There’s something about a face palette that claims to do everything, from bronze, blush and highlight to eyes and lips that is so very tempting, and yet many of them fall short. Having seen all of these I know for a fact that no self respecting makeup loving girl would want to be without at least one of them in her evening bag or on her makeup shelf.
On that basis they make the perfect gift, for yourself or for someone else. If you’re fancy is for something small and light then go for Kevin Aucoin’s Neo Bronzer or Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette, both of which are really excellent.
Then there’s the ‘how much more can a palette really do?’ question, and if you take Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Look in a Palette as you can see, here’s pretty much everything. These are delicious beauty goodies and deserve to be on your wish list but don’t hang about, some are almost sold out.
Speaking of wish lists, Estee Lauder’s The Essentials Face Palette is sold out in light and medium in most stores, so put yourself down – it really looks gorgeous, as does the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit which I have to say is pretty much beyond temptation. Too big to take around in your evening bag? Maybe, although the colours are small, but so, so, pretty. On my wish list although being a collector it really, really shouldn’t be.
Finally I’ve listed one that is available here in the US where I am right now and which I really like – it’s called IT Cosmetics Confidence in your Glow – reasonably priced and really good. Hopefully it’ll be available in the UK soon at the right price, which here is $32 (plus the inevitable tax).