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.
Release date: it’s out now
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
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)
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.
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
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
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.