Why You Need to Try Liquid Eyeshadow
It’s the low-maintenance product your makeup routine is missing.
I wasn’t always a believer in liquid eyeshadow. I had been burned before with the all-too-common creasing and smudging that can plague these tidy little tubes. I was in it for the long haul with my powder versions, but they had their own pitfalls too—namely, the minute the temps rose above 85 degrees, my once petal pink lids would almost instantly be devoid of color. It wasn’t until I found a truly remarkable product that I jumped on the liquid shadow bandwagon.
The liquid shadow that made me a convert was Stila’s Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow (specifically in Starlight and Kitten—trust me, amazing). Put simply, they don’t quit no matter the weather conditions. For the first time, I was able to look in the mirror after a long day and find satisfaction in how well my makeup held up. Whether your day plans include the office, a playdate, or meeting after meeting, just know the right liquid shadow will not let you down. Here, a few we think you should add to your cart.
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
The shadow that started it all. Just be sure you opt for the Shimmer and Glow finish rather than Glitter and Glow, which you’ll likely find too sparkly.
Buy: $24, sephora.com
Cover FX Shimmer Veil
Feeling sassy? Apply just a hint of this no-crease shadow to your cheekbones for added dimension.
Buy: $28, sephora.com
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy ShadowPaint
Bold or neutral—the choice is yours with these little tubes that promise weightless color.
Buy: $26, esteelauder.com
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Liquid Chrome Shadow
The metallic hues might not be for everyday wear, but give this pick a try when you need to add a little pizazz.
Buy: $7, amazon.com
E.L.F. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow
In a sea of shimmer, this liquid shadow is an outlier. It comes in four matte finish shades that you’ll be swiping on daily. Plus, it clocks in at a budget-friendly $4 per tube.
Buy: $4, ulta.com