3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall

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3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall // Miss Molly Moon

My Favorite Fall Eyeshadow Palettes

Even though I have a couple of go-to palettes that I use year-round, when fall comes around I like to transition my eyeshadow palettes, too. In my mind, cool weather calls for adding some deeper, richer tones to my beauty routine.

I know I can’t be the only one with a few too many eyeshadow palettes stashed in their makeup drawer, right? But I went through my collection of palettes and pulled out a few that are perfect for fall. I’ve rounded up a few gorgeous eyeshadow palettes that are perfect for the cold weather season…plus a couple of great quads that are great for a traveling makeup bag.

3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall // Miss Molly Moon Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II
I picked up this little palette during a sale, and I’m so glad I did. It has eight shimmery, rich pigmented shadows and you can use it to create multiple looks. I like to toss this one in my bag when I travel, too.

3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall // Miss Molly Moon PUR Soiree Diaries, c/o
This is one of those palettes that would be really easy to wear year-round. I haven’t tried any product from PUR that I didn’t like quite yet, but I love this palette. The Soiree Diaries shadow formulas are smooth, pigmented, and blend beautifully.

I love that these colors are easy to wear every day, or easy to wear when you’re getting dressed up. One thing that makes this palette even more versatile is the mix of matte, satin, and shimmery shadows. They’re really fun to mix and match, and I really think these shadows would wear beautifully on different skin tones.

3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall // Miss Molly Moon Naked Smoky
I love all of the Naked eyeshadow palettes, y’all. I have tried all of them, except for the Naked Heat palette because it’s SO warm. The original Naked palette is still my all-time favorite, to be honest. The Naked Smoky palette was released in 2015, and somehow I haven’t tried it until now. But I love this palette.

In general, I don’t wear black or gray eyeshadow, because it can be so tough to blend. I don’t have that problem with this palette! It has quickly become my go-to shadow for a more dramatic look and if I’m getting ready for a night out. This is the most easy-to-wear palette of smoky shades that I have ever tried out!

I know I’ll be using all these pretty palettes throughout the fall, and carrying them over into winter. All these shimmery shades will be easy to wear during the holidays, too. What is your favorite eyeshadow palette for fall? I’m always in the market for a new one to try!

Bonus: Two Super Affordable Eyeshadow Quads

3 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall // Miss Molly Moon

NYX Full Throttle
This great little quad called Daring Damsel was on sale recently, and something made me grab it on the way to the register at Ulta. (You know how that goes.)  These are always in my travel makeup bag now, because once I tried these shadows out on a recent trip, I wore them all weekend long. The pigments are really gorgeous, and easy to wear everyday or you can layer them for a more intense look. The burgundy and gold shadows in this quad mix beautifully and are perfect fall shades.

Physicians Formula Smoky Plums, c/o
This quad from Physicians Formula’s Anniversary Collection is a pretty quad with two matte shades and two shimmery shades. I don’t typically choose to wear purple shadows, but these plum shades are a really great option. The rich plum colors in this quad are perfect for adding a little extra glam to your look for a night out. I haven’t tried this out yet, but you can also use these wet and I think the shimmery plum would be stunning as a liner!
  • These eye shadow palettes all look so beautiful! Your photography for this post is also on point. I really need to get a Naked palette. I have always seen them online, but never actually picked one up. They look so amazing though!

  • tayloraube

    These palettes are so perfect for fall, I love all of these shades!

  • Brooke Pollard

    Obsessed with this Tarte palette it’s perfect for Fall – also love the NYX and Physicians Formula options as they’re great quality and super affordable. I’ve never heard of PUR Soiree Diaries so I’ll definitely check it out!

  • I love the Naked Smokey palette too! Been wanting to try the PUR palette as I’ve heard a lot of people raving about it but haven’t gotten the chance to try it yet. Good to know you recommend it too — I know what I’m getting next! Thanks for sharing xo, sharon


  • These are super pretty, I’d go with the Soiree Diaries for myself 😀


  • That PUR palette looks so pretty; the colors remind me a lot of my Lorac Unzipped palette. I’m hoping to snag one of the Morphe palettes now that Ulta is carrying them!

