Graphic: Jillian Lucas

Regardless of what Glossier’s Oscar product placements for Lidstar might lead you to believe, cream eye shadows in a tube with a doe foot applicator are not new.

The only eye shadow I wear is liquid or cream, mainly because even at 27 years old, I can‚Äôt figure out how to not look like I got into a fist fight with my makeup bag and came out the loser. The resurgence of ‚Äė90s make up is a blessing to those of us whose hands are incapable of blending out a crease or tight-lining anything, because a one-swipe wash of color is a thing we can do.


Here are a couple different liquid eye shadows that should stay in and around your makeup bag.