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The Best Makeup Palettes For Fall

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Nov 3, 2020
The Best Makeup Palettes For Fall

Fall into the season with these makeup palettes

“It’s not red or brown, it’s terracotta.” It’s a sentence that fall makeup enthusiasts may have said once or twice, especially in 2020 when our eyeshadow creations don’t pop as much on Zoom calls. Don’t underestimate the power of this earthy shade, okay? You see, doing your makeup in the autumn is an art. Eyeshadows come in warm and earthy hues like gold, bronze, terracotta, burgundy and chestnut. Also neutrals, so many neutrals. And you can never collect enough fall-themed makeup palettes to take your seasonal looks to the next level. Sometimes these palettes adorn your eyes in opulent, autumn-inspired shimmers that smell like holiday chocolate - come on, you definitely know which pink and perfect beauty brand we’re talking about here. Other times, they’re really all about fall with shade names like Pumpkin Patch and Apple Picking, and flannel packaging that may or may not inspire you to create red-and-black checkered eye art, if that’s your thing. We’re deep into fall, yet have so many makeup palettes and eye looks to explore for the season… and you can make autumn your own with the fall-themed palettes below!

Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced, $49

Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced
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Chocolate and gold are two common themes during the fall - from the sweets you devour on Halloween to the gold decorations you place on the Christmas tree. And everything in between. When simply snacking on chocolate isn’t enough, you can always treat your eyes to this decadent fall makeup palette from Too Faced! Those who love metallic eyeshadow are about to have a major moment, as this 16-shade palette features a variety of foiled, ultra-shimmery hues (all infused with real gold!) to light up your look this season. Money Bags is a glistening green that’s ideal for the holidays, Drippin’ Diamonds lets you prep for NYE with striking silver, and Classy & Sassy adorns your eyes in pink-red shimmer that’s perfectly Too Faced. And then there’s the shade Chocolate Gold, an opulent hue to carry you all throughout autumn. Looking for a little matte? This palette has a few - including the jet black Decadent, warm brown So Boujee, and pale pink Rollin’ in Dough. With shade names like these, you’re basically manifesting luxury and lit eyeshadow looks this fall… plus a little sweetness, considering each of these colors is infused with Cocoa Powder for a chocolate smell! Pair this palette with the Better Than Sex mascara for a little extra oomph.

tartelette™ toasted eyeshadow palette, $39

tartelette™ toasted eyeshadow palette
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“This is my ‘desert island palette’ – it’s the perfect size to bring on-the-go and I always have it in my bag, says tarte founder Maureen Kelly about the Toasted palette. “I’ll use it to create anything from a subtle bronze to a sultry smokey eye.” The versatility is real with the Toasted palette. It’s packed with 12 matte and shimmer shades inspired by heat, which is a bit ironic… considering it’s the perfect set of eyeshadows for the chilly fall months! This tarte essential has pale pink and pinky beige shades for the minimal makeup lovers, deep plum and copper to become all about fall, metallic rust and terracotta to uncover earthy vibes and more. And we can’t forget the smokey eye aficionados, as these heat-inspired shades bring warmth and intensity to any look. Since the colder months can be rough on your skin, especially the delicate area around your eyes, you know you can count on tarte’s Skinvigorating™ ingredients to prime, protect, and perfect. Each shade is made with Amazonian clay for longer wear, vanilla extract for anti-aging and antioxidant properties, and mineral pigments to smooth the fragile lid skin. With names like s’more, cozy, fireside, and latte, this tarte palette is basically a fall makeup dream waiting to happen.

Brownie Bar Palette by Beauty Bakerie, $18

Brownie Bar Palette by Beauty Bakerie
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Dessert is something that you’ll likely be seeing a lot this autumn, as much as you try to convince yourself that you won’t eat too much pie at Thanksgiving (hint: you did). While you’re indulging your sweet tooth, why not treat yourself even further with Brownie Bar by Beauty Bakerie? This travel-size palette features three fall-themed shades - Contour, Bronzer, and Highlighter - to add definition to your face and enhance your best features. These powders are 100% pigmented and streak proof, ultra-blendable, and buildable, and can be mixed and matched to complement your fall makeup looks. Want a full-blown sculpted effect like RuPaul’s drag queens this Halloween? Use all three shades. Want to fake a warm summer glow, even in the fall? Bronzer is here to help. Or just dab on a bit of highlighter for an inner corner shimmer that keeps you looking awake and refreshed, the ultimate minimal makeup. As fun as it is to play around with eye makeup this autumn, your face needs a little love too… and you’ll always be looking dreamy and defined with Brownie Bar Palette.

Mothership VI Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Sun by Pat McGrath Labs, $125

Mothership VI Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Sun by Pat McGrath Labs
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Now hear us out, this is definitely a fall makeup palette. However, like nearly everything that Pat McGrath does… it’s beautifully unique and a bit weird. Midnight Sun contains all the traditional autumn hues, from captivating copper and covetable crimson to beautiful bronze and glowing gold. You can easily blend them all together for a more “subdued” eyeshadow look. But if you’re feeling a bit fearless? Try the bolder hues in this palette to elevate your artistry, Pat McGrath style, and adopt the “Fall meets Fashion Week” vibe that makes Midnight Sun stand out from the rest. The metallic green hue is ideal for an olive smokey eye, which you can blend out with the golds in this palette for a serene autumn dream, while the violet is ethereal and otherworldly. It wouldn’t be out of place on the runway, but also wouldn’t get any strange looks on a Zoom history class or casual hangout with friends. As the Mother of makeup who has spent more time at Fashion Week than most of today’s Gen Z models combined, it’s safe to say that Pat McGrath knows the fall color scheme… and Midnight Sun is a seasonal must-have that you need for runway-ready looks!

