Stila Ballet Baby & Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Neutral Eye with Pop of Color | Look Breakdown
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Ballet Baby Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Ballet Baby

Stila Magnificent Ballet Baby Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a soft, light pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, silver and pink glitter/shimmer. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on fairly evenly. The lighter color made it a little easier to buff and blend out to wear as a wash of shimmer on the lid (on its own), but I think it tended to look its best patted on the inner corner (no swiping maximizes the payoff) or patted over a more opaque eyeshadow or base. Once it dried down, it lasted fairly 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.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. - $160.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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).

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01/06

Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Bronzed Bell

Stila Bronzed Bell Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with flecks of gold, silver, and bronze sparkle. It was very pigmented, but it seemed slightly thicker and took longer to dry, so it gathered in the lines on my lid if I wasn’t careful. I had the best results by applying in a single swiping motion, letting it dry partially, and then dabbing with a clean, synthetic brush to blend any color that had settled, and then letting it finish drying. After it had dried down, the color stayed in place for almost nine hours with slight fallout.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. - $160.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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).

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Even though both shades are a bit of a snoozefest for me, I absolutely LOVE that beautiful neutral eye look with the teal and pinky lavender lower lashline that you put together here! Just gorgeous!?

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