Seasons or trends notwithstanding, there's really no right or wrong time to shop for the best makeup palettes. It's always a thrill to see what new and wonderful offerings in the world of makeup are out there, and something about seeing fabulous color curations in equally pretty packaging, all laid out for you to play with, sparks our inner makeup artist.
The main draw of a good palette is that you have all of the shades you could possibly need for eyes, cheeks, and lips—all in one convenient place (beautiful shadows, exciting color combinations, different textures—oh my!). The marketplace is saturated with offerings from everyone from celebrities to makeup artists who've come up with their own collections too, so this is a great time to be on the lookout as you'll undoubtedly find something that tickles your fancy (and budget).
The best makeup palettes, according to our experts
Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.
During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.
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