5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women

Finding the palette of your dreams has never been easier with our round-up of the five best makeup palettes for Desi women.

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The palettes have been expertly colour curated.

If an overflowing makeup bag is what you have to face every morning, then a collection of carefully curated makeup palettes is what you need.

Imagine starting your day with a makeup routine that saves you time and energy, with the perfect palette that has everything you need to look and feel your best.

But fear not, if you don’t want a set makeup routine, you will find that palettes can offer you variety and the ability to switch up your look with ease.

If this sounds appealing to you, read on as DESIblitz has found the 5 best makeup palettes for Desi women.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes

5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women - 1When you find yourself in the perfect light, whether it’s from the sun’s rays or ring light, you can do no wrong.

No matter what face you pull or pose you strike, the illumination perfects you.

No one understands this better than Hourglass, which has captured the effects of the most flattering light forms, from morning light to candlelight in its range of Ambient Lighting Palettes.

Thanks to ground-breaking ‘Photoluminescent Technology’, the Ambient Lighting Palettes capture, diffuse, and soften surrounding light.

It filters out harsh beams to blur the visibility of imperfections, pores, and wrinkles. Your skin is left looking softer, more youthful, and beautifully lit-from-within.

So, every Desi woman will feel as if she has a personal lighting technician at her disposal.

Each makeup palette has everything you need to finish, define and highlight your skin in a single swipe.

The formulation is beautifully buttery and easy to apply and blend. All the pallets are vegan and cruelty-free.

The range consists of three radiance-boosting palettes.

The Ambient Lighting Palette Volume 1 consists of three sumptuous shades.

Dim Light is a natural peach beige, which contains the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. It blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion.

Incandescent Light is an opalescent pearl, which brightens skin with a celestial glow. Radiant Light is a sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the complexion, with a believable subtle warmth.

Each powder can be applied individually or the powders can be combined and layered to create a sensational, multi-dimensional glow.

For example, Dim Light can be used to set your makeup, Radiant light to contour, and Incandescent Light to highlight.

The Ambient Lighting Palette Volume 2 contains the shades Soft Light, Radiant Light, and Golden Bronze Light.

Volume 2 is an extension of Volume 1, with warmer shades. Volumes 1 and 2 are ideal for fair to light-medium skin tones.

The Ambient Lighting Palette Volume 3 contains three shades that have been carefully curated to enhance medium to deep skin tones.

The palette includes Eternal Light, which is a golden amber finishing powder that illuminates and enhances the complexion.

Transcendent Light is a warm sienna finishing powder that blurs imperfections and adds an ethereal dimension.

Prismatic Strobe light is a rich copper metallic strobe powder that illuminates the complexion for a lit-from-within glow.

Worn alone or combined, you are sure to create a glowing complexion that appears softer and more luminous.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look of Love in A Palette

5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women - 2Have you ever wished that doing your makeup was as easy as 1,2,3?

The legendary makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has done just that, with the creation of the Look of Love palettes.

Every Desi woman will be able to create a fresh, effortless, 5-minute makeup look on the go with these easy-to-use makeup palettes.

The makeup palettes feature seven shades to beautify your eyes, cheeks, and complexion.

Each shade is numbered, so you will know the order of application to create an airbrushed, flawless-looking complexion.

The palettes come into two dreamy shades, Pretty Blushed and Glowing Beauty.

Pretty Blushed is a fresh, rose-kissed palate. Powder 1 is an eye brightener. A sheer, rose-toned sparkle to widen and brighten the look of your eyes, formulated in the innovative diamond filter texture.

Powder 2 is an eye enhancer. A rose taupe that adds a soft radiance to the eyes. It elongates and lifts the look of the outer corners.

Powder 3 is an eye smoke. A cool caramel matte for quick and easy sculpting and definition. It can also be used as a liner.

Powder 4 is a bronzer. The iconic Filmstar bronzer in Light/Medium, to contour and sculpt the look of your cheekbones.

Powder 5 is a highlighter. The Filmstar highlighter. A smoothing, illuminating champagne shade to add glow.

Powder 6 is a cheek pop. A fresh, glowing pinky peach to mimic the skin’s natural flush. Apply high on the cheeks for an instant brightening effect.

Powder 7 is a face powder. The Airbrush Flawless Finish powder in fair/medium, a smoothing, pore-blurring effect powder.

Glowing Beauty is a bronzed-gold makeup palette which is Charlotte’s secret to achieving glowing eyes, rosy love-blushed cheeks, and a smooth complexion.

The eye brighter shade is a rose taupe sparkle. The eye enhancer shade is a bronzed gold shimmer.

