The story goes, I once saw this Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow on a counter and fell instantly in love. I LOVE EYE GLITTER. It is totally my thing, I have n o shame wearing layers of glitter on my eyes to Tesco, I don’t care.
BUT. I was stopped in my tracks when I was told the price. £33.50. For one eyeshadow. And a mini vial of liquid primer. I just could not.
THEN I was at a random discount beauty store and they had 3 of these on sale for £10 (I forget the other two shades but they were not me). So I bought the Metallic Lavender which is more of a grey-silver-purple shade:
So what do you get in here? You get the eyeshadow which is like a loosely pressed glittery eyeshadow, a tiny vial of liquid primer and a tray for mixing. The tray is…ok. I am not actually going to use it unless I am going to mix up a batch of eyeshadow to cover my entire body. Too much hassle, but I am glad they care.
The liquid is quite a thick one similar to glycerine so it’s actually easy to control, because you can put down just one drop and mix your eyeshadow in. To mix it, you have to scrape a bit off realistically. Otherwise you could use the liquid on a brush then dab it on the lid, and pat the shadow on top…there’s a few different ways, none of them are time saving.
However the primer is a must. On the left is the powder alone, on the right is the primer and powder mixed. It’s actually rubbish without some kind of primer underneath.
So here it is on:
On my eyes – I do like the effect. You can pat it on more BUT if you do a 70/30 mix, it becomes a wet look glossy glitter shine like a cream texture which I quite like. It’s just….hassle. Having said that I made the effort and wore it a few times this week and I am going to keep using it but it’s probably easier us to use one of their new glittery eyeshadows instead.
Verdict: Still wouldn’t pay £33.50 for it but £10, yeah sure. I adore the look of the copper shade too.
How much hassle is too much hassle for glittery eyes?!