Changing up your look is easy when you have a great eyeshadow. We love how with just one swipe of shadow you can go from fun and flirty to sexy seductress. With that in mind we rounded up our list of the top 10 eyeshadows every girl should own, including this new one from Este Lauder which features high-tech pigments for more vibrant color.
For their sheer variety of traffic-stopping shades, MAC has the powder competition beat. We also love how smoothly the shadows glide on and that they don't feature that annoying muddied-color effect other powders can have--what you see here is what you get.
When it comes to cream shadows, you want one that gives you a dewy finish without being greasy. Clinique Quick Eyes delivers all that and more in a brush-on formula that's quick-drying, so you can swipe and go--no fuss, no muss and no creases.
For eyes that really shine, nobody does it like Bobbi Brown. These metallic creams give eyes a gorgeous sheen that's truly unrivaled. We also love the range of gilded shades--so much more than just plain old silver and gold.
Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $22, saks.com
We can't get enough matte in our lives--something about the velvety texture makes everything look so sophisticated. These Urban Decay shadows win our vote for best matte thanks to their pigment-rich colors and non-chalky finish.
These versatile Stila pencils make creating a gorgeous eye look as easy as 1, 2, 3! They feature a powder shadow on one end, a coordinating liner on the other and a built-in smudger so you can take your eyes from simple to sizzling in a flash.
We love a good bargain, but we don't want to sacrifice our fashion sense to get it. With shades designed by renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath, these CoverGirl shadows give you a runway look that works with your real-life budget.
There's really nothing simpler than an eyeshadow pencil--use it to color in your lids or create precise definition on your lashline. We like this one from Avon for its chunky, crayon-like shape and because it glides on effortlessly without tugging or pulling.
With some shadow palettes, you get colors that look great in the package but don't work together at all on your eyes. Not so with Nars' duos--the unexpected color combinations look amazing together on and off the skin.
Named after popular breeds of loyal pooches, these long-wearing shadows from Bare Escentuals really know how to heel. We like that along with their stay-put factor, they also feature a lightweight, easy-to-blend texture that makes application a walk in the (dog) park.
Bare Escentuals Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow, $17, sephora.com