9 Mini Makeup Palettes That Are Cute And So Convenient
We stand behind the motto “more is more” when it comes to our vanity, top shelf, desk drawer, etc. But when it takes longer to find your go-to products then it does to apply them, you need an edit. That’s where these small, yet mighty palettes come in. Sleek sleeves, tiny square kits, and quintessential quads are here to save the day – and your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Whether your desired look is smoky, bright, or pastel, we’ve found nine versatile compacts to create it, without having to dig through clutter.
Now this is the kind of palette we’d pack if we were going to Miami for the weekend, or some tropical island that calls for bold beachy eyes. Tequila Sunrise is a colorful combo of bubbly pinks, vibrant yellow, sultry orange, and brilliant blue that brings the retro-chic mood big time. There’s also a Shimmering Sand brick, which is a curated collection of taupes, nudes, and browns.
If you (or someone you know) is avocado obsessed, then this is the palette for them. Packed full of eight full highly-pigmented matte and shimmer shades in avo-esque greens and browns, it’s inspired by everyone’s favorite breakfast food and comes in an adorable little compact.
VB does a smoky eye with the best of them and her new brick comes in five covetable, light-to-dark palettes to create a mega one. There’s Tuxedo (classic black and grey), Royal (with you guessed it, blues), Silk (champagne to bronze), Tweed (deep terracotta and plum), and Signature (Vic’s faves, naturally).
There’s a reason this duo wins all the awards! Number one it’s small enough to take in the slimmest envelope clutches and pocket-sized cosmetics bags and number two, it’s the ultimate all-in-one eyebrow kit. Armed with eyebrow powder, wax, tweezers and an applicator, these essentials deliver 12-hour flawless arches that stay perfectly sculpted and put, through anything life throws at your face.
We live for a multitasker in the beauty department and Josie Maran’s Argan Oil-based compact is exactly that. When you need to touch up on the go, reach for this quad of creamy gold and rose-gold complementary shades. Universal — and suitable — for all skin tones, you can use them to brighten up cheeks, add a pop of color to lips, and refresh tired peepers.
Okurrrrr so we might be biased, but our limited-edition minis are on point. Choose from Pastel Obsessions in Rose, Lilac, or Mint, all with nine matte, metallic, and swirl tones in blend-able dreamy textures.
Huda’s Pro Tip: For an ultra-glossy, high-shine blink, sweep one of the metallic jelly shadows with pearlescent glow across the lid.
Highlighters and contour products are a must for any high-beam beat, but carting around multiple sticks, powders, and pans can be annoying AF. Enter NYX’s refillable set of eight customizable highlighting and contouring shades to enhance your cheekbones, nose, and jawline. Another perk? When it’s time to swap out a pan or two, you can fill up with the palette’s Pro Singles.
If you’re not familiar with Black-owned beauty brand Juvia’s Place, it’s high time it was on your radar. Nigeria-born founder Chichi Eburu is taking the cosmetics world by storm, with one of the fastest-growing BPIOC companies, and her mini palettes are gorrrrrrgeous. The Masquerade set was inspired by joyful African festivals and mixes bold and neutral hues in shades like Chi (metallic royal blue with purple undertone), Casablanca (metallic amber gold), Fulani (matte carob), and 13 more. It’s a perfect all-rounder palette for nude and subtle daytime looks but also bold evening looks.
If you follow beauty mogul Annie Lawless on the ‘gram then you know she’s queen of the flawless eye. Stash her handy talc-free, travel-friendly palette in your bag to customize looks ranging from natural to cat eye to illuminated. Bonus: The formulas contain skin-softening ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Calendula Flower.
Have you guys tried any of these palettes? Let us know your fave multitasking palettes in the comments below!
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