One-and-Done Eyeshadows

Although I love watching people create intricate and artistic eyeshadow looks, I’m not that girl. Give me one eyeshadow that can complete my look and I’m a happy camper.

Enter the Ilia Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tints.

These completely wearable eye tints are highly-pigmented liquid eyeshadows that transform from a liquid into a weightless, metallic powder. Best part? They are completely foolproof. Yes, foolproof. Apply with the doe-foot applicator and then blend out with your fingers or a fluffy brush. (I prefer this set for cream eyeshadow application.) Once set, they don’t budge all day.

Also? CREASELESS. #praisebe

The 99% natural, water-based formula is free of synthetic dyes and crafted with active levels of skin-smoothing Horse Chestnut Flower and antioxidant-rich Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract).

Ilia Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tints

The hues range from everyday neutrals to bold pops of color.

You can sweep the cushiony wand along your eyelid for a bold metallic payoff (like the above photo), or use your fingers/brush to gently blend it out to a diffused wash of color.

For best results, Ilia recommends applying this quick-dry formula to clean skin one eye at a time. Plus, you can mix two colors together to create a natural ombre look or create a new color altogether.

My Personal Favorite Shades

blended out for a diffuse wash of color, the way I prefer to wear them


This shade is a light nude with warm champagne pearl. A universally gorgeous shade on any skin tone and also works beautifully on the inner corner of the eyes for an eye-opening look. This is a must for anyone.


A soft rose-gold with pink pearl, this shade is gorgeous on all eye colors, but I think blue-eyed gals will adore it the most!


Sage green with a soft gold shift, this is by far the most unique shade of the line. I love it because it’s almost khaki-like on the lids – super subtle but totally catches the eye. #nopunintended


Grey Lavender with pink & purple pearl – I love greyish lavender shades on hazel and brown eyes especially. I reach for this one frequently.


Taupe brown with a silver shift. This is a beautiful shade for my cool-toned lovers.

wearing the shade dim

Here’s a quick lil’ video showing how I apply them!

Have you tried these eye tints yet? They are truly impressive, hence why they were included in my Top Clean Beauty Picks of 2020! You can purchase them here.

  1. CC

    March 2, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Is there a color you recommend with brown eyes that helps with hooded eyes? I like the ease of one eyeshadow!

  2. whoorl

    March 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Hi CC! Fresco, for sure. It sells out quickly, but Aillea just restocked it today! https://shrsl.com/2to64

  3. Pam Pick

    March 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    How do these compare with the Kosas liquid eyeshadows?

  4. whoorl

    March 3, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Pam! They are definitely less shimmery and glittery. I found the Kosas shadows to be a little too much for my eyelids. ;)

  5. CC

    March 4, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for the reply! Love your blog and Instagram accounts.

  6. Tiffany Phillips

    March 5, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    I definitely love a simple eye look and have been looking for some better options for natural makeup without all the junk in them. I think I like the shades you prefer best too – I’m somewhat simple with makeup. I’m definitely heading over to the site to check them out now. :)

  7. whoorl

    March 5, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Tiffany, I think you will love them and don’t forget to use the discount code!

  8. Katy

    March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I just ordered 2 shadows. Before entering your code, it was $56.00, with free shipping. When I used your code, shipping was no longer free, and my total was $56.10. Regardless, I’m still looking forward to getting them!

  9. Amanda

    March 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    I have been enjoying Fresco for a while now and think I should add that lovely Dim to my collection. Do you have any experience with the Ilia eye primer? Just wondering. Thanks!

  10. whoorl

    March 5, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Amanda, Dim is great! I haven’t tried the Ilia eye primer but have heard rave reviews from others.

  11. Amy Shue

    March 15, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Hi I was just wondering if you had any suggestions on how to cover up my dark under eye circles. I’m 48 abc it seems my eyes look tired and I look old . How do I make mr eyes pop and make me look less tired? I don’t know how to really apply eyeshadow or eye liner and my eyes are brown and I don’t know what colors I should use.

  12. whoorl

    March 15, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Hi Amy, please check out my “Concealer” Highlight on my Instagram profile page: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17864291812411546/

    Also, this tutorial will help with how to apply eyeshadow: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B0tRlW3n2Ld/