11/26/2013 01:11 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2014

Dancing With The Stars Makeup Secrets

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Week after week, "Dancing with the Stars" contestants put all their energy into performing complex choreography to win the hearts of notable judges. But what many viewers don't see is all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting the stars to look their best.

Zena Shteysel, a two time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist and creator of the Z-Palette, knows all about the behind scenes magic as the lead makeup artist on set. "Maintenance throughout the show is imperative so our cast looks their best every minute they are on camera," she told us about her beauty process. "Once we've established our looks we take the necessary products we need for touch-ups and place them in a Z Palette for set."