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Just when summer is coming to an end, the kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and we’re starting to feel a little ‘blah’ – leave it to the beauty industry to lift our spirits (or at least mine anyway) with 3 tempting new luxury eyeshadow palettes.

Depending on whether you would consider yourself to be ‘A Temptress’, ‘Sophisticated Chic’ or ‘A Modest Beauty’, I have three luxury eyeshadow palettes that will fit your style and are perfect for fall.

Are you a Temptress?

Do you change your look from day to night? Do you love dramatic eyes and sultry lips? Then you’re a Temptress and this new YSL Couture Palette Collector Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette is just for you.  

YSL case

The YSL case in itself speaks to your Temptress look. A gold and silver case embossed with YSL in small square silver studs, the packaging of this eyeshadow palette is killer. According to YSL Beauty, this palette is the ultimate “clash of two metals”.


YSL Palette

Just as stunning as the packaging itself, you’ll jump to the head of the line when you open up the eyeshadow palette. Inside, an ashen gold shadow, a dirty red burgundy, lit with a light lilac. Two more shades of varying intensity: a dark plum and a chocolate brown with a cool sophistication.


YSL inside palette

The five eyeshadow shades can easily be revamped from day to night. Play with the combination of couture colours by working in a clockwise motion: top left is the gold, base shade; highlight under the brow with the lilac; build in the crease with the two shades at the bottom of the palette – the dusky pink and the brown; and line with the dark plum in the centre of the palette.

Price: $64 CAD/$60 USD

Availability: Now at Sephora

Are you Sophisticated Chic?

A natural beauty who loves to work with your best features, if you’re Sophisticated Chic than you’re a Bobbi Brown girl. Bobbi Brown always knows how to reach your Sophisticated Chic side. This palette with beautiful neutrals is part of Bobbi Brown’s new Greige Collection for fall (the perfect collection of grey and beige tones).


Bobbi Brown has created this sophisticated and sleek navy compact with a large mirror for on- the-go convenience and a handy magnetic closure to avoid spillage.

Bobbi Brown Palette

Open the palette and stand back because you’re about to embark on a serious neutral eyeshadow fantasy. This palette features Bobbi’s favorite grey and beige-toned shadows, along with striking new shades like Greystone and Earth Metal.

Bobbi Brown Palette Inside

The shadows range from a subdued taupe sparkle and a medium ash brown to an edgier slate grey, in a mix of matte-to-metallic finishes. Perfect for the Sophisticated Chic Beauty.

Price: $82 CAD/$70 USD

Availability: your local Bobbi Brown counter or Sephora.

Are you a Modest Beauty?

If you’re a Modest Beauty, don’t underestimate your power to wow. You may shy away from the limelight, but your makeup is always spot on and you look as though you just stepped out of a fashion magazine. If this sounds familiar than you will fall in love with Elizabeth Arden’s limited edition eyeshadow quad from the fall Golden Opulence Color Collection.Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow case

Let’s not underestimate the power of a modest beauty. Elizabeth Arden’s solid majestic packaging inspires you to look your best.

Elizabeth Arden

You might think that with only four eyeshadow colours, your choices are limited but this just isn’t the case because you’re a Modest Beauty. You know how to work with what you have and how to add the exact intensity of colour in just the right place. The Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow palette allows you to do just that.

Elizabeth Arden Palette Inside

With four very different colours and finishes, you can experiment with many different looks.

Price: $48 CAD/$40 USD

Availability: Your local Elizabeth Arden Counter, or in Canada also available at London Drugs, Shopper’s Drug Mart and the Hudson Bay.


So there you have it. 3 luxury eyeshadow palettes designed just for the Temptress, Sophisticated Chic and Modern Beauty personalities that you exude. Now what happens if you fit into all categories, or just don’t want to pigeon hole your beauty personality? I won’t look if you slip two…or three into your shopping bag.

Until next time,

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