Come December, makeup needs to work a lot harder. Between endless parties and gatherings around cosy pub fires, to general festive vibes just making us feel more glam from dawn ‘til dusk (and beyond), as soon as party season hits it’s as though we just cannot get enough makeup in our lives. Which is why it’s handy to have a few palettes in play.
With the right shade selections you have the freedom to rock one look through the day, before whipping out your palette to switch the whole thing up. Touch-ups on the go? Not a problem. Neutrals for AM and statement smoky eyes for PM? Easy.
It’s important you find a palette that’s as versatile as your makeup goals, however. Enter our top three power palette picks, which all just happen to feature in our incredible GlossyBox Beauty Case.
1. Pixi Mesmerising Mineral Eye Shadow Palette – Copper Peach
Six shades ranging from dark chocolate, bronzed copper and terracotta, to pearly peach and plum, this is the ultimate palette for switching things up from day to night. Small enough to fit in any handbag, the palette comes with a double-ended applicator for easy touch-ups.
2. Studio 10 Bronzing Veil
A contouring palette is every makeup fiend’s best friend, and we love the Studio 10 Bronzing Veil duo. The bronzer is great for either dusting all over for a sun-kissed glow, or applying under cheekbones for definition, while the highlighting powder is the perfect finisher.
3. Sleek Blush by 3 – Santa Marina Limited Edition
If you ask us, blush palettes are incredibly underrated. While one shade is the perfect flush for daytime, you need something that packs a little more power come nightfall, especially if you’re amping up the rest of your look. Enter the Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Santa Marina. Three shades including a bright coral, a gentle sandy pink and deep plummy pink, these are great for all skin tones and can even be used as eyeshadows too.