First Impressions: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows

I had such high hopes for the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows.  I’ve always had an infatuation with wet, glittery, sparkly makeup.  As a kid, I watched Disney’s Go Figure and lusted over the glitter Jordan Hinson would put on her cheeks before getting on the ice.  She dazzled, and I so desparately wanted to dazzle just like her.

Fast forward 12 years and here I am, watching my favorite YouTubers rave about Stila’s glitter eyeshadows, watching the dewy, glittery swatches on their hands dazzle just like Jordan’s.  For $24 though, I was hesitant.

Stila Glitter Eyeshadow

While at Sephora replenishing my eyebrow pencil supply, I decided to swatch these eyeshadows that I’d been eyeing (no pun intended) for quite some time.  I left Sephora and continued to monitor the swatch on my hand for longevity, color changes, dryness, etc.

While the original application looked gorgeous, not long after I left Sephora, I noticed that all the glitter and sparkle had gone and I was just left with a solid metallic swatch. The original wet, dewy application had also dried to a matte appearance.

Photo Apr 27, 6 29 59 PM

It’s possible that the application would be different on the eyelid, but based on the swatches on my hand, I’m going to have to pass on this product for now.

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8 Comments

    1. After reading thegarsowtwins’ comment, perhaps we should try swatching with a primer. I’ll have to make it a point to do that the next time I’m in Sephora and report back.

    1. Oooh, thank you for the tip! The next time I’m in Sephora, I’ll have to swatch a primer first and then swatch the eyeshadow on top to see if it makes a difference.

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