The best multi-purpose make-up palettes you need in your bag

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Georgia Drew
Multi-purpose makeup palettes

Everyone’s weekday makeup routines differ, but for most of us it is a race against time to achieve a lasting look with minimal effort. Invest in an all-in-one make-up palette and watch your mornings get that bit more bearable.

There have been more occasions than I care to admit where I have been running late due to my make-up routine. Not because I contour, bake and whatever else Instagrammers are doing, but because I leave a trail of products in my wake. It makes more sense to have the everyday products in one place I can move from make-up bag to handbag without leaving anything behind.

Personally, I don’t feel the need to change my blusher or highlighter each day, but I do see the value in experimenting with lipsticks. Having a uniform of the basics saves time deliberating over bronzers and can be spent applying a daring coral lip instead. The simpler this uniform, the quicker it is to apply, and what is simpler than having everything in a pretty compact?

What’s inside multi-purpose make-up palettes varies but in general they cover the jobs that foundation and mascara can’t do. These powder and cream delights provide a slick solution to carting a full bag of products around. 

These are especially good for people who do their make-up on the tube as you can work from one big beauty palette without juggling lots of individuals. Another massive plus? Mirrors big enough you can actually see both eyes and maybe a bit of nose, too.

So if you’re someone who habitually misplaces make-up, a commuter, or just in need of some help picking complimentary colours, these all in one make-up palettes are going to be your next beauty obsession. The 5:30pm office touch up has never been chicer.

Chanel Palette Essentielle, £52

Best multi-purpose makeup palettes

This Chanel trio will conceal, highlight and add colour to cheeks and lips, perfect for on-the-go touch ups. The creamy texture of each product means that you can use your fingers to apply them. Save space and leave the brushes at home.


Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Palette, £28

Best Multi-purpose Palette

Get your eyes and your cheeks sorted with this mixture of matte and metallic colours. The neutral shades in each of the four variations are designed to compliment your skin tone for a natural, put together look.


Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette, £49

Best Multi-purpose Palettes

Get the signature Charlotte Tilbury smokey eye with this comprehensive palette. Bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadows and blushers all in one gorgeous compact. You’ll be looking for any excuse to show this off.


Dior Backstage Face Palette, £34

If a glowy base is your thing, this Dior quad is for you. The highlighters, bronzer and blush will get heads turning. Double them up as eyeshadows for an even more pearlescent look.


Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Eye and Cheek Palette, £49.50

Best multi-purpose makeup palette

The latest offering from Bobbi Brown is an instant classic. Who wouldn’t want that golden highlighter? Plus the camo packaging is seriously on trend.


By Terry Sun Designer Palette, £47

Best Multi-purpose makeup palettes

Bring back memories of summer sun with By Terry’s face palette featuring the cult zigzag design. Pick from two shades depending on whether you’re more into your blush or your bronze!


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