Spring cleaning your makeup collection doesn’t just mean getting rid of gunky old products — sometimes, it means replacing some of the more basic items in your stash with newer counterparts. With the rise of liquid shadows, we recommend switching out your powder favorites with creamy pigmented alternatives. Ahead, find our six favorites for the upcoming season.
For a cool-toned illuminating hue, NYX Lid Lingerie in Night Glow is perfect to swipe on your lids for a day-to-night bronze eye. Pair this with a bold cat eye or a colored mascara to really amp up the look, or wear it alone for a flawless touch of neutral sheen.
Hitting that sweet spot between neutral and pigmented is sometimes a tough style to accomplish, but this Infallible paint in Nude Fishnet is on the mark. Use the pigments together on the lid or crease, and smoke them out with a clean dome shaped brush for a subtle radiance.
If you’re anything like us and you support all kinds of graphic eye looks, the Lancôme Le Metallique in Brise Azure is a super pigmented blue liquid shadow to tap onto your lids for your next night out. This bright teal color is super buildable for a soft blue touch or a highly pigmented 80’s inspired eye.
A little gold shadow can go a long way, which is why the YSL Full Metal Shadow in Gold Source is great as a base for any molten eye look. Apply this underneath any gold or glitter shadow for a long lasting lid that will have everything you lay your eyes on turn to gold.
One of our favorites of the bunch, Cloud is the purply-gold three dimensional liquid that will illuminate just about any eye makeup. Wear this with a bold red lip to really have heads turning, or complement it with a matte nude lip for a more polished finish.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.