The Autumnal Drugstore Palette You Need Right Now

When Urban Decay dropped their fire Naked Heat palette, I knew I needed to search for a cheaper alternative (student life). I’d been saving up my Boots advantage card points and had around £18 on there, so that was my budget.

Originally, I had been saving to buy the NYX Love Contours All palette, a dupe of the Smashbox Shape Matters 3-in-1 palette, at £20 as opposed to Smashbox’s £60 palette, however since Urban Decay’s release, I wanted something more autumnal.

As soon as I saw it, I had to get it: The NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals at £16. Whilst NYX is classed as a ‘luxury brand´ it’s still really well priced for its high quality products, and so it is a brand I’m really happy to buy and know that what I’m getting is a bargain.

This beautiful 16 colour palette (even more than Naked Heat!) includes a mixture of warm and cool tones, lights and darks, mattes and shimmers. It’s so versatile and it’s rich, earthy shades are perfect for autumn. I’ve created a couple of different looks with this palette and I am so happy with how they turned out; super pigmented, super blendable, super lovely smashing.

This first look includes shade 12 blended over the lid as a transition and shade 10 in the crease, with the gorgeous burnt orange shimmer shade 11 on the center of the lid. To highlight, I used shade 2 in the inner corners and brow bone. I wore this with Sleek’s Velvet Slipper and added a touch of shade 11 over my lips for a metallic finish. One thing that I will say I don’t like is that the shades don’t have names – that probably wouldn’t matter to anyone else other than a blogger or an MUA.

My second look I wanted to be a little bit darker and less vibrant than the redder look I tried out first. For this look I used shade 5 as a transition, shade 15 in the crease and shade 10 on the lid. I don’t often go for dark shades on the lid, I usually have an ombre going from light at the inner corner to dark on the outer, but I saw the MUA’s on Anastasia Beverly Hill’s instagram stories do something similar with the Subculture palette so I thought I’d try it out. I’m also waiting on someone like Revolution to drop a Subculture dupe. I decided this would look best with a winged eyeliner as the look was quite dark, and I added shade 9 to the inner corners. On my lips I wore Mac’s Liquid Lipcolour in Simply Smoked.

The final look is a much softer, neutral look, as suggested by my blogger babes. I used shade 6 as a transition with a touch of shade 14 in the crease, adding shade 4 on the lid with shade 9 in the crease. I then went with Mac’s Velvet Teddy on the lips with a shimmer of shade 4 over the top.

As you can see this palette is so versatile, it’s small in size so is really travel/on-the-go friendly and it doesn’t break the bank. It’s definitely a must-have palette for this autumn.

Beff xx



20 Comments Add yours

  1. Siyana says:

    Ah this palette looks stunning! I have a few Boots vouchers as well, so I know what I’m getting now!


  2. Covet Luxe says:

    The first look is beautiful! & so happy you went with the natural look, shows how this palette can be worn day and night! Defo purchasing this today sooo pretty x


  3. Cheryl says:

    I love these colours! 🍁 but do they last for long? Do they stay in place on the eyelid? 🤔


    1. beffshuff says:

      they last all day with an eye primer! i’ve been so happy with the results!

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  4. Clayaa says:

    Omg I was going to do a post on this when it got nearer to autumn haha great minds! I used mine literally everyday through winter I can’t wait to crack it out again! The looks you made are STUNNING, you’re so talented girl. Great post, Clare xxx


    1. beffshuff says:

      i adore it! ahh thank you so much sweet! x

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  5. Estelle says:

    Need to get my hands on this!


  6. Shaza says:

    Loved this post! That pallete is definitely now going on my list for my next shopping trip!


  7. What a fabulous dupe and so affordable too! Great find girl, LOVE the looks you’ve done too, they all look so fabulous on you 😊
    Alice Xx


  8. I loooove Nyx, especially their eye products. I need them all haha. Stunning looks! X


  9. Taylor Faith says:

    NYX is one of my favourite brands ☺️ The looks you’ve created look amazing 💕 Xx


  10. Veronica Bizzarri says:

    I’m so glad you convinced me to buy this palette.. reading this post has me even more excited to try the palette out! I love how you created three lovely different looks, my fave is defo look number two as I always tend to wear darker shadows xx

    Ronnie //


  11. KateAlice says:

    The looks you’ve created are beautiful 😍 This palette is amazing! 100% need this in my life!x


  12. Chloe says:

    I definitely need to purchase this palette, the shades are amazing! Side note, you are absolutely gorgeous!
    Great post 🙂


    1. beffshuff says:

      its such a good palette! and aww thank you!!


  13. This looks so nice and considering I wanted to try the Naked Heat it is definitely interested me in trying this instead. Also your makeup looks are incredible girl!


  14. hellosaralou says:

    I am so glad I came across this before going out and spending a fortune on the UD one. It’s almost identical looking shade wise. I am all over the cranberry coloured shadow this last while and I am loving your second darker shade. Very vampy looking and perfect coming into Autumn as you said. THANKYOUUUU !


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