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Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadows (Part 2)

01/06

Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
ColourPop & Stila Look | Look Details
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Spellbound

Stila Spellbound Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) has a translucent, blackened base with some lighter purple glitter. There was no shift, just iridescent sparkle–sort of a bluish-white and purple effect but no shift. It had sheer coverage, which applied unevenly and looked patchy due to the base adding shadow and depth to the area, so it tended to recede my eye when I tried to use it on the inner corner/lid. It was very watery, thin, and took longer to dry down, which resulted in the product getting into fine lines and it seemed like the watery base congregated around the the glitter, so made my skin look shriveled up regardless of whether I used it on the lid or on my lash line. It was hard to build it up beyond medium coverage, and it fell off in chunks within six hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. - $160.00 Per Ounce

Per the brand, it's supposed to be a "magically-transformative liquid eyeshadow" that has "color-flip pigments" that give it a "unique, color-changing, megawatt finish." It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "minimal fallout." There's no specific callout about coverage level, but the brand's swatches shown fairly pigmented skin swatches and then opaque coverage on their model eye swatches.

A lot of the shades had a translucent, almost sooty black base, which resulted in them not working well to brighten, which often glittery products like these would be used for--and the sheerness of them made them even more likely to be used to pop on top of other shades or used in the inner tearduct to add extra oomph. They were very watery, and some shades require more "mixing" prior to application (which was hard to do on the applicator, so a separate brush would be best) or else they go on unevenly. I did not detect "color-flip" or shift with the majority of shades; they were sparkly, glittery, and/or metallic, so they had some shine and twinkle, but shift? Not so much.

They were very sheer, and they did not build up well, regardless of whether I used the included applicator, separate brush, or fingertips, and I always made to sure to let it dry down fully prior to doing so. The product was wet enough for long enough that it had a tendency to get into creases and fine lines, which yielded a patchier, more uneven application than intended. I don't know what purpose these are serving in Stila's line except to make me question future quality of these types of products, as their Glitter & Glows are very, very similar but tend to be much better performing.

Browse all of our Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266) (Nano).

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Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadows (Part 1)

01/06

Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
ColourPop & Stila Look | Look Details
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Spiritual

Stila Spiritual Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pale, white gold with flecks of gold sparkle. This was one of the very few shades in the range that seemed to have any “shift” whatsoever, and it shifted from cooler white to warm, yellowish white. It had sheer coverage (sort of buildable to medium coverage), did not build up, applied unevenly, dried down to a chunky, skin texture-emphasizing garbage of an eyeshadow. My eyes were reddened after five hours of wear due to the product flaking away and leaving me with patches of skin appearing.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. - $160.00 Per Ounce

Per the brand, it's supposed to be a "magically-transformative liquid eyeshadow" that has "color-flip pigments" that give it a "unique, color-changing, megawatt finish." It is supposed to be "long-wearing" with "minimal fallout." There's no specific callout about coverage level, but the brand's swatches shown fairly pigmented skin swatches and then opaque coverage on their model eye swatches.

A lot of the shades had a translucent, almost sooty black base, which resulted in them not working well to brighten, which often glittery products like these would be used for--and the sheerness of them made them even more likely to be used to pop on top of other shades or used in the inner tearduct to add extra oomph. They were very watery, and some shades require more "mixing" prior to application (which was hard to do on the applicator, so a separate brush would be best) or else they go on unevenly. I did not detect "color-flip" or shift with the majority of shades; they were sparkly, glittery, and/or metallic, so they had some shine and twinkle, but shift? Not so much.

They were very sheer, and they did not build up well, regardless of whether I used the included applicator, separate brush, or fingertips, and I always made to sure to let it dry down fully prior to doing so. The product was wet enough for long enough that it had a tendency to get into creases and fine lines, which yielded a patchier, more uneven application than intended. I don't know what purpose these are serving in Stila's line except to make me question future quality of these types of products, as their Glitter & Glows are very, very similar but tend to be much better performing.

Browse all of our Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Mica (Ci 77019), Glycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polysorbate 60, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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Stila Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss

01/11

Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss
Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss

Mystere

Stila Mystere Shade Mystere Highlighting Face Gloss ($28.00 for 0.25 oz.) has a soft, translucent copper base with flecks of copper, pink, and silver pearl and larger sparkle/micro-glitter. It’s supposed to have “three marbleized shades” that come together to yield a “subtle, multidimensional, glossy, colored sheen” that can be used “all over” or as a “spotlight.” The brand recommended using “fingers or a sponge” for application to “face, cheeks, or body.”

The texture was smooth, moderately emollient, and just a touch tacky in the pot, though it seemed to dry down for the most part and did not feel sticky to the touch on my skin. I used fingertips to apply, which worked well to pick up and distribute the product onto my cheekbones for a light highlight. The sparkle did not appear too gritty or chunky, and it seemed to reflect light well (so it didn’t look like dirt at any time). I didn’t notice it lifting my liquid foundation when I tried it over a base to check for how it applied. On its own, it lasted for seven hours before I noticed slight migration of glitter.

Ingredients

Mineral Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polybutene, Hydroxystearic Acid, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Ozokerite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Mica, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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Stila Shade Mystere Collection Swatches

01/02

Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  
Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  
Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  
Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  
Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  
Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow  

Stila Shade Mystere Collection includes eight new liquid eyeshadows and one “face gloss.” While the liquid eyeshadows are billed as having “color-flip pigments” that are “color-changing,” I wasn’t able to detect much shift (some not at all) in person, let alone in photos, though they were all sparkly/glittery. You can click any shade’s photo below to see the full photo set (including an angled swatch).

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)

01/04

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Liquid Eyeshadow "Swatches"
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Liquid Eyeshadow "Swatches"
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019 (Updated with Stila Apology)

Release Date + Collection Info

Stila launches their magically transformative Little White Lies collection featuring a twist on their Liquid Eyeshadow and Heavenly Highlighters.

11/5 for Ulta Platinum members, 11/10 online, 12/26 in-store

Editor’s note: In pulling and readying photos for the new launch, I noticed that the “swatches” of the products on the eye appear to be using the same model for both light and dark-skinned swatches.  As the images were the same size, I had them in the same Photoshop document as two separate layers, and when I cropped and then toggled one image layer off to save the second image, I noticed that it appeared to be the exact same image except the skin tone (and other areas, like the whites of the eyes) had been drastically altered.

It’s bad enough that the actual “swatch” on the eye appears to be the same photo just digitally altered to change the color from photo to photo (which effectively nullifies the usefulness of the swatches to begin with) but not bothering to hire a second model?  This is Stila. This is a brand that has been around for a long time and is sold in major retailers like Ulta and Sephora. Little White Lies Collection? Seems appropriately well-named.  This is what we call pandering to diversity but really not understanding why diversity and representation is important from a big picture view but even down to the fact that products can look different on different skin tones.  Just another day of doing the least to earn customers’ trust, I guess.

Update on 11/7/2018 at 7AM PST: Stila posted an apology on Twitter on November 6th around 10AM PST as well as Instagram. I’ve posted it below via embedded Tweets.