8 One-And-Done Eyeshadow Toppers For An Effortless Glam

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At one point, smokey eyes and cut creases were all the rage–where everyone spent hours blending and layering colours. However, now there’s been a notable shift towards a cleaner, more effortless aesthetic. Enter the era of one-and-done eyeshadow toppers!

These beginner-friendly yet equally loved by professional products come in a variety of finishes, from chunky glitter to subtle shimmers in pressed pans or liquid tubes. Whether you’re getting ready for a night out on the town or simply want to add a touch of sparkle to your everyday look, there’s a one-and-done eyeshadow topper that’s perfect for you.

One of the best things about them? Their ease of application. With just a swipe of your finger and little to no blending, you can effortlessly apply eyeshadow toppers to your lids–making them ideal for busy mornings or last-minute dates. So here are eight standout options with different textures and finishes for you to try and stay on trend. Read on:

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow

We can’t talk about eyeshadow toppers without mentioning the cult-favourite Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows, especially the Space Cowboy Variant. Infused with microfine sparkle, these eyeshadows add a touch of celestial shimmer to any look, making them perfect for both day and night.

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow

If you have your eye on the previous shadow from the list but can’t quite get your hands on it yet, the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows are the perfect dupes. This high-impact formula delivers intense pigmentation and a velvety-smooth finish, making it a universal favourite. Personally, my heart goes out to the shade Rizz.

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Novavii Starglaze High Shine Glitter Eyeshadow

For those who love a high-impact sparkle, this homegrown formula delivers multidimensional shine that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Minx Masala has to be my favourite multi-chrome shade from the lot. Plus, it’s talc-free and hypoallergenic!

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Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

This eyeshadow topper is an oldie but a goody, and we’ve all seen it being used by the OG Beauty Gurus! Known for its intense sparkle and long-lasting formula, this cult-favourite liquid eyeshadow comes in a range of dazzling shades that are sure to make your eyes pop.

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MARS Cosmetics Northern Lights in a Pan


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This drugstore find is mesmerising. The MARS Cosmetics Northern Lights In A Pan Eyeshadows have the most beautiful shift. With its buildable formula, this adds a duo-chrome wash of colour and shimmer to the lids in just one swipe.

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Dear Dahlia Paradise Jelly Single Eyeshadow⁠

Available in two shades in India, Vanilla and Rosie, the Dear Dahlia Paradise Jelly Single Eyeshadow⁠ has a jelly-like texture with light-reflecting pearls and multi-dimensional shine. It is infused with dahlia variabilis flower extract which further provides a long-lasting benefit to the shadow.

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MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow


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Another OG beauty find, this one by MAC Cosmetics offers the most pigmented metallic finish. They glide effortlessly onto the lids and don’t crease throughout the day, creating a bold and glamorous look.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow

One that comes close to the MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadows is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Metallic Eyeshadows. With its long-wearing formula and creamy texture, this drugstore favourite provides intense colour payoff and all-day staying power without breaking the bank–making it a must-have eyeshadow topper for your vanity!

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