The Best Makeup Palettes of 2016!

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It’s no secret that I am a makeup palette Ho. There I said it. I like to have a lot of choices at the ready and multi palettes (face, eyes, cheeks) are even better especially on those mornings when I’m pressed for time. Since eyeshadow is my jam, I do those palettes in a separate post 😉

2016 provided me with some fabulous palettes that I love and use on the regular. Here’s my list!

Multi Palettes

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Beauty Palette-The Dolce Vita Look’ 5 Minute Face On the Go.  If you want a versatile palette that gives a polished, elegant everyday look that you can use for smoky looks too this is it! Yes, it’s pricey but the quality and versatility make it worth every penny! Plus, if you at the cost of buying each product separately, it’s a value! Read my full review here. 

butterLONDON Glitz and Glamour Beauty Clutch. It can be hard to find pretty, high quality cool toned palettes and this one is a rare beauty. There are four eyeshadow shades, one blush and one highlighter pen. The colors are flattering and the packaging is so glam! Read review here.

Marc Jacobs Object of Desire Face and Eye Palette is luxe and practical at the same time. I adore the texture of his eyeshadows–you get six of them in this palette along with a bronzer, blush and highlighter in a glam reuseable gold clutch with an on-trend black tassel. The shades work well with all skin tones. Sephora exclusive. Review here.

Pür Love Your Selfie 2 Palette–if you like the original, you’ll LOVE this version!  Eight eyeshadows, a highlighter, blush, bronzer, mascara lip liner and gloss make up this pretty and practical kit. It’s  a must-have for warm toned gals and/or those that like warm fall-ish colors. The quality is exceptional and the price is incredible!

IT Cosmetics Most Wished For Holiday Palette–this palette has everything you need in one place! It’s chock full of their best sellers including eyeshadows, blushes, lip colors, pore perfectors, bronzers, and correctors. It’s got everything you need for a flawless complexion, bright eyes, sweet cheeks and luscious lips. What more could a makeup addict want? Full review here

Blush Palettes

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette launched waaay last January and I still reach for it often. It has aq beautiful selection of glowy blushed for everyday use. Read my full review here. 

BECCA Blushed With Light Limited Edition Palette. I love the formula of BECCA blushes and this palette has three shades I didn’t already have: Wisteria, Songbird and Snapdragon. The blushes are housed in a pretty, slim metal palette with a beautiful dot pattern. Read my full review here. 

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Blush Palette is a wonderful budget option. For a measly $10 you get eight blushes, highlighters and bronzers. Full review here.

What were your favorite palettes in 2016?

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  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    Those all look like beauties! It’s hard to pick a fave, but I still use my Viseart palettes most often especially Paris Nights and the Neutral Matte palette. And I do love the Too Faced Peach palette.

  2. Wren LaPorte says

    Those look like fabulous palettes! I love all the colors! I only bought one Naked palette this year, all nude colors that suit my everyday needs!

  3. The Gwen palette is on my list too!

  4. What terrific choices. I love my Charlotte Tilbury face palette and get a lot of use from it. I don’t have that Butter London palette but the one I have is fabulous.

  5. So many palettes that I still don’t have but I do have the Gwen and BECCA blush palettes and LOVE them!

  6. I am grateful for a makeup artist when I really need my face done because I am bad. I have two shadows and that’s it.

  7. I have to say that the IT Cosmetics palette has really knocked my socks off. It has such beautiful shades that are so useable. Since I got it I have used it exclusively. So many of your other choices have me drooling though!

  8. The Marc Jacobs palette looks sooooooooooo nice.

  9. Makeup, makeup, makeup. OMG I have tons of makeup. But I need to discard old ones and get some new ones. This makeup palette looks like a great one to try!

  10. Ma. Cecilia Tecson says

    omg! i think this will be perfect for me! i love all the shades! Thou, I dont usually wear eye shadows, but this is awesome. I want oneee!

  11. Elizabeth O. says

    They all look awesome! I’ve always liked the palettes with the darker shades for smokey eyes. I love the one by marc jacobs!

  12. Very nice selection, there. I have and love a few of them and now I want the rest! lol

  13. Oh my goodness I’m ordering that 5 minute face on the go! I love the colors and so convenient too.

  14. I have Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Beauty Palette-The Dolce Vita Look’ 5 Minute Face On the Go, yes it’s a bit pricey but it was worth it!


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