Drats, foiled again! Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Metallic Dusty Rose

Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow

Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow

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.

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Starry eyed duo

Starry eyed duo

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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!

Swatches of Metallic Dusty Rose sheered out (left) and foiled (right)

Swatches of Metallic Dusty Rose sheered out (left) and foiled (right)

Close up of Metallic Dusty Rose on my eyes

Close up of Metallic Dusty Rose on my eyes

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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?:

 

Stila smudge crayon waterproof eye color

Ahh, multi-tasking. My Aunt Jan told me you're not a multitasker if you can't do many things at once. Successfully that is. Why yes, I've managed to get partially dressed after putting bread in the toaster only to hear the alarm go off and smell smoke from the kitchen minutes later. Or, there's that whole walking and talking in tandem deal, but I always manage to trip on something. If you claim you're a multitasker, you better be able to prove it.

Stila's Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color is a "three-in-one gel-based eye primer, shadow and liner," that's easy to apply, smudge and manipulate. Last month I purchased this "multitasker" because I liked the kajal-like qualities. The crayon's tip comes sharpened, but with repeated use, the product's malleability helps to reduce the tip to a rounded mound. Have no fear, there's a built in sharpener located at the end of the crayon; perfect - one less thing to lose!

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Twist off sharpener

Twist off sharpener

Sharpener - detached

Sharpener - detached

Twist up sharpened tip

Twist up sharpened tip

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My main and sole intention for this item was to line my upper lash lines and wing out for a cool cat eye effect. Application is a breeze; typically, I line my eyes after applying eye shadow. I find using a pointed q-tip or a brush similar to MAC's #239 is useful when smudging out a shaky line. Just make sure to do this before letting the liner set and dry or you'll risk sporting a hard line, unless that's what you were hoping to accomplish.

Here are a few looks I've tied up with a pretty bow with the help of Stila's Smudge Crayon.

Stila Smudge Crayon and CK One

Stila Smudge Crayon and CK One

Stila and Chanel Illusoire

Stila and Chanel Illusoire

Stila and MAC's Young Venus

Stila and MAC's Young Venus

Stila and Bare Minerals' Top Shelf

Stila and Bare Minerals' Top Shelf

Whilst I've been able to execute several looks (a good thing in my book), here's where we get to the bad and the ugly. Would you believe it if I told you there's fallout?  Stila's smudge crayon has flaked off and landed in a slew of places - my cheek, my under eye area and even my nose and upper lip!  At first I thought it was my mascara, but I ruled that out when I switched brands. To make matters worse, whenever I addressed the issue a.k.a clean up, I ended up smudging a black line across my face.  Not ideal.

Stila's Smudge Crayon might be goof-proof and handy, but I do have to prepare myself for the inevitable when I decide to wear it.  A multitasker it is not.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Stila's smudge crayon waterproof eye color:

  • $36.00 AUS / $22.00 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags – Easy to use with a great finish, but I don't want liner snowing on my face.

Likelihood to purchase again:

  • I've already purchased another smudge crayon in Kitten, but I've only used it once on my lower lash line.