Whether you love to play around with bold eye looks or keep it simple with a bronzy, smoky eye, eyeshadow is one of the most fun and transformative makeup products you’ll find. While traditional powder formulas have long been the gold standard in terms of formulas, liquid eyeshadows have been increasingly growing in popularity—and for plenty of good reasons. While liquid and cream eyeshadows may seem a bit daunting—especially since they’re often packaged to look just like lip gloss, doe-foot applicator and all—they’re actually a pretty fool-proof product to use.
Liquid shadows can be easily applied with your finger, allowing you to blend the product and/or sheer it out to your personal liking without worrying about powder fallout ruining your base makeup. Many liquid eye products are also self-setting, meaning you don’t need to worry about primers or alcohol-based setting sprays to ensure they won’t crease, fade, or smear throughout the day. Even if you are using a powder eyeshadow to create the bulk of your eye look, topping it off with a bit of liquid will help make it pop even more. Ready to make the switch to a liquid? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite liquid eyeshadow formulas to try for yourself.
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