Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

I'm one of those people that doesn't really get why Holiday makeup sets come out in September; because, I can't talk about them until November and December! I absolutely love Christmas; but, I'm also a pretty die hard Halloween fan so I just have to wait until the day after Halloween to talk Christmas anything - even makeup! 

But, then we run in to a problem with so Holiday sets - if they are super limited edition, then by the time I talk about them in November, they may be harder to find! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set ~ $33.00 CAN. Add starry-eyed sparkle this holiday season with this trio of long-wearing, lustrous eye shadows. The perfect mix of pearl and glitter adorns eyes with incredible sequin-like shine. Includes three deluxe sizes of our favorite dazzling shades.

I think this is one of those Christmas sets that was not in stock very long - I randomly came across it in stock on Sephora (I had a email reminder set and did not get the in stock email!) so I scooped it up right away! I don't think it was in stock very long, because I haven't seen it back!

I am sometimes hesitant to talk about these sets if I know they are out of stock online; but, they very well could be in stock at your local Sephora, Shoppers, etc! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

I was happy to pick this up; because, this set is so gorgeous! It contains 3 mini size Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows - described as " A brilliant and long-wearing, liquid glitter eyeshadow". 

I have been tempted to pick up on of these Glitter Liquid eye shadows when they were released earlier this year -  I thought they looked stunning; but, to me they were a little on the pricy side, and honestly I haven't had the best luck with liquid shadow formulas in the past. Each shadow full size is $31.00 a piece (for 4.5 ml) and this set includes 3 minis (a 2.25 ml) for a value of $46.50. This way, I also got to try out 3 different shades instead of just 1 for a similar price! 

I'm really a total sucker for any value sets or mini size - really, with all the makeup I accumulate, when am I going to finish a full sized product?! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

The 3 Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadows included in this set are:
Diamond Dust sheer silver and multi-color glitter
Kitten Karma champagne, silver and copper glitter
Smoky Storm light pewter and silver glitter

All of these are super pretty; but, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm really stood out to me - I initally used them both first right away and loved them! They are just such a nice way to add a quick pop to any eye look! Actually both shadows even made my Monthly Favorites last month! 

I'm not sure what took me so long to reach for Diamond Dust (I had already used the other 2 shades a couple of times each by then!) - I think I generally reach for pinks and bronzy shades over silver; but, when I finally tried it out, it is so gorgeous too! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

This is all 3 on my lids! Diamond Dust is much more than just silver glitter - it has a truly multicolour finish and I love it paired with a really simple smoky eye! Kitten Karma to me had a little less chunks of glitter and the Champagne and Copper really came through - I think this is my favorite of the 3! And, Smoky Storm actually applies a little lighter in colour than I was expecting; but, it's really pretty! Pretty much my go-to lid shade with glitter in it! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

Overall, I really love the Stila Glitter & Glow Eye Shadows! They are stunning colors and apply really bold to the eye as well. They have an easy applicator that makes dabbing them on the lids really easy (I did follow up with a small brush just to finish the shape I was looking for). I loved the impact the shadows had and they stayed bold for hours! 

These dried down quickly so the lids didn't stay wet and they did harden, crack or dry out the lids at all which is amazing! There was also no fallout in the application either. All in all, this formula is amazing - and, I would easily pick up other shadows full size now that I know how good the formula is! So happy with these! 

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm ~ Swatches and Thoughts

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  1. The shades are so pretty ! Kitten karma is my favorite !

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  2. Aren't these just unreal? I love Diamond Dust so much! The colours in this set are such a winner too - what a great selection.
    And I agree - the singles by themselves are SO expensive. I've got a few of them and my god it's like a kick in the gut every time I buy one!

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    1. I was not expecting to love Diamond Dust as much as I do! Its freaking gorgeous!

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