While neon and glitter eyeshadow shades are always in for Halloween, this month deep neutrals and warm shades are on everyone’s list. Fall eye makeup is all about setting the mood — you can go really bold or limit yourself to more subdued pops of color.
But when it comes to layering or blending two shades together, you need to opt for truly versatile eyeshadow palettes that let you have it all. Metallic and creamy glitter shadows are always good to have around for any spooky celebration or date night, but you also need a palette that’ll provide neutrals to enhance your skin tone and give you the perfect no-makeup makeup look.
Instead of spending endless hours searching online for new palettes that fit the bill, we went ahead and did all the work for you. You can thank us later, right now you have some shopping to do.
Pat McGrath Labs
Blitz Astral Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Iconic Illumination, $65 at Sephora
Pat McGrath‘s latest eyeshadow quad features hybrid powder cream shades in shimmery finishes. We’re really feeling the antique gold and rose quartz hues.
Luxe Gems Eyeshadow Palette, $75 at Nordstrom
Although neutral shades rule in daylight, jewel-toned shadows will always be an integral part of any fall makeup strategy. This palette skips your usual emerald and fuchsia in favor of more usable colors, like sapphire and black pearl. (They’re also perfect for all those New Year’s Eve parties.)
Golden Twilight, $12 at BH Cosmetics
One of the most affordable options out there, this eyeshadow palette offers a wide range of colors. You’ve got your earthy hues, cool jewel colors and even some deep shimmers. And all are designed to flatter any skin tone.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
A palette made for fall Instagram-worthy beauty looks, this amazing set has 25 rich colors and seasonal hues. Think harvest pumpkin, red-orange, sparkling white wine, mulberry and candy apple.
Hot Buttered Rum Mini Eye Shadow Palette, $25 at Macy’s
This highly pigmented palette is a real multitasker. The easy-to-wear matte and metallic shades can be layered without any creases and they smell like buttered rum.
California Love Eyeshadow Palette, $18 at Ulta Beauty
ColourPop is showing us some Cali love with this warm eyeshadow palette. From muted yellow peach to warm brown, it has your nine-to-five beauty look covered. Then switch things up at night with one of the vibrant, gold fleck-accented shades.
Wanderess Rush Eyeshadow Palette, $25 at Wander Beauty
The six pigmented, crease-proof shades in this fresh palette will take you from crisp fall days to chilly autumn nights. You get a mix of matte and shimmer finishes, including a flashy khaki green and a matte eggplant hue.
Matte Cocoa Eyeshadow Palette, $45 at KKW Beauty
This 10 shade-strong palette will see you through winter with its warm neutrals. The pigments boast a creamy, powdery finish that makes them last a whole lot longer.
Sugar Rush Goals Goals Goals Eyeshadow Palette, $27 at Tarte
This super blendable eyeshadow palette has 36 shades for all your eye makeup needs. The fall-appropriate set features your new seasonal go-to colors, like orange gold, purple brown, rust shimmer and golden teal.