Many of us are brand loyal to our favorite makeup companies and for good reason. We all have different tones, textures and other factors that will make some brands work better than others for our skin, but when a list of the most popular or coveted makeup palettes come out, it usually inspires us to test another. A good makeup palette is about more than just brand name recognition, it is convenience, colors offered and what is included that makes it so wanted. Limited edition beautiful colors, tried and true color combinations, the case and included tools help make each one unique. They are more travel friendly as well, and we have all had to do makeup on-the-go once. Here are 10 of the most well-put-together fall 2016 makeup palettes and where you can find them!
1. Tarte x Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette
Hrush is a celebrity makeup artist and the co-creator of this particular limited-edition fall 2016 makeup palette, available at tarte. The case is attractive, the mirror is a great size and the included shades are all eyeshadows in Bliss, Smitten, Royal, Pinch, Kitty, Camp and a matte coral blush in the color Cheeky.
2. Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Palette
This eyeshadow palette holds 12 shades – six matte and six pearlescent shimmering shades. The mirror is a good size and the case is slim, easy to hold and designed to look like it is snakeskin covered. Get yours at Sephora!
3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 4 – Shadows
This Artist Palette features 9 shades to create a plethora of looks and is available at Sephora. The case is an easy size with a good square mirror, which is my preference. This draw of this palette is the formula of the eyeshadow, which is gel to powder for a seamless, smooth and highly pigmented finish.
4.’Bobbi’s Beauty Book’ Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette
Bobbi Brown is a personal favorite of mine and many others I know. This makeup palette currently has to be preordered from Nordstrom, but it is a real ‘on-the-go’ fall 2016 makeup palette designed for eyes, lips and cheeks. The mirror is an excellent size, it includes 6 eyeshadows that slide to reveal a bronzer duo and it includes a highlighting brush and dual ended eyeliner/eyeshadow brush, a mini mascara and lip gloss!
5. Too Faced Totally Cute Palette
One of the best fall 2016 makeup palettes, the Two Faced Totally Cute Palette is cute in every sense of the word, from the case with the DIY feature to the name of the colors it features. This palette contains 3 0.07 oz. eyeshadows and 6 0.03 oz. eyeshadows. This kit also includes stickers to personalize your case and shadow names like Bunny Fu-Fu and Unicorn. Pick one up at Sephora.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’ Eyeshadow Palette
The Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills holds 14 total matte and metallic eyeshadow shades and includes a dual ended eyeshadow brush for on-the-go application and blending. Each eyeshadow is as richly pigmented as one would expect from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Get yours at Nordstrom!
7. Bobbi Brown ‘Everything Eyes’ Palette
The Bobbi Brown ‘Everything Eyes’ palette is my favorite on this list of the best fall 2016 makeup palettes; it is a dream-to-go eyeshadow palette. This palette includes nine shadow shades, seven of which are exclusive and FOUR mini Bobbi Brown brushes. The mini versions of the brushes are the eyeshadow, eyeliner, angled eyeshadow and eye smudge liner brush. This palette is exclusive to Nordstrom.
8. Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Palette
This heart-shaped makeup palette is a limited-edition product created by Kat Von D and Too Faced exclusively for Sephora for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. The lovely magnetically-connected heart-shaped palette splits into two halves, the pink one of which has been designed by Too Faced and features 6 delicious eyeshadow colors, while Kat’s black half brings in edgier, more dramatic colors. Both sides of the palette will be sold together at Sephora starting with December 26th, 2016, so save the date!
9. Laura Mercier ‘Extreme Neutrals’ Eyeshadow Palette
This palette was built for smoky nudes and natural looks. Included are 12 shades in three different finishes and textures. The outside of the case is also textured and the good-sized rectangular mirror goes from one end to the other so you can match your eyes. The Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette by Laura Mercier is available at Nordstom.
10. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Paris’ Couture Variation Ten-Color Expert Eye Palette
Yves Saint Laurent’s ten-color palette has dreamy smooth and textured shimmering shades. The color choices of the palette are inspired by the creative studio in Paris. This palette contains a dual ended applicator and the outside of the case is chic, couture and minimalist with the YSL logo dead center and is available at Nordstrom.
Photos courtesy of Sephora, Nordstrom