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The Eyes Have It: Shimmering Shades Your Lids Will Love

The Eyes Have It

We saw shimmering lids and dramatic shades all over the Spring 2013 runways that had us ready to hightail it to the warmer, spring months. Last fall, during the spring 13 rtw shows, Chanel made a dramatic beauty statement with shades of shimmering blue, Marc Jacobs decorated lids with a smokey silver and Chloé models walked the catwalk wearing sparkling champagne decorated eyes. And even though spring is not officially here yet (according to one groundhog), you can still try all of these looks now.

Here, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite sparkly shadows in colors so bold – and textures so bright – you’ll want to try them all.

Stilla Jewel Eye Shadow in Opal

These eye shadows are like jewelry for your lids, creating sequin-like sparkle on top of serious color. But we also like the subtler shades and are particularly obsessed with this simple Opal shimmer. It works great as a primer under other colors or alone as an instant eye brightener.

Lancôme Color Design Infinité 24 Hour Luminous Eye Shadow in Electrifying Sparkle

Electrify your lids with this sparkling green-silver shade from Lancôme. The color really does last and the crease-free formula ensures you want have to worry about shimmering smudges while you’re out on the town.

Tigi Cosmetics High Density Eye Shadow

This pretty palette contains eight of Tigi’s High Density eye shadows, as well as a handy dandy mirror for easy, on-the-go application.

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Mercury

Dramatic metallics are in, and Bobbi Brown’s Cream Shadow is the perfect product for a luxe, sparkling look. It goes on smooth but totally stays put, and all you have to intensify the shade is add another layer. You can also add a touch of silver sparkle to your favorite matte shadow by patting a touch on top with your finger.

Essence Quattro Eye Shadow in Over the Taupe

Combining daring color isn’t easy – unless the shades are already expertly aligned. Essence’s Quatro Eyeshadow does just that by putting together four complimentary hues in one compact palette. Plus, it’s beyond budget-friendly—$4 is all you need to nab this combo of colors.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald

Nothing amps up an evening look like a sexy, emerald eye. And L’Oréal’s formula is the perfect combination of easy-to-apply powder and long lasting cream, providing highly pigmented color that lasts well into the night.

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Nourishing Eyeshadow in Champagne

The perfect lazy girl’s shade, Mally Beauty’s eye brightening shadow can be applied lightly for a sheer wash of color or layered for a darker look. Smooth some onto the inner corners of your eye for extra pop.