Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel) Review & Swatches

01/03

Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)
Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel)

Iridescent

Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Trio (Travel) ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a nice way to get three different layering, glitter eyeshadows in your stash in a size that’s more practical to use up, since they are liquid and are harder to keep as long past the expiration date (compared to powders). These three in particular seemed more suitable for layering over other eyeshadows or eyeliner or used as a wash of sparkle on the lid or inner tearduct to brighten. Stila often uses the descriptor “sheer” for the shades that are less coverage, but I didn’t see that used for any of these shades, unfortunately.


01/04

Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Dollish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Dollish

Dollish is a medium pink with warmer undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle that gave it a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage in a single layer when I applied it to my lower lash line (using the doe-foot applicator) or inner tearduct (using a flat, synthetic brush). The consistency was thin, watery, and fluid, but it didn’t gather in my fine lines and set with just enough time to diffuse the edges but fast enough that I’d recommend working one eye at a time. It stayed on well for nine hours without flaking or creasing.

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.

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01/04

Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Stylish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stylish

Stylish is a very pale gold base with darker, more true gold glitter. The base had better coverage than I expected, as it had very fine pearl that helped give it more medium coverage with a moderate amount of larger glitter. It built up to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer, just be sure to smooth out the initial layer and allow it to dry down before adding more on top. The texture was thin, more watery, but I felt that some of the pearl seemed to bunch up around the larger glitter, so it took more maneuvering to get an even layer down. Once it dried down, the glitter eyeshadow wore well for nine and a half hours without flaking or 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.

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01/04

Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila Embellish Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Embellish

Embellish is a medium-dark pink with warm, brownish undertones and flecks of bronze and pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage–up to semi-opaque–that adhered fairly evenly to bare skin but worked best sheered out as a wash of sparkle on the lid or layered on top of other products (like eyeshadow or eyeliner). It didn’t have any flaking, creasing, or fallout for nine and a half hours on me.

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.

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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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It really depends on what you’re going to use them for as they are all over the map in terms of opacity and finish! ColourPop’s Super Novas are similar.

I had hoped Stylish would be less gold and more of a pewter, oh well. I much prefer “neutral” metallics to true gold or silver, and when they’re light, they’re so wearable (on my skintone)—like taupe, but more glam. It’s easier to find darker ones, though, like gunmetal…the search continues.

Man, I wish Dollish came in as part of the permanent collection as it’s a shade I would use a lot. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised I like it so much as Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast in size 3 is one of my favourites glitters to use with all my orange looks.

I have a love/hate relationship with Stila’s Glitter & Glows. A lot of the times, I just want a nice pop on the center of my lid and no matter how much I rub off the applicator I always get too much. I think I love the idea of them, but not the actual product. I prefer the Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter shadows, I think b/c they have a drier consistency.

Thankfully, I have dupes for Dollush and Stylish that I do much prefer over both of these shades. My favorite shade, Embellish has a listed dupe that I have: UD High. Just not so sure I would call it a dupe myself, though. But, I suppose it’s close enough? 🤔

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