Maybe you’ve already followed one of my MassyCreations workshops (more info at MassyCreations ) and you already know that I’m a big fan of makeup palettes. First of all, they don’t take up as much space in your bathroom or suitcase when you go on a holiday, and they save you money as well. Investing in a high-quality beauty palette enables you to experiment and change up your look very easily, which means you don’t have to buy new products every time. Take a look at my top 5 of must-have makeup palettes.
Eye shadow palette
Eye shadow comes in so many types and shades that you can easily feel overwhelmed.
When you make a choice, simply take your personal style and tastes into account. Are you a fan of gold and/or rose gold jewelry? Then you’re most likely a warm type, which means that warm makeup colors like gold, taupe, copper and bronze will suit you like a charm. Do you prefer silver accessories? Then light pastel hues will probably look better on you. Do you mix and match gold and silver tones, or are you simply not a big fan of jewelry? Then take a closer look at the accessories that you wear closest to your face, like a pair of earrings or a necklace, or match your makeup colors to your outfit. For example, if you’re wearing a blouse with a colorful print, then make sure one of the colors comes back in your eye makeup. That way, you can never really go wrong! With an eye shadow palette, you can choose between a lot of different colors, and there will undoubtedly be a hue that suits you or matches your accessories or outfit. NYX, Cosmic Metals, € 12,00. Available at NYX stores or online, in the NYX web shop.
Concealer / Correcting palette
Concealers come in a lot of different textures and colors. You can cover up different tones: The blueish, purple tones of your under-eye bags you can cover up with a yellow concealer, red pimples with a green one and blemishes with a nude one. That’s why a palette comes in handy: you have them all together in a nice compact. This palette also comes with a concealer brush that makes for a smooth application. Maybelline, MasterCamo Colour Correcting Concealer, € 12,95.
Contouring is a technique that can help you shape your face and features. Do you have a round face? Then you can apply a darker hue from your contouring palette under your cheekbones to create a shadow and make your face look more narrow. Do you already have a narrow face? Then I suggest highlighting your cheekbones with the lightest color in the palette to accentuate your features. The medium color is perfect to give you a beautiful, natural-looking, sun-kissed complexion. Extremely practical, this palette combines all the colors you need. Smashbox, Step-By-Step Contour Kit, € 45,50. Available at ICI PARIS XL.
I never leave the house without a little blush on my cheeks. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks for a fresh daily look. For a night out and about, you can easily amp it up: I like to apply blush right under my cheekbones to truly make them pop. This palette contains both a light and dark coral hue that make shaping easy-peasy. The right colors for every occasion together in a single palette. Maria Galland, Blush Powder Duo 30 Abricot, € 35,00. Available in selected beauty salons.
If there is one kind of palette you should invest in, it’s a lip palette. You can test all the colors, even the ones of which you think that they won’t look good on you. You’d be surprised by the results you can get. Furthermore, a lip palette does not have to be expensive to be good. You didn’t get a full night of sleep and want to divert the attention from your under-eye bags? Then a striking lip color is all you need. This palette comes with a practical brush. Yves Rocher, Les Rouges, Grand Rouge Lipstick Palette, € 15,90.