In the world of beauty, nothing is more practical for us ladies than a good quality makeup palette. A celebration of color and texture, these precious cases contain a one-stop makeup solution for pretty much everything, from dramatic eyes and soft cheeks, to all those brow related requirements
Certain palettes are designed to take us from day to night, and others are more specialized, such as those little cases of highlighter loveliness.
2016 saw a huge increase in interest for palettes, indulging in them for gift options around the holiday season. And as for 2017? The portable palette is going nowhere. In fact, expect to see more of them!
Here’s our top 10 palettes which give you everything you need in one sleek, portable place.
For Natural Eyes and CheeksBuy now with free delivery
This highly pigmented Stila Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette is just devine. Enclosed in a sleek, frosted gold case, these neutral hues that are just perfect for applying lightly for the day time, and layering up for evening.
Each shade is long-wearing, and house five eyeshadows and two blushes in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes; customizable to create the look or looks you want.
For Baked BeautyBuy now with free delivery
Laura Geller’s Best of Baked Palette is a six piece makeup collection for the face, eyes and lips. Combining three baked eyeshadows with a shimmering highlighter, brightening blusher and balancing foundation, it works to achieve radiant and flawless makeup.
Housed in a mirrored compact with double-ended makeup brush, you’ll find the Baked Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation‘ in ‘Medium‘, Baked Highlighter in ‘Golden Rose‘, Baked Blush-n-Brighten in ‘Pink Buttercream‘ and Baked Eyeshadows (Guava, Sand, Cocoa)
For Smouldering EyesBuy now with free delivery
This Vital Eyeshadow Palette from Illamasqua combines four complementing shades for the eyes, allowing you to define and highlight with deep colour longevity and seamless blendability.
These rich, velvety powders can be worn alone or together. They can also be used for a light day look, or layered on for an intense evening look. Shades include: ‘Bubbles’: Warm peach ‘Trace’: Grey brown ‘Envision’: Warm brown ‘Drop’: Deep brown. Housed in a sleek black mirrored compact.
For Highlighting HeroesBuy now with free delivery
Another superstar palette by Stila, this Star Light, Star Bright set features 3 super-smooth highlighters that glide effortlessly across skin to deliver light-reflecting radiance.
Infused with ultra-fine, light-diffusing particles, each shimmering shade adds dimension and luminescence to skin, helping to create a more sculpted appearance when applied to the brow bones, cheekbones and centre of the nose. Skin looks beautifully illuminated, and you can sweep these on alone or even blend the colours together.
For Girly LooksBuy now with free delivery
If you love the rosy blush look and soft, creamy neutrals on your eye lids, this is the palette for you. The bareMinerals Ready Be Beautiful™ Ultimate Colour Collection features a selection of face powders and eyeshadows housed in a perfectly-sized palette.
Natural pink blush hues combine with sheer highlighters, and ultra-pigmented matte eyeshadows for pretty eyes. Altogether, the collection contains:
1 x Finishing Powder, 1 x READY™ Blush in Golden Gate Matte, 2 x READY™ All-Over Face Colour in Inner Beauty and Faux Tan Matte and 6 x READY™ Eyeshadow in Presence, Graceful, Promise, Exhale, Beautiful and Confident
For Brow GroomingBuy now with free delivery
The perfect palette for creating professional, fuller looking face framers. Laura Geller’s Brow Sculpting Palette is an all-in-one brow palette that allows you to shape, fill, define and highlight your perfect brows.
It features dual-coloured, baked brow powders to add tone, shape, fullness and definition; a setting wax to groom, tame and hold brows in place; and an illuminating highlighter to add radiance to the brow bone for a professional, wide-eyed makeup look.
For Multi UseBuy now with free delivery
This Colorescience Mineral Palette contains 5 key neutral shades which can be used anywhere! Eyes, lips and cheeks can benefit from a flush of flattering neutral pigments, where rosy pinks and warm browns enhance any skin tone and eye color with ease.
For Chiseled CheeksBuy now with free delivery
Achieve an expertly contoured look with the Sculpting Face Powder Duo from Illamasqua. Combining a neutral matte shade for sharp definition, and a shimmering champagne hue to highlight and illuminate your favourite features, the blendable, buildable powder can be used dry for a natural finish, or wet for more intense colour.
Housed in a mirrored compact for easy application on-the-go, with two glowing shades which compliment all skin tones.
For Glowing ComplexionsBuy now with free delivery
Highlight your best features with this new Anastasia Beverly Hills’ The Ultimate Glow Highlighting Kit. This chic gold casing features six full-sized powder highlighters in neutral metallic tones to give your complexion a dewy, fresh glow.
These ultra-fine milled powders are intensely pigmented and deliver a veil of strobe-like luminosity onto skin. It’s simple, just apply to high points on the face (cheekbones, brow bones and centre of the nose) for an incredibly illuminated look.
For Glam-on-the-GoBuy now with free delivery
No palette list would be complete without the inclusion of Lilah B Eye quads – a collection of small, compact palettes with sliding mechanismS. These deep, dramatic colors for evening looks are enclosed in a shiny, sleek white shell inspired case, so small in size you can literally slide them open with your thumb.
And not to mention the fantastic quality of the shadows, each one super blendable and highly pigmented. Simply dust the lighter shade all over the lid for a natural finish, or add in depth and precise lining with the darker hues.