How to Master Liquid Eyeshadow (and the Best Ones to Use)

2022-12-08 21:02:06 By : Mr. David Lee

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How to Master Liquid Eyeshadow (and the Best Ones to Use)

Lacquered lids, whether it be in a candy-colored hue or smudgy black, are a seasonless beauty trend. And according to makeup artist and formulator Danessa Myricks, liquid eyeshadow is the easiest way to get the look.

"There are endless possibilities with liquid eyeshadow," she shares. "Use it for graphic shapes, soft washes of color, and even bold impactful eye looks." The secret is all in the application: for an all-over wash of color, apply with a fluffy brush; for a graphic shape or super-pigmented pop, use a dense brush to carefully paint the liquid shadow on your lids.

Here are the best liquid eyeshadows for you to create any beauty look with:

A shea butter base makes this metallic shadow unbelievably smooth. And there are 10 different shades so you can guild your eyes in the rainbow.

This liquid comes in four finishes (glaze, foil, nude, and metallic), 34 shades, and can be used on your lips, eyes, or cheeks. It's also waterproof and made to last a hot summer day.

This best seller is finally back in stock at Sephora. The cream-to-powder formula comes in 8 different shades (and both matte and metallic finishes) so you can change it up depending how you're feeling.

The color-shifting aspect of this liquid shadow is unbelievably gorgeous. It comes in 18 different shades—more like the shimmer of a butterfly wing than a sparkle—that's so eye catching.

These are the shadows about-face founder Halsey wears while on stage because they really last. The colors are super pigmented—you only need one layer for a vivid look.

Lovers of the monochromatic beauty look need this liquid shadow, blush, and lip color. Each of the nine shades comes in a collectible tin that you can use to keep your bag organized.

The super-fine shimmer in this liquid eyeshadow works as an all-over wash or can be used as eyeliner.

Three skincare ingredients (Galactoarabinan, jojoba oil, and orange blossom water) combine with a subtle shimmer into a no-mess liquid shadow that makes eyes pop.

This double-ended product adds a major pop of color on lids. Wear each side—one an opaque matte, the other a shiny shimmer—alone or combine for a major beauty moment.

Crushed pearls are suspended in a clear liquid—making this shadow completely buildable. Start with a subtle shimmer or go full disco.

The three shades were designed to be universally flattering when painting lids in a metallic sheen.

Dab on this silky liquid shadow (which comes in 5 shades from natural to fun pops) for an easy wash of color.

Bedazzle your lids in a disco ball level of glitter with this liquid shadow. The seven shades, which are scream "let's party!", are all filled with chunky glitter.

Finely milled mica creates the subtle shimmer. It's sophisticated, and the shades can be blended into a French girl smokey eye or used as a liner, too.

How to Master Liquid Eyeshadow (and the Best Ones to Use)

Glitter From Euphoria Glitter and pearls combine into a super-sparkling liquid eyeshadow. The four different shades include an eye-opening white to a sunset-inspired orange.