7 Ways to Create Your Own Fall Palettes

Last week, I posted part one and part two of different color combinations for some fall-look inspiration.

In the spirit of all things autumn and eyeshadow palettes, I wanted to share some custom palette ideas for the season — it’s definitely more challenging (and pushes me creatively) when it it’s about creating a much larger, cohesive color story. I don’t know if there’s every a time where I’ll be over greens and muted neutrals. Here are seven color stories I’d have loved to have seen released! I ended up doing digital mockups through Photoshop first, and then going through and finding real shades that fit what I was envisioning.

Remember — the purpose here is inspire you to pull out some of the shades you already own. There’s absolutely NO WAY! I would ever recommend or expect that one goes out and purchases all these single eyeshadows. 😜

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

A Palette for Autumn

Highlight, Ursa, Poolside, Nocturnal, Pretty Little Lilac, Incinerated, Blue Velvet, Levy, Troops, Spruce, Rushed, Sketch

A Palette for Autumn

Salem, Pear Tree, Somber, Turtledoves, Emerald City, Forest (Absinthe #5), Thunderbird, Sunlight (GPV2 #23), Thrilled, Dark Chocolate, Forest Heart, Herky Bird

A Palette for Autumn

Thrilled, Defiance, Desert Sun, Mercury (GPV2 #14), Pandora, Blue Velvet, Joker, Sol, Gulf Coast, Island Paradise, Keep It Fun, Watermark

A Palette for Autumn

Indiana Love, Queen, Fairy Acid, Salamander, Alpine, Beyond, Vamped, Buillion (GPV2 #12), Poolside, Nocturnal, Sterling (Amethyst #5), Teal Me More

A Palette for Autumn

Lords a Leaping, Feline Pretty Femme, Karat, Brazilian Bikini, Midnight Dreary, Electric Mint, Vamped, Queen, Release, Eye of Newt, Emerald City, Evergreen

A Palette for Autumn

Blue Velvet, Poinsettia, Midnight Sun, Hex, Twilight Tryst, Stormwatch, Hot Mesh, The Greatest Gift, Officer, Sketch, Fog, Below Zero

A Palette for Autumn

Thrilled, Buffy, Pink Champagne, Polished Silver, Pandora, Blue Velvet, Gold Earth, Fairy Acid, Cool Brown, Island Paradise, Spruce, Ursa

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