Thursday, April 13, 2017

Summer 2017 Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows

What it is:
Bring a magical touch to your eye looks with these long-wearing, shimmer eyeshadows that have a duo-chrome, pearlescent finish.

Colors in the Collection:

  • Sea Siren (Pink Blue) 
  • Sunset Cove (Pink Gold) 
  • Into The Blue (Blue Purple)


Verdict: I really love the Original Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow colors that were released in late 2016 so I was very excited to see new colors being released for the summer. These shadows are a glitter lovers dream and look amazing on their own or applied over an eye shadow. The formula on the new summer shades is not as great as the original colors. Sea Siren and Sunset Cove applied very streaky but Into the Blue was smooth and pigmented. I am on the fence about recommending these new shades because of the consistency issue however I do highly recommend adding a Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow to your beauty collection. 

If you would like to pick up one or all of the Summer Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadows they are currently available for $24.00 each at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Laura Geller Island Escape Eyeshadow Palette

What it is:
A tropical hued eye shadow palette containing a dozen dreamy Baked Color Intense Eye Shadow shades. 

Colors in the Palette:

  • Au Naturel (vanilla shimmer)
  • Daybreak (glistening sunny yellow)
  • Passion Fruit Pink (warm pink shimmer)
  • Hot Tropics (glimmering red rose)
  • Island Haze (matte pinky beige)
  • Wild Hibiscus (warm hot pink shimmer)
  • Paradise Purple (matte orchid)
  • Deep Iris (midnight plum shimmer)
  • Pebble Beach (matte grayed brown)
  • Black Sands (rich black)
  • Deep Waters (deep glimmering lapis)
  • Jungle Green (frosty mint)

Colors from L-R: Au Naturel, Daybreak, Passion Fruit Pink, Hot Tropics
Colors from L-R: Island Haze, Wild Hibiscus, Paradise Purple, Deep Iris
Colors from L-R: Pebble Beach, Black Sands, Deep Waters, Jungle Green

Verdict: I wanted to love this palette so much because the colors just screamed springtime to me but I was very disappointed. The palette looks beautiful and the colors are a nice change from the everyday neutral palette however the formulation on these eye shadows was just awful. The mattes in the palette where very chalky and looked muddy. They lacked a lot of pigmentation and just did not blend well. The shimmers, on the other hand, lacked consistency. A few of the colors were very pigmented while others required multiple layers to build up the color intensity. This palette was definitely a miss for me but I plan on keeping my eyes open for a new colorful springtime palette to add to my collection. 

If you would like to pick up your own Laura Geller Island Escape Eyeshadow Palette it is available for $42.00 at ULTA. Click the link for more details: ULTA