Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin Review

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Hello lovely ladies,

Since I am still dipped in glitter, let me take up the review of another Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow for you. This one is called “Smoldering Satin.” I am quite enjoying all things glitter nowadays. I’m still not inclined to use loose glitter or things in the pan, but these Stila ones – they are giving me life!! So, let’s find out how this once performed.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin

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

What it does: 
Glitter & 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 Smoldering Satin shade label


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Packaging:
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 Smoldering Satin packaging

My Experience with Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin:

Shade: “Smoldering Satin” is described by the brand as a deep tan and silver shade. It is a medium, bright, metallic, muted-bronze shade with silver micro-glitter particles. When you initially apply, it looks more cool toned because of the prominent silver micro glitter. However, as it dries, the base colour deepens to a warm muted bronze shade, which balances the tone and makes it seem not too cool or too warm. The base shade in this one is more distinct than the one I reviewed earlier today, “Kitten Karma” (which may be due to the depth of shade itself or due to the consistency of the product, which I will discuss in a minute). Since the base shade is prominent, the product can be used as a eyeshadow with the edges blended 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.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Smoldering Satin

Texture: The product is ever so slightly thicker than the ones I reviewed earlier with an almost creamy consistency. However, the product was still smooth, easy to spread, easy to apply and did not flake on drying (which was a point of concern for me seeing that the consistency was more creamier). The shadow applies uniformly and the micro-glitter particles are spread evenly and are 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 Smoldering Satin wand applicator

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is pretty good. You can see the swatch – the base colour is 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 Smoldering Satin all swatches

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin all swatches on hand

Staying Power: 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 Smoldering Satin swatches

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin on eyes

Pros of Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin:

  • An interesting muted bronze shade with silver micro-glitter particles.
  • 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 packaging.
  • Can be used as a liner, eyeshadow or topper.

Cons of Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin:

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

IMBB Rating:
4.5/5. I found this shade a little different from the other more warmer shades that I have reviewed before this. However, you have to take into account one very important point here – as long as you are sticking to neutral shades and are using them as toppers or using them in a sheered out manner – once applied- there is very little to distinguish between the two shades. For the FOTD, I actually used “Smoldering Satin” on my left eye and “Kitten Karma” on the right, just to see if I can make out the difference. They are distinguishable only when you look at both eyes together. I do not mean that you can or should use to different shadows on each eye (unless that floats your boat). What I mean to say is – you do not need to buy all the neutral looking shades that are out there or buy a full (limited edition) vault – created by the brand to accentuate your #FOMO. You can get one or two shades and just have fun with them!
Do I Recommend Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin?
Yes.
Would I Repurchase Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Smoldering Satin?
Absolutely.

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