15 December 2018

Top Eyeshadow Palettes of 2018!

So, I did this last year, and REALLY enjoyed it. I also really love seeing other people's top palettes, so feel free to leave me your top palettes/make up products!

For comparison, here's my blog post about my top 10 palettes of 2017! It's SO interesting to see where things have moved to! This isn't just with new releases from 2018, it has my ALL TIME FAVES for this year!


So I'm going to do the same kind of thing, short list some palettes, BUT.. last time I did a top 10 out of a short list of 20, although I had 40 something palettes. This year, I have around 75 palettes, so I'm shortlisting 20, then ranking them 20 in order, but I'm not gonna list them beforehand, as that contains MAJOR spoilers. I'll link where I can, as I go along, and also link if I've written a blog post about them previously.

Also, if you want to watch more in depth video of my top 10 eyeshadow palettes of 2018, I've made a YouTube video here! Please subscribe and comment if you can :)

If you want to know why some palettes didn't make the cut from last year, or even why I didn't choose one, drop me a message via Instagram, or here!

This was very hard! Let's begin.

20) Colourpop Zodiac Palette


2018 was the year of Colourpop for me! I mean, I haven't stopped talking about it. Don't be surprised if this isn't the only Colourpop palette you see in my top 20, pls. In general, Colourpop is one of my fave formula's, and also really inexpensive, which I'm a huge fan of.
As much as I love the theme for this palette, I'm also really in love with the shades. I wrote about this palette here.

I love how it's based on the 4 elements, earth, wind, fire & water, and how the shades truly represent that!

19) Tarte Love, Trust & Fairy Dust


This may have only got into my top 20 for the packaging..


Only kidding! Although the packaging plays a big part in why I love this palette (yeah I'm a loser I know), it does have a really good colour story! I don't enjoy the mattes as much as I enjoy the shimmers, but overall some really good colours!

18) Revolution Reloaded Velvet Rose


This palette is £4, £4! I'm in love with the quality of that gold shadow you can see, but also really like the formula of this palette. It ranked a little low, simply because it's an exact dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hills soft glam palette, which I wrote about here. You'll just have to wait and see if I that one made my top 20..

17) Urban Decay Born To Run


Something different from Urban Decay & I'm loving it! I'm so excited for the square pans, and so excited there's a variety of shades. I wrote about the Born to Run palette here!

16) I Heart Revolution Set n Sparkle in One True Love


This honestly did only make it for the packaging, LOL.


Nah, the shades inside are pretty nice too! Not the best formula, but for £10 it's such a good palette, AND SO SO PRETTY SPARKLY SHINY. I wrote about this one here!

15) Colourpop Good Sport


This palette was my whole Autumn! It's literally Autumn in a damn palette, and I'm here for it! I'm especially in love with the shade EBB, which I don't have in my collection anywhere!

14) Huda Beauty Desert Dusk


WOW, can you believe this palette ranked number 1 last year? Don't get me wrong, I'm still in LOVE with this palette, but it's a bit older now and doesn't get as much use as last year :( It's still in my top 20 out of like 75 palettes, so I still have love for it!!

I wrote about it here - woah it got so many views!

13) Morphe 35M


This would have ranked higher if there were more transition shades! But I LOVE THIS. It totally replaces my Jaclyn Hill palette & made me literally give away my 35o and other 35 palettes from Morphe! I have my eye on the James Charles too, Morphe are really stepping up the game!

My fave in this palette are the greens and purples! It annoys me I never got round to reviewing this palette! I might still write an in depth review about them!

12) Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette


When this initially released, I did not pick this up. I looked at it online and was like urgh when am I ever going to use these shades? I couldn't even think of a look in my head with this palette.

I found it for 30% off and just picked it up, and omg I was wrong. This palette IS SO DAMN UNIQUE. I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF LOOKS I WANT TO CREATE WITH IT! ABH did a really good job with this one, REALLY GOOD.

I wrote about it here, and I think the layout to this blog I wrote was pretty funny lol I'm funny.

11) Colourpop Give it To me Straight


Oooh one of my fave warm tone palettes ever to exist. This palette makes me so happy. I just can't. It's really messy but when you really are about to rank 20 eyeshadow palettes, you think I got time to clean them? lol.

10) Charlotte Tilbury Stars in Your Eyes- Limited edition :( 



This palette basically replaces the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eyes palette from last year, which ranked number 5! When Charlotte comes out with these types of palettes, they're always limited edition, which is quite sad. But I can't explain how much I love them!! They're such a good buy, and I go into more detail about this palette here!

9) Violet Voss Holy Grail


This was number 2 last year, and still going strong at number 9. I have purchased SO many Violet Voss palettes since this once, but nothing compares to the colour story in this! The gold in this palette is my fave gold, ever. If you are going to get a Violet Voss palette, get this one!

8) Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita


This was number 3 last year, and another one that's still going strong. This is my fave quad, EVER. For the same reasons as last year, this palette was always on my eyes for any formal event I attended this year. You really really can't go wrong if you purchase this! The glitter is honestly just something else!

7) Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered 


This replaces the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette that ranked number 4 last year. I LOVED that formula from last year, but this one is just an upgrade. It's like when you buy an iPhone X but then the iPhone Xs comes out lol. I compared the two here.

6) Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions


So this palette actually beat the Rose Gold Remastered by one, just because I relate to the colour story in this palette SO well. The formula for a £25 palette is SO good, and for how small this palette is, I'm obsessed with how many looks you can create with it!

5) Colourpop Disney It's a Princess Thing


Look at the packaging on this one!! I wrote about it here.


When you think of a Disney Princess collab, I think they did the most PERFECT shades for just that. Along with the theme, the formula, and the shades, this is your most perfect palette. The shade names are also just as fab!

4) Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam


Yes, of course this made it into my top 20, top 5 in fact! The original in comparison to the Revolution dupe is just so much nicer! Like I say in my Youtube video, this is like Modern Renaissance's older sister. With similar shades, but more shimmers, this palette really does replace the MR in my eyes! I wrote about it here.

3) Colourpop Chasing Rainbows Palette


Racking my brains to figure out if I only like this this much because it's a new release or if I really just really like this palette, lol. It's a limited edition holiday palette by Colourpop, which I reviewed here.
I love how it's not your everyday rainbow palette, but is still SUPER colourful!!

Now the last two palettes were a struggle, I chose one over the other just because the first ones colours are a little bit more unique than number 2!

2) Huda Beauty New Nude Palette


I'm ALWAYS here for something different, and that's why I like Huda Beauty products SO much. These formula's are SO different, and so unique, I really like it. What really makes the palette for me is the Concealed shade, just because I think it was SUCH a good idea. Along side that, the formula with the pressed pearls are super reflective!

I wrote about it here.

1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina


The Norvina palette topped it simply for the unique shades! I reviewed it here!

You know how the good sport was my Autumn palette, this was my summer palette. I couldn't put it down. Anastasia Beverly Hills formula is one of my fave eyeshadow formula's, and along with the colour story of this one, it had to be my fave palette of the year!

Overall, 2018 was the glow up year. The year where my blog really took off after doing this for over 5 years, and where my picture qualities have increased in comparison to last year LOL.


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