Maybelline’s City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes contain six shades in a small compact, come in various color combinations, and retail for about $10. Matte About Town’s shades are all matte and are on the warmer neutral side. Even the pinker-toned shades designated for the crease are warm-toned once applied, though they look like they might be cool-toned just by looking at the pans.
Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust Palette contains 10 eyeshadows and 1 highlighter. The compact includes a large high quality mirror and opens all the way so that it can be laid out flat on a table if desired. Each eyeshadow is contains 1g and the highlighter contains 2g. It is limited edition and retails for $39.
The Urban Decay Backtalk Palette is a face and eye palette containing 8 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, and 2 highlighters. It retails for $46. The palette is divided by a removable mirror and is held closed with a magnet. This mirror has to be placed back into the palette for it to close properly and there is also a certain direction it must be facing. Both sides of the mirror are magnetized differently.
If you are a fellow beauty junkie, you can relate when I say that sometimes it seems like nothing new has come out. Many times it feels like new product releases are just a way to release an old product in new packaging. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes ($10 each) are the refreshing change I have been craving. They are long-wearing liquid eyeshadows that pack a punch of shiny color.
The Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette is the sequel to the original Tartelette palette with a different assortment of neutral shades plus a few shimmers. The way the palette is arranged, the top row generally consists of grey-toned shades, the middle row yellow-toned shades, and the bottom row pink-toned shades and each row has a shimmery shade that complements the matte shades. You can mix them any way you want but this makes it really easy to pick up and quickly put together a look.