This New Liquid Eyeshadow Swipes On So Smoothly, You Can Just Call Me an "Artiste" Now
While I've rarely met an eyeshadow I didn't want to cozy up to, I've faced a fair share of fallout afterward . . . on my actual face. Not only do many glittery liquid options dry slowly and leave a pixie-dust trail on my cheeks, but packing on powders with a wet brush and primer also takes forever — and I'm much too impatient for that.
Still, much like a love for baths and self-care time, I'm not shying away from my shimmer obsession anytime soon, so I was delighted to discover the new Dominique Cosmetics liquid eyeshadows solve my top two concerns. This very vibrant, paint-like formula dries quickly with no tell-tale trace of color where it doesn't belong, and I was able to drench my lids for a smoky eye in less than one minute's time.
I never thought I'd be someone who'd fall for a deep purple hue, but like the rest of this year, nothing should be a surprise anymore. Ahead, see how this shimmering purple looks on my lids both in artificial and natural lighting and decide which shade pops out at you, too.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow Color Swatches
I was instantly impressed by this Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow. Not only is the liquid eye paint easy to apply, but each shade also packs a ton of pigment (and, in some cases, shimmer) with just one swipe.
After Applying the Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
I usually shy away from purple eyeshadow, opting for warmer earth tones instead, but the vibrancy of this shade made it the one I was most excited to try. I swept it on with its applicator, then used my finger to smudge the paint outward and upward toward my brows. I then went back over my lids a second time to leave some extra color there.
This Dominique Cosmetics formula is very forgiving. It stayed wet long enough for me to smudge both eyes but didn't take as long to dry as other liquid eyeshadows in my collection. It was also easy to dab away extra product before it dried without leaving tell-tale shimmer, though I may opt to swap in a brush for more precision in the future.
How Dominique Cosmetics' Liquid Shadow Looks in Artificial Indoor Light
It may look like this photo was snapped hours later after the "Vibey Vixen" color faded, but the purple actually looked much less bold without light shining directly on it. There's an overhead light on here, and while it's (obviously) clear I have eyeshadow on, the shade is much more subtle.
How Dominique Cosmetics' Liquid Shadow Looks in Sunlight
When I snapped this picture next to my sunny window, the purple was much more noticeable even though the photo was taken just moments after the first. I'm also impressed by how vibrant this color was with just two swipes (especially compared to packing on powder shadow for the same pigmented effect) — and while I may not be this bold every day, I'll definitely reach for this tube when I want to make a statement.
Now, see all six colors close up for yourself ahead.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Electric Soul
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Electric Soul ($20) may look shimmery green at first glance, but there's a beautiful lavender tint also reflected in the light.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Day Dreamer
The bronzed copper tones of this Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Day Dreamer ($20) offer a subtle shimmer I've been sweeping on most often.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Pretty Wild
The golden and orangey tones of this Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Pretty Wild ($20) can add a sparkling highlight to a sunset-inspired smoky eye.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Shy Girl
The only matte option of the bunch, this Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Shy Girl ($20) is the one to grab if you're looking for a neutral mauve base with zero shimmer.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Cold Heart
This Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Cold Heart ($20) comes out more aqua than royal blue, but that doesn't make it any less pretty.
Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow — Vibey Vixen
As the most pigmented of them all, this Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow in Vibey Vixen ($20) brings a bold purple shimmer (with a hint of pink) that would take a ton of powder shadow in its place.