You heard it here first: A soft, shimmery eyeshadow is the no-makeup makeup of holiday party season. Unlike a matte red lip or smoky eye, a hint of sheen glossing your eyelids makes a subtle statement — a faint twinkle that catches the light just so when you glance down at your party shoes or across the bar. Plus, it's foolproof to apply and, if the party goes late, wears like a champ.
If you agree, and love a sparky eyeshadow, but have yet to find a formula that feels fresh for the season, we've got you covered. Ahead, we've broken down the most innovative, top-rated shimmer eyeshadows out there: the winners (and silver medalists) of the R29 2019 Beauty Innovator Awards.
Whether you want a full palette of bronzy, crease-resistant shades or an easy potted cream you can blend with your fingertips, scroll to find your new favorite shimmery eyeshadow ahead.
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