As December draws closer, so does party season. There are Christmas lunches, New Years Eve bashes, summer pool parties, and endless Aperol-filled cocktail events to look forward to. Which brings us to the fun bit. Quite possibly the best part of a jam-packed social calendar is the opportunity to play with a bunch of fresh, summery beauty looks that you might not usually lean towards (glossy eyelids and swathes of bronzer are go-tos for party season). But for social butterflies, it's also important to keep "getting ready" time to a minimum.
This is why palettes are quite possibly one of the greatest beauty inventions of all time.
To cut down on hours spent browsing your nearest beauty retailer, keep scrolling for the best beauty palettes around. Most will fit in your party clutch for touch-ups, too.
"I'm always wearing warm and dusty bronze tones on my eyes. This palette has the best range of colours to layer and blend together."
"I'm never one to shy away from some glow and a highlight. I start with a dewy fresh base before I add this palette. It always gives me the perfect sunkissed glow."
"I love this eye shadow. I use the pale, creamy shade to highlight, and the shimmering bronze colour adds drama if I'm going out."
"I use Laguna to contour and make me look bronzed. The pink blush looks so fresh on my cheeks. I use it whenever I feel washed out."
"This little palette is my favourite for everyday glow as it's small enough to fit into almost any bag. The Living Luminizer is the best illuminator, hands down. I like that the palette contains natural coconut oil—I use it on my lips if I need some hydration."
"I know it doesn’t scream party season, but to be honest my look doesn’t change too significantly when the festive season rolls around. I might add extra definition for a dark smokey eye, but never venture too far from a brown or black shadow situation. If I am feeling fancy, I will layer some Lanolips 101 over the top, to make it glossy, or pull the shadow up to my brow for a more statement look."
"In summer, I tend not to wear anything on my base, save for some concealer for hormonal breakouts (which I am learning to live with). So for me, it’s all about looking like a low-key shiny, bronze, goddess. The bronze is not too bronze and the highlight ends up looking like a dewy, sweaty (but in a good way) sheen."