Z pallet is by far one of my favorite tools in both my professional and personal makeup kit. I’m a big organizer so I love how this helps organize all my makeup, I also love that its eco friendly and helps reduce waste. Because as we all know, while recycling is great, what we really need to do is reduce our waste and consumption and the Z pallet is just the tool forth job!
I finally got all my individual pressed green beauty shadows into my new Z palette for my makeup kit, as you can see in the pictures above. My mini assistant Miss Charly Blu helped me out with this…until she got bored of me. The first up was a neutral palette, I had a bunch of colors from Kjaer Weis, Living Nature, Organic Pharmacy and Josie Maran. Some of the shadows I had were little multi colored sets, so I used one magnet for multiple shadows and it worked great keeping them all together.
Pressed Green Beauty Shadows:
Being a makeup artist, I always prefer using pressed shadows because they are so much easier to work with and not so messy. Their are some great loose green makeup eyeshadows out there, and some I have in my kit that I love. But I do have to say that I really prefer the pressed eye shadows. Below are some of the green beauty pressed shadows that I love and work great in a Z palette.
- Living Nature is a small New Zealand skincare company that has great business standards. Their eyeshadows work perfect in the Z Palette, they are just the right size and go on beautifully. The refills cost around $13 US each.
- I also really love the Kajer Weis pressed eye shadows as they go on beautifully and fit perfectly in the Z pallet. The refill shadows are $25 each.
- Red Apple Lipstick makes some mineral pressed eye shadows as well, that are gluten free, vegan, and allergen free. I have not personally tried them yet but they have some great colors. The eyeshadow refills are around $19.
- Honey Bee Gardens makes pressed mineral eye shadow refills as well. They have good reviews but I have not actually tried these shadows yet. Vegan, gluten free, paraben free and free of talc. They are around $9 each.
Of course there are other great pressed green shadows and these are just some of the ones that come in the refill form.
How Z palette is eco friendly:
- Its made out of cardboard that is 100% recyclable, its much more of an eco friendly option then a plastic palette.
- Help’s by reducing wasteful packaging, you can just buy the refillable shadow’s and fortunately they are usually a lot cheeper.
- We used a flat hair iron with wax paper on top to heat up the eyeshadows in order to de-pot them and transfer them to the Z palette.
- Be careful not to burn yourself or the eye shadow’s, you need to keep a close eye on the shadows when they are on the flat iron (they only need a few minutes).
- I used a metal tool similar to the one they offer on the Z palette site this helps to pop out the eyeshadows. Make sure to go slow in order to not break the shadow, I have learnt this the hard way.
- For eye shadows in paper cases you can just pry them out you don’t need to risk heating paper on the flat iron.
- Once the shadow is out just attach a magnet on the bottom, label it with a sharpie and add it to your Z Palette.
- On the Z Palette site they have lots of other great tips, ticks and videos to look through on how to depot.
Up next we need to work on a cheek palette, and a couple lip palette’s. Do you have any favorite tips and tricks for filling a Z palette? Please let us know in the comments below.