3 Purse-Friendly Makeup Palettes You Need In Your Life

Must-have high street palettes from GOSH, The Body Shop and MUA
Must-have high street palettes from GOSH, The Body Shop and MUA - MUA LUXE close up
Must-have high street palettes from GOSH, The Body Shop and MUA - GOSH Contour and Strobe close up
Must-have high street palettes from GOSH, The Body Shop and MUA
Finding a decent palette on the high street used to be pretty tricky. Not anymore! All the brands seem to be at it, with varying levels of success. I thought I’d pull out a few of my favourites that are well worth a purchase, including a couple of amazing high end dupes.

The Body Shop Down To Earth – Oh hello Bobbi Brown dupe! The Body Shop are really upping their makeup game here, with sleek black packaging,  generously sized pans and an extensive shade selection. There are five quads and one larger palette available, all featuring complementary colours. The pigmentation is good, blendability is excellent and the price is really, really reasonable. The best bit is that all of the shadows pop out, so you can mix and match shades to create your own custom selection. At the moment the palettes are only available as a whole, but I’m hoping they will release more singles next year to allow for a greater amount of flexibility. My favourite is the Smoky Gold as I’m a total sucker for those bronze shades, but Smoky Grey is also really lovely for a more traditional evening eye look. Prices range from £15 for the quads, through to £22 for the larger, 8 shadow palette.

MUA LUXE Palette – If you’ve spent ages perving over the Hourglass Modernist eyeshadow palettes but simply can’t justify the £50+ price tag (which is most of us quite frankly!), then get yourself down to your nearest MUA counter and grab one/all of these. Packaging aside, they are incredibly similar in terms of both shades and pigmentation and also feature a soft rippled design very reminiscent of their higher end counterpart. There are two different versions to choose from – I have Enchanted here. At just £6 each they are a total bargain, even more so if you can catch them on one of Superdrug's 3 for 2 offers.

GOSH Contour and Strobe - I do love a GOSH product; they seem so much more expensive than they really are. The new Contour and Strobe palettes come in two different shades and feature a mix of two bronzers, a semi-matte blusher and a highlighter. 001 is a really good match for anyone with lighter skins and the darker one (002) will go well if you're more medium in tone. Pigmentation is good, giving a buildable colour that you can customise and the pans are all a really decent size. You get a lot of product for your money here - each one is just £12.99.

What are your favourite high street palettes? Have you tried any of these?

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