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Review: Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Starlight


I really loved the Stila Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadows, so I was really excited to get the shimmer and glow ones, as they were supposed to be the toned down version of the glitter ones. Glitter is amazing, but I don’t think it would look as great when I’m at work, so I got curious! I got one in the shade Starlight, did I like it as much as the Glitter & Glows?

Glisten and gleam with Stila’s NEW Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – rich, beautiful color with a high shimmer sheen, minus the glitter! 

The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear.  Apply a sheer layer for day or an added layer for nighttime drama.  A truly unique formula – over 40% water gives a barely-there, refreshing feel and smooth color laydown.  The non-tacky, non-transfer, adhesive base means minimal fallout – no primer needed! – Stila website


Starlight is described as a “shimmering, light gold champagne” and I disagree massively, this is not shimmering at all. There’s no shimmer, no sheen, it’s just a blob of matte gold eyeshadow! I’m not going to pretend I like this, because I absolutely hate this. It just doesn’t do what it promises, and if there’s one thing I find important, it’s that companies need to deliver on their promises.

When you apply this and try to blend it, it washes away completely and gets really sheer. I really need to apply several coats of this to get a good amount of colour on my lids, and honestly, this fuss is too much for me. I don’t want to spend a lot more time on a liquid shadow when I can use a powder shadow and get the same effect in half the time.

I just really hate this product. I love the Glitter & Glows and totally recommend those, but I do not recommend this one. Just skip it. Just, please, skip it. You deserve better.

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