I was quite excited to haul the new Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set that released with Stila’s Holiday 2017 Collection. I’m a fond fan of the Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows so, getting three more in a smaller size sounded brilliant to me. Because let’s be honest, liquid or cream eyeshadows go bad fast so as much as I love this formula I fear I won’t be able to use the full-sizes before they go off. This set includes three shades each of which is nearly half the size of the originals. That sounded cool for me. A variety of shades in smaller sizes works for me.
Here’s a look at this set.
Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set is $25 and includes three 0.07 oz in the following shades:
- Diamond Dust
- Kitten Karma
- Smoky Storm
Oddly enough, as much as I love this formula, I only own a few shades. WHAT? I know! I’ve been meaning to haul more but was just waiting on a sale. I’m glad I waited because with Holiday 2017 they released two different sets that include a variety of shades.
This formula is a brilliant, liquid glitter eyeshadow formula that launched a few months ago for Spring 2017. The shadows come housed in a square barrel with an attached sponge applicator that saturates well with the formula. Just because these are smaller doesn’t mean the sponge applicator is smaller. It’s quite large and it saturates with plenty of product that allows easy application on lids. Typically I stroke it on my lids with the applicator and I blend with my finger.
The formula is a mix of chunky glitter and pearl particles that has a lightweight gel consistency. I never struggled with the blending process during application of these and the same holds true for the smaller version. I can blend happily away for several seconds as these don’t set right away but when they do they don’t crease nor fade during the wear and they remove easily at the end of the night. The formula applies and adheres well on my lids without the need for primer however, unlike the larger size I did experience a little bit of glittery fall out. Not a lot but there was some little flakes that feel on my cheeks and face. The formula of the smaller versions seemed consistent with the larger sizes I own but I didn’t really love Diamond Dust. It was a little watery and you could see the gel separating from the glitter during the swatching and application process.
Be warned, these are a GLITTER eyeshadow which means they contain LOADS of glitter. These are intensely shimmery and quite gorgeous but they are not for glitter or shimmer haters. The good news is these are perfect for upcoming Holiday parties, celebrations, and evenings out but the bad news is they probably aren’t something you’ll want to wear to work or in daily looks at the office. These are very dramatic! I also love how well they play with other eyeshadows. You can easily apply a powder on your lid and follow up with a little of the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow patted on top. Or you can even apply the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow all over the lid and accent with a powder or a cream at the outer lid area to add a little contrast.
One thing I did wish was that these set had some new shade to try. You get three colors that are all part of the permanent range. I’d have love to see at least one brand new color but none the less they are shades I don’t already own so cool.
Overall, the Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set is well worth a pick up if you love glitter or just love the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow formula. This is a great way to experience this formula for the first time or add a few shades to your collection if you love the formula already.