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Palettes are probably my biggest obsession so there shouldn't be any shock here when I decided to include them in my summer to autumn series of posts.

I'm not going to lie, my collection is huge and overflowing, but when I thought of fall these five palettes in specific stood out to me immediately for one reason or another. I also wanted to make sure that I reviewed at least some of them on here already, so that you could easily check a more in-depth post with swatches if you needed to.

The Mattes

I love matte eyeshadows, just like matte lipsticks. I think there's a lack of good quality non-shimmery shades out there and my go-to always end up being higher end. The NAKED BASICS 2 from Urban Decay has been a must-have in my collection ever since it was announced. The cool purple undertones compliment my brown eyes and olive complexion a lot not to mention they can create a pretty stunning but soft smokey eye. On the other hand, one palette that features some warm autumnal hues is the IT COSMETICS NATURALLY PRETTY palette (review here) which I bought in the States when I visited last summer. It's stunning, pigmented and actually perfect for any age. The colour range is amazing and the shadows are so easily blendable. The shade "Sunset" is my current go-to which I also rocked on my 22nd birthday the other day. (I'm old) 

The best autumnal shades

Speaking of autumnal shades, if you're into a pop of colour, then these two gems are definitely for you. My first ever palette from Kat Von D features one of the old school designs (which I actually prefer) and is called Poetica. It's split in two gorgeous colour schemes - one going on a purple smokey mysterious look and the other side on a buzzing burnt orange and highlighting vibe which brings life and light to the party. The pigmentation is great and there's just some kind of one-off feeling when you hold this number - it's like it's precious.  The other little guy is by Motives Cosmetics which I discovered last year (review here) and fell in love with for various reasons. The number of looks you can create with it is countless and the payoff is always of the highest quality. 

The Drugstore top pick

Now I couldn't let you all down and just talk about higher end palettes so here's one for £4 which left me speechless. I discovered Makeup Revolution and my life changed, it has been an eye-opening experience (dramatic, I know). This palette (Iconic 2) is pretty much a twin sister to the Naked 2 by Urban Decay but at a fraction of the price it's KILLING the highstreet. The pigmentation, the quality, the longevity - everything and more is just as good as the high end sibling we all know of. If you're a student and you're broke but you want to still play with makeup while not breaking the bank, check out this brand. For real. 

Those are my top 5 choices, let me know what you think in the comments and which ones you would have picked. 

If you're enjoying my Summer to Autumn series then check out my posts on LIPSTICKS and NAILS that I've done so far. 



  1. I love the Naked Basics 2 palette! Such a great range of shades in it. I always seem to reach for the original Naked palette in the autumn and winter more than I do in the summer months!

    She Likes to Shop

  2. You've picked such a great selection of transitional palettes here. I definitely think I could use every single one of these palettes here! xxx

  3. Love these shades and palettes - perfect for any Autumn look, thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  4. I love the Naked Basics palettes, I find them so convenient and are great for multi-use.

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  5. I adore the Naked Basics 2 palette, it's so versatile!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  6. I love Kat Von D makeup and can't wait to stock up when I am in New York next month

  7. I love the Iconic 2 (though I've still never picked up the Naked 2!) and the shades in the Motives palette are stunning :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  8. I really like the look of the It cosmetics and Makeup revolution palettes - they're stunning!

  9. Why have I never seen that Kat Von D palette before?! It's gorgeous! I love the burnt orange side :)

    Lillies and Lipbalm

  10. I absolutely love the purple shades in the Kat Von D palette, how beautiful?! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  11. Thanks for the recommendations! I just bought the Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 palette and I love it :D

  12. Thank you for this ! I also checked out your lipstick post, love the seletion!


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