Bronze Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona, $65

Bronze Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona
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Gold may be above Bronze in the Olympics, but they’re pretty equal in the beauty world. Both of these radiant hues are prevalent in the most gorgeous fall makeup looks, and if you’re in the mood to step down from gold and look beautifully bronze… Natasha Denona has your back. And also, your eyes. Discover the beauty of this metallic brown, earthy tone with the Bronze Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona, the luxury makeup brand that makes you look exquisite for every season. This palette features 15 hues - ranging from metallic bronze, gold, and copper to warm mustard, champagne, taupe and other neutral shadows that simply scream “fall.”  The glam never stops as you’re blending out these bronze looks that deliver major power and pigmentation, reflecting the light during golden hour and beyond. Or even going a bit more autumn with High Degree, a red copper hue, or the burnt umber Gloaming that gives a little drama to your mostly makeup-free 2020. The fall makeup options are endless!

fall feels eye & cheek palette by tarte, $25

fall feels eye & cheek palette by tarte
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It’s like a fall flannel, but for your face. Get in the seasonal spirit with the fall feels eye & cheek palette - with autumn-inspired colors to take you from chilly morning Starbucks runs to corn mazes to the pumpkin patch. Coincidentally, two of those things happen to be shade names! The center of the palette features a nude rose blush infused with Amazonian Clay to sculpt and define your features, while it’s surrounded by seven matte and metallic eyeshadows for autumn eyes, all the time. tailgate and sippin’ cider are sparkly blue and green shades, respectively, that can both be found in the New York Fashion Week 2020 color scheme… while the pink-red shade apple picking and orange-esque pumpkin patch remind you of your favorite fall activities. This makeup palette is all about fall, wrapped up in one warm and cozy flannel package!

PATRICK STARRR Visionary Eyeshadow Palette by ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr, $42

PATRICK STARRR Visionary Eyeshadow Palette by ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr
Source: ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr

If you just looked at this eyeshadow palette and immediately thought “olive smokey eye,” we like the way you think. And so does Patrick Starrr. Each of these 15 matte and shimmer shades was hand-picked by the beauty influencer to represent his own personal style, while also letting you create your own… and the fall makeup ideas are endless. Neutrals (an autumn essential!) live on the left side of the palette, including taupe, cream, peach and multiple shades of brown. Meanwhile, the right side lets you channel your inner influencer - with metallic blue, golden olive, iridescent blue gray and one jet black to create depth and dimension. Since your favorite influencers know eyeshadow better than anyone, you know you can trust these collab palettes to deliver ultra-pigmented, blendable, and buildable color that won’t leave fallout - especially a glam lover like Patrick Starrr. He’s all about inclusivity, creativity, and making everybody feel beautiful in their own skin, and you’ll get all of these things with your fall makeup looks.

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow Palette - Fiery Saffron by Estée Lauder, $56

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow Palette - Fiery Saffron by Estée Lauder
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Simple, chic, and seasonal when you need it to be - just what you would expect from an Estée Lauder eyeshadow palette. While this pocket-size palette contains only five shades, each fall-esque neutral is creamy, intense, and packs enough pigment to keep your eye makeup looking vibrant throughout the entire fall day. Like, from your morning pumpkin spice latte run to the scary Halloween movie you watch by night. Fiery Saffron contains pink, gold, and brown (one soft, and one deep!) to mix for all your most beautiful fall eyeshadow effects. The softer pinks lift and illuminate your eyes, making them ideal for a simple wash of color on the days you didn’t get enough sleep. Looking for a little more drama? Contour and define your eyes with a hint of brown above the brow bone or blended into the outer corners, and top it off with a gold inner corner shimmer. You know, the trick that Beyonce made her own before any of the beauty influencers did. Embellish your eyes in all the best fall eyeshadow trends, from neutral pinks to gold glamour, with this simple and travel-size palette by an iconic brand.

Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty, $29

Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty
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There’s a reason that neutrals are a classic fall eyeshadow trend. They’re cozy and comfortable, and take your eye looks from sweet to sultry with just a few swirls of your blending brush. “Comfortable” doesn’t have to mean boring, and nobody knows this better than glam queen Huda Kattan… that’s why she launched the Nude Obsessions palette to bring out your best fall eyeshadow looks. Available in three versions to suit every skin tone, this palette has gold and copper shimmers, brown and coral mattes, terracotta, pink, tan… any color you can imagine to look amazing for an autumn fireside chat. A swipe of terracotta on the eyes creates a down-to-earth look for a Zoom call or group hangout, while you can also go glam for a virtual first date with a pink shimmer cut crease, or pop of coral for summer-meets-fall vibes. Huda knows beauty, and you’ll be in the mood for nude this fall with the Nude Obsessions palette.

The Icon Eyeshadow Palette by Charlotte Tilbury, $65

The Icon Eyeshadow Palette by Charlotte Tilbury
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Sure, you probably haven’t done a lot of (or any) partying in 2020… but you can still get your hands on The Icon, a luxury makeup palette inspired by the rock stars and A-listers that Charlotte Tilbury used to party with at the Ku Club in Ibiza. This kaleidoscope of color also happens to include a lot of the bolder fall makeup colors - including the blue, green, and orange combo from the New York Fashion Week 2020 color scheme - plus ultra-pigmented red, gold, pink and deep black to make your eyes pop at all the holiday parties. Or just do a home Halloween look that’s bold and beautiful! A pop of cobalt blue eyeshadow can go a long way, and you’ll be inspired to express your creativity and party with these eye-catching hues.

Shop all the best fall-themed palettes on MIRA.