, Zena was looking for a more efficient way to store her makeup. Although there are other palettes on the market, there are none with a clear top, which makes it easy to find the colors you need at a moments notice.
The Z Paletteshave become a must-have in the industry and come in two convenient and economically-priced sizes, small ($14) and large ($20). They even come with cute designs, which is something I know I can’t resist!
Besides making makeup organization a snap, the Z Palettes also help you save money. Yes, really! Many makeup companies sell their eyeshadows in just pans, saving you a few dollars over the regular size with packaging. For your convenience, www.zpalette.com has a list of cosmetic companies that sell their shadows in pans along with some great tips for depotting your exisiting shadow.
Zena also happens to be a key artist on Dancing With the Stars, working alongside head artist Melanie Mills to make sure the dancers and celebrities are glittered and shimmered up to perfection. Can you imagine what a fun job that must be? Zena shared some of the backstage beauty secrets from the DWTS set.
Zena’s favorite products include Armani foundations, L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, MAC’s Fluidline gel liners, MAC Lingering eye pencil, Stila and Urban Decay eyeshadows, and Cle de Peau concealers.
Surprisingly enough, they don’t use a lot of waterproof makeup besides waterproof mascara; they just make sure that the makeup is set extremely well, and they’re on top of any potential smudges as soon as possible. They also go through body makeup and false lashes the quickest, using up to 3 to 4 pairs per person!
Look for more makeup organization products from Zena soon, and for her work on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars!