The Best Eyeshadows According to Makeup Artists
The Best Eyeshadows According to Makeup Artists.

If you want a good eyeshadow with superior pigment that stays on, these are the best ones according to makeup artists.

If you are looking to update your makeup bag but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. We’re asking makeup artists what their favorite products are. So far, we have found out their favorite mascaraslipsticks, and foundations. This week we are discussing eyeshadows. When it comes to shadow, you want something that delivers good pigment but doesn’t fall all over your cheeks and stays put with no smudging or creasing. It also helps if the shadow has a pretty finish and makes your eyes pop.

If you are planning to take your eye makeup look to another level, you can also put on fake eyelash extensions. This will make your eyes bolder and enhance the shape of your eyes. Try DIY natural-looking lash extensions as you can choose from different designs and lengths fitting your eye shape.  However, avoid oil-based eyeshadows because this may prevent the adhesive from fully being placed on your natural lashes.

(Related: These Are the Best Foundations You Can Buy, According to Professional Makeup Artists)

Take a look at the eyeshadows that makeup artists love:

1. Artist Eyeshadow in ME614, Make Up For Ever

Makeup artist and Artis brush founder Matthew Waitesmith doesn’t just have a favorite eyeshadow range; he has a favorite color. He explains, “[It is] a great blend of graphite and brown color particles.” If you want a great neutral shadow, try it out.

2. Brow and Eye Highlighter, Milani

If you love defined brows and the strobing makeup trend, this is the product for you. Taraji P. Henson’s makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff selected this two-in-one eye product as her favorite. She says, “Strobing is the new rage in makeup, and a great highlighter is a key to getting an amazing highlight. The subtle gleam is perfect for daily wear, but I use it on brow bone and corner of eyes and bridge of the nose to really pump it up a notch.”

3. Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, Tarte

Forward Artists makeup artist Samuel Paul picked a palette for his favorite eyeshadow product. He explains, “[It has] great matte eyeshadows with a neutral range that works perfectly for daytime looks.” Remember, there are other great neutral palettes besides Urban Decay’s Naked range.

4. 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow, Dior

If you want to splurge on an eyeshadow, try Forward Artists makeup artist Kathy Jeung’s pick. She says, “The silky texture [of the Dior shadow] glides on with maximum color payoff and with dimension few other shadows have.” Does that convince you to try it?

5. Ombre Essentielle Soft-Touch Eyeshadow, Chanel

Makeup artist and lash designer Monika Crouch also chose Dior eyeshadow as a favorite. Her second pick was Chanel. She says simply, “Worth the money.” With a mix of matte, shimmer, and satin finishes, you’ll easily be able to find a new favorite.

6. Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra, NARS

If you want a great duo, Jose Corella’s pick is something you should be adding to your list. The subtle gold shades are great by themselves, but Jose also likes to layer them. He explains, “The gold is great to use as a spotlight on top of eyeshadow.”

7. Summer in the City Eyeshadow Palette, Cargo

Makeup artist Birchbox Brand Ambassador and vlogger Tati Westbrook chose a palette. She states, “This palette did not move from my vanity all summer long! Perfect, everyday easy-to-wear, crease-resistant, super-blendable shadows! I also totally don’t mind the gorgeous gold case!”

8. Gloss Creme Brilliance, MAC

If you want something different than the usual powder shadow, makeup artist Jade Marie likes this liquid. If you can find a tube, grab it. She explains, “Instead of wearing the normal dry powder eyeshadows, gloss or wet shadow is worn on the eyes. It really creates an avant-garde look, especially when paired with false lashes. Apply with a small flat brush to the eyelid below the crease.”

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