Big day beauty is a big deal. So, what better time than now to sample some shadows that might be a perfect fit for your wedding day look. The best (and most cost effective) way to try out tons of hues and finishes is with a quality sampler palette.
Here are our favorites for fall.
MAC Basic Bitch
Leave it to MAC to come up with a trendy name for this dynamic glam product. Featuring nine plates—eight with pressed powder eyeshadows and one with a silver-pink highlighter—this collection plays with the grey family, with pops of purple and neutral tones, too. ("Basic Bitch" palette, $39.50, MAC available at Nordstrom)
Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
With all of their products formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and more chemicals that ingredient-conscious makeup lovers tend to avoid, there’s a lot to love about Tarte. Another thing to love? The Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette. This compact feature nine warm hues with colors reminiscent of the autumn leaves, and has a mix of crease, liner and eyelid shadows providing for a complete look in one pretty package. ("Tartelette in Bloom" clay eyeshadow palette, $46, Tarte available at Macy's)
Urban Decay Naked3 Palette
Any makeup lover has probably lusted over at least one Naked Palette from Urban Decay. Perfect for the season, the Naked3 Palette features rose-gold inspired shadows with just the right amount of shimmer for your big day. Application of these velvety shadows is made easy with the included double-sided brush, one side for application and the other for blending ("Naked3" eyeshadow palette, $54, Urban Decay)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills might be best known for killer brow products, but beyond that, they have a wide range of incredible cosmetics and tools, too. Mostly berry and bronze colors fill this palette, which features 14 sample pots and a double-sided brush. With a blend of ultra-matte to shimmer and metallic, you can mix and match to suite your personal style. ("Modern Renaissance" eyeshadow palette, $42, Anastasia Beverly Hills available at Sephora)
Satin & Caviar Shadow & Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Palette
Best known for helping customers achieve naturally inspired glamourous looks, Bobbi Brown Cosmetic’s limited-edition Satin & Caviar Shadow & Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Palette packs a serious punch. Three of their best-selling eyeshadows accompanied by a mini pot of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and a dual-ended shadow/liner brush to pack all you need into one compact. ("Satin & Caviar" shadow and long-wear gel eyeliner palette, $55, Bobbi Brown)
NYX Professional Makeup Warm Neutrals Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
The Warm Neutrals Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is comprised of just that—warm, neutral tones that are perfect for the season. Coordinated in complimenting shades, you can create a foolproof smoky eye, or play with neutrals for a more every day look. (Warm neutrals eyeshadow palette, $17.99, NYX Professional available at Ulta)
NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette
This palette by NARS boasts rich and velvety shades that are chock full of pigment regardless of matte or shimmer finish. Bold brides will love the deep brown, charcoal and tawny hues, while more subtle beauty lovers are sure to embrace the peachy pink tones that will accentuate and brighten up the eyes. ("NARSissist Loaded" eyeshadow palette, $59, Nars available at Sephora)