When it comes to glitter makeup, you must admit that historically it hasn’t really been known for its quality. From the spray on hair and body glitter of the 90’s (I’ve been there and I have no regrets) to glitter nail polish and sparkly lip glosses, it all has a child-like quality that’s cute and fun, but not necessarily known for being the highest standard of cosmetics.
This is where Stila comes in with their new Glitter Underground collection for SS17, which is inspired by the fabulous glitzy glamour of the ’70’s disco era. This collection is full of rich warm tones, with high quality metallic and glitter infused finishes. These products are all about grown up glamour, in warm shades of golds, coppers, browns and purples.
Starting with the Matte N Metal Eye Shadow Palette (£39.00) – this is a twelve colour eye palette with a mixture of matte and metallic shadows. Very similar to Stila’s popular Eyes Are The Windows Palette in Soul, this palette isn’t what I’d call groundbreaking in terms of the shade selection, but though I say this the shades are very lovely, as well as being highly pigmented and easy enough to wear in terms of colour on a daily basis. If you’re in need of a new go-to palette this one is definitely worth checking out. The shades are as follows –
- Vintage – A matte, neutral pink.
- Velvet – Matte pale pink.
- Feathered – Matte pale sand.
- Fringe – Matte light taupe shade.
- Suede – Matte mauve pink.
- Velour – Matte warm tan.
- Bohemian – A metallic pewter.
- Retro – Rose gold metallic.
- Sequin – Metallic gold.
- Smolder – Smoky metallic gunmetal.
- Sizzle – Metallic rosy copper.
- Flare – Cool bronze metallic.
The Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow (£23.00) is definitely my favourite product from the collection. This is a high-shine metallic, liquid formula eyeshadow that’s infused with SO much glitter. The formula is super light and applies effortlessly to the lids, leaving a stunning shimmery finish that catches the light beautifully. It’s worth noting that this product also gives pretty much zero fallout – which is always an issue when working with glitters. This is available is eight beautiful shades –
- Rose Gold Retro – A shimmering rose gold and silver.
- Kitten Karma – A copper toned champagne with flecks of silver.
- Smouldering Satin – Deep tan with silver.
- Diamond Dust – Sheer silver & multicolour.
- Gold Goddess – Antique gold & silver.
- Smoky Storm – Pewter & silver.
- Molten Midnight – Black, silver & gold.
- Bronzed Bell – Deep bronze with silver.
Stila have also introduced five new shades of their Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (£16.00) into this collection. In case you’re not familiar with these, the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a fantastic long lasting matte liquid lipstick that’s designed to last for up to six hours of wear.
I have shade Perla from the new collection, and I’m absolutely in love with it! Perla is described as a soft rosy nude, and it’s just the prettiest muted nude pink shade that’s really easy to wear for fair to medium skin tones. The formula offers amazing pigmentation whilst feeling lightweight and comfortable – and this is the type of liquid lipstick that won’t budge once it’s on. The new shades available are –
- Angelo – A soft peachy nude.
- Biscotti – Taupe Brown.
- Notte – Blackberry.
- Perla – Soft rosy nude.
- Rubino – Deep red.
Stilla also have a range of three Heavens Hue Highlighters (£28.00) – these are ultra-fine highlighters designed to give skin a natural glow. I have shade Bronze which though lovely, is way too dark for my complexion. If you have a darker skin tone though I think this could look stunning. These come in three shades –
- Transcendence – Opalescent pink.
- Kitten – Shimmering nude pink.
- Bronze – Radiant sun-kissed shimmer.
And lastly, there’s the Glitterati Lip Top Coat (£18.00) – this is a shimmering top coat for application over matte lipsticks. I don’t have a sample of this but I did try one at the event and they look absolutely mesmerising! I know this sounds a bit OTT but this top coat has a really thin watery consistency, which you can see swishing around in the tube and it just looks amazing (sorry I’m easily excited by glittery things) – these basically add a glitter top coat to your matte lipsticks, without a having glossy finish.
- Transcend – Transparent pink with multi-coloured sparkle.
- Ignite – Transparent berry sparkle.
I’ve already shared swatches on my Instagram Stories, but if you missed this and would like to see swatches of anything above please do let me know and I’ll be more than happy to share.
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx