Every year for fall, I’ve done a fall lip color round up! I thought I’d do something different this year and feature some of the best new eyeshadow palettes that are currently available! There are so many new palettes available these days. But that means as the consumer, you have a lot of choices in picking the best product for your needs. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my current favorite eyeshadow palettes. Then I’ll show you the looks that I’ve drawn inspiration from and tutorials on 3 different looks!
Best New Eyeshadow Palettes
1 – Urban Decay Born to Run
21 x .8g
I have had this palette since June and am so impressed by the huge variety of looks that you can create with it. It is a larger palette but still compact enough to store in drawers for every day use and of course for travel. During the summer time, I used lots of the orange and champagne color shades. But for fall, I’ll be gravitating towards the darker pink, and cool tone blues.
The formulation is consistent through all the shades. It has good pigmentation but it is not the strongest so it’s still suitable for beginners. I find the formula lasts only half a day on me but I am still including this on the list because of the versatility and value. Check out my full review and swatches on this palette.
2 – Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Berry Palette
16 x .9g
The Too Faced Tutti Frutti collection launched in Ulta in early August. Although it’s the end of summer, the collection is very summer inspired. I picked this palette because berry colors are very appropriate for fall and there are some beautiful deep shades in here. But at the same time, the matte nude shade is actually perfect for using all over the lid for an easy every day look. The champagne color is also gorgeous and adds a beautiful reflective color to your lid. The palette has a sweet smell although not necessarily reminiscent of berries. For those that like fewer choices and just want a few staple looks, this is a good choice.
3 – Marc Jacobs Eye-conic in Edgitorial
16 x .9g
This palette has the perfect combination of olive and gold which I think has such a classic fall feel. This palette is so chic even though it’s just in an all black packaging. The formulation of these shadows are extremely pigmented and therefore I’d recommend this to someone with more experience with eyeshadows. The brown shade is a great balance for the more “creative” shades and acts as a nice transition color (using a light hand) for any look. The silver shade really surprised me as it had more green than I expected and really complements the other shades.
4 – Lancome x Proenza Schouler
16 x .9g
I contemplated whether to include this palette on this list due to two main pitfalls: cream shadows are mixed with powder, and it retails at $90. But I decided to include it because the colors are really beautiful on the lid and this limited edition packaging is so different for Lancome. Surprisingly, I haven’t had too much issues with powder falling into the cream shadows even though I’ve used the palette a handful of times. I love building the orange/brown shades on top of each other for a very flawless finish.
5 – Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice
16 x .9g
I am so late to the Fenty Beauty game and I can see why they’ve done so well! This palette has gotten mixed reviews but I’ve been able to create lots of looks with it. The matte shades all blend so nicely and gives a beautiful smokey effect. The bright blue transfers true to color on the lid and is a wonderful pop of color. The three light shimmery shades are a bit similar so that is the only criticism I have of this palette. Otherwise, I love the variety you can create with the shades. On a side note, I’m also a huge fan of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer and their eyeshadow brushes. Using the coordinating products helped me achieve an even better look!
6 – Covergirl TruNaked in Peach Punch
8 x .8g
Moving on to drugstore, the first new eyeshadow palette I have is the Covergirl Peach Punch. There are 3 matte varying brown shades in the palette as well as several peach, pink, and purple shimmery shades. Although at first glance, it seems like a very summery palette, there’s a lot of potential for deeper looks as well. The colors were quite pigmented but I did notice some kick back with the powder. It’ll be better to use more dense brushes with this palette.
7 – Hard Candy Look Pro! in Earthy Vixen
15 x 1.3g
This is one of the biggest drugstore eyeshadow palettes I’ve seen and also the more colorful! I’m actually very impressed with the packaging and love the little geometric plaque on the lid. The shades exude an earthy tone but there are so many looks you can do with it. There’s enough pinks and purples to create a bright smokey eye. There’s also the olive and gold combination that’s similar to the Marc Jacobs palette. You can also create neutral looks as there are brown shades tossed in. The colors are not as pigmented as some of the other palettes. But this is definitely the best value!
8- L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted
12 x .58g
Here is another peachy palette that is scented from the drugstore. What I like about this one is the options of medium to deep colored shimmers as well as the medium to deep colored matte browns. I would say this is better suited for someone with lighter skin tone as I don’t really reach for the top row. All of the shades are very pigmented and easy to pick up with a brush. There is no mirror on the lid unfortunately. But for beginners, it’s good to note that on the back of the palette, there are tutorials for 4 different looks.
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Here are a few looks I felt inspired by. All images were clipped from Pinterest. So starting from top left and going clockwise. I liked the smokey matte look with a dark color closer to the lashline and slowly fading to a brown. The next one I liked the pop of blue against the warm brown. A color combination I would love to try is olive green and gold. On the bottom right is a beautiful purple eye with a dash of pink. Lastly, the really simple blended out copper reminds me of falling leaves.
The first look is using the Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice palette. I wanted to create the blue smokey look but only put the blue in the center of the lid for just a pop of color. Apply 1, and 2 using a fluffy brush and take your time to slowly build the layers. Then put 3 all over the lid as a base. Lastly, pop 4 on the center. On the bottom lashline, I used a combination of 2 and 3. I think it would also be super fun if you used 4 all along the lower lash line.
The second look is using a cool tone silver/green look with a hint of gold. Use a fluffy brush to blend 1 as the transition shade. Then using the same fluffy brush, apply 2 in a more concentrated area in the outer corner. Apply 3 on the lid about 2/3 of the way. Finish with 4 in the inner corner. For the lower lashline, I used a combination of 2 and 4 trying to mimic the positioning from the eyelid.
The last look is featuring the reds and purples I’ve been seeing for fall. First I blended the crease shade just to set a boundary again. Then I went in with the crimson shade and swept it along the lid. You can definitely pack down more layers for a brighter finish. I finished it with the lighter beige/pink shade on the inner corner just to create more of an ombre effect. On the bottom lash line I used the black closest to the lash line and then the bright purple to add a bit of brightness.
Thank you for sticking with me if you read through the whole post! I’ll be sharing more looks in the next few months as I actually took a lot more photos of different looks I created! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you think I should have included some other eyeshadow palettes!