Easy Eyeshadows That Don't Even Require a Brush to Apply

Love the look of eyeshadow but get overwhelmed by the process of putting it on?

Girl, you are not alone. In the age of Instagram where it seems like everyone is a pro MUA, it can be majorly intimidating to even attempt a smokey eye, let alone a crazy pigmented color. And let's face it, you're busy. You don't have time to spend hours on your look. The answer: easy shadows that don't even require a brush. These beauties are perfect for travel or when you're in a rush, and are so simple to apply you really just need to swipe and blend.

Keep scrolling for our faves!

Glossier Lidstar: $18

These easy-to-apply shadows have a buttery base that spreads smoothly across your lid with the swipe of a finger! Perfect for blending out for a bold eye, or even just a small dot in the middle of the lash line for a subtle shimmer. It comes in six shades from green to pinks to mauve.

Glossier Lidstar

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Too Faced Crystal Whips: $22

This shimmery formula by Too Faced was created for both eyes and lips, with reflective sparkles and fool-proof application. They guarantee a 12-hour longwear with buildable coverage in six gorgeous shades.

Too Faced Crystal Whips

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Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color: $29

Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick is a ride-or-die in our makeup bags. You really can't go wrong any of their 40 shades, ranging from rich blues to soft champagnes. They're super easy to apply and they even have some more matte options if you're not feeling shimmer.

Laura Mercier Shadow

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NYX Sheen Spirit Eye Gloss: $4.25

Sheen Spirit Eye Gloss by NYX Cosmetics comes in three standout shades to give you the glossy eyes of your dreams. Use it on its own, or slick on over a regular shadow for a glossy finish.

NYX Cosmetics

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Roen Beauty 75 Degrees Warm Palette: $42

This has quickly become a go-to eyeshadow palette of ours because it's so freaking easy to apply. The four warm shades range from sand to copper to brown, and have a beautiful hint of sparkle. Use your fingers to get the shadow on and spread across your lid for the prettiest look-at-me eyes.

Roen Beauty Palette

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Stila Suede Shade Liquid Eyeshadow: $24

Velvety matte, but—according to Stila—never flat! Most liquid eyeshadows tend to have sparkles, but if you're more of the matte kind of gal, these Suede Shades are totally up your alley.

Stila Suede Shades

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Another super easy-to-use product? Glossier Cloud Paint—and we have a definitive ranking of all shades HERE!