The Most Affordable Glitter and Metallic Eyeshadow for Any Budget

Updated 05/14/19
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Glitter and metallic eyeshadow trends are major right now, but knowing which products are worth investing in is key when it comes to enhancing your makeup collection. From powder shadows to liquids and more, there's something for everyone when it comes to wearing this makeup trend in heavy rotation. Start sparkling up your makeup routine today! 

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Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, $25

Stila Cosmetics

If you want to make a statement with your eyes, this glitter liquid metallic eyeshadow from Stila is the perfect way to do it. Equipped with a doe foot applicator, the shadow glides right onto the lid in seconds, making it the easiest glitter eyeshadow to apply (and mess free). One coat will add instant sparkle, and you can layer more on if you want. Use it all over the lid for a full eyeshadow look or just on the lash line for a fun and different way to wear eyeliner.

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NYX Professional Face and Body Glitter, $6

NYX Cosmetics

Shine bright like a sparkly diamond with these face and body glitter pigments from NYX Cosmetics, a perfect product to use for any special occasion or costume. Available in 12 shades, you'll be able to find exactly what you need, or you can purchase a few and mix them for a beautiful rainbow effect. At only $6 each, you can shine and stay true to your budget, too. What's better than that?

Apply NYX Glitter Primer first to the base of the lid before adding pigment. Lightly tap pigment onto skin with a flat eyeshadow brush or your finger until you get the finish you want.

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Wet n Wild Color Icom Glitter Cream Eyeshadow, $0.99

Wet n Wild

This creamy glitter eyeshadow is perfect for you if you aren't keen on using a pigment powder. With a small compact design, it's really easy to apply and carry around in your makeup bag should you need a touch up. Each single eyeshadow contains bold and creamy glitter that won't crease in the eyelid for a long wearing effect. Aloe and coconut oil help hydrate the lid so nothing becomes too dry, and is much easier to remove at the end of the day than some other long wearing glitter pigments. Choose from seven shades and mix with powder eyeshadow or wear alone for a more dramatic look.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter and Loose Colour Trios, $29.50

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

These eyeshadow trios from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are perfect to use when creating a smoky eye. These perfectly coordinated eyeshadow trios contain one loose color concentrate shade along with two coordinating glitter shades. You can wear each one separately for a monochromatic look or blend them all together for something more dramatic. Want to really intensify the shine? Lightly mist your eyeshadow brush with water before applying the pigment for a more metallic finish. 

When wearing glitter eye products it's important to remove them fully before bed to ensure eyes don't get irritated. Use a wipe first over the eye area to get most of the makeup off, and then soak a cotton pad with an eye makeup remover that has more of an oily texture to absorb the rest.

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MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow, $20

MAC Cosmetics

Amp up your metallic game with these single extra dimension eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics, available in fifteen head-turning shades, you're bound to find a few you'll absolutely love. Start by priming the lid with eyeshadow primer and then pat on with a flat shadow brush, or blend in the crease with a round tapered crease brush. The extra dimension formula consists of a smooth cream application with the blend-ability of a liquid, and finish of a powder. Each shade is long wearing and buildable for as much pigment as you might want.

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e.l.f Cosmetics Stardust Glitter Eyeliner, $4

e.l.f Cosmetics

If you're having trouble committing to a full-blown glitter eyeshadow look, have no fear! There are subtle ways you can add shine and glitter to your beauty look, and one of them is using eyeliner. This particular liner from e.l.f Cosmetics comes in four shades and has a very thin brush for applying. Line tightly along the lash line for a discreet and subtle look or angle your brush upward to get a thicker, fuller line. You can also create a wing to accentuate the eyes and lash line if you want, there are many options to choose from when wearing glitter eyeliners. 

Want more of a metallic eyeliner look? Try these picks sans the glitter that will help give your peepers all the shine: NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Body Liner, Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner.

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