If you’d have asked me last year how I felt about warm toned eyeshadows, I’d have given you a hard pass thanks. Now though? I pretty much exclusively wear warm shadows. Perhaps it’s the still lingering tan from the seven month summer I had this year, but I just feel like I’ve gotten the hang of making warm toned eyeshadows look good on my skin. I seem to have amassed quite the collection of them too, so I thought I’d hit the highlights with you today in my round up of warm toned eyeshadow palettes you simply need this autumn.
The world and their mother might still be going nuts for the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, and whilst it’s a gorgeous beast of an eyeshadow palette, for me the Petite Heat is where it’s at. It’s a more curated edit than it’s big sister palette, and contains everything you need for a dramatic matte smoky eye. It’s a shimmer free lineup of warm rusty oranges and browns, and most importantly all the shades are just so wearable. You can take any shade and just buff it over the lid and it’ll look great, no fancy layering work required. It’s compact and travel friendly – in fact I pretty much exclusively travel with this palette these days, and as you’d expect from Urban Decay, the quality is spot on.
I couldn’t resist splurging on the new NARS Eyeshadow Quad in Singapore this month, but who could blame me. This is a pretty interesting quad because it sits at the gold and pinks end of the warm toned spectrum. If you’re not ready to dive in the deep end with a full orange and red palette, this is a good starting point. Four beautifully iridescent shimmer shades, these again are the kind of colours you can just buff and go, they all make great all over lid shades, or you can build them up for a multidimensional look.
If a budget option is what you’re after, it’s worth mentioning the Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals. A 16 shadow confection of fantastic warm toned eyeshadows. There’s nothing too ~out there~ in this palette, these shades are definitely neutral, but they are all wonderfully golden hued. For the price, you can’t beat it.
Often when talking about warm toned eyeshadows, these roundups stick to the orangey reddy hues and completely skip over the pinks. I wanted to give a special mention to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette because honestly I’m just obsessed with it. It’s a good mix of warm neutrals, deep pinks and bronzey shades. For pink, it’s surprisingly wearable, and I love the texture of these shadows, they’re so smooth and easy to blend.
And last but certainly not least, I wanted to mention Zoeva’s Christmas Gifting Palette, Unique Reflection. This is an exclusive to the Zoeva website, but I urge you all to pick this up. At £17.50 it’s an absolute steal, 10 buttery soft, intensely pigmented shades. There’s four reddy toned shimmers and the rest are warm mattes, from soft beiges to deep burgundy. I can’t get enough of this palette, I think it might just be a favourite.
Are you a warm toned eyeshadow lover? What’s your favourite palette?