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Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow {Follow-up Friday}

This title….what a mouthful! Yikes. I saw the idea for this post somewhere, and being me, I didn’t write down where, because I was pretty sure I’d remember where I got this cool idea from. Urgh…but my Dory brain strikes again, and I have absolutely no idea. I think it focused on products that had been hauled, but not reviewed as such. Whether I am remembering it correctly or not, that’s the premise for this post, that going forward, will be the Friday ‘Follow-up‘ series.

Stila Glitter and Glow liquid eye shadow

If you watch beauty ‘gurus’ on You Tube, then you’d know that everybody and their mother included the Stila liquid glitter eyeshadow in their 2017 favourites! After seeing about 10 of these videos, I felt brainwashed…and I HAD TO HAVE ONE! If you saw an Instagram story of mine recently involving salt and vinegar Simba chips, you’d know the struggles I face everyday. True story.

What are these liquid glitter eye shadows? 

This brilliantly long-wearing sparkle eye shadow combines the perfect mix of pearl and glitter to lavish eyes with incredible luster and shimmer.  With its uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture, Glitter & Glow glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout, for eyes with a real “wow!” factor.

I’ve been wanting to wear glitter eyeshadow for so long, so I love that this is an easy, one step product. I don’t need loose glitter and glitter glue, cause mama does not have time for that!

Kitten Karma – 4.5mls (RSP R325 at The Beautiful Store)

I contacted Rachelle from The Beautiful Store as she stocks Stila. She let me know which colours were available and I went with Kitten Karma. Kitten Karma was calling out to me, because ‘Kitten’ is the most loved eye shadow ever created by Stila and they even released a few items specific to this shade, one item being a highlighter. The shade is described as ‘Champagne with silver and copper sparkle‘.

Now let me tell you, I LOVE me some high-end makeup, but I do not love high-end prices. So to spend around R300 on ONE SINGLE SHADE of eye shadow….it killed my soul a bit, but I figured (and hope) that I am going to get a lot of use out of it.

As far as I can see, there are 9 shades available on the website, but there may be 10-12 shades available in total. I’m not sure if all of them are available in South Africa though. Also these seem to have different names in different countries? Magnificent metals, glitter and glow….

Stila in Kitten Karma


As you can see, this is housed in a clear double walled bottle and it has a doe foot applicator. I quite like the applicator as it’s not too big so you don’t have to worry about having glitter everywhere.

The formula 

This has a wet consistency, but not dripping wet. It’s easy to work with and feels really soft when you put it on your eyes. I’ve seen Tati use only this on her lid with no other eye shadows, so this can hold its own or you can use it with other eye shadows. There is a ‘background’ to this glitter shadow, so when you put it down, there is (to me) almost a rose gold tint and then above that the glitter layers itself.

I did find that this does not apply as opaque as I expected. I did have to go over some spots as the glitter can all end up on one spot. Also there was slight fallout during the course of the day, but nothing I remember being annoyed about. Due to it being ‘buildable’, you are able to control how glam you really want to go with this product. I’d rather have that option than looking like I’ve bedazzled my lids!

Kitten Karma swatch (Not the best lighting sorry!)

Gals, I was not disappointed though. This shadow is so stunning on the lid and I highly recommend you pick one up if you are interested in trying out liquid glitter eye shadows. Without the admin of glue and loose glitter!

Have you tried this before? Or tried any other product from Stila?



14 thoughts on “Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow {Follow-up Friday}”

  1. Thank you for mentioning us and your lovely review! You are right that we (SA) don’t always have all of the ranges and/or the names are often difficult (and as you say, sometimes a mouthful haha). But it’s such a wonderful brand and hopefully we’ll be able to keep on adding to it.
    We so appreciate your support Simone!

  2. Oh man. When I saw a notification to this post, I got so excited. Been waiting for you to get to a detailed review, thanks for this friend. I mean, that swatch alone 😍😍
    I can’t wait to try these. Liquid eyeshadows are the future lol

    1. The plan was to do a comparison post, but I could not match to the shade I had, so will just do one based on the formula and not finding a dupe. Just off first impressions, the Essence one seems more like a foiled eye shadow than a glitter one. BUt this is based off of a swatch I did in store. I’ll definitely pick one up soon and work on a comparison post.

  3. Also would love a comparison post against the Essence ones. It looks very pretty but definitely only something I would wear for an evening out.

  4. Love this post! I also grabbed one off The Beautiful Store when they had the discount on Stila. I got the Bronzed Bell shade and it’s freaking gorgeous! I also wanted Kitten though and I want to get a lighter shade I can use as an inner corner highlight kind of thing – I saw Shaaanxo do it and it’s gorgeous!

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