During summer, my daily makeup was pretty fresh-faced. Most days, I actually skipped eyeshadow, making my contour and lips the focus. But as fall hits, I’m dusting off my favorite eyeshadow palettes to create go-to fall eyeshadow looks with deep, warm colors and smokey tones.
Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year when it comes to makeup trends. Especially with all of the special occasions surrounding the last few months of the year, it makes for great excuses to get glammed up. Today I’m sharing eight of my favorite eyeshadow palettes for fall that will cover you for all the trends— from a neutral “barely there” look to pair with an oxblood lip, to a sultry smoky eye and all the warmness in-between.
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1. Ulta Beauty Matte Neutrals Palette
I’ve loved this palette from the first time I used it earlier this year. Since reviewing it on my YouTube channel, it’s become one of my favorites. So much so, that I’m about 90% sure I’m wearing it to my wedding. The all-matte palette consists of a great range of neutrals, from delicate light shades to deep warm browns. It’s incredibly versatile with twelve pigmented shadows that blend effortlessly together.
2. City Color Cosmetics Boho Chic Palette
The Boho Chic palette is one of those palettes perfect for the transition from summer to fall. Get 10% off with code SlashedBeauty! The shimmer shades bring every look to the next level, and the shade selection gives you enough for both neutral or bold and colorful creations. I especially love using the deep wine shade, called “Marsala,” paired with the gold called “Energy” for your quintessential holiday makeup. Read the full review of the palette here.
3. NYX Cosmetics Ultimate Shadow Palette in Sugar High
One of the newest releases from the brand, the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Sugar High consists of peaches and neutrals for a lighter approach to fall eyeshadow. There is a great balance of finishes separated by each row: mattes, satins and shimmers for any mood. The purple shades shade really pull this palette together to help it fit in to the fall season.
4. Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette
There was a lot of buzz around this palette when it first came out, because it looks like an exact dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette! As you can see above, where the unmarked swatches are the Makeup Revolution palette, it’s a pretty close match and at a fraction of the cost. The Iconic Smokey Palette gives you twelve moody shades to create smokey eyes to wear for any occasion. Read the full side-by-side comparison review here.
5. Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette
Out of all the Revealed palettes, number 2 is still my absolute favorite. This rose-themed palette has some great rose golds, bronzes and cranberries with the perfect balance of finishes. You can get some really vampy looks out of this one, or keep it bright with the golds and pinks. Read my full review of the palette here.
6. Maybelline The 24K Nudes Palette
The 24K Nudes Palette does a great job balancing every-day shades with bold colors. With smoky jewel tones like purple, green and blue, you have a little more room to play and step outside the box with your fall eyeshadows. This palette is particularly convenient for travel with it’s sleek, compact packaging. Great for any family trips!
7. e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte 2 Palette in Summer Breeze
Despite it’s name, the Mad for Matte 2 Palette in Summer Breeze is actually chalk full of fall shades. Just looking at this has me in an October kinda mood.The peaches, warm browns and splash of purple serve all types of fallen leaves vibes. At only $10, this is a great palette that can take you between two seasons for maximum use. Read the full review of this palette here.
8. Pixi x ItsJudyTime It’sEyesTime Palette
The It’sEyesTime palette, a collaboration between Pixi and youtuber ItsJudyTime, is a fantastic choice for fall with twelve shades that offer countless looks. That pumpkin-y brown is perfect to warm up a look, and the rich deep colors will add intense dimension. You get several satin shades that really make a statement, from champagne to wine bronze.
What’s your favorite fall eyeshadow palette?