  • Love these palettes! Naked’s are always the best!

  • The Tarte palette is dreamy! xx

  • Miss ALK

    I was just thinking recently I need to get a new palette- so thank you for these awesome reviews!! 🙂 The PUR ones looks especially gorgeous!

    xoxo A

  • These palettes are SO PRETTY! I am really loving that Tarte one! Every time I always look at it but I never end it up getting it! Hoping there are great deals this holiday season so I can pick some of these up! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/boho-babes-fall-transitions/

  • Nicole Lier

    Oh I just love all of these eye colors!! Ineed to wear more eye makeup! I usually only do when I go out with friends or the hubby on date night! Thanks for sharing your picks!

  • Ooo gorgeous colors! Love them!

  • Kimmie Schier

    Yessss I’ve been on the hunt for new eye palettes so I’m so glad you posted this!! Thank you for the recommendations!

  • I actually haven’t tried the Naked Smoky palette yet either. But it looks great!

  • These are all such beautiful palettes! The Naked one is a favorite of mine, and I’m loving the colors for fall!

  • simplyxclassic

    ooh so pretty! i love eye shadow palettes and that taste one looks perfect!

  • I am definitely a fan of all the Urban Decay eye shadow palettes and recently received the Heat palette and can’t wait to play around with the colours!! Love these recommendations and the Smoky palette is also a personal favourite!

    Helen xx

  • Wow these palettes are so beautiful! I love that blue tinted eyeshadow in the tarte palette…so pretty!

    cute & little

  • These look amazing Molly! I need to snag that Tarte one!


    The Glitter Gospel

  • Nataly Kimball

    The Naked Smokey is one of my favorites!

  • That Tarte palette is so gorg!

  • Sooo the problem is now that I want all of these. I’ve been having such a fun time playing with new eyeshadow color combinations lately, so I’m in the mood to test out new palettes!

  • I have been using that PUR palette nonstop lately, such gorgeous shades!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • I love these palettes so much! Perfect for fall!

  • I am kicking myself for not picking up that Tarte palette when it was on sale last week! My Naked 3 palette is about to bite the dust, and I’ve been on the hunt for something new. I may try one of the quads that you featured since they would fit in my makeup bag perfectly. Thank you for the recommendations!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Can I have all of these please? I have the Naked Smokey already, and I’m definitely looking forward to using it in the fall! Need that Tart palette!

  • I love eye shadow pallets! I need ALL of these for fall.

  • I need for sure more eyeshadows. These are great options!

  • I’m with ya on the PF Smoky Plum – isn’t it gorgeous?!?!?! I’m obsessed! So pretty!

  • These palettes are so pretty! I’ve heard of all of these, I just haven’t got any yet.

  • Amy

    All such pretty colors! Will def have to check them out

  • I love the Tarte palette best because it’s the cutest little circle and I love the packaging! I never buy palettes though because I only end up using one single color over and over and over. 🙂

  • I love the colours on the Physicians Formula’s palette – beautiful! Tarte is always gorgeous, too.

  • Tania Cascilla

    They’re all amazing but I think I need that Naked Smokey palette in my life!

  • Yassss, you got that Tarte eyeshadow palette! Knew you would like it. Such a staple fall palette. As for these other palettes, I need to get my hands on them! That NYX quad looks stunning! Ulta always gets me with everything… The UD smoky palette is always a classic, and one I haven’t used in a hot minute. Thanks so much for reminding me 😂

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  • Steph K

    These palettes are so pretty! I’ll have to check them out!

    xo, Steph


  • Tori Dunlap

    Absolutely love these beautiful palettes! I’ll have to look for ones like these.
    Tori || Victori Media


  • Elly

    love a good naked palette haha these are some great options!

  • Sami Mast

    I love the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea line! Also the smoky palette is also amazing, will have to try the rest of these!

    The Classic Brunette