Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadows (Part 1) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/04

Stila Diamond Dust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Diamond Dust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Diamond Dust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Diamond Dust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Diamond Dust

Stila Diamond Dust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a platinum silver with lots and lots of silver and gold glitter. This one had less of a base “color” and was just chocked full of glitter with a more watery base. I liked this one best patted over another eyeshadow or over/under eyeliner, as it added sparkle but could look more uneven without something under it. The more watery consistency made it take slightly longer to dry down, and so I had to be careful to keep my eyelid shut to avoid creasing. Once it dried down, it lasted well for eight hours with slight fallout but impressively little for a glitter eyeshadow.

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.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (Ci 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Silica. (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).

01/06

Stila Gold Goddess Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Gold Goddess Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Gold Goddess Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Gold Goddess Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

A Tropical Eye | Look Breakdown

A Tropical Eye | Look Breakdown

Gold Goddess

Stila Gold Goddess Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones with a clear base and lots of gold glitter. This one had a tendency to apply more medium to semi-opaque, depending on what was on the applicator (it was different every time I used it). It took a bit longer to dry, so it would seep into the fine lines underneath my eyes (if I used it as a liner) or crease it was drying down if I didn’t keep my eyelid taut during the drying time (about 30 seconds). The effect of it, once dry, is sparkling, and there was minimal fallout/migration when worn.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (Ci 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Silica. (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).

01/05

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Kitten Karma

Stila Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy gold metallic base with lighter flecks of silver and copper glitter. This one had a real base to it, so it had more coverage that didn’t get diluted when it was applied to the lid like the first two in this review. It had more semi-opaque coverage, along with plenty of glitter, and it appleid fairly evenly and well on its own, though I still preferred to use it over another eyeshadow. It wasn’t too watery, and it dried down fast enough where I didn’t feel like I had to worry about creasing. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fallout.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (Ci 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Silica. (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).

01/04

Stila Rose Gold Retro Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Rose Gold Retro Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Rose Gold Retro Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Rose Gold Retro Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Rose Gold Retro

Stila Rose Gold Retro Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a glittering, metallic sheen. This was one of the best performing shades in the formula that I’ve tried, as it was richly pigmented with opaque coverage and noticeable glitter. It wasn’t quite as glittery or as sparkly as other shades, but the balance of base and glitter seemed to make it more impactful on its own and easier to use. It lasted for eight hours with very minimal fallout.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (Ci 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Silica. (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).