Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma Review

Hello lovely ladies,

I am back after a short forced break…was under the weather, and I am still recuperating. The worst part being, not just me, my whole family seemed to be down with something or the other! Makes it difficult to even think of makeup, no! Anyway. The best way to come back from an illness is to submerge yourself in glitter and that is exactly what I did!! I have reviewed a few shades from this line already – Rose Gold Retro, Smoky Storm, Diamond Dust. Today’s review is on one of the most popular shades – Kitten Karma. So, let’s get started.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma

Product Description:
A brilliant and long-wearing, liquid glitter eyeshadow. 

Glitter and 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. 

It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Ingredients:
Triethanolamine: Creates a barrier between your skin and the pearls to maximize comfort for barely-there wear. 
-Glycerin: Conditioning ingredient known to hydrate the skin. 

Water, Mica (Ci 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Silica. (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).

Price:
USD 49 / SGD 69

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma shade label

My Experience with Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma:

The liquid eyeshadow comes packaged in a lip gloss type of packaging except for the fact that the tube is cuboid instead of cylindrical. It has a doe-foot type of applicator which allows easy dispensing and application of the product. The good thing is that tube has a silicon stopper at its neck which ensures that too much product does not get dispensed out at one go which really helps. Also, it would prevent the product coming in contact with air too much. The applicator works well for applying the eyeshadow on the lid. However, if you need to use the eyeshadow as a liquid liner, you will need to use a fine tip brush form your collection. The product comes packed in a golden cardboard box. Overall, the packaging is functional and aesthetically appealing.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma tube

My Experience with Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma:

Shade: The shade described by the brand as a “champagne, silver and copper.” It is a light to medium, bright, metallic, fleshy, muted rose gold shade with specks of silver and copper micro glitters in it. The micro-glitter is quite fine and the base colour is fairly distinct – unlike the Urban Decay Cowboy (which I had reviewed some time back), which is more chunkier and the base was pretty much a transparent liquid with micro-glitter suspended in it. So, since the base shade is prominent, the product can be used as an eyeshadow with the edges blended out, or it can be sheered out or it can be used as a top coat. It can also be used as an eyeliner, but smooth even application is a slight struggle due to the particles of micro-glitter in it. I think the shade is popular due to the fact that it would work on a variety of skin tones, would be universally flattering and will work with a plethora of eye looks.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma applicator

Texture: The product is a watery but applies uniformly and the micro-glitter particles are spread evenly and densely packed. The base shades applies smoothly without going patchy or uneven. It’s quite a good texture. It takes less than a minute to dry down. This gives you ample play-time to blend the edges softly with your fingers or with a synthetic brush. Despite the high shine, it did not seem to accentuate texture on my lid. I found it fairly easy to work with. The best part is that since the glitter is suspended in a homogenous creamy base – it did not seem to have much fall out during the course of wear, which is excellent for a glitter product. I did not seem to have any issue with applying it as an all over shadow or as a top coat. However, while applying it as a eyeliner, I felt that the formula does not go on as smooth as I would have liked it to go.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma swatches on hand

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is pretty good. You can see the swatch, the base colour is light and yet distinct and goes on smoothly. It isn’t a scenario where glitter is suspended in a transparent/uneven base. The shadow can be used in its full glory or sheered out – as one desires.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma swatch

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma swatches

Staying Power:  Disclaimer – I apply eye shadows with a primer because my lids are way too oily. I get about 9-10 hours of wear with barely any fall out. This is phenomenal for a glitter product.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma swatches on eye

Pros of Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma:

  • Lovely muted rose gold with silver and copper micro glitter.
  • Extremely bright and eye catching.
  • Once dry – does not budge at all.
  • Effective and efficient packaging.
  • Did not sting my eyes or cause irritation.
  • Hardly any fall out.
  • Does not need a glitter glue as a base.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Can be used as a liner, eyeshadow or topper.

Cons of Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma:

  • I wish it was waterproof; however, the brand has made no such claims about it either.

IMBB Rating:
4.5/5

This is a universally-appealing shade – a muted rose gold, (almost champagne in some lights) with silver and copper micro-glitter – helps balance the tone ensuring it is bright but not too warm or too cool. This makes it easy to use with a variety of looks and on a plethora of skin tones.
Do I Recommend Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma?
Yes.
Would I Repurchase Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Kitten Karma?
Absolutely!

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