Fall always brings some interesting new eye shadow palettes. From Shu Uemura, the Brave Beauty collection has six shades of green, along with brown and gray bases and pearlized and deeper shades for highlighting and contouring, $65; at makeup counters and shuuemura.com.

MAC takes note of the 25th anniversary of "The Simpsons" with a themed collection that will have you looking like Marge in no time. Shadow palettes (one's called That Trillion Dollar Look) have colors such as Beehive Blue and Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag, $44; at makeup counters and maccosmetics.com.

Not exactly paint-by-numbers, but Sephora's Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette has colors teamed up to easily pair for day or night. It comes in 10 different combinations (Rich Taupe, Dark Chocolate) and includes tutorials on application, $25; at select stores and sephora.com.

The fall line at Lancôme is called French Idole, with shadow palettes meant to suggest the elusive beauty of French women. The palettes come in two deep, smoldery tones: Golden Sage and Olive Amour, $50; at makeup counters and lancome.com.