DIY Beauty: 5 Makeup Palettes to Create Your Perfect Look

I love that beauty brands are increasingly getting that one size doesn’t fit all – or one colour, as it were. More often than not, the beauty gods are leaving it to us to mix our own perfect hues for a lot of products – and today I’ve picked out five budget-friendly ones worth looking into if you’ve never quite found that right shade in your ideal product!


MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Brow Palette – $51 @ Sephora
Eyebrows are the curtains to your eyes – or some silly expression like that. Either way, brows are getting more attention than ever these days and for good reason; a well-groomed brow can make your eyes pop without a lick of makeup! MAKE UP FOR EVER has recently released two kits to tame your brows. Start by applying some wax to keep them in line, then mix and match your perfect brow filler colour, and finish with a little highlighter on the brow bone. It’s not only great to find that ideal brow shade, it’s perfect for travel.


Viseart Corrector, Contour, Camouflage Palette – $100
The wrong concealer can quickly make your look go from amazing to cakey and wrinkly. This movie set-quality collection is an ideal way to nail your face ‘base layers’, with twelve different cream products to neutralize redness and dark tones, and elegantly contour the face. Plus it comes in two colour palettes for different skin shades.


MAC Custom Eye Shadow Palette – $42
While some products are designed to have you blend your own perfect formula, M.A.C. takes things a step further by letting you craft your own custom palette (which can be refilled, natch). I created the pretty shadow palette you see above, but you can also create a one-of-a-kind palette for everything from concealers or blushes to some combination of various products.


Bite Beauty Lip Lab – From $55
Canadian beauty brand Bite Beauty has specialized in all-natural, highly pigmented lip colour for a few years now. Now you can go the bespoke route with them by visiting their Toronto-based Lip Lab. You’ll concoct a perfect lipstick, tailoring the colour, finish, and even the natural scent / flavour of it (like coconut or mint). It’s a super fun idea for a bridesmaids’ night out, FYI!


Clean Six Piece Travel Spray Layering Collection – $67 @ Sephora
Your own bespoke fragrance could be closer than you think. This sleek little travel set of perfumes all smell amazing on their own, but can easily be mixed and matched to create the perfect aroma to match your mood. For example, on a day you just want to feel comfy cozy, pair Reserve Blend Warm Cotton with Reserve Blend Rain.

These are just a few of my favourite mix and match products for DIY beauty – what are some of yours? Do any of these catch your eye?


16 Responses to “DIY Beauty: 5 Makeup Palettes to Create Your Perfect Look”
  1. Kim K says:

    I’ve been looking for a palette like the Viseart Corrector and I love the Bite Beauty concept. I’m definitely checking these out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. aketch says:

    The custom shadow palette from MAC sounds really neat and practical too!

  3. SandyS says:

    Bite Beauty Lip Lab catches my Eye! I never leave the house without lip application.

  4. maltichaitan says:

    I’m liking that Viseart Corrector, Contour, Camouflage Palette….I have been looking for something to just do slight touch ups…

  5. Susan says:

    Bite beauty lab looks Interesting!

  6. Gigi says:

    I love the idea of creating a custom lipstick and would love the Bite palette.

  7. corkrose says:

    Love the eye brow package…As one gets older – more colour is required!!

  8. Judy says:

    The Clean layering collection is different, thats worth a try.

  9. Alyssa says:

    I’d like to try bite beauty!

  10. dabrowne says:

    I like the Viseart pallette.

  11. Julie P says:

    the bite beauty lip lab looks very interesting

  12. Susan says:

    I like the Clean Six Piece Travel Spray Layering Collection.

  13. Marina P says:

    Wow. Makeup is becoming very scientific. Love the Viseart corrector base makeup.

  14. Amy Doyle says:

    Love the bite beauty lip lab

  15. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Viseart Palette and the Lip Lab!

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