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7 of the best all-in-one makeup palettes and kits for busy mums

Even when you’re tight for time you can get a natural beauty look with these multi-tasking palettes…

Applying makeup can often fall way down the list of priorities when you have children to look after or find yourself rushing out the door in the morning, but there’s no denying the power that a pop of blusher or a bit of eyeshadow can have in helping you feel a bit more like yourself or in disguising the effects of disturbed nights and early mornings.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best makeup palettes and kits that combine all of your essentials in one handbag-friendly package for quick on-the-go touch ups.

Bobbi Brown Beauty On-The-Go kit

Everything from puffy eyes to dehydrated skin are covered in this genius Bobbi Brown Beauty On-The-Go Kit. The £25 set features miniatures of four hero products; Face Base, Eye Base, Smokey Eye Mascara and Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, to create a fresh-faced look in minutes. You’ll wonder what you ever did without it. Available at ASOS.

Bobbi Brown Beauty On-The-Go kit, £25, ASOS

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Beauty Pie One Palette Wonder

If you haven’t yet signed up to Beauty Pie, you’ll want to if only for this One Palette Wonder, which features a bronzer, blusher, highlighter and three eyeshadows along with a mirror for easy application. Available in a choice of warm or cool tones, Beauty Pie say this palette would cost £35 from other cosmetics brands, but offer it for a bargain £8.03 for subscribers. Sign up and order yours at

One Palette Wonder, £8.03, Beauty Pie

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a palette

You can create a gorgeous glowing look in five minutes with this genius Charlotte Tilbury palette which includes seven premium products to brighten and enhance eyes, define the cheeks and give a natural healthy glow, even when you feel anything but. The ultimate beauty treat for mums. Available at Charlotte Tilbury for £55.

Instant Look in a Palette, £55, Charlotte Tilbury

Benefit West Coast Wonders

This hardworking trio are well worth keeping in your handbag for touch ups when you’re out and about. Featuring the brand’s cult Bene-Tint lip and cheek tint, mini GALifornia blusher and PORE-fessional primer, it has all bases covered. Order yours for £29.99 on Amazon.

Benefit West Coast Wonders, £29.99, Amazon

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Too Faced Natural Face Palette

This sleek compact palette from Too Faced features two highlighters, two blushers and two bronzing powders, but we think they could also double up as eyeshadows for a quick and natural beauty fix. Order yours for £36 at Look Fantastic.

Too Faced Natural Face palette, £36, Look Fantastic

Urban Decay Stay Naked Threesome Palette

Urban Decay’s Naked eyeshadow palettes have long been a cult buy, and we’re sure these multi-tasking face palettes will be no exception. Inside the sparkly compact you’ll find a bronzer, highlighter and blusher to flatter your skin tone and freshen up your face even when you’re really tight on time. Order yours for £27 at Look Fantastic.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Threesome palette, £27, Look Fantastic

Givenchy Makeup Essentials Palette

Whether you’re going on the school run or on a night out, you can’t go wrong with this Givenchy Makeup Essentials Palette. This set features 17 products in a sleek black compact, that even features eyeshadow and lipstick applicators and comes with a travel mascara. Currently half price at Escentual for £38, snap this up while you can!

Givenchy Makeup Essentials palette, £38, Escentual

Keeping Mum’s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love and approve of. We may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page.

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