We confess—we’re totally obsessed with collecting new eye shadows. Whether a single pot or a full eyeshadow palette, it’s safe to say we can never have enough shades in our makeup collection. Sound familiar? If so, we have the perfect new addition for your makeup bag: the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup. Available in 12 shimmering shades, there’s no doubt they’ll become a staple in your eye makeup routine. Of course, a shade is only as good as its swatch, which is why we’re sharing a breakdown on the 12 colors that make up the line, so you don’t have to take our word for it!
L’ORÉAL PARIS BRILLIANT EYES SHIMMER EYESHADOW SWATCH BREAKDOWN
Before we get into swatch details, let’s talk a bit about the formula of this new eye shadow. The liquid formula offers high impact, high shimmer color that stays true all day long. Seriously—no need to worry about transferring or fading throughout the day (or night). Not to mention, the liquid formula means no fallout—AKA you can stick with wearing shimmer eyeshadow on your eyelids and not your cheeks! Even though it has a shimmer finish, the luminous pearl pigments are lightweight and non-greasy for comfortable wear. Each shadow is blendable, buildable, and brilliant, just like your eye makeup look should be. Shall we introduce you to the shades?
SWATCH #1: ROYAL ONYX
If you love making a bold statement with your eye shadow, Royal Onyx is certainly worth adding to your collection. This dark, rich brown shade has olive undertones that allow it to truly pop against your skin—whether you have a fair or deep complexion. Consider using it to define your crease as part of a brown smoky eye, or applying it with a thin flat top brush along your lower lash line for some shimmering underliner.
SWATCH #2: RADIANT RUBY
We’d trade ruby red slippers for this Radiant Ruby shimmer eye shadow any day. The vibrant red color is perfect for those who like to make a statement with their eye makeup look. We particularly love it worn by itself—swiped across the lid—on those with deep skin tones for a gorgeous contrast.
SWATCH #3: BRONZE LIGHT
If everyday shades that can be played up for a night out are your thing, Bronze Light may be just what you need in your collection. While gold and silver may be more sought-after, this shimmery bronze shadow will leave you feeling like the real winner. It can easily be incorporated into a natural eye makeup look or one that demands to be seen.
SWATCH #4: PRECIOUS LAVA
They say orange is the new black, and with this shade, we’d have to agree. If you’re all about trendsetting colors, Precious Lava is just what you need. This shimmery, bright terracotta shadow will have all eyes on your eyes.
SWATCH #5: CROWN GOLD
Go gold or go home—that’s how the saying goes, right? Well, when it comes to Crown Gold, the phrase certainly fits the bill. This true gold shade will instantly add a touch of royalty to any eye makeup look, whether you sweep it onto your lids or pop it onto your inner corners.
SWATCH #6: AMBER SPARKLE
Another wearable shade, Amber Sparkle is fit for the office or a night out. The light-brown-meets-orange hue for adding a bit of subtle color to your lids, whether you have a deep or dark complexion.
SWATCH #7: CRYSTAL SHINE
Grab some bubbly, because this beautiful champagne shade is certainly worth making a toast to. Crystal Shine is a neutral color we believe everyone needs in their collection. It can easily be used as an all-over color or to highlight your features.
SWATCH #8: BLUSH JEWEL
Have enough neutral shades in your makeup bag? Not a problem! If you want a color a bit outside the box, Blush Jewel is a great option. This medium pink shade is perfect for trying out the pink eye makeup trend.
SWATCH #9: AMETHYST QUARTZ
Speaking of fun colors, perhaps you’re more of a purple gal. If so, Amethyst Quartz is a shade worth checking out. The shimmery lilac color is richly pigmented, allowing it to stand out against the fairest and deepest skin tones.
SWATCH #10: ROSE GEM
If you haven’t hopped on the rose gold trend in at least one aspect of your beauty look, Rose Gem may be the perfect way for you to do so. The rosy peach color is ideal for an everyday eye makeup look that isn’t quite so typical.
SWATCH #11: DIAMOND DROP
Love the idea of rose gold but want something even more neutral? Diamond Drop is the perfect shade from the line. This champagne color has pink undertones that make for a seriously stunning, yet understated eye shadow shade. Use it to highlight your features or for all-over color.
SWATCH #12: STRING OF PEARLS
We’re firm believers that everyone should have a shimmery white eye shadow in their makeup collection. If you’ve yet to own one, we highly advise you pick up String of Pearls. This pigmented, iridescent eye shadow is perfect for brightening your inner corner and highlighting your brow bone. Not to mention, it can be used to recreate these 11 White Eyeshadow Looks You Need to Try.
Love a swatch breakdown? So do we! Next, check out our L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick Swatches.