Whether you’re looking to add a subtle pop of pink to your eyelid, a sparkly champagne gold highlight for your inner corner or cheekbones, or a rich intergalactic reflective purple shade for a bold look—liquid shimmer will take your makeup game to the next level. This versatile formula is also long-wearing and comes in a slew of colors with matte, metallic, and high-shine finishes—and you can use it on the eyes, lips, and even the face!
There’s a reason this multi-tasking beauty essential is a beauty blogger favorite, too. “It’s a long-wearing cream shadow that’s perfect for creating a super sultry eye or adding a touch of sparkle,” says InStyle’s Executive Beauty Editor, Kayla Greeves.
The shimmery formula has tiny particles that create a beautiful glow on the skin—without getting glittery or sticky. “It’s super easy to apply and stays on all day long,” says r.e.m. beauty YouTube royalty, Patrick Starrr. If you want to give it a try, he recommends applying a thin layer of the liquid highlighter over a base of your choice. “Then, apply your eyeshadow of choice and you’re good to go.”
If you’ve got a particular highlighter in mind that you think will double as an eyeshadow, the key is finding something that’s pigmented enough to show up on your skin, but also soft and smooth enough to work well for the delicate eye area. We recommend trying out a few samples first to make sure you find the right one for you.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you to shop. Whether you’re a fan of the sparkly shimmers from Stila’s Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow or the dazzling shades in the ONE/SIZE Beauty Glitzy Glam Glitter Eyeshadow Set, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous glow these glittery liquid eyeshadows will give you.
As an added bonus, most of these eyeshadows can also be used as a highlighter on the nose, chin or forehead! We love them as a quick way to get a radiant complexion.
The shiny liquid can be found in the Aether Biome, where it is a naturally occurring resource that can be pumped using Buckets or crafted into Bottomless Shimmer Buckets by crafting 10 Luminite Bars at an Ancient Manipulator. Unlike regular Buckets, the Bottomless Shimmer Bucket can be refilled by placing it in water—but the player who attempts to do so will receive the Shimmering debuff, which pulls them downward into blocks until they reach an empty space that they can exit into.
It also has various effects on items and NPCs, ranging from upgrades (Life Fruit into Aegis Fruit) to downgrades (Water Bomb into Wet Bomb) and even a temporary increase in Luck for players who put Coins into it. Liquid Shimmer