Fall eyeshadow palettes are essential to entering the new season. Eyeshadow trends shift from bright to burgundy, neons to neutrals, pastels to purples, rainbows to reds, SPF to… well, you should always be wearing SPF. You know that.
My point is, you can’t get into autumn without changing your eyeshadow palettes up – it’s basically a rule. (One I made up, but I digress.)
This season, red, purple, burgundy, and orange eyeshadow is super trendy. With this knowledge in mind, I’ve picked out 11 fall eyeshadow palettes that will get you into the caramel apple and PSL spirit!
Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain released this eyeshadow quad mere weeks ago, making it the perfect entry to fall palettes. It comes in three different color combos: the pink and plum Majestic Rose, brown and gold Royal Jungle, and smokey-eye-suited Imperial Moon. All eyeshadows are filled with winter rose oil, which gives the formula its easy glide.
California Love Eyeshadow Palette
As a proud Californian, I had to include the fall-esque California Love eyeshadow palette from ColourPop. Inspired by my beautiful state’s cities, including beachy San Diego and (my) San Francisco Bay Area, the muted pinks and reds are perfect for fall – no matter where you live. Just note that El Capitan is more for the face, and absolutely not for the eyes; a little confusing, but you get used to it.
Rainforest Temptations Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
Thirteen eye AND cheek shades in one little palette, for less than $30 online? Yeah, we’ll take it. tarte’s Rainforest Temptations offers an array of shades, from gold to olive to pink to red, all of which will shimmer on your lids. The secret ingredient here is Amazonian clay, which gives this eyeshadow palette its long-lasting wear.
Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette
Melt is known for their “high” (lol I’m funny) quality eyeshadow palettes, and the twenty-seven palette is no exception. Consisting of 10 red-orange-burgundy shades, you’ll have a fierce look that only the bold will dare to replicate. The formula is Leaping Bunny certified, free of parabens and gluten, and totally vegan – they truly love up on the animal kingdom.
Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
Hurry while the price is cut in half, because who doesn’t love spending less than $70 instead of $129? (I love it. Me. Just check out my review of Amazon’s Foreo dupe, that’s how dedicated I am to saving.) The 15 shades come in a variety of finishes, including matte, duo chrome, metallic, and chrome crystal. It’s totally free of talc, too; if you’re sensitive to the ingredient, this palette is for you.
Mini The Baby One Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette
Another talc-free palette? Hell yeah, we’ll scoop it up! Instead, this mini palette uses mica for its texture and glimmer, while shea butter nourishes and conditions the eye area. The combination helps more sensitive eyes avoid irritation, while still being able to wear a fall eyeshadow palette – this time, in gorgeous berry shades with matte, satin, and metallic finishes.
MINERALIST Rosewood Eyeshadow Palette
Oh, look – talc-free again! We can’t NOT include those palettes for the bbs who read this and wonder if there’s more than one option for a fall eyeshadow palette. MINERALIST comes with two berry shades, three beiges, and one deep brown, all of which are infused with antioxidant-filled rosehip and sea buckthorn oils. The result: nourishment while looking f*cking fire.
Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette – Berry Bad
Don’t need 15 shades, but want more than one? Enter: e.l.f., here to save the day as per usual. Berry Bad is soooo very good, with four shades that complement one another, are similar in shade, but are different depths to create a complex look. The clean formula is to die for, and the $3 price tag can’t be beat. Throw it in your bag – or wallet, or pocket – and touch up throughout the day as needed.
Extreme Visionary 12-Piece Magnetic Eyeshadow Palette With Hemp
PÜR is PÜR because they push the envelope. For example, in this perfect-for-fall eyeshadow palette, they’ve included hemp to treat dry skin and create the perfect canvas for eyeshadow. At the same time, a blend of ginseng, green tea, and vitamin B come together to rejuvenate and fight aging in the eye area, so your eyeshadow doesn’t bring you down (or bring your skin’s age up).
Bronze-Nude Eyeshadow Palette
This burgundy makeup palette is perfect for fall, because it touches upon every color you think of – orange, red, rust, gold, bronze – when you imagine the leaves changing color. The 12-pan palette gives you glitz and glam or soft and sweet depending on the mood with its plethora of finishes, and it’s small enough to travel with. Bonus: it comes with a mirror (something that’s missing from too many palettes), so you don’t need to use your phone camera anymore. Win!
35O3 Fierce By Nature Artistry Palette
Morphe’s palettes are always so elaborate, and this 35-pan palette is no exception. Fierce by Nature is a kind of perfect name for an eyeshadow palette resembling fall’s picturesque nature, and the colors – blood to deep red, browns, dark berries, and two pops of bright green – stand out on any skin tone. Be bold or blend in, stand out or stand back… whatever you want to channel, this palette offers.
Which fall eyeshadow palettes are your favorites? What colors will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments!