Eyes, let's dance under the disco ball, without the cheese of the Hustle to the boogie woogie beat.
Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow dishes out the sparkle, it all depends on you, your base, your shadow and whether you want to sheer it out or wrap your lids in foil.
I opted for both.
Stila's little kit comes with a sample sized Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer to aid with adhesion, lasting power and for its ability to assist with the foiling process. There's also a mixing tray for the mad scientist in you, but I'd rather see the magic come alive on my lids.
As for the piece de resistance, Metallic Dusty Rose mesmerises by giving you a wash of sparkle.
Here's how you can go for gold... for a sheer look, gently rub the eyeshadow across your lid with your ring finger atop your preferred primer -- a brush won't do. For the foiled effect simply dab the eyeshadow on your lids until you've reached the look you desire.
All told I got about six hours of wear before I noticed creasing. Also, while wearing Metallic Dusty Rose I experienced a cooling sensation when the air hit my closed eyes.
Frightened by the removal process? Saturate a cotton pad with water and apply it to your lids. Hold the cotton pad in place for a few seconds, then gently rub the pad away. You'll be amazed by how easily the eyeshadow comes off when exposed to water. To finish, wash your face with your favourite face wash.
Go forth and flutter your gilded lids!
If Metallic Dusty Rose isn't daring enough for you, there are 11 additional shades to choose between. Just a warning, Metallic Emerald and Metallic Cobalt are so pigmented they will stain your lids if you don't apply primer.
Personally, I prefer to have a hint of sparkle mixed with a dash of surprise when I blink my eyes.
//Edit: Anticipate fallout during/post application.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Metallic Dusty Rose:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 8 out of 10 bags — t'was fun, but the price tag might scare some off.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Might have a swatch session with Stila's High Shine Liquid Vinyl Eye Liner.