Stila Glitter Underground
The Stila Glitter Underground collection is rather unexpected – it seems there are two spring trends going on; the traditional pink n pretty and then an edgier, darker look as seen for Coco Code and now Stila. The inspiration is a modern metallic twist on the 70’s disco era.
I think the most impressive component of the collection is the Glitter & Glow Liquid – a shimmer infused liquid shadow. They are so, so sparkly. I’ve been wearing a couple of the shades I have on my hand for a few hours now and can say that if you rub your eye you will have glitter absolutely everywhere. Once the liquid has evaporated, the sparkles will move, but very minimally unless you touch it. So, this is a bit of a high maintenance look – I’d definitely advise an eye primer underneath to give just a bit more hold, but if you love sparkles, the maintenance is worth it; these are outsparkling just about any shadow I’ve ever seen.
The shades I have here (cold arm… expect goosebumps in the next swatch shot!) are (bottom to top) Molten Midnight, Smoky Storm and Diamond Dust. They’re £23 each.
The next best thing is the Glitterati Lip Top Coat, £18, shown here with Notte Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. It’s bi-phase, water formula that doesn’t give shine to a matte lip, but does lay down a psychadelic rainbow shimmer effect. So, you get glitter over matte but not sheen. I have Ignite here which is designed to go over darker colours.
Goosebumps! However, I think you can see the multi-faceted effect.
There are three shades of Heaven’s Highlighter – Transcendence and Bronze are above, but look out for Kitten (a nude pink). The texture of these are what marks them out – after all, it’s not like there is a shortage of illuminaters out there! If you press the product, it has a bounce to it and when you apply it to your skin, it has an initial wet-feel but it’s so smooth and feather light I think you’ll find it different to most glow makers. Transendence and Bronze are both swatched along with the lip products. These are £28 each.
Missing from my collection here is the Matte N Metal Eye Shadow Palette – neutrals to darks in a selection of matte and metallics with a splash of rose gold in between. It’s really pretty, so look out for it. The entire collection has launched already HERE.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated