Organizing your make up with Z-Palette

How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

I love my all my eye shadow palettes, but truth be told, I usually only use a few from each set. With my up coming travels, I decided it was finally time for me to get organized and find a way to put together my essentials instead of having to travel with a several palettes.

What is the Z Palette?

The solution to my problem! Z palettes allow you to customize, simplify, and organize makeup of any brand in one sleek palette while downsizing bulky packaging and making touch-ups on the go a breeze. The Z Palette is the makeup palette features a clear window and an open magnetic base to fit any size shadow, blush, bronzer, and even some foundations. You can replace the colors in your makeup palette as often as you would like and interchange them for any occasion. Z palettes are perfect for storing refill versions of your favorite products, is eco-friendly, and is great for traveling.

Earlier this year Sephora started carrying 2 sizes of Z palettes: a small size (3 14/16” X 3 14/16 ” X 3/4”) and a dome size (8” X 5 6/16” X 3/4”) which is about double the size of the small. I decided to go with the smaller palette since I plan to be travelling, but I think the dome size is a perfect size if you want to carry blushes and powders in addition to your eyeshadows. It comes with metal stickers to magnetize non-metal pans instantly and a metal tool to help you remove your eyeshadows. The original Z palette brand also features more size ranges if you’re looking for larger palettes. They run in the range of $20-35 Canadian or about $12-30 in US dollars.



How to depot eyeshadows

Now on to the fun part, depotting my eye shadows to create my new custom palette! So after after trying a few different methods. I’ll share the method that I found best, and resulted with the least damage to my eye shadows.

First off, instead of using the tool that came with the set, I opted to an box cutter. I found the blade to be much thinner and perfect for getting in between the edges of the eyeshadows pans.

How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

Step 1: Loosening the eyeshadow pan
Take a look at your eyeshadow, and see if there are areas with a slightly larger gap between the pan and the frame. Take your box cutter and gently wiggle it into the gap. Then proceed to loosen the pan give by giving it few more wiggles. The key is patience and small wiggles!

How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

Step 2: Removing your eyeshadow pans
Once you have your eyeshadow pan loosened you should be able to easily lift it out. Now on to depotting the next shadow!

How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

Step 3: Organize your eye shadow palette
Once you have all your shadows depotted, reorganize your favorites into your Z palette. Here are my favorite shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 2 and Naked 3 palettes.

How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

The small Z palette I used here fits exactly one Urban Decay Naked palette. So I returned my remaining shadows back into my old Naked 3 palette for storage. Overall I’m really happy with my new palette. The only thing I miss is having a mirror on the inside of the cover.

Have any great tips to share for organizing your make up?
Let me know in the comments below!

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How to depot eyeshadows and organize them with Z palettes

  • Mariamichelle117

    What a great idea. I travel a lot and I could use a Z- Palette so I don’t need to pack 5 different eye shadow containers. Thanks for the tip and safe travels.

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      Thanks hun!

  • Christine Cox

    I totally agree that this would be great for traveling!!! I would be so scared to break the eye shadow though!!

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      I did damage a few of them! But with a little practice they come out quite easily!
      Cheers,
      Eileen

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Wow! Cool – I would definitely use this to house my favorite colors!

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      Thanks Michelle!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    This is such a fabulous idea!! I’m a makeup junkie so this tip can help out a lot! Thanks for the share ❤

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      Thanks CourtneyLynne!

  • http://blog.nicolewilliamspr.com/ Nicole Williams

    This is a great idea. God bless whoever invented this z palette.

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      Oh yes! It’s genius, and whoever invented is probably very rich now too ;)

  • http://www.youbabyandi.com Shanéy Vijendranath

    Wow, I love this! Such a brilliant idea especially for traveling.

    • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

      Thanks Shaney! It came in very handy when I was travelling. :)

  • Julie @ Run Away Freckles

    This is a great idea, I have never heard of it before! How great would this be for travel!

  • Jeanine

    This is so cool! I don’t wear much make up but this looks fabulous!

  • http://www.simplysinova.com/ Angelic @ SimplySinova.com

    The Z palette is GENUIS! What a clever idea, I could definitely use this right about now <3

  • Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    This is the best idea ever! I need to get my hands on one of these asap!

  • Diana Villa

    That is neat! I want one for me, thanks for sharing :D

  • Kori

    That is a really great idea. I don’t use makeup, but I could definitely see how this would be handy.

  • Penelope

    This is brilliant, because I honestly can’t stick with one brand

  • http://www.thehungryintrovert.com Jaime Nicole

    I have a couple of palettes I’ve received from beauty sub boxes but haven’t used them. I may try and depot and use them for the shadows I do use.

  • Cindy

    I love those colors. I need some good winter colors!

  • http://www.happilyblended.com Brandy

    I love when eyeshadow is packaged like this – makes it easier for me to do my makeup since I am so clueless in that department. I appreciate you sharing this idea with me. I will give it a whirl!

  • Miss Tipsy

    oh great idea. Thank you Eileen for such fab tips :)

  • http://www.noliesplace.com Nolie

    What a great idea. Must have for make up lovers.

  • Ourfamilyworld

    This is good to know. I never dared doing it but it seems so easy

  • Kristen

    I love this. I want one