I Tried $184 Worth Of Liquid Eyeshadows — & This Is My Honest Opinion

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It's easy to fall in love with the idea of liquid eyeshadow. A fluid formula promises longevity, intense pigment, and shimmer that won't end up halfway down your face by midday. A tempting alternative to your usual powder shadows, indeed.
But unlike concealer or mascara, there aren't thousands of options to sift through. So, with slim pickings, how do you know which is best for you? Will the formula be as good on the lid as it looks in the tube? Will it melt off immediately or linger for hours? Are there enough colors to choose from?
These are the questions I set out to answer, in hopes of test-driving the most popular liquid shadows on the market to decide which are worth your money and which are... not. Ahead, the liquid eyeshadows I loved, the liquid eyeshadows I liked, and the ones I could probably, definitely live without.

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