Monda Studio Stainless Steel Small Mixing Palette is a handy small flat surface that allows you to scrape, mash, mix and blend together cosmetics with pressure and speed. It is the "go-to"staple makeup artist's tool, along with the Flat Metal Mixing Spatula. There is no risk of cross-contamination when using the palette and spatula method because products do not come in direct contact with skin before application. Once product mixture or custom blending is achieved you can then use the palette as a means of applying the makeup directly to your talent/client by using a brush, sponge, puff or other disposable applicator. When done simply clean the palette and spatula with some brush cleaner or an alcohol based cleansing product and tissue and it's quickly sanitized, ready to be used again for the next person. This palette is also terrific to use under the Royal and Langnickel Artist Palette Paper, for added durability, strength, and grip for mixing on the paper. A great combination!