As your social schedule begins teeming with events to celebrate the holidays, you may find yourself running seriously short on time (even more so than usual). Between decorating your home, shopping for gifts, attending parties, oh and still going to work five days a week as per usual, getting ready for such aforementioned fetes must require as little time as humanly possible to keep your agenda intact. One such way to cut down on your primping? Invest in multitasking products that'll cover multiple steps in your beauty routine, like the new eye and cheek palettes that just arrived at Bluemercury.
Reducing the number of products required in your makeup bag sounds daunting, especially when you're trying to go for a glam, holiday-ready look. But in reality, it's the easiest way to streamline your routine so you can get ready in a snap. And if most of the products you need are all in one place, as is the case with the latest palette offerings at go-to beauty store Bluemercury, that makes it much easier to apply your makeup from just about anywhere — even the backseat of a car while you're en route to a cocktail party.
And luckily, there are newly dropped multitasking makeup palettes to suit just about any look you'd desire, from natural and glowing to smokey and gilded. For entrancing eyes and dewy, flushed cheeks, look no further that Bluemercury's luxe (and worthy of the splurge) new picks.
Fans of natural beauty products should opt for RMS Beauty's quad palette of luminizing cream pigments. The non-toxic brand's $48 Luminizer x Quad includes four different luminizing shades to use on cheekbones, eyes, and the high points of the face for a dewy glow. Try the copper shade on eyelids for a high impact eye, and blend the rose gold color onto cheeks for a subtle, natural highlight. Bonus: These pigments can also be tapped onto lips to give them a pearlescent sheen (so there's no need to bother with a lipgloss).
If you're in the market for a bold beauty palette for the season ahead, go all-in with Tom Ford's Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette, $155. The super-luxe palette, which looks like a chic enameled clutch, features four different eye shadows, in shades ranging from a goddess-like gold to a shimmery deep purple. The shades provide ample opportunity to create a variety of looks depending on how statement-making you'd like to get. Sweep on the warm rose blush and champagne highlighter to finish the look.
Or, consider a new spin on the smokey eye by incorporating rich gold and brown tones. Bobbi Brown's Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette, $75, has all the components necessary to create a sultry, smokey eye, in shades of brown, grey, and gold. The palette pairs the bold eye look with a warm, light-reflective golden highlighter to give your face an all-over illuminated appearance. To finish off your face, slick on a sheer nude gloss to keep all eyes on your eyes.
Creating a gorgeous beauty look on the double is that much easier when the products you've got on hand can work double-duty. Take Bluemercury's latest arrivals of multitasking palettes as your cue to stock up on one or two for yourself, so you can spend less time tweaking your makeup and more time toasting to the holidays with friends and family. Browse the best of the store's new eye and cheek palettes below.