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Your make up wardrobe needs these must-have palettes

Any slave to make up knows that NOTHING rivals the pulse-quickening effect of a new have-to-have-it palette. Pure, unadulterated joy distilled into a grid of eye-, cheek- and complexion-enhancers, palettes are the perfect ‘fix’ for any beauty junkie, which is why we’ve compiled an edit of the latest, greatest offerings – from {Anastasia Beverly Hills} to Violet Voss – to feed your cosmetic obsession (these are almost too hot to handle…)

With eight grunge-coloured shades to help you realise your inner Courtney Love, Lime Crime’s ugly-chic {Venus II} palette is the eye-deal way to complement your ’90s silky slip and combat boots. Plus, for a limited time only, you’ll receive a FREE (aptly named) {Matte Velvetines} in shade ‘Riot’ when you spend £30 on brand*.

Undisputed queen of the beauty scene, where Huda leads, the rest of the industry swiftly follows… Her game-changing {Summer Solstice 3D Highlight Palette} is a gorgeous quartet of soft, buttery highlighting hues, which scatter light to make your cheekbones glow like ‘woah’. It’s basically a Balearic sunset made in make up.

Created in collaboration with Instagram sensation (and beloved make up maven) Nicol Concilio, the latest offering from {Violet Voss} stars 20 stunning hues ranging from pearl (NYC) to smoky khaki (Retrograde). We can’t get enough of shade ‘Pingy’ – a dazzling, midnight blue metallic – and love the versatility of ‘Hangry’ – a wearable, russet-toned brown.

If you like your highlight a little more ‘extra-terrestrial’, look no further than Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {Moonchild Glow Kit}. With otherworldly shades of shimmer – from pale-and-interesting ‘Lucky Clover’ to the galactic violet tones of ‘Purple Horseshoe’ – this palette lends a subtle touch of frost to your complexion (or your eyelids).

And if you’re a big fan of everything ‘au naturel’, look no further than {BECCA‘s} impeccable {Glow Face Palette}, which boasts four understated shades to grant a subtle, sun-soaked gleam to all complexions. The perfect way to complement your post-holiday skin tone, the highlight, blush and bronzing powders ‘kiss’ your face with colour.

Drum roll please… this edit wouldn’t be complete with THE grand finale. Following in the hallowed footsteps of {Modern Renaissance}, Anastasia’s {Subculture} palette unites 14 pigment-packed eyeshadow shades to lend your lids an INTENSE wash of daring, mesmer-eyes-ing colour. The perfect way to create ‘avant-garde’ make up effects, this is the key to unleashing your subversive sex goddess (wear with your leathers and highest high heels).


*One per customer, while stocks last

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…