Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Collection Review + Swatches

I have mentioned the Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows on my blog many times but I haven’t actually dedicated a whole post to them, so I decided it was time I remedied that. I even featured them as part of my 2017 Beauty Favourites, and I’ve been desperately trying to find a drugstore dupe, so I can’t believe I’ve not done a post on them already. The Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows are loved by so many, and it’s easy to see why as they really are amazing and I feel like they were super unique when they first launched and now many brands are trying to copy the formula such as the Pixi Fairy LightsBarry M Glitter Bomb Shadows and the Lottie London Eye Foils.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Collection Review + Swatches ft. Kitten Karma, Fairy Tail, Bronzed Bell and Smoldering Satin.

The Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows are £23 each for 4.5ml, and they are quite pricey considering you’re just buying one shade but Stila tend to do gift sets at Christmas with multiple mini sizes which are a great way to be able to try multiple shades without forking out £23 per shade. I currently own four Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in the shades; Kitten Karma, Bronzed Bell, Smoldering Satin and Fairy Tail, and so far I’ve only featured the Fairy Tail shade on my blog.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Collection Review + Swatches ft. Kitten Karma, Fairy Tail, Bronzed Bell and Smoldering Satin.

So what are the Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows?! Described by Stila as being dazzling, long-wearing liquid, sparkle eye shadows with the perfect mix of pearl and glitter adorns eyes with incredible luster and shimmer. They claim to have a lightweight, water-infused formula that glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in sparkle with minimal fallout. The Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows are part of the Stila Magnificent Metals Collection, and they each have a clear rectangular tube, a gold matte lid and a doefoot applicator. I haven’t read one negative review on these glitter eyeshadows, and whilst they’re not fallout free, the fallout is definitely minimal compared to the fallout you’d get with loose glitters or glitter powder eyeshadows.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Collection Review + Swatches ft. Kitten Karma, Fairy Tail, Bronzed Bell and Smoldering Satin.

I find the Stila Glitter and Glow eyeshadows a nightmare to swatch as they’re so multidimensional and sparkly, that photos just don’t do them justice. Kitten Karma is described as being a champagne with silver and copper sparkle, Bronzed Bell a bronze with silver and copper sparkle, Smoldering Satin a deep tan with silver sparkle and Fairy Tail a gunmetal gold with bright lavender pearl. I love Stila Kitten eyeshadow and highlighter so I feel like Kitten Karma should’ve been paler to reflect the original Kitten, and for me Smoldering Satin is more of a taupe than a deep tan.

My favourite shade without a doubt is Fairy Tail as you can really make the purple tone pop by wearing a cool toned shadow underneath, and it’s so so pretty. I still love the other three shades, but Fairy Tail can look like a different shade everytime I wear it. If you have Kitten Karma, I don’t think you need Smoldering Satin as they look almost identical once on the lids.

What I particularly like about these eyeshadows is that they can applied directly to the lids with the doefoot applicator for a super intense, glitter effect or you can apply some to your fingertip or brush and dab onto the lids for a more subtle effect so you can control how intense you want the sparkle to be. I think what makes the Stila Glitter and Glow shadows so unique is that they all have an opaque, coloured base which is then saturated with sparkle so you can wear them alone or layered over other eyeshadow shades. I am definitely wanting to buy the six shade Stila Aura Alight Highlight & Eyeshadow Set if it comes to the UK which is part of the Stila Christmas range, so I’ll be keeping an eye on their website.

I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried any of the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows? Do you have a favourite shade?

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Gemma

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