Photo: Chanel 

The colours for Fall-Winter collections are usually darker and more sombre, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them or wear them to the office. Here are seven palettes you need to try now that will carry you from a casual day out with friends to a night of partying.


1. Chanel Les 4 Ombres​ in #288 Road Movie, $92


Use an angled brush to line your eyes with the shimmery deep blue-green (top left) to add a touch of surprise to your smoky eye. This eyeshadow palette is one of two hot-off-the-press combinations from Chanel’s Fall 2017 Travel Diary collection.


2. Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad​ in #1 Tangled Tangerine, $42


This versatile palette comes in 10 combinations of four colours and textures. The matte texture gives a smooth finish without clumping, the satin and pudding textures work like cream eyeshadow to give a sheer pearl finish, and the glitter give that extra pop of glow to your look.


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3. Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs​ in # 357 Electrify, $102


The shimmery finish of the five colours in this palette helps make your eyes look bigger and the pink, blues and pastel green up the fun factor of your look.


4. Urban Decay Naked Palette in Naked Heat, $83


Twelve amber-hued neutrals in this palette – from warm browns to burnt oranges to bronze – you have every colour and finish you need to create anything from a daytime look to an intense smoky eye. It also gives intense colour payoff and doesn’t smudge easily.


5. Catrice The Collection Eyeshadow Palette​ in #010 Modern Matt, $9.50, from Guardian


The nine highly pigmented powder eyeshadows – including two colours for highlighting and contouring – in this palette takes you from a day look for the office to a dinner date instantly. Just brush on the darker colours for an effortless smoky eye.


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6. Essence My Must Haves Palette $2.90 for the palette case, $2.90 each for the colours, from Guardian & Watsons


Fashionable office executive, funky tai tai or avant-garde creative – just mix and match your favourite colours and finishes (there are 20 to choose from!). Best thing: The individual colours can be popped in and out for easy refill, or if you get tired of the colour and want to switch things up.


7. Klara Cosmetics Pro Palette​ in #02, $28.90, from Sasa

You get intense colour payoff in the matte and pearlescent finishes in this nine-colour palette. The good mix of colours also makes it easy to switch up your look.