Trust Us—We Tested Them: These Are the 10 Best Liquid Eyeshadows

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When it comes to choosing an eyeshadow, there's a lot to consider. There's the finish (are you looking for a matte, cream, or shimmer?), the texture, the hold, and so on. It's tough, and the decision is made even tougher when you're purchasing a product online. So we decided to whittle down the choices for you. We tried dozens of liquid eyeshadows and narrowed down the lot to just a few really special options.

So whether you're looking for sparkles and holographic formulas or subtle nudes and champagne shimmers, we have your next favorite liquid eyeshadow.

Below find our favorite liquid eyeshadows so you can find yours.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Courtesy of Stila

When discussing liquid eyeshadows, there's one sparkly, glowy, long-wearing product that reigns supreme—Stila's Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow. These pocket-sized tubes are offered in every color you could ever want—from classic metallics to iridescent purple and rose gold.

Best Drugstore: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Eyeshadow

Saturate your lids in liquid metallic shades for an exciting drugstore price. All you have to do is glide the doe-foot applicator over your lid for a shockingly easy and precise application.

Best Gold: Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Courtesy of Sephora

With a range of five different glistening shades, this eyeshadow formula is bound to leave your lids glowing. For those who like going for the gold, there are four different golden options to choose one, and one moody purple shade for your edgier side.

Best Long Wear: Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

giorgio armani liquid tint eyeshadow

A favorite of one of our editor's, this long-lasting, tinted formula gives off a beautiful color payoff and easily blends for a smooth application. You can go for a shimmer or matte finish with colors like Jade, Leather Smoke, and Copper.

Best Glitter: Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo

Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo

Touch in Sol's liquid-and-glitter shadow duo is extra in all the best ways. The set contains liquid metallic pigments on one side and high-intensity glitter on the other for a duo that can't be beaten.

Best Bronze: Wander Beauty Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow

wander beauty exquisite eye liquid shadow

Wander Beauty's portable, silky eyeshadow is formulated with green tea, aloe, and a blend of vitamins C and E to soothe and condition your lids as you wear it. It's offered in bronze and champagne shades for an easy-to-wear (and easy-to-apply) eye look.

Best Multi-Use: Cover FX Shimmer Veil

Cover Fx Shimmer Veil

We're in love with this shimmering cream color with a truly weightless finish. You can put it anywhere on your face, but we're partial to a wash over your lids.

Best Metallic: Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Liquid Eyeshadow

yves saint laurent full metal shadow

Choose from opulent jewel-tone shades that won't crease, flake, or fade—no matter the occasion. This formula is created with 40% water for a cooling effect and an intense color payoff.

Best for Wet Look: Tom Ford Eye Gloss

tom ford eye gloss

If subtle with a touch of glimmer is your thing, this eye gloss is for you. It goes on clear, but when the light catches, the gleaming, high-shine lacquer offers a cool, wet look that goes with just about everything.

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