Stila Magnificent Metals: Worth The Hype?

I’m attracted to all things glittery and shiny, so I absolutely love incorporating some glitter into my makeup. Glitter makes this world a little better and adds some fun and glam to every makeup look. It’s everything. There’s only one downside: it’s super messy and time-consuming to use glitter pigments.

But with their Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Stila has now created the perfect product to use glitter fast, easy and without creating a mess all over your face and makeup vanity. These have been super hyped up in the beauty community and so since I’m a glitter lover I just had to give these a try.

A little while ago I placed a pretty big order with Sephora and purchased one of the Magnificent Metals in the shade Kitten Karma, which is a beautiful gold shade. I honestly must admit I fell in love with it the first time I swatched it. It’s so gorgeous and it looks even better on the eye, so for about at least a week I wore it every single day. I love that you can only apply a little bit and blend it in with your finger to let the eyeshadow underneath shine through or you can get full sparkly coverage and turn your eyelid into a disco ball.

Since I became so obsessed with Kitten Karma I decided it was time to get another shade and I ended up purchasing Rose Gold Retro about two weeks later. This shade, as well, is absolutely stunning.

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I have worn both shades to work so many times by now and have always received lots of compliments on my makeup, whenever I wore them. The formula of these liquid eyeshadows is very lightweight and so long-lasting. If I apply it in the morning it still looks beautiful and sparkly at the end of the day even after nine hours of running around at work. As usually the case with glitter these do have a bit of fallout throughout the day but nothing major, so I don’t mind that too much.

My favorite thing about these is the easy and quick application. No glitter glue or much patience needed! Literally anyone, even a total beginner, could apply these flawlessly within minutes. I like to use the applicator to dot some of the product onto my lid and then I blend it out with my finger but you could also use the applicator or a brush to blend.

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As always I’m going to show you some swatches. In the first picture you can see how they look right after application and in the second picture you can see how they look once they’ve dried down a bit and who sparkly they are when the lights hits them right. I also wanted to show you what they look like on the eyes, so I decided to share two makeup selfies as well.

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(Rose Gold Retro on the right and Kitten Karma on the left)

(Me wearing Kitten Karma on the right and Rose Gold Retro on the left)

So to sum up this review yes, these are totally worth the hype. I’m obsessed and I want them in every shade!

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Sophie

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Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette

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About a month ago I added this little beauty to my make up collection and I’ve absolutely been loving playing around with it. I knew that I wanted to get one of the Too Faced palettes but I originally wanted the Natural Eyes one. After thinking about if for a while and looking at the different palettes I did, however, went with the Boudoir Eyes one because I already have quite a few pallettes including lots of natural eyeshadows and this one still has neutrals but with a bit of a twist.

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But first let’s talk about the packaging. I mean, how adorable does this little gem look? The palette has quite a girly and cute design and it comes in a metallic box. It’s not big and chunky, which makes it quite perfect for traveling. I’m such a sucker for pretty packaging and Too Faced as a brand seems to always have some of the prettiest things out there. Just looking at their products makes me want to buy them all. I know that’s bad but I just can’t help myself.

When you open the palette the eyeshadows are divided into sections ranging from highlighting shades to really dark shades. The pallet comes with a little guide book, that gives you tips or inspiration for make up looks but once you remove the little booklet you find a little mirror under it. The size of the mirror isn’t all that amazing and there are palettes that come with better sized mirrors but it’s definitely enough for checking your eye make up or for touching it up.

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Now on to the important things. The actual product! I pretty much love all of the shades this palette has to offer. The range goes from highlighting shades to neutrals to dark ones, you can use perfectly for a smokey eye or evening make up. Another plus is the great quality of the eyeshadows. They are so easy and soft to apply, which makes them really blendable. None of them has been irritating in any way and I have quite sensitive eyes, so that’s always good.

Moving on to the different shades:

In The Buff

This is a nice highlighting shade though not my favorite as it can be a bit chalky and yellowy looking but on certain skin types this would be perfect.

Satin Sheets

This might be one of my favourites from the palette. Satin Sheets is a bit of a peachy gold shade with a bit of shimmer to it. It’s absolutely beautiful and perfect for an every day make up look.

Birthday Suit

Birthday Suit is more of a champaign bronzed shimmery shade, which is a really pretty shade for a very natural look.

Fuzzy Hand Cuffs

This one is a light brown matte eyeshadow, which is great for in your crease if you are going for a very soft look and only want to create a bit more definition.

Sugar Walls

Sugar Walls is a bit similar to birthday suit but a few shades darker.

Lap Dance

Lap Dance is another darker shimmery brown, which is great for within your crease and looks so pretty when you blend it out.

Voulez-Vous

This one is such a unique shade. It’s a bit of a greyish dark purple. I really love this shade because you can create the perfect somkey eye with this and it adds a little bit of a twist with the dark purple.

Garter Belt

This one is more of a greyish brown and mother matte as well. Another grade shade for an evening eye make up.

French Tickler

French Tickler is another shade I think is so cool. It’s black but it contains these gold shimmer particles, which makes it such a unique black in my eyes. I also love to use this instead of an eyeliner when I’m going for a softer look.

I know I’m not the best at describing eyeshadows but I hope this still is a little helpful. Now I have some swatches for you. Some colors were a bit harder for my camera to pick up but I hope you can still get a good idea of what the different shades look like. The shades are in order of my description.

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To sum it all up this palette is definitely one I would recommend. The packaging is lovely, the eyeshadows are of good quality and since the palette is quite handy it’s great for traveling or when you go stay over night somewhere as the shade range allows you to go from a natural every day look to a fancy evening look in no time.

XX

Sophie