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Upgrade your autumn wardrobe with these perfect palettes

At Cult Beauty, we’re passionate about palettes (aren’t we all), and ‘Back to School’ presents the perfect opportunity to do some ‘palette cleansing’. Say ‘out with the old’ and donate all your barely-touched edits in favour of stunning new eyeshadow wardrobes… helpfully, we’ve rounded up the latest (and the all-time greatest) offerings to tantalise your make up tastebuds!

Inspired by the mystique of the Middle East, Huda Beauty’s {Desert Dusk Palette} contains a totally to-die-for range of 18 jewel-toned matte, shimmer and foil-effect eyeshadows. It’s the very definition of exquisite and the perfect way to add some instant intrigue to your daily sweater-jeans-and-knee boots combination. 

Are you 28 going on 12? For those who find relentless ‘adulting’ a bore (at best), Lime Crime have created the must-have make up confection. Ideal for when you’re weary of ‘real life’, their perfect {Pocket Candy Eyeshadow Palettes} are essential for indulging inner eight-year-olds. In three vibrant shades boasting five complementary colours, these are the last word in nostalgia and too cute to stop at one…

Utterly indispensable, trust {ZOEVA} to anticipate our every make up need. Their toasty line-up of exquisite, suedette shades includes a beautiful array of muted nearly-nudes and mocha tones which we just know will soon become go-tos. #TeamCultBeauty are besotted with the {Matte Eyeshadow Palette} and, at only £18, we know you will be too.

If you like creative license, {BLEACH London} make it über easy to create your perfect palette with their clever {BYO Case} and extensive range of shadow, highlight, glitter and contouring powders – all of which will fit together neatly to curate a custom wardrobe of your cosmetic essentials. The large ‘z palette’ has sufficient space for 28 pigment-packed {Louder Powders}, the hard part is deciding which to pick…

Irresistibly autumnal (and aptly titled), Morphe’s {35F Fall Into Frost Eyeshadow Palette} spans the full kal-eye-doscope of soft, September shades. From juicy hedgerow hues to golden tones and burnished bronzes, this pro-grade palette features 28 iconic shimmers and a subtle, suede-effect septet to ensure eyes will mesmerise through autumn (and beyond).

A full ‘face’ in one place, Laura Geller’s {Glam on the Run} is a cute and convenient edit of butter-soft powders to sculpt, blush and beautify eyes on-the-go. A non-negotiable handbag must-have, this pretty pink box features three shadow shades, the most perfect pink powder for pinch-your-cheeks prettiness, a suits-all highlighter and beautifully barely-there gloss for soft (hydrated!) kissable lips.

Spawning countless contenders, this palette’s reign remains unrivalled. Undisputed QUEEN of the beauty scene, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {Modern Renaissance} has never stopped causing furore since launch. The perfect opportunity to gift yourself a slice of make up iconography, its pink velveteen case contains 14 soft, buttery powders in shades from soft pearl to deep brown via coral, pale petal and fuchsia. Versatile and pigment-packed, this is THE edit every self-respecting make up maven has to have.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…