Makeup palettes usually offer pretty good deals, giving you more makeup than you'd get from buying items separately. Witness Sephora's color play palette ($22), which provides 36 eye shadows, 12 lip glosses, three blushes, and a bronzer in one kit. If that's not an insane deal, then I don't know what is.

I like to travel with palettes because it's so much easier than packing separate products, but on a day-to-day basis, I confess that I barely use them. They sit neglected in the bowels of my beauty cabinet, passed over for whatever makeup I feel like wearing on any given day. And so, while I love the idea of palettes, I am unable to commit to them. Are you a fan of the all-in-one concept, or do you like the idea better in theory than in practice?