Face palettes are among my favourite makeup bits to shop for. (I’m currently lusting after the By Terry Sun Designer palette. But seriously trying to hold myself back from buying yet another face palette). So it’s no wonder that I’ve ended up with quite a few of them. I can often be a bit lazy when it comes to popping makeup on my face in the mornings, so that’s when one of these one stop palettes comes to play. Instead of needing to dip my brush in to three or four different pots, it’s all there in one pretty package.
I’ve tried both high-end and drugstore options, and also noticed that face palettes can include anything from just bronzer and blusher to the full package with eyeshadows. Here are my favourites in both categories, depending on whether you’re looking to save or splurge.
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This was one of the first face palettes I ever bought, and it’s still one of my favourites. (It also seems to be never ending). It has a really good sized, albeit slightly warm toned, bronzer, a shimmery apricot blush and a lovely champagne highlight. The packaging is not great since it’s basically cardboard, but the quality of the powders is purely amazing for the price.
As far as compact travel sized face palettes go, this one definitely takes the cake. So small it fits the palm of my hand, this palette is my go-to for a travel makeup bag. The bronzer is cool toned enough to be used for contour, and it comes with a gorgeous coral blush and a champagne highlight for some subtle glow. And if you really want to keep it minimal, I’ve also used the bronzer & highlight for eyeshadows.
Possibly the most beautiful face palette you’ll ever see. Everything about this palette from the marbled packaging to the marbled powders had me swooning. And if you’re familiar with Hourglass, then you’ll know how lovely the quality is. All the powders are beautifully sheer and subtly shimmering, giving my face that gorgeous candlelit glow. The palette has everything you could need for doing your face; a soft bronzer, two pink toned blushes and a warm golden highlight. This is also the only palette to include a setting powder, which is something more face palettes should do. If you really want to treat yourself (or someone else), I promise this palette is something you’ll cherish.
This palette is the most comprehensive one in my collection, since it not only has the face bits, but some eyeshadows as well. The shades combine to give a really natural makeup look that you can also smoke out for evenings. It’s surprisingly compact in size, which does make it great for traveling since it can fit even into the smallest of makeup bags. On the other hand it also means you need to be quite picky with brushes, since not many face brushes fit the tiny powders. The only thing that could make this palette even better is a setting powder, because then it would truly have everything.
What’s your favourite face palette?