August 17, 2018

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.
5 stars out of 5

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow ($24) are a new range of sparkly cream eyeshadows that launched in six shades for Fall 2018 and are a companion to the Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duos that also launched recently.

Just to clarify the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is A LOT different than the Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. I think it’s a little tiny confusing the way Stila markets these sometimes.

Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is more of a traditional cream eyeshadow with much more pigment compared the Glitter & Glow formula that’s more sparkly and has less pigment. If you had issues with Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshaow and it wasn’t a formula you liked or enjoyed using or even felt was too sparkly you might want to try this formula since it’s more of a traditional cream eyeshadow in my opinion.

Stila Fall 2018 is a little repetitive shade wise since all six of the shades launched in the Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow formula are also available in six new eyeshadow duos. I mean the colors are identical to each other. I guess Stila thought maybe you’d make use of them by layering but honestly, you can easily buy the shade I’m featuring in this review, Vivid Smoky Quartz, in either the cream eyesahdow formula or the powder and get the same look. There’s really no need to buy both. You can layer which creates a certain level of intensity but the intensity isn’t so dramatic that it can’t easily be achieved by simply applying more of the product and not necessarily both products at the same time if that makes sense. This is by no means a diss on the formula since both products have excellent textures, pigment, and wear.

Oddly enough, I’d probably have liked it better if they introduced six new Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in the same shades since the pigment is a little sheerer and they would work better as eyeshadow toppers to the eyeshadow duos that launched.

Either way, no matter the formula you choose, this collection was stellar all around.

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Vivid Smoky Quartz is the shade I have up for review today. This is totally my kind of shade! It’s a warm golden brown with a liquid metal-like finish that has a lovely flash of sparkle.

The formula is creamy and easy to blend! I few dots on my eyes was all I needed to gently buff the color in with my finger. It spreads easily and adheres to my lid well without creasing or fading for a solid 12 hours of wear in the humidity without a hiccup! The pigment is excellent here and a little goes a long way but you can easily apply more for a richer more intense look should you like. It sets fairly fast but not so fast I didn’t have time to blend out plus you can easily build on the color even after it sets without worrying about creasing or patchiness.

I look forward to picking up the rest of the shades Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow as this shade was wonderful!

Where to buy

Ulta Sephora

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow are a new selection of cream eyeshadows that launched with the Stila Fall 2018 Collection in six shades. These are $24 and 0.15 oz in size. This formula is different from the more sparkly and less pigmented Stila Glitte & Glow Eyeshadow and has a more traditional creamy eyeshadow texture with a nice bit of sparkle and much more pigment that blends easily onto lids.


  • Intense, gorgeous color that has excellent pigment.
  • Creamy, easy to blend.
  • Long lasting with a crease-free finish for hours.


  • Not ideal for anyone that purchased the Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duo since these shades are identical to the ones available in that formula.


Anyone that loves an easy sparkly cream eyeshadow formula will likely love the Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow formula, texture, and application!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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  • Zoey

    I’m a little bit confused? These shades are listed on the Stila/Sephora website as Shimmer & Glows, not Glitter & Glows?

  • Randi Macdonald

    Have your tried NYX Glitter Goals. They are made in S. Korea.

    • Isabella Muse

      I purchased one but haven’t tried yet! I hear good things 😀

  • Lisa

    I wanna try the blue for Broncos games, which also makes me wish they had an oranges or copper color inn this formula!

    • Isabella Muse

      Nothing alike. this is a golden bronze. Smoky storm is a sparkly black and smoldering satin if more of a shimmery taupe.

  • Saoirse

    Smoky Quartz is absolutely beautiful and it looks fabulous on you! I’m so tempted to try it, but I haven’t had much luck with liquid or cream formulas on my oily lids.

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you! maybe try one of the mini sets they have available just to get a feel for the formula 😀