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Autumn Eyeshadow Palette Edit

Charlote Tilbury Dolce Vita, Makeup Geek Pans - Glamorous, Cosmopolitan, Bitten, Burlesque, Urban Decau Naked Smokey, Zoeva Coco Blend Palette - Eyeshadow Beauty Makeup Eyeshadow Neutral Red Matte Shimmer

To me Autumn will alway be burgundy - lipstick, eyeshadow and that special shade of wine that works really well for bobble hats - thanks, Topshop. Back in the day, autumn also meant a heavy dose of MAC Cranberry/Coppering in the crease. They were very much the 'in' shades of 2014 - correct me if I'm wrong blogging oldies. Though I never really got why it was a trend limited to the fall. I personally love red eyeshadow, anything, all year round so was very happy to see my favourite russet hues being released in so many palettes this year. That said, all of these pre-date the likes of the Morphe 35O, Huda Beauty and Lime Crime offerings because, whilst I do love red you can only have so many shades of the same colour...


Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Quad*


If I could choose to be a makeup palette I'd be the Dolce Vita. With warm tones to prime, enhance, pop and smoke out the eye just the right amount this palette is perfection for A/W and completely travel/touch up friendly. Though this does mean you get a lot less shadow for your money versus the likes of the Urban Decay Smokey Palette *dies a little inside*. I don't think I'll every get over how glowy the highlight shade is or how the red counters my green eyes just so. Plus that gold is the most fascinating shadow I have ever seen - it's just got so many dimensions!

Makeup Geek Custom Quad

Shades: Top: L - Glamorous (Shimmer), R - Cosmopolitan (Shimmer)
Bottom: L - Bitten (Matte), R - Burlesque (Shimmer)

When I found out that Makeup Geek was coming to the UK, a brand I'd always admired from afar, I legitimately did a happy dance before rushing to over to Beauty Bay to order whatever Kathleen Lights had recommended. The quality of these shadows is incredible and an absolute steal in comparison to a MAC pan. Though I do think times are changing with the recently released Freedom Pro Artist Palettes - which I still have yet to get my hands on. Bitten and Burlesque have a very similar deep and vampy hue that, if you're into less bold shades are incredibly easy to work into a smoky eye. Whilst Glamorous and Cosmopolitan are the dreamiest shimmer shades to pat into the very middle of the lid to brighten up the eyes. This custom palette is the changing of the leaves immortalised.

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette*


I haven't forgotten to include something for those of you who like cooler tones. The Urban Decay Smokey Palette, whilst not my favourite in selection is the sturdiest of the entire Naked line with a satisfying metallic clasp and a fairly useful double-ended brush that has got me out of a lot of last minute situations. Whilst I tend to gravitate to the beginning - High, Dirtysweet, Radar - and end - Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen - the smokier mid-section featuring the fierce violet Smoulder and gun-metals Armor and Slanted make me long to pull off a smokey eye without looking like I haven't slept in a week. Any tips?


Zoeva Coco Blend Palette Eyeshadow Beauty Makeup Eyeshadow Neutral Red Matte Shimmer


Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette


The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette quickly became a staple in my makeup routine. It's the palette I often reach for to travel with as you can create some equally wearable, smokey and shimmery looks with a subtle pop of colour. I could sing this palettes praises all day long. But today I'm focussing on the matte, rust-toned shade: Freshly Toasted that is perfect for warming up the crease; and the aptly named purple-hued Warmed Tones that comes off almost metallic rose-gold with a light hand. *Sights dreamily*. You can read my full review here.


When I asked you  to on Twitter to vote for your favourite topic for today's post - I was giddy to see an overwhelming majority for Autumn Eyeshadow Palettes, against some of the more lifestyle choices because above all, beauty will always be the heart of my blog. Thanks for giving me the chance to get so into this post I lost all sense of time. If you're a fan of making this space a little more interactive - do let me know in the comments below!

What are your favourite autumn palettes? I know there's some killer new releases.

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