Holidays, nights out: sometimes you just want to leave the bulging makeup bag behind and cut back to the essentials. That’s when clever all-face palettes come in.
Sleek and full of the stuff you need, they’re heroes for on-the-go beauty. Here are three brilliant options.
The ever-brilliant Charlotte Tilbury is really building up a great all-face palette range. The latest is the Instant Look In A Palette Smokey Eye Beauty and it’s a gem. Top marks for the little how-to guide in the form of numbers and key words on each section too. It’s all you need: a trio of shadows, bronzer and highlighter for the face and two cheek colours.
Small but perfectly formed (of course: it's Chanel!) this is ideal for holidays or if you like a more low-key look. This new colour trio launched last month and is summer-perfect. It has a soft, shimmery gold for eyes, bronzer for an all-over glow and a red that works on both cheeks, as a blush, and can be pressed onto lips for a stained effect. You can layer it up on lips too for a deeper finish.
MAC is always a go-to for serious pigment and a slice of fun, if you like playing around with makeup. The tidy Full Face Kit gives you four eye shades and - slide the top layer over to reveal the powder blush on the second layer. It’s available in three colour ways too. The one above is the pink toned Stay Cute.