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Make-up palettes: Box clever with the best beauty buys for this autumn

From cute quads to sizeable all-in-ones, autumn sees a slew of cool make-up palettes arriving in shops. Katie Wright rounds up the must-have new sets.

Published 24/08/2015

Glam kit: eye up the prettiest palette purchases to keep you going this autumn
Glam kit: eye up the prettiest palette purchases to keep you going this autumn
Burberry's Limited Edition Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Palette, £50
The Blush By 3 in Santa Marina, £10
Givenchy Vinyl Prisme Quatuor Metallic Reflection set, £38.50
Clarins 5-Colour Eye Palette Pretty Day, £33
Illamasqua's Sculpting Palette, £44
The B. Kissable Palette, £9.99
Models Own Chrome Eyeshadow Palette, £5.99
H&M's Eye Shadow Palette, £9.99
MAC's Warm Neutral Palette, £65
Smashbox Shape Matters Palette, £60

Make-up artists love them. Beauty bloggers can't live with out them. But if you happen upon a palette in the average make-up bag, chances are one shade will be almost completely obliterated, while the others remain virtually untouched.

Hopefully, that kind of favouritism will be a thing of the past when you set your eyes on autumn's multi-hued make-up sets, packed as they are with covetable colours.

And we're not just talking eyeshadows either - lips, cheeks, brows and zygomatic arches (that's cheekbones, dear) are all catered for.

From everyday essentials to glam going-out kits, these are the palettes to get pally with this season.


Inspired by the camouflage print seen on the catwalk, Burberry's Limited Edition Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Palette, £50, combines nude beige, khaki green and black eyeshadows, plus three tiny brushes, in one very chic compact. These dense, moody hues work well with brown and hazel eyes (


Sail away with Sleek's trio of blushers, part of the limited edition Nautical Collection. The Blush By 3 in Santa Marina, £10, comprises bright Calypso Island coral, pale Phoenix Sand and plummy Coral Dune, offering a cheeky hue for every occasion (www.sleek


Give your smoky eye routine a seasonal switch, with the Givenchy Vinyl Prisme Quatuor Metallic Reflection set, £38.50, a quartet of pink and purplish tones. Start with one of three pearlescent shades then add definition with the matte red-black - the highly pigmented formula delivers long-lasting definition (


The perfect portable kit for easy eye make-up looks, Clarins 5-Colour Eye Palette Pretty Day, £33, pools five wearable shades, from palest nude through to shimmering chocolate. Keep it in your handbag or desk drawer for instant after-work transformations (


Fans of contouring will adore Illamasqua's Sculpting Palette, £44, which goes way beyond the usual duo of dark and light powders. Featuring two highlighters and four darker hues, the line-up cleverly includes ash and bronze shades, so you can tailor the warmth of your cheekbone-enhancing shadow (


The B. Kissable Palette, £9.99, brings together half a dozen of the vegan make-up brand's best-loved lippies, from the dusky rose Doll's House to super-bright Lollipop, giving you a whole new lipstick line-up for autumn. Given that a B. lipstick usually costs £7.99 a pop, it's a major bargain, too (www.super


Housed in a gorgeous rose gold case, this Models Own Chrome Eyeshadow Palette, £5.99, takes the metallic trend to new heights, with six molten cream colours. Joining bronze, silver and gold (of course) are a shimmering dark brown, holographic white and galactic grey (


Part of the Swedish fashion brand's all-new cosmetics range, H&M's Eye Shadow Palette, £9.99, is a good place to start if you want to expand your eye make-up repertoire beyond browns and nudes. The nine-colour collection adds greens, greys and blue into the mix, but the shades are muted enough to make them easy to wear (


Worthy of a YouTube beauty vlogger's kit, MAC's Warm Neutral Palette, £65, runs the gamut from delicate to dark and matte to molten in 15 shades, giving make-up mavens hours, if not years, of experimental fun (


Split into three sections, the Smashbox Shape Matters Palette, £60, provides everything you need to whip your eyebrows into shape, contour and highlight your face and create a plethora of eyelid options, with nine different shadows. Just add mascara to complete your shapely transformation (available September 16,

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