Top 5 Liquid Shimmer Eyeshadows

Whether you need to give your eyes some serious shine or want a little glow-up, there’s no better way than with a good liquid shimmer eyeshadow. These makeup gems have a creaseless formula that doesn’t budge or smudge, plus they’re made with skin-loving ingredients like amino acids and vitamin E. From foil colors to iridescent shimmery options, here are the best Liquid Shimmer to shop for.

1. ONE/SIZE Beauty Blak Liquid Sparkle Shadow

Designed by beauty YouTube royalty Patrick Starrr, this super shimmery liquid shadow delivers all the flash you’d expect from its name, but with an opaque finish that can be built up as desired. It’s also lightweight and creaseless, making it a great option for day-to-night looks—just swipe on a bit more and you’re ready to take on the world.

2. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

This liquid shimmer eyeshadow offers a sheer veil of color that feels weightless on lids, but can still build up to an opaque swatch. It comes in a wide range of foiled and shimmery hues (plus some super subtle matte ones, too) and is creaseless and long-wearing. Plus, the shade-matched angled doe-foot applicator makes it easy to apply and blend.

3. MAC Lustrous Liquid Shimmer Eyeshadow

Despite the price tag, this shimmery liquid eyeshadow is worth it. Its pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear, so you can use it to create a bold layered look or soften the intensity for a more natural look. The formula is also hydrating and doesn’t feel too heavy on the lids, says Espinoza. Plus, you can get all three sexy shades—Tuxedo, Affair, and Purity—in the Blak Pak Trio for even more savings.

4. MAC Magnificent Metals Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

While you might think that a metallic highlighter would be too harsh for the delicate eye area, the right kind of glitter can actually add some serious oomph. The iridescent hues in this liquid shimmer eyeshadow change color depending on how the light hits them, so you can really make your eyes stand out with minimal effort. Plus, the water-infused texture is light on lids and long-wearing, so you can rely on it all day and night.

5. NPC and Items

Upon entering the pool, you’ll be engulfed by its glowing aura and transform into a shimmery variant of yourself (though this will only last for a short time). While in the pool, you’ll move much faster than normal, and enemies will slowly fade away as they approach you. Items will also be transformed by Shimmer—for example, Ancient armor will change to their regular forms, and crafting materials will cycle in the ingredient they require.

Certain items will upgrade by being thrown into the Shimmer pool, while others will downgrade—and some will not be upgraded or degraded at all. For instance, if you throw an Aetherium Block into the pool, it will transform into a new variant of itself—but if you throw a Luminite Brick into it, it’ll become a normal Luminite Brick.