Review: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Hey guys! How’s it going?

Today’s post is going to be my long-promised review of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow (good LAWD that’s a mouthful!). I’ve been meaning to do this review for awhile, but never had enough time to really use this product to be able to do a proper review for you guys. But now I have, so now I can!

So let’s get going!

So… glitter. Yeah. It’s everywhere these days. I haven’t seen glitter be this popular again since the 80s. It’s crazy! But it can also be super messy. Yet it seems like just about every makeup company out there has at least some kind of glitter product in their lineup these days. It’s one of the hot trends right now, like it or not.

Now this isn’t the first time Stila had a collection called Magnificent Metals. They had a previous line where you had to mix a loose pigment/glitter with some kind of mixer to create the glitter shadow. This time around, they got everything “pre-mixed” (for lack of a better term). They come in at least 14 different shades (some are exclusive to Sephora, some are exclusive to Stila’s site) and retail for $24.

Some product info (taken from Sephora’s site):

Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is a long-wearing, sparkle eyeshadow with the perfect blend of pearl and glitter to leave your eyes with incredible luster and shimmer. With its uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture, it glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout for elevated eye looks.

I got the shade Rose Gold Retro.

*record scratch*

I know. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’re probably thinking, “Hey wait! When you hauled this, you said you got it in Diamond Dust!” And I did. And I ended up not really liking that shade, so I returned it after using it once, and exchanged it for Rose Gold Retro. And I like this shade much better (Diamond Dust was just too “harsh/out there” for me and just looked odd on my eyes).

Ok, so Rose Gold Retro is described as a “rose gold with silver glitter” and that’s totally spot on. And you know me… #RoseGoldAllTheThings. I’d slather my entire body with rose gold if I could. LOL! I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with this particular color but I am.

Anyhow, this shadow is really, really pretty, but it does have a slight learning curve. Stila claims these shadows have “minimal fallout”. Ummm… no. I’ll tell you right now, using a glitter primer is a total must when using these suckers. First time I tried both Diamond Dust and Rose Gold Retro, I just used regular eye primer and it was fallout city. And even if you do your eye makeup first (like I do), it’s not easy to clean up.

BUT, if you use a glitter primer, it definitely minimizes the amount of fallout and really helps the shadow stick to your lids much better and also helps it pack more of a punch. I use the NYX Glitter Primer and it works just fine (I’ve heard it works just as well as the Too Faced Glitter Glue). Even though it’s a glitter shadow, the texture is smoother than you might come to expect, which was a nice surprise.

Now, applying these shadows over the glitter primer is simple enough. You don’t have to tap/pat them on to get the most bang for your buck. You can, but you don’t have to. You can just sweep the applicator (a flat doe foot type) across the lid and get good payoff that way too.These shadows really pack a punch and are great for a night out or a special occasion. They’re a little too much for an “everyday” look, but if you want to wear them in a daytime look, go for it! It’s only makeup and there are no rules as far as I’m concerned. Have fun with your makeup! You can even just put a little on the inner corner for a little “oomph” if you don’t want to apply it to your entire lid.

And once the shadow dries/sets, it for the most part stays put until you take it off. And it removes easily enough with a good makeup wipe or micellar water on a cotton ball/pad.

In conclusion… yeah I really like Rose Gold Retro and when I remember to and I have the time, I like to incorporate it into various looks. Part of me wants to get a couple other colors, but I probably wouldn’t use them. I’m happy enough with the shade I have. If you’re glitter obsessed, I do recommend checking these shadows out.

Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried any of these shadows from Stila? What shade is your favorite?

As always, thank you all so much for reading and your support. I’ll see you again soon in my next post!

6 thoughts on “Review: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

  1. This is so pretty but like all glitters, it takes some extra effort. I’m too lazy for that! And, I don’t really have places to go that I’d wear glitter… šŸ˜›


    • It’s really not that much extra effort, but I get ya. I like wearing this sometimes to my boyfriend’s band’s gigs. Just because it’s a smokey redneck bar doesn’t mean I can’t glam it up a bit. šŸ˜‰


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