Whether you’re more of a quick smudge-and-go girl than an eye makeup aficionado, there’s no doubt that eyeshadow can play a key role in elevating an everyday look. And thanks to our collective Euphoria obsession, audacious eye looks have also never been so prolific, with a plethora of inspiration encouraging us to dust, line or buff a little something extra over our peepers.

From lustrous liquids to buttery shadows, there are a whole host of new eye makeup launches vying for your dollar – but as anyone who’s experienced patchy application or zero pigment will tell you, sadly not all eyeshadows are created equal. Here are a few of the best new eyeshadows that launched in 2022, guaranteed to help you nail your next look.


Sisley Paris Ombre Éclat Liquide, $65 SHOP NOW

This liquid shadow is a lightweight as it is luxe. The long-lasting formula easily glides over the lids but remains buildable, meaning you can layer to your desired level of intensity.

Too Faced Major Love Eye Shadow Palette, $40 SHOP NOW

Arguably one of the biggest names in beauty when it comes to eyeshadow, Too Faced has thoughtfully created a handy travel-sized edit of camouflage-inspired shades that are perfect for everyday wear.

Morphe 35U Gilded Desert Artistry Palette, $42 SHOP NOW

If you want any and every bronze-toned shade in a single palette, you need Morphe’s new do-it-all artistry offering. Boasting everything from cool-toned neutrals and rich sunset shades to shimmering metallics, it’s unlikely you’ll need anything else.

Kosas 10-Second Eye Gel Watercolor Eyeshadow, $22 SHOP NOW

More inclined to dab on a bit of eyeshadow while juggling a compact on public transport? Try Kosas’ reformulated gel shadows, which can be quickly slicked across the lid and smudged for an easy, effortless option.

Pat McGrath Labs Mthrshp: Diamond Of The First Water Eye Palette Limited Edition, $106 SHOP NOW

Nobody does shimmer and shine quite like Pat McGrath, and this new limited edition palette from her highly acclaimed line is no different. Expect the softest, most sumptuous shadows that buff and blend like butter over the eyes for a smooth finish with ample colour pay-off.

Smashbox Always On Cream Eye Shadow, $36 SHOP NOW

This cream shadow and eye primer hybrid fuses impressive pigments with serious staying power. They’re vegan, transfer-proof and resistant to humidity, with a matte finish that won’t crease or melt off for 24 hours.

INIKA Organic Eyeshadow Quad, $69 SHOP NOW

This natural, versatile quad is the perfect handbag companion to take you from day-to-night (look, it does happen sometimes!). With one matte, two satin and one shimmer eyeshadows, you’ll be able to create a look for almost any occasion in less than five minutes flat.