Makeup palettes. Is there anything better for a makeup addict than opening a palette full of beautiful colours? From eyeshadow palettes to contour palettes, they are the pro makeup artist must-have that have become a beauty staple for us too. Find out all about the best makeup palettes for every need.
Why Buy a Makeup Palette?
Just like makeup brushes, palettes have been a big part of the pro beauty industry; makeup artists have been putting together palettes of their favourite shades for decades.
For choice, flexibility and customisation, there is nothing better than a makeup palette.
They bring together different shades and different textures, so you can pick and choose what you need for your look, without limitation. All in simple, easy packaging, palettes make makeup a breeze.
The Best Eyeshadow Palettes
If you own any makeup palette at all, it is most likely to be an eyeshadow palette.
The perfect smoky eye, a gorgeous cut crease or a bold sweep of colour on the lids is made so much easier with a mix of different shades and textures to choose from.
Matte Eyeshadow Palettes
Matte shades are brilliant adding rich colour and depth to the eyes. They are often used conjunction with highlights and shimmers but can work beautifully alone for an everyday eye look. Look for shadows with high pigmentation to ensure smooth, even colour that blends perfectly.
TheBalm’s Meet Matt(E)Trimony Eyeshadow Palette is an incredible option, with 9 different matte shades. They are buttery and soft, perfect for using alone of blending together for your own unique look.
Glitter or Shimmer Eyeshadow Palettes
Who doesn’t love a little bit of sparkle? Shimmer eyeshadows are brilliant for adding vibrancy and intensity to your eyes, especially for an evening look. Everyone should have a go-to set of sparkling shades that they can pull out for a bit of drama.
Our favourite right now would have to be one of the new Pixi palettes created in collaboration with beauty youtuber, Its Judy Time. The Pixi Get The Look Palette in ‘It’s Eye Time’ has 7 shimmering shades in everything from soft champagne to rich, velvety blue as well as 5 matte shades to pair with them, that work for both everyday, subtle looks as well as a dramatic statement eye.
Nude Eyeshadow Palettes
Nude doesn’t mean boring. A nude eyeshadow palette is a definite necessity in your makeup wardrobe, working brilliantly for everyday but with the option to ramp up the intensity when you want.
We love the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche La Palette Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Beige. It has 10 warm, neutral shades ranging from light to dark, that all blend together perfectly, plus the sleek packaging and integrated mirror makes it a breeze to pop in your bag for afternoon touch-ups.