Makeup Palette Perfection

The days of the oversized bag are over and less is most definitely more with the trend for mini bags now in full swing. So it’s time to pack away your larger than life make up bag and reach for a mini marvel…

Makeup palettes are often overlooked and under praised, the ultimate in portable beauty that no woman should be without. Today I’ ll be looking at the wonders of the compact case and what you should look for when purchasing one. I will also recommend a few products to demonstrate their versatility.

Choosing A Palette

Look for neutral eye colours; pink and peach blush together with a universal lip colour such as mid-pink or classic red. These shades will work for all skin tones and can be taken from day to night in an instant.

Product Recommendations

Becca Showgirl Palette

The Showgirl Palette by Becca (main image) is slim-line and compact and even comes
complete with a double-ended makeup brush. Two neutral eye shadows, a powder eyeliner and both a berry and pink lipstick complete this glamorous palette. Available from it retails at $65.

Luna Twilight Colour Palette in Rosalie

Fans of Twilight may have come across these, inspired by the characters Rosalie, Bella, Victoria and Alice. The Rosalie edition includes nude and pink tones for eyes, lips and cheeks. The matt black compacts come in cute credit card sized dimensions too! Luna Twilight palettes cost £9.99 from

NARS Beautiful Life Lip and Cheek Palette

NARS presents you with six super versatile products to play with that consist of sheer, satin and matte lip colours that are all 100% wearable. Both a blusher and highlighter are included to help you achieve a healthy glow. This all comes in a sleek black zippered case, which is a brand new design for NARS. The colours can be worn alone or layered to create depth and interest to your look. Available from for £39.

Pixi Petite Palette

A mini palette from Pixi that houses 4 eye shadows, highlighter, cheek glow, lip stain and lip glow. It’ s the perfect travel companion that comes beautifully packaged in candy colours. Available from for just $16!

I hope this has given you some ideas, once you find your perfect match you’ ll never look back!

Samantha Ramjoorawon

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