Hello, friends! As an eyeshadow palette lover, I knew I needed to share my responses to Samantha March and Allie Glines’ Eyeshadow Palette Tag.
Wonder what palettes are worth the hype and which palettes were let downs? Please keep reading for my answers to the Eyeshadow Palette Tag!
The Eyeshadow Palette Tag Questions
Newest palette: ColourPop x The Mandalorian The Child Palette
Let’s be real – I buy a lot of eyeshadow. At the point when this post is going live, some new palettes are en-route to my home. With that said, ColourPop x The Mandalorian The Child Palette is the newest to literally enter into my collection.
As a huge Disney and Star Wars fan, there was no doubt in my mind that this palette would be mine. I mean, how cute is this!?
Oldest palette: Urban Decay Naked
Purchased in 2010, the original Urban Decay Naked Palette is the oldest product in my makeup collection. This golden-neutral palette was my go-to palette throughout high school. To this day, I still vividly remember applying this each morning before school.
Most expensive palette: Pat McGrath x Star Wars Decadence Palette
Technically, my Natasha Denona Lila* and Gold Palettes* are the most expensive palettes in my collection. At full price, both products retail for $129 each. However, I purchased both palettes at a steep discount.
When factoring in the amount I paid, my Pat McGrath Palettes are the most expensive in my collection. Both the Pat McGrath x Star Wars Decadence Palette and Divine Rose II Palettes were purchased at full price ($129).
Most affordable palette: e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes
At $3.00, the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes are easily the most affordable palettes in my collection. These palettes are such incredible quality for the price. If you’re curious about which of these palettes is my favorite – check out my affordable palette ranking!
Everyday palette: Dose of Colors Baked Browns
The Dose of Colors Baked Brown eyeshadow palette is a staple in my everyday makeup routine. I constantly reach for this palette when I’m using another palette that lacks a transition shade or when a look needs more depth.
Most colorful palette: bPerfect Cosmetics x Stacey Marie Carnival III Love Tahiti Palette
Palette with the best memory: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam
My Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette is go-to eyeshadow for special events like concerts and weddings, etc. I always reach for this beautiful neutral palette when I want to look pretty, without looking over-the-top. In fact, I wore this palette when I went to the Jonas Brothers reunion tour LOL.
Palette worth the hype: Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno Muerte Palette
The Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno collection was easily the most hyped release from the 2019 holiday season – for good reason. This Dia De Los Muertos-inspired collections was one of the most authentic releases of 2019. To hear me rave about this palette check out my in-depth review of the collection or this review ranking all of my Melt Palettes.
Palette not worth the hype: Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Pressed Powder Palette
When I saw the initial promotional photos for the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Collection, I gasped at how classically pretty the color story looked. The light neutrals with pops of rich blues and red spoke to me. However, the quality of the eyeshadow shocked me in the worst way. Read my full review on the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Pressed Powder Palette.
Instead, I’d rather shine a light on my favorite palette from Huda Beauty: New Nude.* Not only do I receive tons of compliments when I wear looks created with with palette, but I just feel super soft and pretty. Easily one of the best palettes from the brand and an all-time favorite in my collection. Check out my review of the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette.
Most used palette: Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette
By now most of you know that I am a Persona Cosmetics *stan,* so it should come to no surprise to see my beloved Identity Palette* featured in this eyeshadow palette tag. This little neutral palette looks like its taken a beating, but it is just so well loved. For my in-depth thoughts, check out my Identity Palette review.
New to Persona Cosmetics? Please consider using my referral link for 15% off your first purchase. If you make a purchase I will receive 5% cashback for the sale, but please know that I’ve been purchasing from Persona long before I had a code. I would never recommend products I didn’t truly love.
*In her response to the Eyeshadow Palette Tag, Jessica Braun added two additional questions that fit perfectly within the tag theme.*
An under-hyped palette: Sigma Beauty Cor de Rosa Palette
Loved limited edition palette: Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream St. Palette
LOL everything in me wanted to show the Master by Mario Palette; however, I need to stop talking about this palette since I no longer own it.
The Kathleen Lights Dream St. Palette is one of my all-time favorite palettes from ColourPop. The color story is just so effortlessly pretty for everyday. Sadly, this palette was finally discontinued in 2020. See it ranked in my ultimate ColourPop Palette ranking.
Want to participate in the tag?
I’m tagging any beauty lovers who find this tag fun! P.S. Check out Samantha March’s original video below!
Final Thoughts on the Eyeshadow Palette Tag
In fully transparency, I struggled answering some of the prompts in the I the Eyeshadow Palette Tag. First, most of my “older,” more heavily used have long been decluttered. Second, I’ve been trying so many formulas over the course of the last two years so there are few palettes that I use regularly. At the end of the day, I only own one face.
Also, I realized that there are so many limited edition releases in this roundup. In general, I wish that brand would move away from these types of releases because they encourage FOMO and cause so many of us to buy repeat shades. Plus, I feel guilty featuring products that I love that I know others can no longer purchase. Read more about my thoughts on whether Limited Edition makeup releases are scams.
Ultimately, the eyeshadow palette tag made me realize that I need to (1) slow down how many palettes I purchase and (2) declutter some of palettes that I currently own.
P.S. hopefully we can all view these photos and appreciate the *glow up* my flat lays have had since I first started this blog back in 2018. Hopefully, you can tell which photos are newer and which ones are quite old. Hah!