Though the weather forecast predicts chilly temperatures this fall, our makeup routines are typically on the warmer side. Our #FOTD usually consists of golden shadow, Champagne-colored highlighter, and lots of vampy lipstick. But as we’ve started perusing the shelves at some of our favorite stores for new fall makeup, we’ve realized that cool-toned colors are having a moment — and we’re not mad at it.
Many brands have pivoted away from the warm and fuzzy colors synonymous with autumn — rich browns, dimensional golds, vibrant reds — and launched brand new goods that give us icy vibes instead. Silver highlighter has emerged (we’re looking at you, Rihanna), along with a selection of eyeshadow palettes and shimmer toppers that remind us of frosty makeup from our childhood, but all grown up.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cool finds from the beauty aisle, because everything that glitters does not have to be gold.
If you’ve already hit pan on Fenty Beauty’s buzzy Trophy Wife highlighter, consider testing out its silver twin sister this season. It has a bouncy, gel-to-powder texture that you can lightly dust on or layer for a dramatic look. It creates a diamond-like glow on a variety of skin tones, and you can see what it looks like on Refinery29 editors before you take the plunge.
FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, $38, available at Sephora
You don’t have to fork up a ton of cash on a cool-toned palette — especially if it’s out of your comfort zone. This one from Sephora Collection will only set you back 10 bucks and has eight matte and shimmer shades that are super pigmented, plus a golden hue to balance your look is you feel too chilly.
Sephora Collection Enchanted Sky Eyshadow Palette, $10, available at Sephora
Violet Voss Eye Glitter Topper, $15, available at Sephora
If you want to dabble into green eyeshadow, but don’t want to end up looking like Poison Ivy, you’ll love this earthy palette. It comes with six cool shades (including an army green shimmer), that are totally wearable day or night.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Camo Face and Eye Shadow Palette, $75, available at Sephora
Whether your idea of a smoky eye is a jet black crease with a silver lid or a brown outer corner with hints of gold, you can achieve it with this palette. It comes with 14 neutral matte and shimmer shades that have a vivid color payoff on a variety of complexions.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eye Shadow Palette, $45, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills
This shimmer duo is ideal if you want to ease into the cool-toned makeup trend. One side is a molten copper color with flecks of silver glitter, and the other is like a tall glass of metallic Champagne in shadow form. Place the colors on a damp brush to make your inner corners pop, or lightly dust them over your cheekbones to intensify your highlight.
Stila Bare With Flair Eyeshadow Duo, $20, available at Ulta Beauty
All the shimmers you need to create a flashy holiday party look live in this palette. Each pan has an opaque color payoff that’ll standout on pale to deep complexions.
Flesh Beauty Limited Edition Flesh Envy Eyeshadow Palette, $38, available at Ulta Beauty
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