What are liquid eyeshadows and how to use them

What are liquid eyeshadows and how to use them

The struggle is real when it comes to creating a flawless blend with powder eyeshadows, so their sister liquid versions are quickly becoming our new beauty bestie. Easy application make these a fool proof eyeshadow option even for the most amateur makeup lover. Read on to find out more about them and the best ways to apply liquid eyeshadows. 

What is liquid eyeshadow

In simple terms, liquid eyeshadows are a liquid form of eyeshadow pigment, not as thick as cream, that apply easier than powders (in our opinion). They can be layered to maximise intensity, blended with a brush or finger and dry sooo quickly. Some formulas like our liquid eyeshadow duo’s are also waterproof and budge-proof once dried and come in multiple finishes including velvety matte and dazzling glitter.

How to use liquid eyeshadows

Primer first

Like with any eyeshadow formula, applying an eye primer before use can help maximise wear time as well as the intensity of pigment. A cream product like our stuck on you primer helps create a flawless base that helps make your liquid eyeshadow effortless.


A liquid eyeshadow like our duo’s come with a built in applicator, which we recommend using for application. The small doe-foot helps give a precise application. Simply sweep the shadow over your lid and use your finger or eyeshadow blending brush to blend the product out.

Layer up

Liquid eyeshadows boast intense pigment, but you may want ‘more’ after one application. Simply layer up application as many times as you like until you’re happy with the intensity. Products like our liquid eyeshadow duo’s have both a velvet matte finish and a glitter, so you could apply the glitter on top of the matte shade for a look that really POPS! Finish with your fave mascara and you’re good to go!

How to use liquid eyeshadow: tips for beginners


First time users of liquid eyeshadows may feel a little intimidated, but we recommend giving them a try! (we promise you’ll love them!) Start by trialling different shades and application processes - such as your fingers or a brush - and find what works best for you.

Don’t be shy

Don’t be shy about layering up the product or combining a few shades, this can be a fun way to create unique looks, and even try them under your lower lash line or inner eye for night time looks. Unlike powders, liquid formulas are really easy to blend so you can avoid a cakey look. 

liquid eyeshadow swacthes

You can check out our collection of liquid eyeshadow duo's here. 

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