With the beauty industry booming, this last year has been a wave of exploration and creativity among beauty gurus and people alike. 2019 marked a new age of makeup influencers and trends to follow, which meant the beauty industry had to step their game up. And step up they did, with the eyeshadow palettes that defined the year. 

Here a just a few of our favorites!

Colourpop Disney Villains Misunderstood

Colourpop has been a growing company in the makeup world for some time now, and this Disney Villains collab is just what we needed coming into 2019. Focusing in metallic moody shades this palette does not disappoint. And did we mention they also released lipsticks, highlighters, and gel shadows?? This palette shines on its own as a metallic staple in your makeup collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera

ABH started this year off right with the Riviera palette launching in March. This beauty powerhouse sparked our interest with this simple stunner. The 14 shade palette brought us the “fun in the sun” vibes to unleash with sunset colors to spark your creativity.

Morphe X Jeffree Star

This stunner launched just in time to enjoy these bright shades during the summer. With a stickening mix of mattes, metallics, and glitters, this collab was what we were waiting for since Jaclyn Hill and James Charles debuted their collections. Jeffree didn’t stop there, he launched a second collection of custom brushes alongside this palette, and made sure everyone could get their hands on the merch making sure that it was available online and in store, not just with Morphe, but with Ulta as well.

Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1

Tati Westbrook is the OG beauty Guru of YouTube. It was only a matter of time before she graced us with this beautiful palette. Launching in October, she shook the beauty community with her own rendition of a neutral palette with shades that have purpose. With so many companies looking for the next best thing, Tati gave us colors that are timeless. This palette is a must grab for anyone looking to glam up their neutral look.

Shane X Jeffree Star

Following the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star series, the two launched a crazy amount of merchandise and these coveted eyeshadow palettes in November. Crushing beauty and internet records in a matter of minutes, this collaboration has everyone in a frenzy. Both palettes shine with unique shades and names associated with Shane’s life and time on YouTube. This collection is worth every penny.

2019 Recap

With only a couple more weeks of 2019 left, we look back at some of the great palettes we grabbed this year, and remember some of the amazing looks created with these lustrous shades. We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for all the beauties out there!

What was your favorite palette of 2019?