Bold eye makeup has made a big comeback for the summer, making it the perfect time to add some colorful eyeshadow to your cosmetic bag. One trend that is particularly taking over social media is to use duochrome eyeshadow all over the lid (according to The Business of Fashion). Duochrome eyeshadows change from one color to another, depending on how the light reflects on your eyelid.
Wearing duochrome eyeshadow gives an effortlessly gorgeous look that will have all eyes on your eyes, according to Bustle. These shifting eye shadows are available in different formulas and colors, with an option for every desire, whether you prefer a subtle glow or a bold color shift. If you’re overwhelmed with all the new duochrome eyeshadow, fear not, we’ve got you!
We’ve scoured the internet and compiled a list of the best of the best duochrome shadows. Our recommendations include travel-friendly cream eyeshadow, traditional powder eyeshadow, and liquid formulas in a range of colors from wearable rose gold to hot pink. Get ready to make your eyes sparkle!
Enjoy Wearable Rose Gold Duo with Bobbi Brown
If you’re new to duochromes, trying a rose gold duochrome shade is an easy-to-wear option that will give you color-changing magic. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Incandescent ($30) is the perfect rose gold duochrome eyeshadow for beginners. Beauty influencer Bethan Lloyd tried the cream eyeshadow on her YouTube channel and loved the smooth, blendable formula that gives a subtle gold to rose glow on lids. Sheerluxe recommends the product for its “soft shimmer” formula and attractive warm neutral tones that will shimmer in the light, without taking over your makeup. Eyeshadow in Incandescent will complement the natural beauty of your eyes and is a universally appealing color on all skin tones.
Nabla’s alchemy works the magic in your eyes
If you’re looking for an eyeshadow that makes an impact, without overpowering your eyes, Nabla Cosmetics Single in Alchemy’s Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow ($12) will easily upgrade your look. According to Nabla Cosmetics, Alchemy is a “burnt peach duochrome with fuchsia and teal highlights.” Nabla’s duochrome eyeshadow formula stands out among the rest with its signature “heavenly texture”. The brand describes the finish as a mirror finish that gives the effect of a glossy lid. Cosmopolitan recommended Alchemy’s eyeshadow for a quick evening look. Nikki Wolff, make-up artist and beauty columnist for Glamor UK, applied the tint to all of model Josie Lane’s lids, resulting in a simple yet stunning multi-dimensional look on the lids. Get ready to make the unicorns jealous of your highly reflective holographic eyeshadow.
MAC Cosmetics Starry Night Eyeshadow will turn your eyes into a masterpiece
Move on to Vincent van Gogh, because MAC’s Single Eyeshadow in Starry Night ($19) is a work of art. MAC Cosmetics, which stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics, offers several products that put the art into makeup. The Starry Night shade is perfect for the grungy, artsy type, with a dark blue base that transitions into burgundy. Temptalia, a blogger who has an online makeup swatch encyclopedia, rated the eyeshadow with an “A” for its rich pigmentation and “creamy texture.” MAC Italy Artist Nicole Attanasi recommends wetting a makeup brush with MAC Prep + Prime Spray and applying eyeshadow to the smudged kajal for a dramatic smokey eye.
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Look like a hottie with Shine from SD Cosmetics
Hot pink is one of the hottest colors this summer, and if you want to pair eyeshadow to match that hot pink summer dress you just bought, take a look at eye shadow. SD Cosmetics’ unique Shine Eyeshadow in the shade Hottie ($16). Shine by SD Cosmetics is a Black and Jamaican-owned brand, according to the brand’s Instagram page. The company is known to independent makeup fanatics like beauty influencer Lauren Mae, for its unique color-shifting eyeshadow shades.
Their unique eyeshadow in Hottie is a neon pink that fades to yellow-orange. Mae talked about the Hottie shade on her YouTube channel and said, “It’s so pretty and vibrant…I just think I’ve never had a shade like this before. There’s something thing about it that really reminds me of a neon sign.” Speaking of signs, take this as a sign to buy a special duochrome eyeshadow.