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Duochrome and multichrome eyeshadows are a great way to elevate any makeup look with captivating colour shifts and sparkle. A duochrome is a shade that looks like one colour under a certain light but then flips to a different colour with a different perspective. A multichrome is a shade that shifts between multiple colours, depending on how it catches the light.

This post shares some of the best duochrome and multichrome eyeshadows that are sure to impress. And there’s an option for every budget!

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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership X: Moonlit Seduction in the shade VR Sextacy


The Pat McGrath Labs Mothership X: Moonlit Seduction eyeshadow palette contains an ethereal duochrome shade called VR Sextacy. It’s a richly pigmented vermillion that shifts to a sparkling blue. This is one of the best duochrome eyeshadows available, as it’s buttery soft, uber-pigmented, and highly shimmery. It’s intense in the best possible way. Pat McGrath Labs is expensive but so worth it. The eyeshadow formula is unmatched.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Duochrome Liquid Eyeshadow


e.l.f. Cosmetics recently launched the affordable Duochrome Liquid Eyeshadow. The 3 shades are gorgeous, pigmented, and offer unusual colour shifts. Venus Envy flips from white to blue and yellow, Cyberpink flips from pink to gold, and Mer-mazing flips from blue to green. Use these to add some extra oomph to your makeup look.

Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes

£27.50 + 15% off with code SARAHSSPH at Sephora

The Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes are unique, chunky flakes with a captivating multichrome finish. They’re self-setting and easy to use, as they require no mixing medium. Use them as an eyeshadow topper for a multi-dimensional finish. Expect intriguing colour shifts from jade to magenta, blood orange to yellow, golden amber to blue, amethyst to fuschia, and more.

r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Lustrous Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Fembot

£15 + 15% off with code SARAHSSPH at Sephora

The r.e.m. beauty Midnight Shadows Lustrous Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Fembot is one of the most beautiful duochrome eyeshadows ever. It’s a pretty pinky-purple tone that flips to an iridescent blue. It can be applied to a bare lid for a soft wash of shimmer or used as a topper over eyeshadow for intense sparkle. This liquid eyeshadow is long-lasting, pigmented, and crease-proof. It’s definitely one of my faves.

Lethal Cosmetics Multichrome Shadows


Indie makeup brand Lethal Cosmetics has an unreal range of Multichrome Shadows. These single eyeshadows are pigmented, come in a distinctive array of shades, offer mesmerising colour flips, and look very reflective. There are tonnes of multichrome eyeshadows to choose from too. Each shade is sure to add incredible dimension to your makeup look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmos Eyeshadow Palette

£48 + 20% off with code LFTFBLOGSARAH at LookFantastic

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmos Eyeshadow Palette is criminally underrated. It contains a brilliant mix of richly pigmented shades, but the duochromes are particularly extraordinary. Each shade is buttery, long-lasting, applies and blends like a dream, and offers a captivating shine. Expect rose golds, coppers, lilacs, golds, and blues.

Karla Cosmetics Single Pressed Multichrome Eyeshadow


Karla Cosmetics offers an extensive range of vastly beautiful multichrome eyeshadows, especially soft pastel tones. The Single Pressed Multichrome Eyeshadow is perhaps the most convenient and easy to apply. These ethereal multichrome eyeshadows have otherworldly colour shifts, offering a plethora of dreamy hues like cotton candy, olive, sunset, violet, blue, cherry blossom, amethsyt, and crimson.

Colourpop Chrome Liquid Shadow


Another affordable yet spectacular multichrome option is the Colourpop Chrome Liquid Shadow. These liquid shadows offer bold colours, ultra-reflective shimmer, and multi-dimensional shine. They’re vivid and high-impact. Use these to make a statement. Colour flips include gold to pink to copper and metallic bronze to gold to green.

Half Magic Beauty Eyeshadow Single in the shade Blushing Lizard


The Half Magic Beauty Eyeshadow Single in the shade Blushing Lizard is a stunning duochrome that shifts from mauve taupe to blue. It’s glittery, reflective, and fun. This shade looks gorgeous as an eyeshadow topper or by itself for crystal-like shine. Blushing Lizard became popular on TikTok for a reason!

Kaima Cosmetics Loose Glitter Pigment

From £12

Kaima Cosmetics offers a brilliant range of duochrome and multichrome eyeshadows. The Loose Glitter Pigments are some of the prettiest in the range, as they offer captivating sparkle. These beautiful loose glitters come in duochrome and multichrome formulas and are a great way to liven up any makeup look for extra glamour. Expect dazzling teals, coppers, golds, sapphires, pinks, limes, and silvers.