Prior to the launch of the revolutionary Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows, the only glitter I’d use within my makeup looks would be glitter eyeliners as I love glitter but hate the faff and fall out. The Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows really are special as they’re packed with sparkle with only very minimal fall out, however they’re £23 each for just one single shade so I’ve been hunting for a drugstore alternative I could find in Superdrug or Boots which could genuinely rival the Stila eyeshadows and until now I hadn’t managed to find anything.
The Barry M Glitter Bomb eyeshadows are nice but they’re very sheer and the closest I’ve found are the Pixi Fairy Lights shadows but they’re £15 each so they’re not particularly budget friendly. Enter the Lottie London Eye Foil Metallic Eyeshadow Toppers! I spotted the Lottie London Eye Foil Metallic Eyeshadow Toppers on the Superdrug website around six weeks ago but I hadn’t seen them on the Lottie London Instagram page so I had no idea what they were like but they were only £4.95 each so I took the plunge and bought every shade as I’ve been pleasantly surprise by Lottie London as a brand recently.
The Lottie London Eye Foil Metallic Eyeshadow Toppers are only available in four shades right now, but I’m hoping they choose to extend the range as there are so many possible shades they could create. Packaging is very simple with a clear plastic tube, white lid and holographic writing on the tube. The applicator is a doefoot which I’ve preferred to apply to my fingertip to then apply directly to the eyelid as I like to layer them all over eyeshadow so I don’t want to disturb the eyeshadow underneath.
“Take your shadow game to the next level with Lottie London’s Eye Foil. Featuring a range of iridescent duo-chrome shimmer toppers and OTT glitters, these can be applied over any eye look for a foiled finish in a flash.“
Each of the Lottie London Eye Foil Metallic Eyeshadow Toppers have a different finish which I like but you’re not going to be able to find a straight up dupe for the Stila Glitters as the formula of each shade differs quite considerably. Starting with Savage, Savage is a metallic pale pink with a pale gold duochrome shift which would perhaps rival the Stila Shimmer and Glow shadows, but there is zero glitter.
Faded is more akin to a Glitter and Glow shadow and is a beautiful copper shimmer with golden sparkle. Fire is the prettiest, most unique shade in the lineup and my photos just don’t do it justice as it’s a duochrome blue/green with a purple shift, with blue sparkle but is very sheer so it needs to be layered up three to four times if you want an opaque finish. The final shade Denied has a clear base, and contains silver sparkle and this swatch is four layers and it’s still very sheer.
All four shades are stunning, and very much worth their £4.95 price but I do wish there were perhaps more than one Stila glitter dupe, but as a standalone product they’re stunning and so unique to anything else I’ve tried within the drugstore.
Denied may be just a clear base loaded with glitter, but it’s perhaps the most versatile as you can layer it over any eyeshadow colour whatsoever. If you like blues and greens, you need Fire in your life as it’s so multi-tonal and eye catching but my most worn shades are Savage and Faded as I like how opaque and intense they are but they all are fab for £5 and I definitely need to try more from Lottie London going forward.
Have you ever tried anything from Lottie London before?