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The festive, hectic, late-night party season is upon us, meaning your calendar is likely filling up with after-work events and weekend get-togethers. At times like this it’s worth prepping your party make-up action plan ahead of time, and the best way to get your from day-to-night, afternoon drinks to chic night-time soiree with ease, is via a curated make-up palette. No matter your party personality, find our top 11 eye, cheek and lip palettes to make the getting-ready process, and any potential backseat Uber touch-up’s a total breeze. 

Best investment
While this one might not exactly slip into your Peekaboo Mini with the greatest of ease, sit it on your bathroom counter and you’ll literally have every lip, cheek and eye shade you could want right at your fingertips. Oh and two eyeliners and a neutral lipgloss for good measure. 

Estee Lauder, 46 Hot Shades Palette, $150. SHOP NOW

Best Basics
Everything for the ‘nude makeup’ coveter needs in one place. Sweep the lighter shades all over your lids, or build in the darker tones through for a subtle smoky eye – and don’t forget a pop of highlighter on the highs of your cheeks. 
IT COSMETICS, Naturally Pretty Essentials with Superhero Mascara Mini, $42. SHOP NOW

Best brights
For those ready to bring Spring/Summer 2017’s boldest, brightest runway looks to life, this eye and cheek palette will bring you endless possibilities. Bonus points for the mini brushes that have blending abilities to rival their full-sized counterparts.
SHU UEMURA, Shu x Murakami Eye Cheek Palette, $100. SHOP NOW

Best clutch must-have
With eye and lip shades ranging from safe to statement-making, as well as a blush, highlighter, large mirror and three quality brushes – this zip-up palette is the ultimate party buddy for keeping chic on-the-go.
DIOR, 24hr All-In-One Couture Palette, $124. SHOP NOW

Best brightener 
Three soft, rosy cheek shades – a blush, contour and highlight – can be mapped out to sculpt cheeks or blended together to instantly add a summery, sun-kissed glow to dull (read: one-too-many-Aperol-Spritzes) skin. 
Palette6Zoeva, Rose Golden Blush Palette, $45. SHOP NOW

Best splurge
As indulgent as it looks, this sleek black palette houses some of the most practical and wearable shades going. Contour your eyes with the matte, natural tones, or add the high shimmer shades for a glamorous night-time eye. The gold was made for brighetening up inner corners, while the pitch black works as an eyeliner. Meanwhile the lower compartment features two concealers and a podwer. See? So practical!
GIORGIO ARMANI, Palette Holiday, $188. SHOP NOW

Best summer MVP
This box houses minis of all your summer make-up needs. A powder and liquid bronzer to warm up you skin, sheer balm and gloss and a baby-sized tube of Benefit’s cult mascara, They’re Real. 

Best party-ready classics
Nobody does wearable classics quite like Bobbi Brown, and this palette delivers just that. Four rose-bronze eye colours and a mini lipstick in the most universally flattering rose shade you’ll find.  
BOBBI BROWN, Party to Go Lip & Eyes, $80. SHOP NOW

Best for the eye addicts
No mater which eye direction you’re going in, this monster palette can take you there. 78 eye shadows and two eye pencils, they’re staggered in size meaning you won’t run out of your go-to base shades faster than your crease shades. Plus a powder and highlighter too. Genius!  

Best elevated basics
Like spending more on a great white t-shirt that just fits perfectly, you’ll notice the dreamy difference in these NARS neutral shades after the first sweep. Six eye shadows ranging from satin to shimmery, and three cheek shades, all boasting the brand’s famed wet-to-dry, dual intensity formula for the ultimate in customisable colour. 
NARS, Sarah Moon Collection Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette, $100. SHOP NOW

Best for the girly, girl
Heading away for the holidays? This pocket-sized palette was made for travelling. Create a rosy smoky eye, or nudge the royal blue along your lash-line for a fresh alternative to classic black. Finish with a pop of colour and glow on the cheek via the cult blush and highlighter.