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13 Glitter Eyeshadows That Add Serious Sparkle to Lids

By Carly Cochrane - 2 years ago | Updated
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There’s an unwritten rule that once you enter adulthood, glitter eyeshadow becomes a no-no. We simply can’t afford to resemble a walking disco ball whilst sat in the office or going about our grown-up duties.

That being said, if you’re a kid at heart (like us), then anything gold and shiny is worth fighting for. We wouldn’t say we’re an unruly bunch here at Cosmetify, but we definitely have a soft spot for glitter eyeshadows. Not only do they help draw attention to your eye colour, but they also add a little pizzaz to an everyday look – perfect for those desk-to-dancefloor evenings.

All in all, glitter eyeshadows don’t deserve the bad rap that they get. And we’re here to prove it. Keep scrolling for the best glitter eyeshadows that add serious sparkle to lids.

Stila The Fourth Dimension Liquid Eyeshadow Set

Stila The Fourth Dimension Liquid Eyeshadow Set


Let’s kickstart the round-up with one of the most sought-after liquid glitter eyeshadows. Stila really hit the nail on the head with this formula. The high-impact glitter spreads like butter with absolutely no fallout so that you can flaunt dazzling lids all day long. The jewel-inspired shade range means there’s an eyeshadow to suit every mood, style or occasion.

PIXI Liquid Fairy Lights Crystalline

PIXI Liquid Fairy Lights


If you’re on a strict beauty budget, then PIXI offer the ultimate dupe to the fan-fave Stila Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow. Coming in at just a fraction of the price, this gel-based eyeshadow is long-lasting, quick-drying and 100% eye-catching. Multi-dimensional glitters and pearls provide one-swipe coverage, meaning you can amp up any eye look in an instant.

Illamasqua Iconic Chromes Alluring

Illamasqua Iconic Chromes


Whether you tap this eyeshadow onto lids with fingertips or sweep it on with a brush, you can guarantee an impressive chrome finish. The hybrid cream powder is fuss-free and super easy to apply. Take your pick from the gold, bronze and rose gold hues and give your eyes a metallic makeover.

Huda Beauty Khaki Haze Obsessions

Huda Beauty Khaki Haze Obsessions


Not one, not two, but four glitter eyeshadows that’ll take your makeup looks to new heights. Huda Beauty provides all that you need to lay down a diamond-like, sparkling smoky eye. The powders glide over skin like silk and deliver a bejewelled finish that’s perfect for party season. Arriving in a selection of colourways, plus accompanying matte shades, this is a must-have for your collection.

Bellamianta Magma Fusion Eyeshadow Pot Cooling Lava

Bellamianta Magma Fusion Eyeshadow Pot

£7.95 £15.00 (47% off)

Glitter eyeshadow isn’t exclusively reserved for Christmas and fancy dress looks. The Magma Fusion Eyeshadow Pot proves that you can dress up lids with pearl-like pigments, all-year-round. This particular glitter eyeshadow boasts more of a muted metallic look, which is super on-trend right now. Indulge in the 8 vivid shades, which range from burnt sienna to rose lava.

Stila Trifecta Metallica Eye, Lip & Cheek Stick Amethyst

Stila Trifecta Metallica Eye, Lip & Cheek Stick

£4.39 £23.45 (82% off)

If you’re still learning the ropes when it comes to eye makeup, then this shadow stick by Stila is your cheat sheet to laying down a professional look. The creamy stick is packed with intense shimmer that lasts from A.M. to P.M. There’s no room for mess or mistakes as the stick seamlessly glides over lids, allowing you to smudge, blend, line, fill and define with ease.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles Ballet-Metallic

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles


The shimmer show isn’t stopping anytime soon as we introduce you to Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles. Hyper-pigmented and super sparkly, this weightless formula adds a subtle shine to lids. Crease, fade and fallout-resistant, you’ll feel like an all-powerful pixie. The dinky-sized single shadow is perfect for touch ups on the go, especially if you want to transition from a day to nighttime gaze.

theBalm Lid-Quid Sparkling Liquid Eyeshadow Strawberry Daiquiri

theBalm Lid-Quid Sparkling Liquid Eyeshadow

£12.39 £14.00 (12% off)

Giving you way more bang for your buck is this glitter single liquid eyeshadow from theBalm. You won’t be disappointed, as the buildable and ultra-smooth eyeshadow deposits a glitter that cannot go unnoticed. Not to mention, the iconic eyeshadow has a long-wearing, creaseless finish so looks glam all day long.

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow 116

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow

£6.38 £7.08 (10% off)

Inglot understood the assignment. The AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow is the definition of ‘glitter for grown-ups’. From the neutral shimmer shades to the infusion of light-reflecting pearls, this unique hybrid cream laces lids with a delicate glimmer that can be worn anytime, anyplace, from work to dinner dates.

SOSU by SJ Terrie McEvoy Daydream Eye Glow Pot Paris - Rose Gold

SOSU by SJ Terrie McEvoy Daydream Eye Glow Pot

£7.93 £8.81 (10% off)

Get ready for peepers that pop! SOSU by SJ serve up a cream metallic eyeshadow that’s infused with ultra-fine, flecks of shimmer for a show-stopping finish. The full-coverage topper can be layered on top of your favourite eye products to create a wet, dewy look that reflects the light.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eyeshadow Blue Hour

Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eyeshadow

£21.99 £34.00 (36% off)

Adding a little razzle-dazzle to your eyes has never been easier. These eyeshadow compacts from Jane Iredale give lids a 3D multidimensional, iridescent finish. The matte and shimmer shades perfectly complement each other so that you can confidently create a twinkling eye makeup look.

Pat McGrath Labs FetishEYES Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow Bronze Bijou

Pat McGrath Labs FetishEYES Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow


Pat McGrath presents a glitter-packed product that goes the extra mile. The FetishEYES Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow is creamy, ultra-blendable and infused with multi-dimensional shimmer for a dazzling effect.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Of Pops Dazzling Diamonds

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Of Pops

£32.18 £45.00 (29% off)

No eyeshadow round-up is complete without a shoutout to Charlotte Tilbury. This eyeshadow palette features four shades of glamorous glitter. Discover the high-shine metallic, multi-reflective shimmer and foil-effect glitter. If you love all things glitter, then this is the ultimate palette for you!

With so much shimmer and shine, it’s about time we got the party started! Pack these shadows onto your lids for an intense sparkle or dab them in your inner corner for a bright and beautiful finishing touch. With these glitter eyeshadows, there really are no rules.

If you’re on the hunt for more high-shine makeup, then don’t forget to check out The Highlighter Palettes Worth Splurging On.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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