Makeup can be kind of like potato chips. You can’t have just one! That’s why palettes are so great to have. They’re also far more economical than buying individual colors. And all the colors coordinate together. This makes palettes ideal for those who have trouble creating makeup looks on their own or who don’t want to sit through a YouTube or IGTV tutorial.
Here are some must-have palettes for every occasion:
Best Day and Night Palette: Charlotte Tilbury Darling Look
This palette is one of my new favorites. It has six different colors including pink, brown and terracotta shades. Divided into Day Eye and Date Eye, both looks are super glam, especially Date Eye. You can also easily combine any of the colors to make your own version of eyeshadow secret sauce. The quality of the shadow is highly pigmented, yet easy to blend.
Best for Every Day: Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Of Glow
If you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Exaggereyes palette, then you will love Queen Of Glow, which is similar, but amped-up and bolder. With four colors in shades of gold and copper, there are numbered directions on the back of the palette, making this look easy and quick to apply, especially in the morning.
Best for Travel: Urban Decay Naked Honey
Do you want all the colors? Then you will love Urban Decay’s Naked Honey just as much as I do. This is a great palette, especially for traveling, because it has an astounding twelve colors, including shades of gold, amber, and brown. It’s so versatile, and there are lots of day and night looks you can easily create here. Another great thing about this palette is that it comes with a two-sided brush that fits perfectly into its own little slot.
Best for a Crazy Night Out: Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss
If you really like to play with color, Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss will be your new best friend. It has ten shades including pinks, purples, and red in finishes from matte to shimmers. The colors pop. Have fun experimenting with a variety of looks, especially if you like to watch Jaclyn on YouTube.
Best Budget: Miss A Amuse Eyeshadow Quad
Miss A is best known for their affordable brushes and cute cases, but at just a buck, their makeup is a great deal. So treat yourself to this petite palette entirely without guilt! With four shades, it’s impossible to go wrong.
Best for Cheeks: Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette
Who doesn’t want a fresh, rosy glow? That’s exactly what this cheeky cheek palette is for. Paraben and cruelty-free, it has four colors to create the perfect blush and highlighter look with a cream base and three powders in shades of champagne.
Best for Contouring: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Contouring can be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean it should be. Luckily, Anastasia Beverly Hills makes it easy-peasy with this neat little kit. It has six blendable shades for a face that would make Kylie Jenner jealous. Another great thing about this palette is that it’s refillable, in case you don’t finish all the colors at the same time. But really, who does?
Buying palettes is an easy way to make sure all of the colors on your face coordinate without having to wonder if you’re doing it right. It’s also a great way to par down. Three palettes are far more minimalistic than 20 little shadows that you have to constantly sort through.