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If you haven't stashed one of these best eyeshadows in your makeup bag, then you might be familiar with this scenario: You start your day with perfectly made-up eyes. Your lashes are long and lifted, your cat-eye wings are as symmetrical as they'll ever be and your eyeshadow is blended so skillfully that you wish you could give yourself a high five. But a few hours later, you glance in the bathroom mirror to find a pair of shockingly faded, creased eyelids. What was a makeup masterpiece this morning is now a hot mess. We've all been there.

The solution? These 12 best eyeshadows. Our readers report that these face-saving products survive the 9-to-5 grind with flying colors. The best part? The No. 1 pick is under $10. Thank the makeup gods and get yourself ready for 12 glorious game-changers.

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Best Eyeshadow No. 12: Stila Eye Shadow Trio, $28
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.9*
Why it's great: Reviewers adore these trios of "lush, dramatic, attention-drawing shades," which can be used wet or dry. "Coverage is great and wear is nearly endless," one reader raves. Each color "glides on nice and smooth [and] doesn't fade, morph or leave creases." Reviewers agree that this product is "definitely worth the price."

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TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9*
Why it's great: Readers adore these long-lasting eye shadows, which have "a creamy gel texture that is easy to work with." The consistency is smooth, silky and dries "very quickly after application." One reader was amazed to find "no creasing or caking whatsoever" after 18 hours of wear. Favorite shades include Edgy Emerald and Bad to the Bronze.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow here.

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Best Eyeshadow No. 10: M.A.C. Eye Shadow, $16
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.3*
Why it's great: Users rave that this eye shadow has good pigmentation, doesn't crease and lasts all day. "M.A.C. eye shadows are my favorite," says one reader. "I love the wide palette of colors -- they have colors available that I haven't even dreamed of!" Besides the wide selection of colors, users say they also love how well the eye shadow blends. "This eye shadow is the best of the best," gushes one reader. "Whenever I want to feel glam and sexy, I reach right for my M.A.C. eye shadow. The color options are fantastic and there is no need for a primer, as the eye shadow does not sink into creases. Plus, they last forever!"

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Best Eyeshadow No. 9: Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow, $.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.3*
Why it's great: "I am very impressed with the pigment of these eye shadows," one reader gushes. "You don't need to use a lot to get the color impact that you want." Another reviewer adds that the shadow works well as a powder liner. Better yet, "the shadow doesn't crease or budge." At less than $1 a pop, this product is "a total steal."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow here.

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If you haven't stashed one of these best eyeshadows in your makeup bag, then you might be familiar with this scenario: You start your day with perfectly made-up eyes. Your lashes are long and lifted, your cat-eye wings are as symmetrical as they'll ever be and your eyeshadow is blended so skillfully that you wish you could give yourself a high five. But a few hours later, you glance in the bathroom mirror to find a pair of shockingly faded, creased eyelids. What was a makeup masterpiece this morning is now a hot mess. We've all been there.

The solution? These 12 best eyeshadows. Our readers report that these face-saving products survive the 9-to-5 grind with flying colors. The best part? The No. 1 pick is under $10. Thank the makeup gods and get yourself ready for 12 glorious game-changers.

Image via Imaxtree
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