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Top Eyeshadow Trends of 2022

Author Sabrina Cooklin

Top Eyeshadow Trends of 2022

Makeup trends are constantly changing. In 2022, we have been granted more freedom of expression than ever when it comes to fashion and beauty. Because of this, it can be difficult to keep up with the times and know what’s in and what’s out. If you’re looking for trendy eyeshadow inspiration for a night out, a picnic date, or just for fun lounging around the house, keep reading to learn more.

Blush as Eyeshadow

Minimalism is in, and cluttered beauty cabinets are out. Instead of a different product for everything, how about just one? This hack/look is great for people on-the-go without taking up a whole lot of space in a purse. By using blush as an eyeshadow, you won’t only save space, but you’ll also look more “put together” by color coordinating your makeup.

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    •    Baked Eyeshadow that leaves a healthy glow on the face and eyes. As an added bonus, you can use it on your lips, too! That’s a 3-in-1 space and money saver.

    •    Use a blush brush to apply the product to the apples of your cheeks and the tops of your cheekbones, as well as any other areas you think need to be warmed up.
    •    Use an eyeshadow brush and apply the shadow all over your lid for a rosy and warm look.
    •    Use your finger to blend some of the product onto your lips and finish with a clear gloss for a clean and sleek vibe.

Classic Smoke

The smokey eye will probably never go out of style. Its versatility makes it perfect to spice up a white T-shirt and jeans or add pop to your eyes in an elegant red carpet-ready gown. The smokey eye works on any eye shape and can turn your look from drab to fab with just a few touches of shadow. This look can take a bit of practice to get right, so don’t be discouraged if you look like a raccoon on your first try; we’ve all been there.


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    •    Glam Rock Eyeshadow - Rocket

    •    Glam Rock Eyeshadow - Stardust

    •    Prime your eyes with Stick It! Eyeshadow Primer or with a concealer.
    •    Pack the Rocket eyeshadow into your outer corner with an eyeshadow brush and begin blending it about halfway across your lid and crease. Start with a little product; you can always add more, but it’s harder to take away.
    •    Use your finger or another eyeshadow brush to apply Stardust to your inner corner and blend it towards the middle of your lid.
    •    Blend the two shades in the middle of your lid until you are happy with the ombre effect.
    •    Add more Rocket to the outer corner if it isn’t dark enough to your liking.
    •    Finish with eyeliner, mascara, and lashes if desired.

Pop of Color

Color lover? This is the look for you. Adding a touch of neon will brighten up your outfit and your life. We believe in making the world a more colorful place, even when it comes to eyeshadow. Colorful shades can be used in thousands of ways, but this look just adds some “oomph” without taking all the attention away from your outfit and accessories.

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    •    Electro Eyeshadow Palette

    •    Pick a color, any color! You won’t need a brush for this simple 30-second look.
    •    Dab your finger into the color of your choice and smudge it onto your inner corner. Look how different your makeup look is now!
For added effect, blend some of the same color in your outer corner or create a neon liner with Eyeliner Seal.
    •    You can also smudge some of the color underneath your brow bone to highlight your brows and create a more defined bone structure.

Chrome is In
Light-shifting eyeshadow looks have been all the rage on TikTok and other social media. Beauty lovers go crazy for the iridescent shimmers that will make you stand out from the crowd. Head-turning duochrome is the way to go!

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    •    Duochrome Eye Dust - Agatha

    •    Apply Stick It! Eyeshadow Base for maximum pigmentation and hold.
    •    Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush or your finger and tap it into the pot. Gently tap the product over your lid until you get your desired pigmentation.
    •    Turn your head and watch the colors change in the light!
    •    You can also use a small amount as a unique highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones or as a lip color.


Chunky Glitter Gloss

Glitter has never gone out of style, but chunky glitter has been part of the stunning glitter revolution this 2022. The large glitter pieces are eye-catching and are the perfect addition to any show-stopping outfit.

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    •    Glittergasm Stack Palette

    •    Apply The Fix Glitter Adhesive to clean eyelids. A little goes a long way!
    •    Use a brush or your finger to tap into the Glittergasm color of your choice.
    •    Tap the brush or your finger over your prepped eyelid and move the glitter around as you please. You may need to add more glitter depending on your desired opacity.

Tropical Pop of Color
Neons aren’t your thing but still want a dash of color? This is the look for you. Purple and yellow tropical shades are in now that the weather is warming up, and we can’t wait to see you rock these stunning shades.


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    •    Tropical Matte Eyeshadow - Kokomo

    •    Tropical Matte Eyeshadow - Montego Bay

    •    Prep your lids with Stick It! or with a concealer.
    •    Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush and pick up some Kokomo pigment. Tap it in your inner corner until you have the desired brightness.
    •    Use a different fluffy eyeshadow brush and pick up some Montego Bay. Blend this gorgeous purple into your outer corner and crease as desired.

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