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More holiday eyeshadow palette releases!

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This year has been intense in the release department and it’s been really hard to keep up with everything that’s been coming out. A few months ago, I wrote a post called Fall Makeup Releases and, more recently, one called holiday 2018 eyeshadow palette releases, which I’ve had to update a couple of times already. If I keep adding to the latter, it’ll be 3000 words long. SO. I thought I’d write another one and show you some of the palettes that have just been released or are about to be released. 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics – The Alien Palette

Release date: it’s out now

Price: $52

Source: JSC official website

This is by far one of the most peculiar eyeshadow palettes released lately. Careful. This one has been selling like hot cakes, so by the time you read this post it might be sold out and you might have to wait for a restock. I personally don’t think I’ll be picking it up because I’m simply not creative enough to know what to do with such shades. 

Melt Cosmetics – Smoke Sessions

Release date: Nov. 23

Price: TBA

Source: Trendmood

Speaks for itself, doesn’t it? It will be available on the Melt official website on Nov. 23rd. Us Europeans will have to wait for Beauty Bay to stock up on Melt palettes (so far they only carry the shadow stacks and the lip products). 

Kat Von D – The Lolita Palette

Release dates: Dec. 10th (US & Canada), Dec. 12th (UK), Jan. 19th (Australia), Feb. 19th (Sephora Europe), March 19th (Brazil and Middle East)

Price: $39

Source: Trendmood

I’m a sucker for an all-matte palette, but haven’t we seen these shades everywhere lately (especially in the Urban Decay Naked Cherry and the Huda Beauty New Nude)? I’ve never tried KVD eyeshadows before so they might be better quality than UD and HB, but, meh. 

Dominique Cosmetics – Berries and Cream

Release date: already available for pre-order, ships out on 23rd Nov. 

Price: $44

Source: Dominique Cosmetics website

Looks a bit more exciting that the Latte palette Christen Dominique released a few months ago (or was it last year?), but still this isn’t a palette I’m looking forward to buying, even on sale. 

Morphe x James Charles – The James Charles palette

Release date: already available, already sold out, waiting on restock

Price: $39 (on the Morphe website and at Ulta)

This is probably one of the most successful and fastest selling Morphe collabs of all times. I think this palette is supposed to be a vamped up reboot of the Morphe 35B Artistry. There’s also a whole collection of brushes alongside this palette, but I’m interested in neither. I think Morphe metallics are really good, but I’m not a big fan of their mattes (review of the 35M here)

BH Cosmetics – The Zodiac Palette

Release date: Nov. 22nd

Price: $19.50 on launch date, $24 after that

Source: Trendmood

I probably have all those shades somewhere in my collection, but somehow I have a softer spot for BH Cosmetics than I do for some other brands. I love how the brand always manages to create good and affordable products and I use their brushes every day (and god knows it’s hard to distract me from my Zoeva and MAC brushes). I’ll definitely be on the lookout for this one.

Colourpop – Chasing Rainbows palette

Release date: out now

Price: $20

If I didn’t live in Europe, I’d probably be the curator of a Colourpop museum by now. As a matter of fact, I’d probably be working for them. For free. I’m really tempted to brave another $40 of customs fees and order me some CP on Black Friday. 

Are you planning on buying any of these palettes?

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  • Reply
    Kristin Harris/Tales from Home
    November 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I have a love for eyeshadow palettes, I see so many I want though I rarely actually buy them all haha. But some of these I really like and might have to spring for!

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      November 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      The makeup industry knows how to strike our chords!

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    November 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    As you know I’m waiting for my lil alien to be dispatched and I can’t wait. Honestly other releases have been a bit disappointing, I agree the James Charles palette is not for me either I have other palettes to similar. I like the BH one cause the layout is nice and they are good for the price. I need to get hold of some of their brushes on your recommendations but haven’t got round to it yet 🙈🙈.
    Kate x

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      November 17, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      I think they’re on sale right now. Might be worth a look :DDD
      And yes the BH Cos. palette you have is already too similar to that Morphe one.

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        November 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Anything you are really interested in? X x

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          November 18, 2018 at 1:35 am

          The Melt Cosmetics one (but never available in Europe) and the BH Cosmetics Zodiac palette 🙂

          • katesbeautyhome
            November 18, 2018 at 1:55 am

            I like the zodiac. I’m thinking for now I’m going to catch up on getting the gun metal stack. X x

          • Kate
            November 18, 2018 at 11:07 am

            Waiting for my delivery of the gun metal stack :DDD

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    November 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    YASSS I had to stop myself from getting the Alien pallete, but I grabbed his Hi How Are Ya red lippie. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I just saw the melt palette on trendmood and am living for it. The colourpop palette looks gorgeous! I’ve been going for colorful looks. Perfect roundup for new releases!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel |

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      November 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Me toooooo. I’m so into greens atm and they’re hard to find! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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