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When we think of autumn, the first thing that comes to mind (after the slowly-dropping humidity — obviously a number one priority) is gorgeous autumn makeup looks. Inspired by falling leaves, changing colours and the cooler weather, we love trying out new things as the seasons change.
Autumn makeup usually means a transition to darker, warmer shades. It also acts as the perfect excuse to break out the shimmers, especially on the eyes where they create a totally glam effect. To help celebrate the new season, we’ve rounded up three stunning palettes that come jam-packed with apt shades.
Keep on reading to discover the three eyeshadow palettes you should add to your autumn makeup wishlist.
Image via Laurzrah.
Illamasqua are a high-quality, avant garde makeup brand known for their all-inclusive approach — they’re avid proponents of the universality of makeup, which we love! Their Vanitas Rose Gold Palette screams autumn, right down to its reflective rose gold packaging. Looking at the shades up close, you’ve got a great range of subtle and bold tones with this palette.
Our favourite accent shade for an autumn makeup look is ‘Terra’, the clay red-orange that sits second from the right on the bottom row. Use this shade all over the lid, pairing with the ochre colour ‘Vernau’ to blend out. Perfect for emulating the rich, vibrant colour of falling leaves!
Instagram babe @rosaliekatex uses the Illamasqua Vanitas Rose Gold Palette in the below shot to create a smoky orange look that’s perfect for a night out.
Image via @rosaliekatex
We also love going a little more subtle with this palette from Illamasqua, as the variety easily allows you to do so. Shimmering champagne hue ‘Bronx’ looks killer on the lid, whereas ‘Servant’ (top row; third from left) is the perfect inner corner or brow bone highlight. This palette is a must-have in any autumn lover’s arsenal.
Read more: 5 Illamasqua Products You’ll Want to Use Every Day
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We love PIXI by Petra for their active skincare essentials, including model-fave Glow Tonic. But, did you know they also offer a huge range of makeup? From foundations to lipsticks, powders and more, PIXI are a go-to brand if you’re looking for effective and affordable cosmetics.
Enter the Lid Lovelies Eye Shadow Palette, which features a whopping 18 shades that range from bright pops of colour to subtle nudes and smoky hues. It’s the perfect autumn makeup palette, even just for those eye-catching bright pink and orange shades.
This palette is perfect for creating on-trend sunset eye looks, such as the one above from Pinterest that we’re currently lusting over. Focus pinks and purples on the lid, then using your bright orange shade to blend into the crease and upwards, creating a soft halo effect.
Finally, this five-shadow palette from OFRA is definitely autumn makeup goals, as it features gorgeous shimmers in champagne, gold, bronze, pearl and rose gold shades. Simply grab your matte eyeshadows of choice to lay down a base, then go in with these luminescent hues to give your makeup a glam vibe.
OFRA are renowned for being a beauty blogger favourite brand, as their products are insanely high-quality, well produced and inexpensive. Just ask Nikkie Tutorials, Manny MUA, Kathleen Lights…the list goes on.
Our go-to when using the OFRA Radiant Eyes Palette is a bronze-toned look like the above from Pinterest. Grab a warm brown matte shade and buff it in the crease, blending out thoroughly before dipping into the bronze shade in the palette. If you want to intensify the pigment and sparkle a little more, wet your brush and dip into the shadow.
For more definition, concentrate the darker bronze shade on the outer V and third of the lid, switching to the rose gold as you work your way in.
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Learn more about your autumn makeup, skincare and haircare must-haves with the RY Autumn Edit — we’ve rounded up all your favourite brands, just in time for what seems to be an impending cold snap!
Will you be picking up any of these gorgeous autumn makeup palettes? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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