Best Palettes for under £20/$25

Most of us have a few palettes kicking about in our makeup collection. They come in all shapes, sizes, formulas .... and costs! Today, we are focusing on bargain beauty with our top palettes for under £20/$25. These are some of our fave palettes which are more accessible to all budgets but which will still deliver a fabulous payoff!


Lets start with the face. Nowadays, you can grab a palette for everything from contouring, to blush, to highlight. Here we have rounded up some of our fave bargain buys.

Contour Palettes

1. BH Cosmetics studio pro contour palette / 2. ELF Contour Palette / 3. Essence Shape your face contour palette / 4.Barry M Chisel Cheeks contour kit /  5. MakeupRevolution Cream Contour palette

Contouring is still all the rage in the beauty world. You can easily give your face definition and change its shape with just a swipe of colour. Here are our top 5 recommendations to achieve a perfectly contoured face for a fraction of the price. BH Cosmetics' offering is fantastic value with 10 shades for just $18, meaning you can contour 'til your hearts' content! 

Blush Palettes

1.Physicians Formula Glowing Blush / 2.Coastal Scents Blush & Bronzer palette / 3.BHCosmetics professional blush palette / 4.BHCosmetics contour&blush palette / 5.Freedom makeup blush palette /6.Nyx Sweet Cheeks blush palette / 7.I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts / 8.ELF Studio powder blush / 9.Sleek Blush by 3 / 10.Barry M Hide&Chic palette

Blush can add a gorgeous touch of colour to any look, bringing life to the face. There are plenty of blush palettes available on a smaller budget, just check our top 10 out! We are especially loving the I Heart Makeup Blushing Heart (which comes in a variety of shades and costs only £5 BTW), and the Physicians Formula NudeWear palette - would you check out that stunning packaging?!

Highlight Palettes

1.Sleek Solstice Highlight palette / 2.Physicians Formula Touch of Glow Palette / 3.Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette / 4.NYX strobe of genius palette / 5.Makeup Revolution Ultra Glow palette /  

Highlighting is an essential step in most womens' makeup routine right now - especially during the summer months, so how about using one of our top 5 budget palettes to help achieve the look? We think the Sleek Solstice palette is especially stunning; the packaging is divine and the shades are to die for! We love to apply our highlight with our Bella&Bear Duo Fiber powder brush, it will lightly dust your cheekbones with that gorgeous glow you desire!

Finishing Palettes

1.MakeupRevolution highlight&Blush palette / 2.Barry M Natural Glow 2 palette / 3.NYX radiant finishing powder / 4.Physicians Formula Season-to-Season bronzer

To finish your look you can add a highlight, or you can try a finishing powder to add a darling glow to your face. Here are some of our faves; check out those amazing NYX offerings, we just love the glow on 'Sunkissed' - and they only cost $9 each, amazing! 

Concealer Palettes

1.NYX correct & conceal palette / 2.BH Cosmetics foundation and concealer palette / 3.Sleek Correct & Conceal /  4.Coastal Scents Camouflage palette / 5.Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover&Conceal Palette / 6.ELF Complete coverage palette / 7.Essence Camouflage cream concealer / 8.Physicians Formula Concealer 101

No look would be complete without a little coverage. If we admit it, we all need it from time to time. Try picking up one of our recommended affordable choices. We just love the Sleek option, it has a concealer for every problem - andddd you can team it with our Bella&Bear Ocelot concealer brush for the ultimate coverage.

Colour Correction Palettes 

1.NYX colour corrector / 2.ELF Corrective concealer palette / 3.MakeupRevolution Ultra Base palette / 4.Essence All I Need Palette / 5.Sleek Colour Corrector Palette

Colour Correction is not something a lot of us do - but it is actually pretty simple and these palettes make it even easier to master. A good colour correction routine can disguise red blotches, cover dark circles and even out skintone, so how about picking up one of our recommended budget palettes and trying your hand at it? We think the Essence colour correction is an absolute steal - and it is the perfect size to fit into your handbag, incase you need to touch up throughout the day! We recommend using our Bella&Bear Golden Cat concealer brush with your colour correction kit for precise application and coverage!



Lets bring out the best in those beautiful eyes. Eye makeup is such a good way to get creative with your look and using the right combination of colours and styles can really make your eyes POP too! And, now, you don't have to shell out a ridiculous amount of money to get the look you're dreaming of.

Eyeshadow Palettes

1.Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless / 2.Sleek I-Divine palette / 3.Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips / 4.Essence All About ... Palettes / 5.NYX Ultimate palettes / 6.Coastal Scents 88 warm palette / 7.ELF Clay eyeshadow palette / 8.NYX Dreamcatcher palette / 9.BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palettes / 10.Coastal Scents Revealed Palette / 11.Maybelline Nudes palettes / 12.I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate /  

Lets start with the most fun part - eyeshadow! There are absolutely tons of eyeshadow palettes available on smaller budgets nowadays thanks to drugstores and highstreet brands. Just check out our top 12! We are so in love with the NYX Ultimate palettes - they come in 4 different styles, they are sleek looking and the shade combinations will work for almost every look! Also, did you see that I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette - did someone say Urban Decay dupe?! Don't forget you can use our Bella&Bear Cats Eyes brush set with any of these palettes to create the look you're going for.

Brow Palettes

1.Freedom Makeup Pro HD Brow Kit / 2.ELF Studio brow Kit / 3.BH Cosmetics studio ultimate brow / 4.Barry M Brow Kit / 5.Coastal Scents Brow Kit / 6. NYX Browcake / 7.Maybelline Master pro brows /   

Brows. They're big news.They frame the face and will give you a gorgeous look! There are plenty of brow products on the market right now, but we are loving these palettes, they include everything you need to give your brows a more groomed look. The Freedom Pro HD Brow Kit offers 12 powders to cover all kinds of brow colours, plus 4 shaping stencils, a highlight and an arch wax - and all for £10.00! You can get a professional finish to your brows with our Bella&Bear Iberian Lynx Duo Ended brow brush!



1.L'Oreal Colour Riche Palette / 2.NYX LipCreme palette / 3.BH Cosmetics 28 nude lips palette / 4.Sleek lip 4 palette / 5.MUA Paintbox

Your pout can be your signature, your mark, what people remember you for. So don't miss it out of your look. Check out our top 5 lip palettes, filled with colours to paint your lips beautiful. We are especially loving the BH Cosmetics 28 colour palette - it has a shade for all your looks and it also comes in different styles, so if you prefer a bolder lip there is a palette just for you, too! Don't forget to pair your new lip palette with our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat lip brush for ultra precise application and a perfect pout!

We hope you enjoyed our budget palette guide .. we just cant wait to try them all out! And, don't forget, you can find all of the Bella&Bear products listed here in our online store right now. You can also tag us on Insta (@Bella_andbear), Twitter (@bella_and_bear) or Facebook with your fave budget palettes!