Oval Thumb Hole Stainless Steel Mixing Palette is a beautifully designed and stylish makeup artist's palette in a comfortable hand held version of the classic art painter's larger thumb hole palette shape of the past. This polished stainless steel palette is gracefully curved with a buffed edge in a style that actually fits and articulates in one hand much better than the traditional square shaped metal palettes. It also helps to reduce hand fatigue because the palette simply rests around your thumb rather than using all your fingers to grip a tradtional rectangle palette as you hold it and work from it. This is the perfect "2 in 1" palette because you can use it flat on a surface to scrape, mash, mix and blend all kinds of cosmetic or skin care products with pressure and speed; especially when you need fast break down and softening of firm cream-based or semi-solid stick products before mixing and blending them. Then it becomes the perfect safe grip palette to hold and apply cosmetics/skin care products directly to your client. It's simply the best palette surface to use in mixing all kinds of creams, powders and liquids, especially for quick blending of smaller amounts of liquids together. 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 a cleansing product and tissue, and it's quickly sanitized and ready to be used again for the next person. Use the Single Blade Flat Mixing Spatula, or the Royal and Langnickel Palette Knife, with the longer flexible blade for removing small amounts of product for accurate mixing. A great companion product for this palette is the Royal and Langnickel Artist Palette Paper, for added durability, strength, and grip for mixing on the paper and allows you to keep your palette completely clean and in frequent use. Dimensions: 6.75" x 5.5".