I thought I knew what eyeshadow was and what it could do. Stila has taken eyeshadow to a whole other level and showed me that I didn’t know shadow until now. Let me introduce you to Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow. This innovative and magical product comes in twelve shades ranging from shimmering neutrals to deep romantic jewel tones. These shadows are buildable pigments so you can customize your look depending on how much color you layer onto your lid; you can achieve a subtle shimmer or an intense metallic masterpiece.
Each eyeshadow comes with a small bottle of the Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer, the creamy metallic shadow, and a mixing pan. In the picture above I am wearing Metallic Emerald.
It was so much fun doing this look and it was very easy. I began by prepping my eyelids with the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion. Open up your box and add two drops of the liquid eye primer to the mixing pan. Using my MAC 195 concealer brush I took a small about of the metallic emerald shadow and mixed it in the pan with the liquid primer. You can also use your fingers to mix the shadow and primer, then gently pat on the color if you want a sheer wash of shimmer. I wanted a more dramatic look so I used a brush which allowed me to layer the product and build up the intensity. I gently pressed the shadow onto my lid from my lash line to slightly above my crease with my brush. If you use a brush I recommend a flat brush with synthetic hair because this type of brush works best with creamy products. I blended MAC eyeshadow in Saddle, a soft matte cappuccino brown, into my crease and on the outer edges of my lid. I used Tarte EmphasEYES waterproof liner in black to create a thick cat-eye, and finished my look with Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara in Excessive Black.
I absolutely adore this product. The Magnificent Metals are a great way to wear glitter without the fear of flakiness or fall-out around the eyes and the messiness of chunky loose glitter. The formula allows you to customize how intense you want your look to be and can be used in conjunction with a powder shadow. I would love to hear about your experiences with this product so please drop me a note or leave a comment.
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