Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty-Free Blog Collaboration

Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog Collaboration

After a busy summer, Liza, Christine and I are back in the swing of our cruelty-free blog collaborations. With fall upon us, we’ve each selected our top 5 eyeshadows that are totally evacotive of the season.

Click on the links below to check out Liza and Christine’s posts!

Christine 150x150 Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog CollaborationChristine at Makeup Guinea Pig

Liza 150x150 Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog CollaborationLiza at Makeup Matters

EMANI Mineral Crushed Color Dust in Safari

A medium reddish brown with gold shimmer. Safari combines three decidedly fall colors in its multidimensional finish. It’s packed with pigment and sparkle. As is the case with most loose shadows, it can be a little messy, and given the shimmer content, I recommend applying this before your base makeup so you can cleanup any fallout. I received this as part of the Emani How 2B Guide in Day Diva (my full review here).

 

NYX Antique Gold

A tarnished gold with olive tones. Antique Gold is a year-round favorite of mine, but feels particularly well-suited for fall. It’s surprisingly light on the lids, in part due to its high-shine finish. The texture is exceptionally buttery smooth and soft – so soft that it requires a light hand to avoid crumbling. If you like MAC Patina and are looking for a cruelty-free option, try this.

 

URBAN DECAY Smog

A not-too-dark bronze with gold shimmer. It’s what I’d call a “classic bronze” – not to warm, not too cool. When we decided on this topic, Smog was one of the first shadows to come into my head. While bronze is often associated with summer, I find the mix of brown and gold very fall-esque as well. Between the top-notch texture and beautiful, versatile color, it’s easy to see why Smog is among UD’s most popular eyeshadows. My Smog is in the original Naked palette, but it’s also available separately.

 

NYX Golden

A rich copper. Like Anique Gold, Golden has a high-shine, almost metallic finish. Orange shadows can be tricky, but they can also be gorgeous with the right technique/application. Personally, I find moderation is the key to making orange-y hues work for me. It just requires a little experimentation to find what works best for you. I purchased this shade in the Golden/Rust/Walnut Bronze trio (all three shades are beautiful for fall).

 

INGLOT 326

A deep grey-brown with hints of purple. To balance out all these warm, rich shimmers, I’m including this cool, plummy matte. I’ve actually purchased this shadow twice on separate occasions, not realizing I already owned it. It has Inglot’s typical matte shadow formula – pigmented, slightly powdery, and smooth.

Top 5 Eyeshadows For Fall Swatches Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog Collaboration

 L-R: Emani Safari, NYX Antique Gold, UD Smog, NYX Golden, Inglot 326

Top 5 Cruelty Free Eyeshadow Swatches Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog Collaboration

L-R: Emani Safari, NYX Antique Gold, UD Smog, NYX Golden, Inglot 326

Top 5 Cruelty Free Eyeshadows For Fall Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog Collaboration

L-R: Emani Safari, NYX Antique Gold, UD Smog, NYX Golden, Inglot 326

defocused to show shimmer 

Fall Eyeshadow Look Top 5 Eyeshadows for Fall | A Cruelty Free Blog CollaborationNYX Antique Gold washed over lids, UD Smog blended into outer 1/3, Inglot 326 as liner and outer-V


 

Make sure to check out our past collaborations:

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 What eyeshadows remind you of fall? I’d love to hear your picks!

  • Makeup Matters

    great choices! NYX Antique Gold has been on my wishlist. I love old gold colors so much. probably my favorite eyeshadow shade. gorge!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Liza! You’ll love it! There’s something so classic and almost nostalgic about them, reminds me of Old Hollywood. Just so pretty. ♥

  • Christine

    Love the look on you! Great post, as always!!! :) All your picks look so pretty! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thank you, Christine! ♥

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Great picks, Catherine! NYX Antique Gold is such a pretty antique gold! Smog looks very different on me. It’s always fun to see how different skin tones work! Love the look on you :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Sunny! It’s sort of like the Satin Taupe-type colors, it really does appear different depending on who’s wearing it. ♥

  • Martha

    Those golden Nyx shades really look lovely!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Martha! They are… and so affordable, yet you don’t compromise quality at all with these shades. A few of the NYX shadows I have aren’t as silky, but these are amazing. ♥

  • Lily

    Smog has always been my favourite. Great picks you have here :-)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Lily! This post has really made me re-discover Smog. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately ♥

  • LifeOfBun

    I love Inglot’s 326 as well! ^_^

  • Icequeen81

    like the finish is so natural