If your makeup bag is starting to overflow, a convenient all-in-one palette might be exactly what you need to save time and space. From comprehensive makeup kits and contour sets to eyeshadow palettes with tons of shades, keep reading to check out our favorite multitasking makeup palettes below.
The Best Makeup Kits and Palettes
Maybelline New York Shadow Blocks
Inspired by iconic intersections in New York City, these stacked shadow trios make creating an eye look on the go so simple. Keep things soft with 82nd & Park Ave, an assortment of rosy neutrals, or go bold with Broadway & Prince St, a set of poppin’ purples.
NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Queen Eyeshadow Palette
This may be an eyeshadow palette, but these 16 velvet-smooth, cool- and warm-toned shades have major versatility. Warm up your brows with a chocolatey brown shade or highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a shimmery gold — the possibilities are endless.
Urban Decay Stay Naked Threesome Bronzer, Highlighter & Blush
This compact is light enough to throw in your purse on the go and contains all your face makeup essentials: bronzer, highlighter and blush. Plus, Stay Naked Threesome’s weightless powder is infused with moringa seed oil for all-over radiance.
Valentino Beauty Color-Flip Eyeshadow Palette
While this compact can fit in your hand, it holds eight universal shades to help you create a fierce eye look. You can also get creative with it and use it to contour your nose, add a flush to your cheeks or whatever else you come up with. It even comes with the tools you need — one flat brush and one eyeliner brush.
IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer, Radiance Luminizer & Brightening Blush Palette
If you love flawless face makeup and like to be able to touch up during the day, you’ll adore this palette from IT Cosmetics. You’ll find a matte bronzer, glowy highlighter and blush inside this handy compact. As with all of the brand’s products, it’s infused with skin-loving ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, silk and peptides for an anti-aging effect on your complexion.
Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette
A travel-friendly nude eyeshadow palette, such as the Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette, is an essential for any makeup lover. The shiny metallic shades are perfect for highlighting the high points of your face and creating sultry nighttime eye makeup looks, while the matte shadows are great for everyday wear.
YSL Beauty Couture Clutch Eyeshadow Palette
Inspired by the desert, the stunning earthy hues of the YSL Beauty Couture Clutch Eyeshadow Palette can be used on your eyes, as intended, or your face when you feel like experimenting. We particularly like the idea of using the rosy shades as blush. The gorgeous compact also doubles as a designer clutch, making this palette even more dynamic.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude
The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude comes with 10 versatile shades in three different finishes — shimmery satin, buttery matte and lustrous sheen. Play with different combinations of colors to achieve beautiful eye makeup looks that will take you from day to night.
Charlotte Tilbury Look of Love Instant Look In a Palette
If bronze makeup is your thing, then this palette should be on your radar. These pillowy-soft powders will be your secret to an airbrushed-looking complexion. Not to mention, the seven shades are housed in a gold compact that will look luxe as you pull it out of your purse.
Milani Cosmetics All-Inclusive Eye, Cheek & Face Palette
For just $15, this all-inclusive eye, cheek and face palette is a steal. The compact doesn’t skimp on pigment for the curated blush shades, eyeshadows, bronzer and highlighter. Use the ultra-blendable formulas to strobe and contour as you go.
Trinny London Fresh Face Stack
Trinny London’s makeup essentials are designed to be applied with your fingers, which is perfect for applying when you’re on the go. This stack includes everyday favorites including theEye2Eye, Lip2Cheek and Lip Glow — all cream products that look flawless with very little effort.
Glossier Monochromes Palette
The Glossier Monochromes Palette features three complementary monochromatic shades in a small, convenient compact so you can touch up throughout the day. While each of the ten colorway options is gorgeous, we’re partial to Heather because the neutral rose shades would also work as blush.
ILIA Beauty Multi Stick Palette
An exciting, limited-edition offering, the ILIA Beauty Multi Stick Palette combines six shades of the brand’s signature Multi-Stick cream makeup in one package. The blendable, sheer formula can be used on your face and lips, with color options that work as blush, bronzer, lip tint, highlighter and eyeshadow.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
For a budget-friendly, versatile eyeshadow palette, we love the e.l.f Cosmetics Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. You can use it to achieve a lowkey daytime vibe or a shimmery, smoky going out look. You can also go in with a fine-tipped brush to use the darker shades as eyeliner.
HUDA Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
The HUDA Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette has nine flattering shades with a luxuriously smooth, blendable texture. Choose between three options — light, medium or rich — to find the color palette that best suits your skin tone.
Additional reporting by Jordan Julian, Photo: Chaunte Vaughn