Gone are the days when a make-up palette was something you received as an after-thought at Christmas. The old-style palettes would, more often than not, contain just one colour you’d want to use and would otherwise be filled with shades that you wouldn’t dream of putting on your face in a million years. So, look again – as modern brands have reinvented the make-up palette, offering super-stylish and practical options, for those who love to experiment with make-up.
The glamorous new Socialite palette from W7 Cosmetics features a range of 18 pressed pigments in a range of nude hues. From barely-there neutrals to soft pinks, from plums to coppers. The colours also come in a mix of finishes: from creamy matte to duo-chrome, glitter to shimmer, as well as a concealer base to build your perfect look.
The W7 Cosmetics Socialite Pigment Palette is available from w7cosmetics.co.uk for £11.95
If W7’s Socialite is for ideal for day-time, with its shimmery finishes and pared-back shades, then Profusion’s Wanderlust palette is perfect for after-dark. It comes with 21 shades, ideal for party nights and glam sun-downers.
Offering a rainbow of colours – from the metallic-green of Cruise to the popping violet that is Regal – the palette is ideal for fun-nights (and, of course, days if you dare).
The Profusion Wanderlust Palette is available from profusioncosmetics.co.uk for £11.
*This review is based on press samples.