Liquid Eyeshadows Editors Love for SummerJune 03, 2021
Our WFH makeup routines have been all about maximum payoff with minimal effort. Now that restrictions are loosening up and vaxxed girl summer is well underway, who says that has to change? Meet liquid eyeshadow — our quick and easy to looking glam. From matte to sparkly finishes, we’ve tried a bunch. Ahead, we’re rounding up our faves to help you find the best one for you, whether you’ll be at home or on the go this summer.
When in doubt, a shimmery shadow is the way to go. One swipe and your eye makeup is complete. We love that this eyeshadow gives us long-lasting sparkle (we’re talking 16 hours, you guys), is crease-free and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. It dries down quickly and elevates your makeup look from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds.
When we go for an iridescent finish, we don’t mess around; a subtle shine simply won’t cut it. For high impact and major glam, Giorgio Armani has your back. This liquid shadow comes in nine shades infused with vibrant pigment, including some with phosphorescent pearls, for intense color and a buildable, opulent finish. Sport it solo or on top of a powder shadow to give your look extra oomph.
If you’re not afraid to experiment with color, this set of six buildable creams is for you. Turn your eyes into a masterpiece with this palette that’s seriously packing pigment. Each color goes on creamy and dries down for a long-wearing finish that will stay put no matter where the day might take you.
Fallout can be a pain — it literally gets everywhere. But with this liquid shadow, you’re able to get the metallic impact sans the annoyance. The powder-based formula dries down super quickly and is fallout-free.
If you’re not quite ready to go full-on glitter but still want a touch of sparkle on your eyelids, opt for this Stila shadow. It has a glittery finish and a subtle pearly sheen that looks reflective without being over the top. For a foiled finish, dab on two layers with your fingers. If you want something a little more sheer, place some product on the back of your hand and apply it to your eye with a brush.