Humans are drawn to glitzy glitter. It’s not an opinion, it’s science; a study has suggested that our obsession with shiny items is stemmed from our primitive attraction to water, which is a vital resource.
And who are we to fight off our primitive attraction? Embrace these nine outrageously glittery eyeshadows – many are new this season. Don’t forget to provide shades for those around you.
1. Kat Von D Creamfoil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D has just launched the Creamfoil Eyeshadow, a cream-powder formula that has a plush texture. You’ll love the intense metallic colour it delivers and the brilliant, reflective finish they come in.
Don’t worry about application; the long-wear formula is buttery and highly blendable, so you can get a smooth application.
These eyeshadows also offer a unique wet-feel texture that’s highly pigmented and dimensional, you’re going to get asked a lot about your eye makeup.
Kat Von D Beauty Creamfoil Eyeshadow retails at SGD29 and is available at Sephora and Katvondbeauty.com. You can choose from two shades: Crystal Rose and Silver Chrome.
2. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foil Finger Paint Trio
Tarte’s Rainforest Of The Sea Foil Finger Paint Trio lives up to its name as it’s as easily blendable using only your fingers as finger paints are. The richly pigmented foil formulas melt on touch and glide across the eyelids with ease. Top off your shimmery eye with the glitter gel toppers, which are infused with antioxidant-rich marine plant extracts, designed to deeply hydrate your eyelids.
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foil Finger Paint Trio retails at SGD36 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
3. Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Formulated with concentrated pigments that give a rich colour payoff, the Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow is definitely one to look out for. The hybrid cream formula of the shadow blends easily across the lids and is extremely buildable. It also dries down to a creamy finish that captures and reflects light to accentuate your eyes.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow retails at SGD49 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
4. Jill Stuart Eternal Couture Eyes Shimmer
Jill Stuart (whose newly-launched Birth Gem Glosses have stolen our hearts) has released the ser – a series of four-colour eyeshadow palettes that boast soft, pearl-like shimmers. This alcohol and paraben-free eyeshadow palette is housed in a gorgeous case made to look like a vintage jewellery box, complete with sparkling cut jewels studded around the perimeter.
Jill Stuart Eternal Couture Eyes Shimmer retails at SGD66 and is available in Sephora stores.
5. Stila After Hours Eye Shadow Palette
The Stila After Hours Eye Shadow palette is jam-packed with a generous selection of shimmers, glitters as well as mattes. The 12 warm colours in this palette have been specially curated by the pro artists at Stila and contain micronised, silicone-treated pigments for easy blending such that you can create a smooth, vibrant glittery eye.
Stila After Hours Eye Shadow Palette retails at SGD72 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
6. Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot
Raved about by makeup enthusiasts, the Chrome Paint Shadow Pot is exactly what you need if you’re looking for a dazzling glitter shadow. It contains over 80% pure pearl pigments that create a mirrored metallic effect on your lids. The Chrome Paint Shadow Pot is also waterproof and can last up to 12 hours – perfect for quick day to night transitions!
Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot retails at SGD32 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
7. Estée Lauder Pure Envy Eyeshadow Palette
The Estée Lauder Pure Envy palette offers a good range of shades (both matte and shimmery) with its 12-colour selection. From warm tones like burnt orange to cool tones such as silver, this palette has got you covered for any possible situation.
Estée Lauder Pure Envy Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD80 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
8. Natasha Denoma Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow
While eyeshadow powder can cause creasing more easily, liquid eyeshadow makes lines less obvious.
If crease-free makeup is something you’ve been looking out for, then you’re going to fall in love with this liquid eyeshadow from Natasha Denona.
Inspired by the brand’s cult favourite Chroma Cyrstal Eye Shadow, the liquid formula offers even more shine and saturation. In five shades, these liquid eyeshadows offer a shimmering, iridescent finish that doesn’t smudge, crease, or flake.
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow retails at USD25 and is available at Beautylish.
9. Lit Cosmetics Glitter Pigment
These are created to bedazzle and those who have tried them can’t get enough of them.
Available in 68 (!!!) sparkling shades, you can use this on your eyelids as well as other parts of the body. Take note that this is best used with a base for better concentration and precision; but while it takes an extra step, the outrageously beautiful result is worth it.
Lit Cosmetics Glitter Pigment retails at USD16 and is available at Beautylish.
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