Being a busy woman takes quite a large amount of planning. Preparing for any hectic day can be tiring, especially when you are wiped out from just having survived one! The best makeup palettes will help make getting ready a breeze. If you are packing for a quick weekend trip or just throwing it in your purse for touch ups throughout the day, the best makeup palettes will satisfy the inner Girl Scout in everyone.
I adore the Tarte brand. Period. Point blank. Their colors are as fresh as their product actually feels, and this palette is no exception. It boasts a multitude of possible looks guaranteed to work with any skin tone and make you glow. (Even if you’re having an off day the built in highlighter will give you that glow!) These eyeshadow shades ramp up from “fresh as a daisy” to “glamor chic” and includes everything in between.
Kevyn Aucoin was a master of makeup. His book, “The Art of Makeup,” was released almost 25 years ago and is still a staple in the pro makeup community to this day. He not only crafted a wonderful product but was a true visionary in the field. This is one of the best makeup palettes and was inspired by his book and legacy. It includes lovey and creamy powder, blush, and shadows. Whatever style you are striving for, this palette will make it happen!
This Clinique makeup palette is so inclusive. What makes it one of the best makeup palettes is that all you need to do is prep your skin and apply a bit of foundation prior to picking it up. It even has all the required brushes, sponges, and a tube of mascara. The soft pink of the blush is just perfect and a few quick swipes from this artist’s palette and you will be ready to switch from a night to a day look. If you remember the article I wrote in November of 2017 entitled “Transitioning from Daytime to Time to Party Makeup” you will find a myriad of uses for any of the palettes I have listed!
This Estée Lauder palette is more of a set than a palette, but it is a lovely little compact Swiss Army knife of usefulness! Once again, this is a palette that only requires prep of the skin on your part before opening this tool box. It even includes an eyeliner pen. It is so amazing seeing such a trusted brand of makeup release something this wonderful and useful. I’ll take 3!
Some of the best makeup palettes are great because you have all of the colors at your fingertips, and you are not having to constantly open one thing after another searching for that perfect shade of product. Other palettes can be a bit of a bummer because there will be those few colors you absolutely adore, but the other 16 are complete rubbish! Sometimes you require a little extra personalization for something so near and dear as your makeup. Many brands are getting hip to the “build you own” palette trend. It has been something pros have been developing tricks and cheats for. When you select your own colors, they are easier to replace instead of buying an entirely new palette. You can also customize specifically for your style and skin tone.
–MAKE UP FOR EVER is wonderful about this. They know that we all have different tastes and have designed their line to reflect that.
–Limelight by Alcone anticipated this when designing their company. Just like MAKE UP FOR EVER, it was started by industry professionals. It is an extremely easy system of magnets used to pop colors in and out. You can build your own palette online and they send everything to your door complete with easily biodegradable packaging!