Stila Wanderlust & G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/05

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

Wanderlust

Stila Wanderlust Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium bronze with warm undertones with multi-colored pearl and sparkle. This shade was actually noted as “sheer” by the brand on their site, which was nice to see, as it was sheer to sem-sheer. The consistency was watery, but there was a good balance of finer and larger sparkle that it was slightly buildable. It worked well as a standalone, all-over shade on the lid or patted on top of another product, like eyeshadow or eyeliner, for a sparkly effect. On me, it was still going strong after 10 hours of wear and had no 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

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01/07

Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
A Silver, Lavender, & Brown Eye | Look Details
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
A Silver, Lavender, & Brown Eye | Look Details
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

G*psy

Stila G*psy Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a translucent, silvery lavender with flecks of pink, silver, white, and pink sparkle and finer pearl. It had a really sparkly finish and worked best layered over something more opaque (eyeshadow or eyeliner) rather than on its own as it was on the chunky side with a tendency to clump up on itself. The consistency was watery, which did not lend itself to making the formula buildable in coverage, so a sheer wash was easiest work with and still offered a good amount of sparkle/shimmer as an effect. It lasted for nine and a half hours with almost no fallout.

I look forward to the day when beauty brands stop using this as a shade name. I also sent a note to the last PR contact I had for Stila with a link to the sneak peek where several readers expressed their disappointment about Stila using “g*psy” as a product name.

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

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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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Thank you for reaching out to Stila about the offensive shade name. I feel like you probably have a better chance of getting their ear than any of us would individually — but it might be a good idea for the rest of us who found it tasteless to drop the company a line, too.

Thankfully, I just bought CP Sunbeam, so I do not have any need for The One That Shall Not Be Named.

Wanderlust just isn’t giving me the wanderlust feels. Oh well.

As the others have expressed, thank you for calling out and asterisking the racial slur. I find it absolutely deplorable that in this day and age as well as unrealistic that no one in the company cared or knew about this negative connotation. I know a lot of people use this as a way to describe their looks/aesthetic, and as awful and willfully ignorant that is, it’s doubly so that a company did that. Stila has been cancelled, along with tarte. Come on, people, it’s 2018.

Christine, you’re such a wonderful blogger for not only acknowledging their use of the slur, but also for contacting the company!! It’s really refreshing to see that as opposed to the usual ‘it’s just an aesthetic, get over it’ attitude many people have. Just like Al said, it’s 2018, companies need to be more self aware (especially after all the backlash Tarte got!)

I wish I had thought to run through past products in the database to censor the word before, so I am glad readers mentioned it in the recent sneak peek. It definitely looks less used than I recall – Sephora had Stila’s eyeshadow and a perfume by Pinrose. On Ulta, NYX has not removed it from their vocabulary as they have three products with that in it, and then Sally Hansen has a polish and Ulta itself has a lipstick.

I know most brands seem to use it for the connotation of “free spirit,” so I don’t know why don’t just go with “Free Spirit.”

Thank you for calling out Stila on this. I wrote them, and got a canned message back saying they were “sorry to hear that [my] recent experience with one of the shade names was not satisfactory.” Yep, racism is a unsatisfactory customer experience. Way to minimize, Stila.

Colourpop put out a liquid lip with this name a few years ago – it was changed PDQ to Calypso. I remember the packing slip and the name on the box/tube not matching, being very confused for a few seconds and then the lightbulb went off…

I’m not going to get into the ethics of who decides what is a slur and when it becomes one (it’s obviously not makeup PR and marketing departments, there’s a hint!) but if there is ANY debate, it should be left well enough alone – just don’t even go there. It’s not like they can’t call it Boho Princess, Wanderlust, Free Spirited or practically anything else that evokes whatever aesthetic they’re aiming for. The Romani people have not been treated well throughout history and society should be mindful and respectful of that fact, not profiting off it.

OK, so I was so ticked off about the G*psy thing, I totally blanked that they already did call one of the shades Wanderlust. Like, that one, right up there, just above it.

Never mind, please ignore me (hides face).

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