Beauty Report: Breaking down all the hot October 2021 makeup releases as we embrace the fall season and countdown to Christmas.
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Hello there, makeup mavens! Welcome to your monthly beauty report – detailing October 2021 makeup releases that have burst onto the scene over the last few weeks.
It’s safe to say the countdown to Christmas is on with several Holiday 2021 collections coming our way.
After falling somewhat off the radar in recent years, I’m especially delighted to see MAC Cosmetics come out strong for the festive season! Their holiday collections will always hold a special place in my heart and the sugary sweet theme they’re running with this year is adorable!
Of course not to be outdone you’ll find that both NARS and Pat McGrath Labs are heavy players when it comes to holiday makeup and Hourglass is keeping up with their tradition of releasing a new ambient lighting palette for the occasion.
Not related to the holidays but exciting all the same, Hermes released limited edition Fall 2021 lipsticks and HUDA Beauty added two new products to their GloWish line that focuses on skin-loving ingredients. It’s been a busy month thus far and there are still several days to go where we could very well see more releases emerge.
Peruse all of these October 2021 makeup releases and more below!
October 2021 Makeup Releases
Anastasia Beverly Hills Primrose Eyeshadow Palette
To start, ABH launched a rose-inspired eyeshadow palette that includes 12 buttery shades designed to carry you from day to night!
Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes Are Forever Eyeshadow Palette
‘Tis an exciting thing having Charlotte Tilbury among the October 2021 makeup releases. Whenever she releases a new eyeshadow palette, makeup lovers everywhere stand at alert and the Smokey Eyes palette is a great addition to her collection. Similar to her other larger palettes, this one is designed with four separate eyeshadow trios that can be worn for complete eye looks or mixed and matched!
Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette Arrivals
Dior is expanding their Backstage eyeshadow palette range with two October 2021 makeup releases! One features a beautiful berry-infused color story and the other rich golds that are perfect for autumn/winter. Both palettes include 8 eyeshadows as well as the creamy backstage shadow primer.
HERMES Goldsmith Highlighter
Hermes is continuing to build their luxury makeup line and their latest product launch is a GORGEOUS highlighter that can be used both on the eye on the face! This is an especially great release for Hermes and beauty collectors alike as it is beautifully embossed with the brand’s emblem.
Shop now exclusively at Selfridges. Expected at additional retailers soon.
Hermes Lipsticks for Fall 2021
In addition to their new highlighter, Hermes has also released a trio of Fall 2021 lipsticks. These limited edition shades are formulated with their signature creamy matte finish that’s full-coverage, yet comfortable!
Shop now at Saks Fifth Avenue
Hourglass Holiday 2021 Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Palette
Keeping up with holiday traditions, Hourglass has launched their 2021 ambient lighting palette with two strobe powders, two blushes and a radiant bronzing powder. There are two different 5-pan palettes available to suit all skintones.
For reference, feel free to checkout Dreaminlace’s review of the Holiday 2020 edition palette.
Huda Beauty GloWish Blush Powder
We have two October 2021 makeup releases from Huda Beauty – both expanding on the GloWish line that focuses on skin-loving ingredients (Checkout on the skin tint’s review, here). First up is a blush powder that has a velvety finish, vegan formula and is available in four shades.
Huda Beauty GloWish Pressed Powder
The second new release from Huda Beauty is a GloWish Pressed Powder that can be used for setting your makeup, touchups or even as a powder foundation. Available in 12 shades.
MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2021 Makeup Collection
The festive season is approaching and the MAC Holiday 2021 collection is offering plenty of gift ideas – for yourself or someone else. The collection includes single eyeshadows (5 shades), holiday edition lipsticks (5 shades), festive lipglasses (5 shades), two creamy highlighters, a glitter kit, skinfinish palette and more!
Makeup by Mario Suede Lipsticks
Pucker up! Makeup by Mario has launched a new collection of suede lipsticks. These have a weightless matte formula that’s designed to be soft, comfortable and long-wearing. 20 shades available!
Shop now at Sephora
NARS Bijoux Eyeshadow Palette
We knew we’d be getting a lot of festive-themed October 2021 makeup releases as we all look forward to the holidays and NARS is delivering! Their gorgeous new Bijoux eyeshadow palette features 16 rich jewel-toned shades in their signature long-lasting, powerfully pigmented formula.
Exclusively available at NARSCosmetics.com
NARS High Profile Cheek Palette
Ahead of the holidays, NARS is also releasing a new version of their covetable cheek palettes! The High Profile palette features four blushes, a highlight and bronzer. All shades are new and limited edition.
Natasha Denona Mini Metropolis Palette and Brush Set
Just in time for the holidays, Natasha Denona has launched a new mini palette that includes a rich green that is sure to garner attention on your eyes during the festive season. The palette also comes with a brush to match!
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Celestial Odyssey Eyeshadow Palette
Be it as a gift for yourself or someone else, the Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 eyeshadow palette is a sight to behold. Similar to her Holiday 2020 palette (reviewed here), this beauty 18 lush shades in a variety of decadent finishes. It is also much more affordable than her standard Mothership palettes, ringing in at $78 compared to $125.
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Divine Blush Trio
Perhaps one of the most exciting October 2021 makeup releases, Pat McGrath has created a holiday palette featuring two of her divine blushes (that launched earlier this year) and a highlighter. Available in two shades!
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Sublime Skin Highlighter
More Pat McGrath? Yes! She’s also launched a Holiday 2021 Skin Highlighter that looks seriously fit for a queen.
Shop now at PatMcGrath.com
Wander Beauty Double Date Eyeshadow Duos
Wander Beauty is entering the chat with possibly the most handy addition to my makeup collection all year! These eyeshadow duos include a cream shadow that has no slip and a shimmery topper. Available in 3 shades.
Shop now at Wander Beauty
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