Christmas is all about glitz and glam, glitter and sparkle, and generally getting our glow on. Makeup wise anyway. Or at least I embrace this festive tradition. All of the sparkle please.
Christmas beauty launches tend to have a festive theme to them, but one particular launch epitomises everything that is Christmas. Everything about them screams out Christmas to me. If glitter and sparkle is what you seek, look no further! Stila have delivered the ultimate Christmas eye shadow sets! Even the packaging has a real Christmasy feel to it.
If you’re a beauty lover, I trust you will know of the popular Stila Magnificent Metal Glitter and Glow liquid eye shadows. They have became so popular and for good reason. They have such amazing wearability. Once you apply the shadow and allow it to dry down, believe me when I tell you, that shadow isn’t going anywhere! It will be a contest to see who holds up the longest, you, or your eye makeup. My monies on the latter in my own experience.
The liquid eye shadows apply so well over powder base to create a blinding eye look. I use mine on the lid, for both all over colour or sometimes to create a halo eye look, and I have also worn them on the inner corner too. You get pigment for days, and the colour payoff is incredible with it being a liquid formula.
I personally love these eyeshadows and I am even more in love with the stunning Christmas sets that have been released. Stila has created two liquid eye shadow sets. One set contains three shadows, and the other contains six. Each shadow contains 2.25ml of product, compared with the 4.5ml in the full-sized product.
The Written In The Stars set contains three mini liquid eye shadows which are all available full-size. The shadows you get in this set are:
- Diamond Dust – Silver with multi-coloured glitter
- Kitten Karma – Champagne with copper and silver glitter
- Smoky Storm – Pewter with silver glitter
Each eye shadow has the standard flat application wand that the regular size shadows come with. You can apply straight from the wand, using your finger tips or with a densely packed synthetic brush for best results. I personally prefer to use the wand inside the tube and then use a brush to blend out the edges. This is truly a stunning set which will help to create some sparkling eye looks over the party season.
Having three shadows in the set makes for a great way to try a few shades without spending a small fortune. Despite being around half the size of the full-sized tubes I still feel you get such a lot of product. With it being a liquid shadow you really don’t need to use a lot to get that great colour pay-off either. The set of three costs £25.00 which I feel is so reasonable for what you get.
The Eye For Elegance set contains six deluxe 2.25ml liquid eye shadows. The set is divided into two categories, one trio is shimmer and glow, while the other trio is glitter and glow. The colours in the shimmer and glow section are new shades which are due to be released in the Spring, where the glitter and glow colours are permanent shades.
This set is like boxed Christmas with all of its gorgeous festive shades including a stunning cranberry glitter. The shimmer and glow do not contain any glitter, just high intense shimmer. These colours would be great for any occasion. For me the glitters lend themselves better going out / party type makeup with all of the glitter in them. The six shadows included in this set are: Shimmer and glow
- Kitten – Nude-pinky shade
- Grace – Rose gold
- Twig – Warm-tone brown
Glitter and glow
- Peachy Sheen – Sheer peach with gold and silver glitter
- Smouldering Satin – Light bronze with silver glitter
- Next To Notte – Dark red with pink glitter
I love the new shimmer and glow shades in this set, I can’t wait to see what other shades come out in the Spring. The Eye For Elegance set costs £45.00 which I feel is reasonable for six products. As previously mention in this post, I think buying a set like this gives you a great opportunity to sample a variety of colours from the range.
Overall I really love this years Christmas eye shadow sets. Stila have done a brilliant job with the packaging and the colour selection they included in both sets. I am a big fan of the new shimmer shades and I’m really excited to see what is released in the Spring.