This weekend I stumbled across this gorgeous palette from Aussie brand Becca, and I had to do a double-take. The "Best of Becca" palette is a worthy addition to any makeup collection. Unlike most palettes that only have one or two useful colors, this one contains colors that are all flattering on almost every skin tone. Inside are two earthy eye shadows, a subtle yet flattering rosy nude blush, a pinkish caramel lip/cheek cream, and a shimmery gloss to polish off the look. You can literally do your entire face with this palette. Throw on some mascara, and you're all set! If the $59 price tag is a little steep, check out some more affordable options when you read more.
I also really like this palette by Too Faced, which is part of its limited-edition New Romantic collection. It's still small enough to toss in a purse, and for only $27.50, you get a great combination of useful shades, including two neutral eye shadows, three glosses in a pink, coral, and berry, and a soft pink blush. Bonus: it comes in a pretty, unicorn-adorned compact.
I've never heard of Ms. Makeup, but this palette is a fun option, and at $5.99, I don't think I can afford NOT to buy it! It's another great basic with tan and brown eye shadows (and an extra white highlighting shadow), a subtle pink blush, and two fun pink glosses. Now I just have to figure out how to make room in my purse for one of these lovely compacts!