Beauty Palette Perfection

Ode to the Cosmetic Palette – a Haiku

Palette, oh palette
You’re so beautiful to me
Just grab you and go

For real, though – who doesn’t love a good makeup palette? You’ve got a world of options at your fingertips, and the prettiest compact packages that work hard for your visage. In this roundup, I focus on my favorite beauty palettes of the moment!

it Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi

In French, Je Ne Sais Quoi means “a quality that cannot easily be named”, and it’s an apt title for this palette. This blend of four different powders – contour, blush, and highlight lends to my complexion a beautiful radiance and healthy glow that says “I just got 8 hours of sleep”, even on those days when I only get 3.

LORAC Pro Contour Palette

When it comes to the complexion, nothing has the ability to mystify more than achieving the perfect contour. To that end, LORAC Cosmetics’ Pro Contour Palette offers up 3 each of contour and highlighter shades, for every complexion. The included blush is also (obviously) the perfect application tool to do the job. Making the contour process even more painless, this kit even includes an instructional booklet – so that a perfectly sculpted face becomes absolutely foolproof.

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow PaletteIt’s no secret that I’m locked into a permanent love affair with all things Urban Decay – I mean, UD and I go wayyyy back. New for spring is a palette after my own heart – nocturnal – featuring 12 shades of pigment-packed shadow that range in shade and finish from matte to megawatt, pretty peach to rocker black. Included is a dual-ended shadow/smudger brush, so you can apply and blend like a pro.

Which palettes are you loving lately? Do share in the comments!

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