From Subtle Shimmer To Smoky Eye, These Are The Best Eyeshadows To Create Every Look

October 30, 2019 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | beauty

There are some women who reserve eyeshadow only for special occasions while others never leave home without it. No matter where you stand, one thing is for sure: every woman needs a go-to eyeshadow. Whether to add some subtle shimmer or to go full-on drama with a smoky eye, eyeshadow is absolutely, positively a beauty essential.

Because we recognize this is a product no woman should be without, we’re sharing the best eyeshadows here with you. Have a favorite that didn’t make our list? Share it in the comment section!

The Best Eyeshadows

Shoppers Choice:

Best Pro Eyeshadow Palette Makeup

Highlights: Waterproof eyeshadow cream formula; under $15; includes 16 long-wearing shades

“This is honestly one of the best palettes I’ve bought! The colors are very pigmented and really pretty! I love the nude colors and once you open the palette it says “be your own kind of beautiful” LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.” – Paulina

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Editor’s Picks:

Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayon

Highlights: Fast-drying formula designed to prevent creasing and fading; built-in sharpener included; dries to a soft, natural finish

“I don’t like applying anything dry or powdery on my skin, so I was immediately drawn to the creamy formula of this eyeshadow crayon. It goes on smooth and gives just the perfect wash of color that doesn’t dry or irritate my eye area. I have this eyeshadow crayon in every color it’s available, that’s how much I love them.”Jeanine

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stila All That Shimmers Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set

Highlights: Long-wearing; transfer-resistant; non-drying liquid formula

“The Stila liquid eyeshadows exceeded my expectations the first time I tried them. These are SO pretty and so easy to use too–I swipe a little on my eyelid and blend it out with my finger by dabbing the rest across my lid. A little goes a long way and it’s really easy to layer on more for extra oomph.” – Morgan

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Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Highlights: Includes a mix of neutral and metallic eyeshadows; includes velvety mattes and shimmery metallics; cruelty-free; under $10

“This palette makes it so easy to go from a neutral and soft daytime look to a bold and glam look for a night out. And the best part? It’s under $10!”Alisha

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Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

Highlights: Includes 12 neutral shades; cruelty-free

“I rarely wear eyeshadow, but when I do it’s Urban Decay Naked palette. They have a new Honey version that is perfection. You can’t screw it up!”Justine

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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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