The Glitter Eyeshadow That's Actually Worth $32

It's nothing like any other glittery shadow you've tried, and it lasts ALL DAY.
Author:
Publish date:
December 3, 2013
Tags:
Tags:
eyeshadows, glitter, favorites, Stila, metallic

Compared
to lip colors, I buy eyeshadows very, very infrequently. In fact, I use
eyeshadows so little that my Urban Decay Naked palette looks pretty brand new. After all,
it’s hard enough trying to get up in the mornings to go to work. I can't risk blinding myself on a Monday morning with purple
glitter, you know what I mean?

When
my BFF, Andrea Claire (who has been a makeup artist for almost as long as I
have been alive and is also almost always my beauty Wikipedia), Instagrammed a
photo of herself dropping a lot of dough on some new eye makeup, I knew I had to
get my hands it.

This is Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow, a buildable powder-to-cream
formula. While it’s not cheap, each eyeshadow pot comes with the Stay All
Day Liquid Eye Shadow Primer and a mixing tray.

To
apply, add a drop of primer to the mixing tray, then add a small dab of the eye
shadow and swirl the mixture together. Just use your fingers: you’ll notice
that the texture of the eye shadow, which isn’t cream or the usual powdery
glitter, works better with your fingers than your brush. (I like to use my
fingers for new product to feel the textures anyway.)

Then, use your finger to
dab the eyeshadow on your lids, and build intensity as you go along.

It’s
not a slap-on-and-go eyeshadow for sure and it requires some trying, testing
and effort, but the payoff is pretty
awesome and so is the primer that comes with it.

While the super! shiny! glitter!
(yes, exclamation marks all needed) may not be welcomed in all offices, the
nature of my job lets me walk in in my Hello Kitty PJs and fully made-up face
and tell everybody I’m doing it for the sake of an article.

I
didn’t have Hello Kitty PJs on that day, but I wanted to see how wearable the
eyeshadow is, and how it lasts throughout the day. If it lasts in the heat and
humidity of Singapore, it’ll last anywhere!

8:30 am,
in a cab:
I was running late for a morning event, so I had to take a cab. No
surprise there. I was pleasantly surprised at how wearable the color was in the
day. I kept the rest of my makeup simple: dewy cheeks and a nude lipstick. (I am in desperate need of a haircut and a brow threading, but I’m trying to
hold it off till the end of the month.)

My
intern greets me at the event with, “You look like a fairy princess with your
makeup today.” She’s totally getting the Intern of The Year Award from me.

2 pm,
post-lunch:
Between the last time I took a photo, I have gone to the opening of
a new mall, sat down at a meeting where I wanted to die, braved lunch in the financial district whilst checking out hot dudes in suits
under my Ray-Bans, and got a Venti order of my favorite Starbucks drink (Venti
soy green tea latte with no-sugar syrup and extra green tea powder) before
making it to my editorial meeting.

My eyes are still all sparkly and my boss
told me she likes my makeup and has decided that, henceforth, she will “listen
to Faz and my life will be better.” I agree wholeheartedly with that philosophy.


7: 30 pm,
back home:
Most of my makeup has disappeared from my face. My eyes, however,
are sparkly; some of the sparkles have been wiped off, probably thanks
to my rubbing my eyes earlier in the day, but it has lasted almost 12 hours.

Pretty impressive for eyeshadow I put on while I was half-asleep, don’t
you think?

It’s
not cheap, but I think it’s worth the money,
especially since I see myself using them A LOT this holiday season. Plus, I
won’t get an avalanche of sparkles like I usually would when I attempt to use
pots of loose glitter. It’s blendable, too, and the foil finish is immediate
with only a layer.

You need a little to make a statement, which, in my books,
is definitely something that makes a good product!