Stila Into the Blue is a neutral-toned, medium-dark purple with a glitter finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.15 oz.
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Stila Magnificent Into the Blue Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purpled blue with iridescent shimmer and micro-glitter that shifts from cooler blue to brighter violet. The particles used in this shade seemed finer than the average shade in the formula, though it was quite sparkly and reflective. It had a more watery consistency that made it harder to build up, so it tended to have medium coverage at best. The shift was more visible when the product was layered over something more opaque. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fallout.
Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.
I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is a long-wearing, sparkle eyeshadow with the perfect blend of pearl and glitter to leave your eyes with incredible luster and shimmer. With its uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture, it glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout for elevated eye looks.
WATER/AQUA/EAU, MICA (CI 77019), ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SQUALANE, POLYSORBATE 60, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERIN, TRIETHANOLAMINE, CARBOMER, SILICA. (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), TIN OXIDE (CI 77861).