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!
Highlight, Ursa, Poolside, Nocturnal, Pretty Little Lilac, Incinerated, Blue Velvet, Levy, Troops, Spruce, Rushed, Sketch
Salem, Pear Tree, Somber, Turtledoves, Emerald City, Forest (Absinthe #5), Thunderbird, Sunlight (GPV2 #23), Thrilled, Dark Chocolate, Forest Heart, Herky Bird
Thrilled, Defiance, Desert Sun, Mercury (GPV2 #14), Pandora, Blue Velvet, Joker, Sol, Gulf Coast, Island Paradise, Keep It Fun, Watermark
Indiana Love, Queen, Fairy Acid, Salamander, Alpine, Beyond, Vamped, Buillion (GPV2 #12), Poolside, Nocturnal, Sterling (Amethyst #5), Teal Me More
Lords a Leaping, Feline Pretty Femme, Karat, Brazilian Bikini, Midnight Dreary, Electric Mint, Vamped, Queen, Release, Eye of Newt, Emerald City, Evergreen
Blue Velvet, Poinsettia, Midnight Sun, Hex, Twilight Tryst, Stormwatch, Hot Mesh, The Greatest Gift, Officer, Sketch, Fog, Below Zero
Thrilled, Buffy, Pink Champagne, Polished Silver, Pandora, Blue Velvet, Gold Earth, Fairy Acid, Cool Brown, Island Paradise, Spruce, Ursa