Top Fall Drugstore Makeup For Deeper Skin Tones

While I’m purposeful in switching out my Summer hair products for ones that are better suited for Fall, I’m not quite that way when it comes to my makeup.

Unlike hair products though, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of difference between Summer and Fall makeup outside of the shades and in some instances using makeup that is a little heavier.

I tend to use the same makeup products all year round and may only switch things up when I need to replace something that was used up. So if you looked in my makeup bag you would find very few products that probably fit neatly in the buckets of Summer or Fall makeup.

That being said, I did decide to do some window shopping (can you call it that when it’s online?) to see what makeup products I would buy for Fall if I were in the market for some.
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I wanted to make sure I selected ones that were not only deeper shades but also had higher pigments so they would show up better on my deep skin tone.

Here are my top drugstore makeup picks for Fall for deeper skin tones. You can find most if not all of these products at multiple retailers such as Target, Walmart, Ulta, and Amazon but for this post, I am focusing on Target and Ulta.

Eyeshadow palettes for Fall

When it comes to eye shadows it can be hard to find palettes at the drugstore that have more than a few colors that work on deep skin tones like mine. Now mind you, my skin tone isn’t that deep so I can only imagine how harder it is to find eye shadow shades that work for those with deeper skin tones than me.

One of the drugstore brands I found that had highly pigmented shades that create great Fall looks include the Wet N Wild Color Icon Rosé In The Air Palette because it has a lot of deep and rich pinks plus a few oranges and browns mixed into the 10 total shades.

Another one of my eye shadow picks is the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Edit Petite Shadow Palette in Phoenix. The palette has 6 shades that are a mix of matte & metallic finishes so this palette can transition your look from daytime to nighttime.

I also like the Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Palette in Box of Chocolates. Black Radiance is a brand that makes makeup for women of color so it only makes sense that one of their palettes would make the cut. This palette has 12 buildable shades in matte, pearl, metallic, and shimmer so you are completely covered.

When I saw these next palettes I had to include them on the list. They are the Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes from Elf. These palettes are really budget-friendly plus they come in several fun names - Truffles, Berry Bad, and Pumpkin Pie. Each palette only has 4 shades but you can mix and match palettes really easily.

Blushes for Fall

Now for blushes which are always a struggle for me. I have a hard time finding shades that aren’t too light for my skin tone nor are they too dark. I seem to always struggle with one or the other including during my window shopping. There don't seem to be a lot of options at the drugstore level.

One option I found is the Elf Primer-Infused Blush in Spicy. It claims to be a long-wear matte blush that has primer powder infused in it. 

Another good option is the NYX Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush in Red Riot and Bang Bang. 

Black Radiance also has some wonderful blush shades in their Artisan Color Baked Blush collection such as Brick House and Warm Berry.

Lipsticks for fall

Now on to the lips. For my Fall picks, I have the 

Not only do these lipsticks and lip glosses have Fall perfect shades, but several of them are also moisturizing so they can help keep your lips hydrated which is helpful during the cooler temps.

Nail polish for fall

Last but not least is nail polish. I don’t wear nail polish on my fingernails at any time of the year. I do wear it on my toenails all year round because in Florida I can wear open-toed shoes for most of the year and you also never know when people may see your feet.

In the Summer I wear bright colors but in the Fall I wear deep and dark shades that compliment my skin tone like the following