Now that the temperatures are finally beginning to warm up, it’s time to update your makeup arsenal to reflect it. Use makeup palettes to create a myriad of makeup looks, so that you get more bang for your beauty buck. Click on to see some of our top picks!
There’s no denying that a matte finish is a beauty look that is most definitely hot in the streets right now. This palette contains five of the most chocolaty-delicious looking shades of brown that mix and match effortlessly to create over 30 different eye looks. BECCA Style Director and Makeup Artist Kerry Cole says that you can even use these shades on the cheeks to contour, over your favorite clear lip gloss for a matte lip look and even to fill in brows.
BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette, $40, sephora.com
Whether you want to sculpt your cheekbones or just add a pretty pop of color, this palette contains everything you need to that and more. It contains a luminous highlighter, pink blush and bronzer that can be worn alone or together for the perfect natural glow. Each of the shades contain Prisma Technology – which is a mixture of liquid, powder and gel that work together to create incredible color projection for a look that lasts.
Estée Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette, $50, macys.com
Creating the perfect smoky eye doesn’t have to be complicated! This palette contains goof-proof labels for each row of shades (Highlight, Lid, Crease, Liner) so it’s easy to identify exactly where to apply each shade. Celebrity makeup artist Sonia Kashuk suggests mixing and matching each of the 16 shades to create your own customized version.
Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Smokey Eye Palette in Shadow Box, $24.99, target.com
File this under the most glamorous looking tin of pastel squares that you didn’t even know you needed! These shimmer cubes – three eye shadows, three blush tones and three highlighters – come individually wrapped in their own little containers making it a mess-free way for you to create some of the prettiest beauty looks of the season.
Lancôme ‘My Parisian’ Pastels Shimmer Cube, $59, nordstrom.com
Go for the rock star look with this edgy 12-shade palette that can be used to create everything from a muted nude to a sultry smoky eye look – all for less than $20!
Maybelline The Rock Nudes, $10, at drugstores
Sometimes it’s not about adding color, but more about accentuating what you’ve already got. If that’s your beauty scenario, this palette is the perfect pick. It contains 12 nude-toned, highly pigmented shades that are perfect for everyday wear. Each of the rows is color-coordinated (warm, cool and neutral) making this the palette to create that no-makeup, makeup look.
LORAC Nude Necessities, $30, ulta.com
Make it personal (literally) with this customizable, magnetic makeup palette that holds everything you need to create a look for complexion, eyes and brows. These palettes are perfect for travel as they seriously reduce makeup clutter. Simply insert your makeup shades of choice, throw in a bag, and go.
Ittse Palettes, $21.99, ittse.com
Reminiscent of blossoming spring bouquet, this palette will make brighten anyone’s day thanks to its mix of vibrant shades. From Peacock Blue to Golden Pink, there’s certainly nothing boring about it! Each of the 9 shades are super blendable with high-color payoff that is guaranteed to make eyes pop.
Make Up For Ever ‘Artist’ Palette Vol. 3 $44, sephora.com
Color correcting is always a makeup must-do and this palette takes out just about every bit of confusion when it comes to the topic. Not only does it come with directions on how and when to use each color in the palette to address every skin tone imperfection, but it also contains two finishing powders that work to set the colors into place and minimize pores.
STILA Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Perfecting Palette $45, Sephora.com
Available in two shades, Gleam and That Glow, these palettes are an absolute dream when it comes to highlighting and strobing. That Glow is perfect for the brown girl beauties and contains four shades that range from metallic gold to a warm bronze. Each can be worn separately or layered onto the face, eyes and all over the body.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, $40, macys.com
From satin to pearl and even sparkle, this eye shadow palette contains 14 shades that layer perfectly to create some of the prettiest beauty looks for both day and night. The best part about this one are the Shade Transformers – two shades that contain Black Light Technology for a fun glow-in-the-dark effect. This is also a great palette for the woman on-the-go as each of the shades is easy to blend using either a brush or your fingers!
Estée Lauder The Edit’ Eye Shadow Palette $48, Sephora.com
This palette is laced is infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and smells like a sweet dream. If the feel-good scent of it isn’t enough to real you in, each of the heart shaped tins that contain pops of bright and the sexiest shades of browns with names like “Almond Truffle” and “Molasses Chip” most definitely will.
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection $49, sephora.com
Who knew that Gwen Stefani was such a makeup maven? The singer partnered with beauty brand Urban Decay to create this makeup palette that contains shades that look great on pretty much every skin tone.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette $58, sephora.com