Fall to Winter Eye Shadow Look

Fall To Winter Eye Shadow Looks

Mauve and plum colors are perfect eyeshadow shades for fall and into winter eye makeup looks.

The New Mattes eyeshadows from Red Apple Lipstick include a combination of gorgeous neutrals as well as some mauves and plum shades, making these eyeshadows not only great for any season but absolutely perfect for fall. 

There’s a total of 9 matte shades that are available all together in a palette but can also be purchased separately.

They are super pigmented and buildable, giving you the ability to intensify to the depth and richness you want. They are easy to work with as their silky-smooth texture makes them easily blendable.

We have a beautiful fall-to-winter matte eyeshadow tutorial using the plums and mauves from these new matte eyeshadows. (For a look using the peachy and brown shades, check out our other matte eyeshadow look here.)

This look is perfect for when you want a more dramatic eye look that will bring more of the focus to them. It is a look that can be worn during the day, if you want a more dramatic look in the daytime, but will be perfect for nighttime wear.

Before we get started with the tutorial, let’s have a look at some completed looks!

Completed Look

Matte Eyeshadow Tutorial 

Step 1- Prime the Lids

Let’s begin by prepping the lids. Apply a tiny amount of the Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer all over the lids, up to the brow bone. Let that dry for a couple of minutes. (You could fill in your brows while it dries if this is part of your makeup routine and if you have already applied your foundation. If not, we suggest waiting until after you do to prevent getting any foundation on your already filled-in brows.) Once it has dried, you can set it with a bit of setting powder if you would like. Doing so helps eyeshadows blend even more smoothly.

Step 2- Apply Your Base

Now let’s apply a base color to the lids. Using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush, or a similar brush, apply Hush Hush eyeshadow all over the lid, taking it up to the brow bone. If you have a deeper skin tone, you can try using Blondeshell eyeshadow as your base color. 

Step 3- Deepen the Crease

Next, take the Crease and Blend Brush, or a brush similar to it, and apply Plums Up! eyeshadow in the crease, that folded area above the eyelids. Use windshield-wiping motions to blend that out across the crease.

Step 4- Blend and Diffuse 

Using the Crease and Blend Brush again, you want to take a bit of that Hush Hush eyeshadow to blend out the edges of Plums Up! and help diffuse the color. Blend out just above the crease, onto the transition area, using both circular and windshield-wiping motions. 

Step 5- Lid Color

You now want to apply Made You Wink eyeshadow to the lids using the Wet/Dry Eye Brush. If you need to, you can go back and apply a bit more of Plums Up! to slightly deepen your crease after applying the lid color. 

Step 6- Deepen the Outer Corners

Deepen the outer corners of the eyes by applying Hello Darkness eyeshadow on the outer corners of the lids. Blend out using circular motions, keeping it just on the outer corners. Once you are done blending that out, you want to reapply Made You Wink to the lids and blend gently onto Hello Darkness, for a smooth and seamless transition.

Step 7- Soften the Inner Corners 

Give the eyes a touch of softness by applying Hush Hush eyeshadow in the inner corners/ on the tear ducts, as well as on the brow bone.

Step 8- Deepen the Lash Line

With the Angled Eye Brush, apply Hello Darkness eyeshadow to the lash line, just gently blending it out.

Step 9- Bottom Lid 

For a more complete look, apply both Made You Wink eyeshadow across the bottom lash line. Use windshield-wiping motions to blend all the way across.

Step 10- Mascara

Complete the eyes by applying The Lash Project Mascara. Apply 3 to 4 coats for slightly dramatic lashes. For a more natural lash look, apply up to two coats instead.

For the face, after applying your base products, you want to warm up the complexion by applying Sundrop Bronzer. Using the Vegan Blush Brush, apply lightly to the forehead (towards the hairline), on the temples, and cheeks.

You can also add some definition to the face by placing it on the hollows of the cheeks, on the sides of the nose, and jawline.

For blush, either a pink or a warmer shade of pink would be great for this look. Coy blush is a perfect choice but if you have a fair to light complexion, Dolly blush would also work great. (Check out the How to Apply Blush & Bronzer for Your Face Shape article to learn exactly how to apply your blush.)

To complete the look, choose either a pinkish nude color or a pink shade that is not too deep. The eyes are the main focus of the look so pick a lip color that won’t compete with them.

A berry-toned lip color would also be perfect, as long as it is not too deep or too dark.

Natural lip liner and Honey Badger lip gloss is a perfect lip combo that looks beautiful with this particular eye look. Mayberry and Vogue lipsticks are also perfect choices, just keep the application light to not build up their color intensity too much.

We hope you are enjoying the new matte eyeshadows and give this look a try! What are your favorite matte eyeshadow shade combos for fall? Share with us in the comments below. Feel free to tag @redapplegirls on Instagram if you share any of your Red Apple Lipstick looks on there.

Red Apple Lipstick Products Used for This Look: 

Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer– helps color correct and prime the eyelids, eliminating eyeshadow creasing. 

Hush Hush Eyeshadowa matte, light peach shade. 

Plums Up!a plum taupe shade.

Made You Winka rosy taupe color.

Hello Darknessa dark, grayish-brown, taupe color.

The Lash Project Mascaraa hypoallergenic mascara & lash conditioner in one, in satin black. Defines and strengthens the lashes. 

Sundrop Bronzerwarm matte bronzer. Buildable and natural-looking, perfect for all skin tones. 

Coy Blusha matte apricot-pink blush shade.

Natural Lip Linerpinkish-brown liner shade.

Honey Badger Lip Gloss nude with pink and brown undertones.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does matte mean in eyeshadow?

Matte eyeshadows are shades without any shimmer, shine, or glitter. In other words, they are flat color eyeshadow shades.

Where should I apply matte eyeshadow?

Matte eyeshadows are great to use for a base color and perfect for building depth such as in the crease. Lighter color shades are also perfect for blending out other eyeshadows.

How do you make older eyes look younger?

Using matte eyeshadows is a great way to help eyes look younger when you have mature skin. Shimmer and glitter eyeshadows can often settle in fine lines, bringing attention and accentuating any wrinkles on the eyes. Also, try not lining under your eyes with a sharp line but rather a soft eyeshadow line using a matte darker shade like Hello Darkness and an Angled Eyeliner Brush.


  1. kapithequilter says:

    Can a dirty blond with hints of silver and fair skin wear this look?

    1. Ashley Teague says:

      Absolutely! This look is still very neutral/natural even though it’s using some plum tones. I think you’d look great <3

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