During the 2000s, beauty brands heavily capitalized on the pre-made palette trend. Everything from eyeshadows to lipsticks, blushes, and highlighter seemed to come in palette form. But are face palettes actually worthwhile?
In today’s post I’ll be sharing my ultimate face palette collection ranking. As with all posts in this series, I’ll include swatches of each product.
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Face Palette Collection Ranking
10 | Anastasia Beverly Hills – Blush Trio in Peachy Love ($30.00, CF
8 | Cover FX – Perfect Light Highlighting Palette in Light/Medium ($42.00, CF)
The Cover FX Perfect Highlighting Face Palette was a product I longed to own for some time due to the wet-looking, high shine formula. Although this quad is being discontinued by Cover FX, I enjoy the formula. This palette would have held a higher spot within my face palette collection ranking if one of the shades did not arrive with some unknown moisture on it.
Although Island Time received little fanfare from the beauty community, I had my eye on this palette. The vibrant range of colorful blushes are so dreamy. It does not disappoint.
BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Collection Face Palette Swatches
Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium Palette Swatches
5 | Becca X Jaclyn Hill – Champagne Collection Face Palette ($56.00, CF)
Despite being an older item in my collection, I still love my Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette. The highlighters and blushes are highly pigmented and easy to apply, and the packaging is gorgeous.
4 | Alamar Cosmetics – Colorete Blush Trio in Medium ($22.00, CF)
Swatches KKW Beauty Powder Contour & Highlight Palette in Light
3 | Natasha Denona – Tan Bronze & Glow Face Palette ($55.00, CF)
What can I say? From the packaging design to the product itself, the Natasha Denona Tan Bronze & Glow Face Palette is undoubtedly one of the prettiest face palettes. I love that this quad contains creams and powders. Also, this palette can be used for blush, bronzer, and highlighter!
As I started putting together my face palette collection ranking, I was surprised by how high I ended up ranking my KKW quad.
The KKW Beauty Powder Contour & Highlighter Palette is a beautiful contour kit filled with two contour and two highlighter shades. The formula is creamy and buildable – perfect for creating a natural looking contour. For more on KKW check out my review of the KKW Beauty Creme Contour Stick.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Swatches
1 | Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze and Glow ($68.00, CF)
The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow is undoubtedly my favorite face palette and the one I use most frequently. This is a beautiful, cool contour that helps to add definition to my face in a natural way and the highlight provides a soft golden glow.
My Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow is at the top of my face palette collection ranking. Click here to see where the Hollywood Contour Wand ranks in my bronzer collection.
Final Thoughts on My Face Palette Collection Ranking
Despite having a sizable face palette collection ranking, I tend to reach for cheek palettes less often than singular cheek products. With the exception of blush palettes, I typically prefer face palettes that include a mix of cheek products. Often times, highlighter and bronzer palettes contain too many colors that won’t work for my skin tone.
Although I don’t reach for face palettes everyday, I enjoy using cheek palettes when I am traveling. Rather than figuring out what singles to bring, a face palette can be easier to pack.
It doesn’t mean that I dislike a product if a palette is at the tail end of my face palette collection ranking. At the end of the day, some items just get used more. I would be sad to lose or break the products featured my face palette collection ranking.
Did you enjoy reading my face palette collection ranking? Check out other posts within my complexion product ranking series – Primer, Setting Products, Concealer. Or follow along with the rest of my ranking series: