I’m the kind of girl who either goes for a bold lip or the dramatic eye – one or the other, never both together. You probably know by now I favour the bold lip, but when I want to dress up my eyes I really want to go big. Intense eyeshadow, dramatic winged liner, falsies are all my go-tos to create an all-out look, and since I’ve discovered Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow the eyeshadow bar has definitely been raised.
The eye shadow is a cream-to-powder product that comes with a small vial of Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer and a small tray to mix the products together for an opaque, long-lasting finish that loads your lids with sparkle and metallic goodness (without feeling too heavy at all).
I tried the product in Comex Platinum and found it applies easily using your finger, or you can use an eyeshadow sponge applicator – I wouldn’t recommend a brush though. It definitely calls for solid application in more of a pressing motion than a brushing, as it’s the best way to ensure all of the product gets transferred to your lids without falling. Stila also has a specific applicator you can buy if you try these and find you want to wear them all the time.
I was really impressed by the lightness of the shadow itself – I was definitely expecting something heavy on my lids, but that wasn’t the case. As promised, it delivers bold, opaque coverage that lasts all day and is perfect for long nights out on the dance floor. I’m looking forward to playing around with it more and using it with other shades and shadows to see how it looks beyond just an all-over finish.
It’s certainly not a everyday product (unless you work somewhere awesome) but when you’re looking to kick things up a notch and really go all-out with your eye makeup, this is the perfect shadow to do it. It’s available at Sephora and Murale for $42.00 CAD so it’s definitely on the high-end of eyeshadow products, but it’s high quality and a little goes a long way.
Are you interested in trying out this product? Where would you wear it?