Our Favorite Eye Glosses That’ll Give You the Glossy Eye Look of Your DreamsAugust 19, 2020
How to Create a Glossy Eyeshadow Look
Like any bold eyeshadow look, you’ll want to start with a strong foundation to ensure all of your hard work doesn’t smear off in a matter of hours. We recommend hte Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Next, you need to pick your base shades for your eyeshadow look. “When working with a gloss on top of a powder shadow, keep in mind that the gloss is going to either crease or move and change the eye look,” says Najor. “But that’s also part of the look — it gives it a cool, lived-in feel.” For eyeshadows formulas that can withstand the gloss without creasing, opt for cream shadows.
When you’re ready to apply the gloss, Najor recommends grabbing a small, flat synthetic eyeshadow brush. “I don’t like to use the doe-foot applicator that comes with the gloss because there's so much texture to it that it can disrupt the eyeshadow underneath,” he says. “Because the fibers in it are typically cotton, it can lift the product, which makes for a less seamless application.” Don’t have a brush? No problem. “If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have a brush nearby, just use your ring finger and lightly skim it across the lid.”
The beauty to the glossy eye look is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. “You don’t necessarily have to slap on a ton of gloss to your eyelid. You can just dab on a little shine to the middle of your lid to reflect some light. It adds a bit of a spotlight to the eye, rather than committing to the full glossy look.”
Ahead, find our favorite glosses to layer on top of your eyeshadow to create a glossy eye makeup look for yourself.
This gloss glides smoothly onto your eyes without making you feel tacky. It has just the right amount of shimmer to it for a light-catching look.
For a shimmer-free, mirror-like shine, reach for this topcoat. The gloss glides on seamlessly and delivers a reflective finish.
For a super subtle sheen, reach for this dual-ended stick with two universally flattering shades to help you achieve your glowing look. The clear essence end of the glow stick delivers a fresh, wet-looking illuminance for a natural spotlight on the eyes.
Designed to transform any eyeshadow into a glass-like look, this non-sticky formula layers perfectly on top of shadow. It comes in three stunning shades that you can wear alone or overtop your favorite eyeshadow product.