From powders, to creams, and liquid glitter, get the party started with these oh-so sparkly, iridescent eyeshadows. They’ll do you well for the party season, and into 2022.
Luxe Precious Metals Eye Shadow Palette by Bobbi Brown: For a range of pale pastel metallics, look to this palette by Bobbi Brown. Consisting of 8 cream-meets-powder eye shadows, expect a high-pigment formula that offers a shiny and creamy texture, in hues that range from candy pink to peach and subdued gunmetal.
Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow by Hourglass: Hourglass, the cruelty-free beauty brand, is known reinventing luxury cosmetics, and it offers a little pot of decadence with this scattered glitter eyeshadow that perfectly reflects the light. Consistency wise, it’s made of a cream-powder hybrid formula which means it glides on easily, for a smooth application. For intensity, simply build the layers or add on top of a base shadow to make the eyes pop.
Endless Shade Stick by Pixi: If you prefer eyeshadow sticks, these ones from Pixi make application so easy. Simply run on top of the lash line, fill in the lid with color, and follow the bottom lash line – blend outwards for a smoky look. Alternatively, cover the lid with a tonal shade, and use the stick as a traditional eyeliner, and blend with a smudger brush.
Lid Lustre by Victoria Beckham Beauty: We’ve all seen VB on Instagram with her enviable smoky eye, and now you can recreate the look at home (and add a little sparkle for the holiday season) with her range of lid lustre shadows. As the name suggests, they’re all about the understated, sexy sparkle, in a range of shades from mink to mirror. Build the layers to add extra shine depending on the vibe you’re after.
Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette by NARS: A glamorous one-stop-shop for sparkly eyeshadows, NARS offers subtle gold, retro purple, right through to glittery black in this sultry-toned palette (and there’s super matte colors included to complement the sparkle).
24/7 Eyeshadow Mono Moondust by Urban Decay: Urban Decay is known for its high-shine eyeshadows that don rich pigmentation and multi-dimensional finishes. These single eyeshadows, which are made using a vegan, caffeine-infused formula, last for up to 16 hours and are available in a range of colors from soft gold (half-baked) as below, to green (psych), and bright pink (bad seed), to name a few.
Mineral Baked Eye Shadow by IL MAKIAGE: This brand not only produces great foundations, be sure to check out the eyeshadows too. There’s a whole host of shades on offer, including this rich, intense, deep blue (a.k.a. Jennifer Pearly). Expect high impact thanks to, as the brand says, depth, dimension, drama, and cosmic color.
Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow by Stila: These long-lasting liquid metallic eyeshadows from Stila will transport you right to the disco era. These little pots pack some serious sparkle, courtesy of the varying sizes of pearl and glitter particles, that glide effortlessly across the lid in liquid form, and dries quickly, and evenly.
Eyetallics by Trinny London: Inspired by the Roman goddesses of Italy, (where the Trinny London products are made), this eyeshadow collection brings plenty of glamour and sparkle. With a cream-to-powder formula, it contains both jojoa oil and shea butter for a shadow that doesn’t crease on the lid, with minimal glitter fallout.
Eyes to Mesmerise by Charlotte Tilbury: A long-lasting cream eyeshadow in the color of amber-meets-gold, this little pot of joy is a timeless eyeshadow that you’ll not only use for festive party settings, but throughout the year too. It’s water-infused so not only does it glide on easily, it also has a cooling effect on the eyes. Apply with the fingers for a smooth, natural makeup look, and use a smudger brush to run the eyeshadow underneath the lower lash line.