Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

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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Mythical

Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a pale lavender with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pink and violet glitter. Again, there was no visible shift, just a mix of color in the glittery bits. It had sheer coverage, which was somewhat buildable to medium coverage when applied in three or four layers using a brush and ensuring total dry down. Unfortunately, the more one layers on, more likely the fallout seems to be (and more layers results in larger chunks of glitter cascading into one’s eye for a very unpleasant, tearful, and red-the-next day kind of experience).

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., Mica (Ci 77019), Glycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Silica, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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Mystic

Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) has a blackened brown, translucent base with flecks of teal, blue, and green glitter. I almost want to say it had a shift, but again, the base didn’t change, and the glitter just looked like a mix of colors rather than shifting from one color to another. The consistency was very watery, thin, and it took longer to dry. As it dried down, it moved slightly, settled into any fine lines/creases, and had a tendency to accentuate skin texture (almost made my lid look shriveled). It had sheer coverage, which did not build up well, and it applied unevenly due to the blackened base. It lasted for five hours before chunks of product dropped off my lid.

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

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Psychic

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) has a translucent, black base with medium blue glitter. It had sheer coverage, which did not build up well, paired with a watery, thin base that did not apply product well. I have no idea why they’d ever suggest using the included applicator–the product doesn’t mix well together, and it over-applies the product to the point where it clumps up and gathers in lines and creases. Applied with a fingertip, most of the glitter stuck to my fingertip and a bruised-like appearance was present on my lid from the blackened base. With a brush, it had some application, but it was uneven, patchy, and chunky in look and feel. It migrated as it dried down, which just made it look like I was crying glitter (and given how much fallout and movement this formula had, maybe I was crying real tears a little bit, too).

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, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

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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

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Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mythical Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

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Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Mystic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Psychic Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow

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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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Oh, yeah, if you are particularly sensitive to fallout, stay far away! My eyes are OK if it’s a little bit throughout the day but only to a point!

Your poor eyes πŸ™
The review of this product line is shocking! I think this is the first time every product from a release received an F rating?

No…. if a product is nothing like brand description in color/app/wear, etc: see components of ratings… or across the board packaging decisions/ issues that are poor to the point of making use dreadful, the whole kit and caboodle can fail. I believe MUG sparklers,was it? Failed for the latter, iirc.

“It migrated as it dried down, which just made it look like I was crying glitter (and given how much fallout and movement this formula had, maybe I was crying real tears a little bit, too).”

Crying glitter. Oh dear, that sounds like a song by The Cure collabing with David Bowie.
Or, in other words; h3ll to the naw would I ever wish this special sort of πŸ’© on anyone’s eyes! Sounds horribly painful like severe conjunctivitis. πŸ˜–

Evidence suggests maybe not…? It’s weird; some of their products perform well, but there’s just no consistency. It’s like they saw the success of the Glitter and Glow shadows and just assumed glittery liquid eye shadows = $$$, without stopping to examine WHY the G&G shadows did well.

I loved the Glitter and Glows and probably would have been all over this release had it not been for the no-buy, bad reviews here on Temptalia and recent videos from Tarababyz. She mentioned that her Glitter and Glows have dried out really quickly and since I hadn’t used mine in about a month I tested a couple and she is right, they are drying out way too fast. I will add some Duraline and see if that helps but at the price point I would like them to last more than 2-3 months. Hence, I didn’t jump on this release and am so happy I didn’t. Sorry again that you took the bullet for us, Christine. I have never had sensitive eyes but recently have noticed a few things bothering me. I think it might be related to a skin tag that I am getting on my lower lash line and conjunctiva. Annoying things that happen when you age and an increase in skin tags is one of them. I have an appointment to have a few removed from my neck and axilla but around my eyes I am nervous. My Mom had one removed from her upper lash line and she said it hurt like a MOFO and just came right back so not messing with mine for awhile, LOL!!

OMG – I haven’t seen such poor results for a group of products in a long time. Gosh, it’s Jan and already we have items for the Most Disappointing 2019.

Even though these didn’t perform that well, this is still a perfect look for Mardi Gras!! We are starting that up down here in New Orleans and it’s always fun to use things you wouldn’t normally use on your face and nails. I might pick up the purple and see if I can do something fun with it.

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