The Best Glitter Eyeshadows That Will Elevate Any Makeup Look

Alexa, play "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" by Rihanna.

The Best Glitter Eyeshadows That Will Elevate Any Makeup Look
Photo: Courtesy Rare Beauty

When it comes to glitter eyeshadow, we believe there are two types of people. Some get inspired by glitters and shimmers and can't wait to create a gleaming eye makeup look, and then some avoid the sparkles and prefer sticking to matte finishes.

If you're a part of the latter group, we're big believers that you just haven't found the right glitter eyeshadow for you—yet. Luckily, with the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to dabble in some shimmer and shine. So, whether you're someone who isn't afraid of bright and bold makeup or like to keep things minimal, we promise there's a glitter eyeshadow for every makeup aesthetic.

Allow us to help you find your perfect glitter match. Ahead, we rounded up the best glitter eyeshadows for any occasion and makeup mood. From glitter eye shadow palettes to paints and toppers, you're sure to become a glitter convert and shine bright like a diamond with these picks.

Uoma Beauty Black Magic Carnival Color Palette


This palette strikes the perfect balance between wearable and experimental shades. It features shimmering shades in both neutral and bold hues. Whether you prefer a soft pop of shimmery champagne, like Tenerife, or want to try a beaming glittery green, like Trinidad, there's a color for you. Not to mention, there are also five matte shades to help you balance out the shine and create a variety of looks.

To shop: $44;

About Face Fractal Glitter Eye Paint

About Face

Leave it to Halsey to create one of the most pigmented and budge-proof glitter eye shadow formulas we've ever tried. And yet, we expect nothing less from this makeup mogul. These glitter eye paints come in eight shades, ranging from bright blue and green to metals like gold and silver. Its smooth, mousse texture is also easy to apply and doesn't crease or create fall out.

To shop: $16 (originally $21);

Makeup by Mario Master Metallics Eye Shadow Palette


Kim Kardashian's go-to makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, didn't disappoint when he created his cosmetic line. One of our favorites of the collection is this fully metallic palette that features 12 buttery shadows with the most beautiful, ultra-shiny finishes. The best part is you can customize the application; apply it dry for a softer look or wet the shadow for brighter pigmentation and shine.

To shop: $48;

Trinny London Eyetallics

Trinny London

These single pot eye shadows are great for those who want to wear glittery eye makeup but aren't ready to dive deep into bright hues and maximum pigment. Available in eight shades, the formula of these shadows are buildable and easy to blend, so you can customize the intensity to your liking.

To shop: $24;

Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Flakes

Danessa Myricks Beauty

If you're someone who's on the hunt for the brightest, most pigmented, and shining eye shadow you can find, your search ends here. Available in nine colors, these reflective shadows pack a punch with a single swipe. You can use it on top of any eye shadow to take it from 0 to 100 or use it on its own for an equally stunning look.

To shop: $25;

Bodyography Eye Glitter Pigments


The soft and cushiony texture of these eye shadows offers a smooth and seamless application without the mess of traditional glitter shadows. They're available in 19 shades, are super buildable, and last all day long without creasing. Whether you want to do a full-glam look for your holiday party or keep it minimal, the options are endless.

To shop: $23;

VIDEO: The Unexpected Eye Makeup Color That's About to Be Everywhere

Pat McGrath Labs Celestial Divinity Eye Shadow Palette


For an eye shadow look that's out of this world (sorry, we had to), go for this glittery quad palette. You have everything you need for a makeup look, including neutral shades with glitter specks and brighter color options for those who are all about making a statement.

To shop: $58;

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow


Hourglass knows exactly how to make a glitter shadow feel sophisticated and chic. These rich shimmery shades are available in nine colors that flatter all skin tones. The formula also features multifaceted pearls to capture and reflect light for the ultimate sparkling look.

To shop: $30;

Rare Beauty Discovery Eye Shadow Palette

Rare Beauty

Consider this your everyday glitter eyeshadow. Founded by Selena Gomez, the Rare Beauty collection includes this sleek palette with seven wearable shades that make eye shadow application and playing with glitter easy and non-intimidating. It comes with a mix of neutral mattes, soft metallics, and a gold glitter topper so you can create a variety of looks and take your makeup from day to night with ease.

To shop: $29;

ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Eye Popper Sparkle Vision Liquid Eyeshadow


It doesn't get faster and easier than this glitter topper created by makeup guru and influencer Patrick Starrr. One swipe offers a beautiful, decadent, and opaque finish that instantly elevates your makeup look. It also has that shining, wet look that lasts all day without budging. You can shop a range of five colors, including a champagne hue, gilded olive, and even a metallic black that's perfect for any smokey eye.

To shop: $22;

Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eye Shadow Palette

best glitter eyeshadows

This palette is a spin-off of Huda Beauty's classic New Nude palette with deeper, smokier shades. It also offers multi-reflective shimmery swirls of marble creams and a brand new innovative texture that melts together to create a glassy, light-reflecting ombré.

To shop: $67;

Related Articles