The eye smoke shade is a warm mauve brown matte. The bronzer shade is the Filmstar bronzer in medium/deep.

The highlighter shade is the golden Filmstar highlighter. The cheek pop shade is a radiant rosy peach.

The face powder shade is the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder in medium/deep.

The palettes have been expertly colour curated. Pretty Blushed is ideal for light to medium skin tones and Glowing Beauty works perfectly for medium to deep skin tones.

Sigma Beauty Blush Cheek Palette

5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women - 3One of the most unassuming, yet essential products in our makeup bags is blush.

This quiet miracle worker can instantly energise your complexion with a flattering pop of colour.

With a few strategically placed swipes, you can brighten and highlight your face in a way that contour and highlighter cannot.

So, it only makes sense that every Desi woman has a range of the most flattering blushes to hand, and that is exactly what you will get from the Sigma Beauty Blush Cheek Palette.

The makeup palette contains six universally flattering, perfectly pigmented, and buttery-soft shades.

The mixture of shimmer and matte hues will work for all skin tones.

Each shade is presented in a smooth-pressed powder formula, that is buildable and can be worn alone or combined for a customised look.

But no matter how you use it, this blush palette will help you stun with depth and definition.

The shades include Pet Name a soft matte peach, Pinkin a slightly-peach pink, Cor-de-Rosa an earthy flushed neutral, Tiger Lily a peach gold shimmer, Mod Mauve a cool pink plum, and Spiced a warm cocoa brown shimmer.

Each shade is formulated without Parabens, Sulphates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, and Casein. In the words of Sigma, it’s time to get cheeky and blush up.

Too Faced Natural Face Palette

5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women - 4The ‘no makeup makeup look’ leaves you looking effortlessly beautiful, but we all know that it requires a great deal of effort to achieve it.

Now you can take the work out of looking forever fresh-faced, with the Too Faced Natural Face Palette.

This makeup palette will allow you to add a bronzed veil, a flirty flush and a soft hint of luminosity to your everyday makeup look.

The velvety, buttery powders never feel cakey and offer comfortable wear. Each shade is infused with hydrating coconut butter and is sweetly scented.

There are six multidimensional shades to choose from.

For a bronzing veil, there is the Tropic Like Its Hot bronzer which has a satin finish, and the Sunny Honey bronzer which has a matte finish.

For blusher, the shade Pink Wink gives a bright, rosy coral flush with a satin finish, while the shade Pink Sand is a dusky, mauve-like shade of matte.

Finally, for a hint of luminosity, there are two gorgeously glimmering highlighters. The shade Starlight gives a golden gleam while the shade Satin Sheets is more of pale pearly gold. Use just one or combine for subtly sculpted radiance.

Beautifully buildable, this versatile palette allows every Desi woman to create her own customised looks, with plenty of variety to suit her mood and skin tone.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits

5 Best Makeup Palettes for Desi Women - 5No matter what type of makeup look is your go-to, we all want it to include a healthy, radiant glow.

Now you can glow from head to toe with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits.

There are two kits in this range, the Sun Dipped Glow Kit and the Sugar Glow Kit. Each makeup palette contains a set of four highlighter shades that work to deliver intense luminosity.

The shades are suitable for all skin tones and can be used to highlight the eyes, face, and body.

Each shade has a lightweight, refined formula and delivers buildable coverage with a metallic-lustre finish.

Every highlighter in this collection is cruelty-free and vegan.

The Sun Dipped Glow Kit contains four neutral highlighting shades.

Bronzed Amber is a penny metal finish, Tourmaline is a warm taupe with a rose gold finish, Moonstone is radiant quartz with a pearl finish, and Summer luminous is sand with a white gold finish.

The Sugar Glow Kit contains four highlighting powders with a pink-toned hue.

Marshmallow is a white pearl, Starburst is an icy pink, Gumdrop is a duo chrome pink lilac and butterscotch is a honey gold.

From each of the kits, you can use the lightest shades on the highest points of the face to sculpt. This includes the cheekbones, bridge and tip of the nose, Cupid’s bow, chin, inner corners of the eyes and brow bone.

The rosiest shades can be applied to the apples of the cheek for a sun-kissed touch of colour.

The deepest shade can be used to add warmth and to shape the perimeter of your complexion, nose and cheeks.

You can layer the shades or wear them separately, on the face and body for a radiant glow.

Whether you are looking to streamline your makeup routine or you want to switch up your look, the perfect makeup palette will allow you to do all this and more.

Jasdev Bhakar is a published writer and blogger. She is a lover of beauty, literature and weight training.