God-Tier Palettes Every Makeup Junkie Would Kill For
Every makeup lover, from the amateur artist to the seasoned professional, knows the value of a good palette. The best makeup palettes include multiple shades from a brand you love in one easy, convenient package - perfectly sized for slipping into your makeup bag on the go.
Makeup palettes, of course, were inspired by actual painter’s palettes (think Bob Ross), which offered painters a tool to hold every possible shade they would need to create a piece of art. It only makes sense that makeup artists would need the same, right? Makeup palettes are your tools; the face is your canvas. On top of that, palettes are often a cost-effective alternative to buying every eyeshadow or lipstick shade from your favorite brands, although top makeup palettes can run upwards of $100. Worth the splurge? You know it is.
Cult-favorite brand Anastasia Beverly Hills may be known for their incredible brow products, but this eyeshadow palette proves they're more than just brows. With 11 matte shades and three metallic shades, this palette can create everything from neutral daytime eyes to a dramatic smoky look.
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The Kardashian's go-to makeup artist Joyce Bonelli has been known to use Tarte's Amazonian Clay Palette on the famous sisters' eyes. So, of course you need it, too.
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Inspired by California sunsets, the Golden State of Mind Palette is a glitter-loving makeup junkie's personal paradise. And where some palettes can cost upwards of a hundred bucks, this one is super affordable.
Any fan of Morphe needs this 35-shade palette in their kit. The shadows are highly pigmented and long-wearing, plus these shades are only available in the palette, not individually. Why? "This is done so our customers don't wind up with duplicate colors when purchasing our palettes and individual shadows." So sweet.
Even the uninitiated are familiar with the Naked Palette by Urban Decay. It's a must-have for everyone, from beginners to professionals, and includes famous shades Gunmetal and Half Baked. Because this palette was such a hit, the brand even released the palette in different color variations, including the popular Naked 3 palette.
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Pretty much all makeup artists agree that Benefit Cosmetics' Hoola bronzer is one of the best in the biz. This palette includes two shades of Hoola, plus three iconic blush shades in one convenient kit.