January 11, 2017

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24) is a new brilliant, liquid glitter eyeshadow formula that launched in eight shades with the Stila Spring 2017 Collection. There are days I tell myself that I’ve outgrown glittery, shimmery eyeshadows and I can happily live my life with a satins and mattes but something like Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow launches and I’m instantly drawn into purchasing them because OMG glitter!

I mean who can resist all this glitter? Although I will say Stila made a major mistake launching these for Spring as they would have been perfect for the Holidays. The glitter captures the light so beautifully and it makes your eyes shine!

Here’s my review and thoughts!

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow (0.15 oz) comes in a square barrel with an attached sponge applicator for application. The packaging is simple, easy to store, and you can clearly see the shade in the clear barrel.

The formula is a mix of chunky pearl and glitter particles that have a lightweight consistency which apply very, very easily. I think I expected a mess but what I got was a fairly smooth and easy blending process with absolutely no fall out. The formula blends easily on my drier lids and adheres well. It doesn’t set too quickly so it gives you plenty of time to blend and it doesn’t leave a sticky or tacky mess on my lids.

But be warned, this is essentially a glitter eyeshadow which translates to loads and loads and loads of glitter. This isn’t for shimmer or glitter haters as we are talking heavy duty glitter bomb eyeshadow here. The bad news isn’t these aren’t exactly easy to wear in daily looks as I’m doubtful you’d slap this much glitter on your eyes and head out to work. However, it is a beautiful eye look for evenings out or celebrations which is why I mentioned above it would have a perfect Holiday release as these would look incredible in a New Year’s Eve look!

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Smoldering Satin

One of the things I took note of was the fact Stila was very honest about fallout. In their details, they mention that these provide maximum sparkle with minimal fall out. That’s exactly right. This is sparkle to the max and the fall out is very, very little. I read a few reviews that said the formula had a good deal of fall out but I had no issues. Whether I wore primer or didn’t, I had very minimal fall out with a few stray glitter chunks that fell under my eyes and one little particle that somehow ended up on my forehead. Aside from that I had no issues! I also didn’t have problems with creasing. The formula locked on very well and didn’t move, migrate, or crease throughout the wear. I thought I’d have issues with removing the eyeshadow but that was also very easy and I didn’t have stray pieces of glitter in my eye or on my lid after cleansing.

The formula was a easy to apply, easy to wear, and provided very dramatic sparkle. They actually work well all their own or should you like you can apply them over another cream or powder eyeshadow. All in all, Stila did a wonderful job with Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. If you’re a sparkle girl or guy you’re bound to love them!

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow are available now at stilacosmetics.com, sephora.com, and at ulta.com.

Muse Approved.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Carol G

      I agree!! I will be 80 years old and still be wearing my glitter and not caring one bit what anyone says! Must pick up a few of these.

  • Kimmyyy

    This is so pretty! I wish my eyes weren’t so sensitive to glitter. I can’t even wear the ColourPop shadows that have slight glitter in them (much less the really glittery shades) for very long before my eyes start getting itchy and feeling like they have crap in them. So sad. 🙁
    You wouldn’t recommend glitter glue? I’m starting to wonder if that would help me with my issues and allow me to wear some of this stuff. I guess I won’t know until I give it a shot!

    • Isabella Muse

      Sorry to hear it! I didn’t use glitter glue, I just wore on bare lids or with primer. Worked fine 🙂 Glitter glue isn’t going to really help if you’re sensitive to shimmer/sparkle!

  • Kimmwc03

    I was drawn to these but I think I’ll pass. I’m not getting any younger and I don’t really go out in the evenings much anymore.

  • Lorraine. E.R

    Oh it is so pretty! My budget doesn’t allow for something so impractical but omg I want it.
    I can picture wearing it as glitter liner, layering over shadows as a sheer sparkle wash, or a concentrated pop of sparkle in the center of the lid.

  • kel h

    i’m 44 and buying all of the ones that don’t have gold in them! feel free to review more colors:)

  • Bethany

    Just want to say that I love your post! I came across this when searching Stila glitter & glow and find your comments so true!! I rarely wear makeup on a daily basis anymore solely due to my own laziness, but I am so drawn to the glitter, I’m sure I’ll buy at least one – which I will probably never wear – but will be ever so happy just to know that I own it and CAN wear it should I get a burst of energy! LOL

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw thanks Bethany 🙂 Glad you liked it! These are really nice. Glittery but not super cakey of frosty 😀 Haha! I understand! Some mornings I get up and groan that I have to do my makeup 😀

  • Zoey

    I’ve had my eyes on these for a while – soooo tempted to get one for my birthday!
    Great review!