My Everyday Z-Palette

When I created my perfect go-to everyday Z-Palette I made sure I picked a variety of colors that I could do pretty much any look I could ever desire with. If I travel anywhere this is the palette I take.

Row One Swatches

Row 1 Eyeshadow Swatches

From left to right:  MAC Blanc Type, MAC Nylon, MUG Shimma Shimma, MAC Jest, MAC All That Glitters, MAC Expensive Pink,  MAC Woodwinked.

Row Two Swatches

Row Two Swatches

From left to right: MAC Kid, MAC Omega, MAC Wedge, Mac Espresso, MAC Swiss Chocolate, MAC Deep Damson, MAC Cranberry.

Row Three Swatches

Row 3 Swatches

From left to right: MUG Peach Smoothie, MUG Creme Brulee, MUG Frappe, MUG Cocoa Bear, MUG Pretentious, MUG Ritzy, MAC Fig 1.

Row Four Swatches

Row Four Swatches

From left to right: MUG Desert Sands, MUG Preppy, MAC Passionate, MUG Cupcake, MUG In The Spotlight (foiled), MUG Mesmerized (foiled).

Final Thoughts

Overall, this palette gets a lot of use. I love all of the shades in here. I enjoy mixing and matching them in a variety of ways. Although, it should be noted though that MAC Blanc Type, and MAC Kid were both discontinued. However, some stores may still have them in stock. I was able to get my hands on a back up of Blanc Type.

One of my favorite super fun color combo in this palette is pairing a tiny bit of MAC passionate blown out gently in the upper crease, and then MUG Ritzy on the lid. I use a mixture of other matte shades to darken up the crease area as well. Highlight the inner corner with either Nylon or Shimma Shimma. Throw on some winged liner, lashes, and it’s good to go.

Lets have a little vote in the comments which formula do you guys prefer the most? MAC or MUG? Also, if you have a Z- Palette blog post link it in the comments and I’ll check it out! 🙂

  • Ah I love Ritzy! It’s one of my favourite shadow shades xx

    • It’s so fun to play up a bunch of ways! 🙂
      xx Nichole

  • Lisa Autumn

    I love the idea of creating your own palette.. I should really give it a try soon 🙂

    xx Lisa

    • I totally recommend(: & Now that MAC dropped the price of their eyeshadows it’s much cheaper than when I created mine! 😉
      xx Nichole

  • I love your palette! I really want to work on a custom palette this year, I’m a sucker for premade ones!

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    • I have a lot of premade palettes as well, but I find that having one almost perfect palette is super convenient for travel. The only shade in this palette that I plan to switch out is MUG Pretentious. It’s a gorgeous color I just never use it. (:
      xx Nichole

  • Maria R

    I’ve been thinking to get myself the Z-palette, I just need to save up some money for that :p

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    • It is a bit of an investment at first but I found it was totally worth it in the end. 🙂
      xx Nichole

  • Oooooooh this palette looks lovely!!




    • Thank you girl! 🙂
      xx Nichole

  • Tomi Kay

    I recently started creating my own palette. I now have 10 eyeshadows and I want to buy many more. I am so in love with creating my own perfect shades complete with enough shades for different type of looks. I store my shadows in the Makeup Forever Magnetic Palette.

    • I have been trying to get my hands on a MUFE Magnetic Palette for like ever now. I have four trios that I want to put in a palette. I know a lot of people use them for regular sized eyeshadows too, but I really like the clear top of z-palettes for my go-to shades. 🙂
      xx Nichole