I went to Europe for a week, and ILIA’s multiuse makeup palette was the first thing I packed

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I like to think that I’m a pretty savvy packer. After years of dragging overloaded suitcases through airports and struggling with heavy bags, I now plan out my outfits in advance and bring along a pared-down makeup bag.

So when I had to start putting out essentials to bring with me on a week-long trip to Switzerland, the first thing I tossed into the pile was ILIA’s Limited Edition Multi-Stick Palette.

I love bringing a well-curated makeup palette with me on vacation because it can do the job of several products and save me space. This Multi-Stick Palette was especially perfect for the occasion due to the fact that it includes six blush, bronze and highlight shades, so that I could whip up a variety of looks during my trip.

ILIA Limited Edition Multi-Stick Palette, $42

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While my favorite shade of the bunch is Tenderly (the soft pink in the middle row), this recyclable palette includes three new and three best-selling shades of ILIA’s cult-favorite Multi-Stick that are perfect for mixing and layering on lips and cheeks.

The creamy formula of this palette is also worth noting — it’s jam-packed with clean ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil and orange peel wax. The formula is cruelty-free and fragrance-free, too, so you can feel good about putting it all over your face.

Credit: ILIA

I prefer to use my fingers with this palette, but you can also use a brush or beauty sponge to apply your desired cocktail of shades. And don’t worry about messing up your makeup look — these colors start off subtle and can be built up for more color payoff. They’re basically foolproof.

While $42 may seem steep for just 0.04 oz of product, the fact that I could bring high-quality blush, bronzer and highlighter with me in one convenient package that left me looking dewy and sunkissed made the price more than worth it. Trust me — grab this palette for yourself now and thank yourself later.

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