Crystal Hamilton, a makeup artist based in Santa Monica, California, originally developed the idea for herself, after wanting a makeup palette that was both ergonomic and hygienic. Soon enough, their adorable design and practicality caught the eye of beauty insiders and she turned the idea in to a business. The Paw Palette was born!
'I had always seen makeup artists on TV use the back of their hand to apply makeup, because it’s easier and faster [than traditional palettes]. But when I went to makeup school, they said, ‘You can’t do that, that’s a no-no.’ You can wash your hands and scrub them all you want, but when you’re working on different models you need to practice safe, sanitary habits. So I had to figure out a way to get that back. I figured there must be something like that out there, but I was searching and searching and I couldn’t find a palette like that anywhere.
If they aren't cute enough, she also sells ring palettes!
Prices range from $10 - $23 (That's around £6 - £14 for us Brits) and can be found on Crystals Etsy page here and at www.pawpalette.com . If you want to get your paws on the glitter versions, they are exclusive to Beautylish. Click here to shop.
I'll definitely be purchasing one for myself when I have some money spare. I've just today made a couple purchases for my 100 follower giveaway! Prizes include goodies from Paul & Joe Beauty, Illamasqua, Crown Brush, Jinnylash, Models Own, Topshop and more. Keep your eyes peeled, it's going to be a big one!
What do you think of the Paw Palette? Practical and cute, or just a bit of a novelty?