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Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Eye for Elegance

Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains six liquid eyeshadows–three with a shimmer finish and three with a glitter finish. I was pleasantly surprised by the color payoff, ease of application, and wear of the Shimmer & Glow formula. The Glitter & Glow shades performed much like past shades have in the same formula, which is to say largely dependent on the strength of the base color against the size of the sparkles, though for anyone who is after a glitter eyeshadow for layering, I imagine they are nice enough.

Value

A full-sized Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow retails for $24.00 and contains 0.15 fl. oz. or costs $160.00/oz. I have not seen the Shimmer & Glow available individually but would expect a similar price point and amount. From that estimation, the set contains $67.20 worth of product.

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Eye for Elegance

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Eye for Elegance

A-

Limited Edition

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Product

8.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

90%
Total

Kitten

Kitten is a light-medium, peachy pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, and I really did not think even a full layer was necessary to achieve opaque coverage on the lid itself. The texture was lightweight, thin, and almost watery, but it applied evenly to bare skin and lasted for over ten hours on me.

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  • The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Clinique Ballet Flats (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Most (P, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Lion’s Share (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Parfait (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar).
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Ingredients

Water, Mica (CI 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Tin Oxide, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexylene Glycol. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

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Kitten

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Kitten

A+

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10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

100%
Total

Grace

Grace is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and it actually applied that way to the lid. The consistency is thin, almost watery, but it still packed quite a punch in terms of pigmentation. I liked using a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid as a little went a long way. The color went on evenly, smoothly, and dried down fast enough to prevent any initial creasing/settling. It wore well for ten hours and was still going strong at that point.

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  • LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Buxom Mutt (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Faerie Fayre (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Lancome My French #6 (LE, ) (90% similar).
  • Ciate Happy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • LORAC Kitty Kat (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Banana Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Chanel Raffinement #3 (P, ) is darker (80% similar).
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Ingredients

Water, Mica (CI 77019), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Grace

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Grace

A+

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10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

100%
Total

Twig

Twig is a deep, red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was intense–completely opaque in a single layer. The texture was thin, watery, but it held together well and distributed even, smooth coverage that never appeared streaky or thinned out as I worked with it. The eyeshadow dried down fast enough not to sink into my lines on my lid but gave me enough time to diffuse the edges. The color still looked great after ten hours of wear.

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  • LORAC Shadow (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar).
  • MAC Ever Elegant (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Peach Pit (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Supernatural (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Malibu Bronze (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Tarte Speakeasy (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar).
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Ingredients

Water, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Mica (CI 77019), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Silica, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Twig

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Twig

A+

Limited Edition

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10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

100%
Total

Peachy Sheen

Peachy Sheen is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, glittery finish. It had a sheer base color and a moderate amount of glitter. Again, the sheerness made this shade best for layering rather than using it all-over the lid as a standalone, opaque eyeshadow. Those with warmer skin tones may find it works well as a sheer wash of sparkle on the lid, as the base color would blend in with the natural undertones/skin color. It wore well for nine hours with minimal fallout.

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  • Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Pretty Vulgar Ruffled (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Ciate Dainty (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay High (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Nostalgic (LE, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Pastelluxe #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

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Ingredients

Water, Mica (CI 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Glycerin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Silica, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

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Peachy Sheen

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Peachy Sheen

C

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Product

6
Pigmentation

7
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

73%
Total

Smoldering Satin

Smoldering Satin is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one layer, which was somewhat buildable. The consistency was thin, watery, but it spread and distributed fairly evenly across the skin. It worked best layered over a base eyeshadow to ensure evenness in coverage. There was minimal fallout after nine hours of wear.

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  • Stila Bronzed Bell (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Dior Reflection (684) (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Deeply Dashing (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Don’t Tell (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Slow/Fast/Slow (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Lit Cosmetics Rhinestone Cowboy (P, $12.95) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
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Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

Browse all of our Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Silica, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Smoldering Satin

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Smoldering Satin

B+

Permanent

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8.5
Product

9
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

87%
Total

Next to Notte

Next to Notte is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and cooler red and pink sparkle. It had a semi-sheer base color with a heavy amount of shimmer and sparkle, so it had a more intense effect in practice but a very uneven base color. This particular shade would work best layered over something else to ensure evenness underneath all of the sparkle. The eyeshadow stayed on well for nine hours with minimal fallout.

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  • Colour Pop Lit (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Alchemy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Tarte Dominate (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Queen Mother (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Ciate Fierce (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sleek MakeUP Marry in Monte Carlo (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).
  • City Color It’s a Girl (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).
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Formula Overview

$24.00/0.15 oz. – $160.00 Per Ounce

Stila says that it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow” in a “water-infused texture” that “dries down smoothly” with “minimal fallout.” There’s a lot to be impressed by with the formula, but there was some inconsistency in opacity and overall wateriness between shades so not all shades were equally impressive. When they’re good, they were pigmented, dried down evenly without creasing, and were long-wearing with minimal fallout. When they’re less impressive, they are more watery, semi-sheer to semi-opaque, prone to creasing as they dry down, though the wear is similar across all shades.

I felt like there was less fallout with the less blending done with them, e.g. applying directly to lid and only minimally working along the edges yielded the least fallout compared to diffusing and blending out the color with a brush. If I accidentally rubbed an eye, it seemed to interfere with the integrity of the wear completely–it was like a downhill avalanche of glitter that could not be stopped. They were easiest to use as the last step in a look, patted over eyeshadow with fingertip or swiped on with the sponge applicator for more of a “cut crease” kind of effect, or used along the lash line as eyeliner (I liked using a thin, liquid eyeliner brush to get a thinner line). They removed fairly well, but it was hard to get every last bit of glitter off the skin, though it was never painful or uncomfortable to remove them.

Browse all of our Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Tin Oxide, Silica, Carbomer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexylene Glycol. (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).

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Next to Notte

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Next to Notte

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7
Product

7
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4
Application

77%
Total

   
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