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The 13 Best Glitter Eyeshadows for Disco Eyes

The antidote to winter gloom.

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Maybe it's because of Euphoria, maybe it's because my eyes are the only part of my face visible to the public when I'm outdoors, but glitter has been calling my name these days. Matte, nude eyeshadows have their place. But when I need a little mood-booster in makeup form, throwing some glitz onto my eyelids makes me feel alive. If "glitter" makes you think of being 5 years old, digging in your mom's makeup bag, allow me to introduce you to the adult (but just as fun) versions. Glittery eyeshadows come in many forms—creams, powders, subtle twinkles, dramatic glam–and below, we compiled the best of the best. Just want a little highlight in the corner? Absolutely fine. Need a dual-chrome, alien-inspired look? We have you covered. The one thing they all have in common? These eyeshadows bring the bling.

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The Beginner Shimmer
Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay sephora.com
$22.00

For anyone nervous to step into the glitter game, this eyeshadow is a great place to dip a toe. With very fine shimmer, this shadow will elevate eye looks without overpowering it. 

The Cult Classic
Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
stila amazon.com
$24.00
$16.80 (30% off)

There's a reason this liquid eyeshadow is the favorite of influencers and makeup artists alike. It's packed with pigment, and comes in enough shades for every palette and taste. Simply swipe on and watch magic happen.

The Everyday Glam
Pillow Talk Palette of Pops Luxury Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury nordstrom.com
$53.00

If alien-esque isn't the look you're going for, this Charlotte Tilbury palette is a great compromise. The shadows are intensely pigmented and give off a beautiful glimmer, but the tones are subtle enough for every day wear.

The Smooth Shimmer
Marbled Metals Eyeshadow
Ciaté London sephora.com
$24.00

Hello, glam! These glitter pots are surprisingly wearable, considering how pigmented and shiny they are. For an eye look that needs an upgrade, swipe this on for a last-minute elevation.

The Drama Queen
Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
e.l.f. amazon.com
$5.00

Wear it alone or on top of another eyeshadow to make your makeup look truly pop. These liquid glitter shades are opaque and fall-out free, which makes them perfect for beginners. All your co-workers on Zoom will swoon.

The Bronze Age
Chrome Paint Shadow Pot
tarte sephora.com
$22.00

These eyeshadows pots are practically begging to get on your eye. They make a great base for powder shadows, or as a topcoat for some extra drama.  

Eye Popper Sparkle Vision Liquid Eyeshadow
ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr sephora.com
$22.00

If Patrick Starrr makes it, you know it's good. These eye toppers come in an array of shades to complete every look. This liquid won't flake off when it's dry or start to look patchy, so you can look forward to a day full of shimmer.

The Chunky Glitter
Glitter Shot All-Over Glitter Crush
Smith & Cult amazon.com
$22.00

Want to feel like David Bowie about to get on stage? These chunky glitter pots get you to that place. Dab some on the lids for un-ignorable stardom. 

The Glitter Gel
Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay nordstrom.com
$22.00

Stand out from the crowd with these intensely pigmented, super-shimmer gel eyeshadows. There's nothing subtle about this glitter–it's a showstopper.  

The Creamy Shadow
Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
HOURGLASS nordstrom.com
$29.00

Hourglass does subtle right, even when it comes to glitter. These eyeshadow pots bring the intensity, without looking messy or chunky. Simply tap some onto a lackluster eye look for an instant upgrade.

The Liquid Chrome
Chromium Multichrome Liquid Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona sephora.com
$28.00

Are you an alien invasion, or is your eyeshadow just out of this world? These liquid eyeshadows are dual chromes, looking pink in one light, then slightly green in the other, all while delivering insane pigment. 

The Pop Of Glam
Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop ulta.com
$6.00

"Super Shock" says it all: these eyeshadows are not for the lighthearted. Though they look subtle in the pan, these buttery shadows bring the intensity on the eyelids. Hello, drama!

The Liquid Diamond
Diamond Dew Glitter Eyeshadow
Lime Crime amazon.com

LimeCrime is no stranger to eyeshadows that shimmer and shine. These glitter pots are made to look like molten metal on your eyelids, and they don't disappoint. A quick swipe and suddenly you're a disco queen.

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