Make a fab first impression: Palettes and makeup sets for fresh graduates

Are you a fresh grad? If so, going to job interviews and acing them is probably a top priority as you wait for the rest of your life to begin. Writing an impressive CV and being well-prepared to answer any questions are important, but so is making a good first impression! We want you to look polished and feel confident, so here’s a list of palettes and makeup sets to fit whatever your style and budget may be.

First up is this travel-friendly Pop Your Natural Beauty set by Pop Beauty. Available from Beauty MNL, you get three eyeshadows, a powder blush, and a lip crayon all in one kit! You have a choice of Honey Haze, Precious Peach, or Pink Truffle depending on your skin color or your mood for the day. All are well-coordinated and subtle enough for a natural look at work and at the beach. *wink wink*

 Images via Sephora

Images via Sephora

Next is the Sephora Collection Palette To Go, which is available at their local website (yes, we finally have them HERE!) for P536. This nifty mirror compact contains four eyeshadows, two lip colors, one powder blush, and comes in two variants. The Intense palette is more suited for everyday wear and can be used for both day and night makeup, while the Pop palette looks perfect for parties and special occasions. At such a forgiving price point, we definitely recommend that you get both to create more fun looks! 

The best part about makeup sets is that they provide value for money. One good example is the Glamourbox x BYS Matte Maven where for only P1,100, you get more than P3,000 worth of products from the Australian brand! You can get a closer look at the contents before you go for it in our detailed review.

If you're up for experimenting with makeup, the Pocket Palette from Dollface Cosmetics could be meant for you. At just P1,300, this set comes with six detachable palettes that make it perfect for traveling. Each sub-palette contains a variety of eyeshadows, 2 lip colors, and a powder blush that is curated to form stunning combinations.

The "Super Natural" Makeup Kit is a collaboration between successful fashion blogger Laureen Uy and BeautyMNL. Stashed in a statement pouch, the items included were picked to create a barely-there makeup look that is recommended especially for newbies, and suggested as a go-to look for the busy workdays.

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Another palette that contains all the basic makeup you'd need is the Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette by theBalm. With 12 eyeshadows, a highlighter, a blush powder, and two lip/cheek creams, it's all you'd need to rock your beauty look. You can get them locally at Beauty Bar, but they're also available at Sephora online for P1,766.

This list is won't be complete without the How To Look The Best At Everything set from Benefit Cosmetics. Priced at P2,042 via, this provides a flawless base and all you have to do is apply your favorite lip balm or lipstick. This comes in Light, Fair, Medium and Deep so you're sure to find that right shade for you.

Even for those who aren't fresh grads, these makeup sets have an irresistible appeal. They are specially curated by the brands and usually offer a great selection of their best products. They're usually much cheaper than buying the products individually, too! So, which set excites you the most?