Duochrome Eyeshadows You'll Want To Add To Your Makeup Collection

Bold eye makeup has made a major comeback for the summer — making it the perfect time to add colorful eyeshadows to your cosmetic bag. One trend that is especially taking over social media incorporates using a duochrome eyeshadow all over the lid (per The Business of Fashion). Duochrome eyeshadows shift between two colors, depending on how the light reflects from your eyelid.

Wearing a duochrome eyeshadow results in an effortlessly gorgeous look that will have all eyes on your eyes, according to Bustle. These shifting eyeshadows come in various formulas and colors, with an option for everyone's desires — whether you prefer a subtle sheen or a bold color-shift. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all of the new duochrome eyeshadows out there, fear not — we got you!

We scoured the Internet and compiled a list of the best of the best in duochrome shadows. Our recommendations include travel-friendly cream shadow sticks, traditional powder eyeshadows, and liquid formulas in an array of colors from wearable rose gold to hot pink. Get ready for your eyes to sparkle!

Enjoy a wearable rose gold duochrome with Bobbi Brown

If you're just getting into duochromes, trying a rose gold duochrome shade is an easily wearable option that will give you color-shifting magic. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Incandescent ($30) is the perfect beginner-friendly rose gold duochrome eyeshadow. Beauty influencer Bethan Lloyd tried the cream shadow stick out on her YouTube channel and loved the smooth, blendable formula that gives a subtle flash of gold-to-pink on the lids. Sheerluxe recommends the product for its "soft shimmer" formula and appealing neutral warm tones that will shine under the light, without taking over your makeup look. The eyeshadow in Incandescent will complement the natural beauty of your eyes and is a universally-appealing color on all skin tones.

Nabla's Alchemy plays up the magic in your eyes

If you're looking for an eyeshadow that makes an impact, without overpowering your eyes, Nabla Cosmetics' Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow Single in Alchemy ($12) will easily upgrade your eye look. According to Nabla Cosmetics, Alchemy is a "burnt peach duochrome with fuchsia and teal reflects." Nabla's duochrome eyeshadow formula stands out among the rest for its signature "celestial texture." The brand describes the finish as a mirror-like finish that gives the effect of a glossy lid. Cosmopolitan recommended the eyeshadow in Alchemy for a quick night out look. Makeup artist and Glamour U.K. beauty columnist Nikki Wolff applied the shade all over model Josie Lane's eyelids, which resulted in a simple, yet stunning, multidimensional look on the eyelids. Prepare to make unicorns jealous of your highly-reflective, holographic eyeshadow.

MAC Cosmetics' Starry Night Eyeshadow will turn your eyes into a masterpiece

Move over Vincent van Gogh, because MAC's Single Eyeshadow in Starry Night ($19) is a work of art. MAC Cosmetics, which stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics, carries several products that put the artistry in makeup. The Starry Night shade is perfect for the grungy, artsy type, with a dusky blue base that shifts to burgundy. Temptalia, a blogger who has an online encyclopedia of makeup swatches, rated the eyeshadow with an "A" for its rich pigmentation and "creamy texture." MAC Italy artist Nicole Attanasi recommends wetting a makeup brush with MAC Prep + Prime spray and applying the eyeshadow over smudged kajal for a dramatic smokey eye.

Find your eyeshadow twin flame with Danessa Myricks

Some people spend their whole lives looking for their soulmate. Finding the perfect eyeshadow doesn't need to take that long. Look no further than the Danessa Myricks Twin Flames Multi-Chrome Pigments ($26). These liquid shadows, which won an Allure "Best of Beauty" award in 2021, feature high-contrast shifting shades such as Obsession — a "mango-to-chartreuse" shade (per Beauty Bay). Makeup blogger Temptalia gave this particular shade an "A" rating for its strong pigmentation after just one application, smooth finish, and 10-hour wear time. Beauty guru Tati Westbrook called it "the most budge-proof liquid eyeshadow" with a lightweight texture.

Look like a hottie with Shine by SD Cosmetics

Hot pink is one of the hottest colors this summer, and if you want to rock a matching eyeshadow to that hot pink sundress you just bought, check out the single eyeshadow from Shine by SD Cosmetics in the shade Hottie ($16). Shine by SD Cosmetics is a Black and Jamaican-owned brand, per the brand's Instagram page. The company is known among indie makeup fanatics like beauty influencer Lauren Mae, for their unique color-shifting eyeshadow shades. 

Their single eyeshadow in Hottie is a fluorescent pink that shifts to a yellow-orange. Mae spoke about the Hottie shade on her YouTube channel and said, "It so pretty and vibrant... I just think I haven't really had a shadow like this before. There's something about it that really does like make me think of a neon sign." Speaking of signs, take this as your sign to buy a special duochrome eyeshadow.