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The Only Fall Eyeshadow Palettes You Need, According To A Celebrity Makeup Artist


Pardon the clichés, but autumn is associated with loads of change. You swap your cold brew for a good ol' pumpkin spice latte, and your plain white tee for a crisp button down. The leaves are restyling from green to a satisfying palette of brown and orange, which, it so happens, are the same colors of eyeshadows you'll want for fall 2018, according to celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes.

"[I'm loving] reddish-browns, mustards, and greens," she tells The Zoe Report. "Along with brick reds and lavender, too."

If these shades sound familiar, it's because they're variations on the trends we've been seeing year 'round: this summer, you couldn't scroll down your timeline without seeing someone in bright yellow shadow... and in the Pinterest 2018 Global Beauty Report, there was a plethora of light purple tones.

With great pigment comes great responsibility: making your shadow last all day long is not easy. Some products have annoying fallout, which has the potential of ruining a perfectly good face... and who wants that? To seal your shadow, "use a primer like the new NARS ones that come in a mix of skin tones," Hughes instructs. "And press on the pigment before blending with a fluffy brush."

Check out some of Hughes' favorite fall palettes, along with the most stunning new releases, ahead.

Tinted Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base



If you don't have a primer handy (like this NARS one, available in four shades), you can always base with a little bit of concealer — or dust your lids with setting powder before sweeping your shades on.

Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette


Pat McGrath Labs

The Blitz Emerald shade, pearlescent green-black, "is always a good idea," Hughes says. Tom Ford seems to agree, too — I spotted this palette backstage at his spring/summer 2019 fashion show on Sept. 6.

Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette


Too Faced

Hughes calls the Too Faced "chocolate bar" — with 15 foiled greens, purples, pinks, and greens — a "jewel toned dream." These shades are so pigmented that you could even use the golds as a highlighter. They were all made with real gold!

Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette


Huda Beauty

"Huda Obsessions' are amazing," Hughes praises of the Warm Brown, Smokey, Electric, Coral, and Gemstone nine-pan palettes, along with Mauve (pictured above).

Hardwired Eyeshadow



Don't you just hate falling in love with a palette, but wanting a separation from that one color that you can't make work, no matter how hard you blend? "All the new NARS [single] shadows help build your perfect palette," Hughes says. There are plenty of matte shades, along with stop and stare-worthy metallics.

Volcanic Goddess Eye Palette



Want to look hot? Volcanic Goddess was inspired by "molten, metallic gemstones from the earth's core," according to a Becca press release.

Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Here's yet another summer beauty product that's difficult to part ways with. The ingredient-inspired iridescent and matte earth tones, along with the papaya and saffron and cumin colors, are just too beautiful to leave behind.

Sunset Eyeshadow Palette


Natasha Denona

Interested in all of the shades that Hughes mentioned? Here they are, all in one palette. Natasha Denona's Sunset palette was so popular that it sold out back in 2017, but Sephora brought it back!