Cut through the makeup aisle clutter and pick a palette that offers you multiple looks in the palm of your hand. Throw one in your bag and you’re good to go.
Best Splurge: Chanel Les 9 Ombres Edition No. 1 Affresco
This rainbow palette is the ultimate eye candy. Swipe on the neutrals for the office and the gold for a special occasion. Use the shimmery bronze or gray for an instant smoky eye. To transform any shadow into a liner, apply with the side of the sponge (try blue on lower lash lines to brighten).
To buy: $70; nordstrom.com.
Best Lip: YSL Lip Palette Collector in Pop Illusion
Think of this as your lip wardrobe: Shades range from dusty rose to true red. Apply any excess color on your cheeks.
To buy: $60; neimanmarcus.com.
Best Cheek: Oribe Illuminating Face Palette in Sunlit
Perk up tired skin with these pearlized powders. Swirl them together and dust onto cheekbones or wear them separately as highlighter, blush, and bronzer.
To buy: $68; bloomingdales.com.
Best Smoky Eye: CoverGirl truNaked Smoky Palette
No more smoky-eye intimidation. These silky shadows are super blendable—and they don’t leave fallout on your cheeks.
To buy: $13; target.com.
Best Neutral Eye: NARS Wanted Palette
These rich, sepia-toned shadows make every eye color pop. Define your crease with the mattes; sweep the metallics onto your lids to look wide-awake.
To buy: $59; sephora.com.
Best All-in-One: Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette
Meet your makeup bag on the move. You get two concealers, four eye shadows, two lip glosses, blush, bronzer, highlighter, brushes, and a mini mascara.
To buy: $30; ulta.com.