Hi My Angels
Hope you all are having a fabulous week. I am absolutely drained this week to be very honest with you girls. I feel like this week just took the most out of me. I recently started on a path to get myself back on track in terms of my of health. I don’t mean just physically but also mentally. There were some hurdles that I feel held me back from being a more confident person and I am on that journey to overcome them. But that will be for a future blog post.
Now the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter eyeshadows were all the rave when they first came out, however we had to wait almost a year for these to hit South Africa, which isn’t anything new, but once I saw them on shelves I snatched them faster than you can say glitter.
Now essentially what these are are liquid eyeshadows with chunky pieces of glitter in them, if you prefer more of a subtle glitter look then these are not for you. I don’t tend to use glitters often but this year I happen to have quite a few weddings in the family and if there is one thing about an indian weddings is that everyone goes all out.
So I picked up four shades of these glitters but I do believe that are seven available in total. I have the shades:
Diamond Dust which is a beautiful silver glitter shadow with flecks of multi coloured micro glitter.
Rose gold retro this is a pinkish peach colour with silver and gold glitter.
Smokey Storm is a very smokey, taupey gold shade which I think is a more subtle
Kitten Karma this is a gorgeous pink shade with silver glitter that reflects almost rose gold.
In terms of application, these are definitely for avid makeup users and not for beginners because it takes a lot of precision to work with them otherwise it bares the risk of your makeup look like you fell in a tub of glitter. So I have a few tips for you lovelies.
Firstly if you know that you will be using this product then start your eye makeup first before you do your foundation because it does have a lot of fallout. My second tip is I have hooded eyes so using this with the applicator is a disaster. I prefer to use this with a small flat packing brush so I would scrape some off the applicator on a pallet and use the brush to pack it on my lid. I also advise with hooded eyes is that you should apply this on to one eye at a time and close your eye for a few minutes to allow the product to dry otherwise the product transfers to the top lid and it gets messy from there. My last tip with this product and it is probably the most important tip is that you should always use a glitter glue underneath the glitter because the glitter can tend to crumble and go everywhere.
Now all that being said, I really love the look of these eyeshadows. They amp up any makeup look and look amazing with indian outfits or if you are going for an event. They layer beautifully over other cream and powder eyeshadows as well. These are however a little on the expensive side but are worth it. I found these in Woolworths and Foshini but they can also be found online at Takealot and retail for R325.
So until the next one my loves