Every once in awhile a company will release a product that is just so different from other things that are available, that it can’t help capturing your interest. That’s exactly what Stila just accomplished for me, so I was very intrigued to test out Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium*.
Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium is described as a “gunmetal grey sheen”. It’s a metallic eyeshadow that has a unique formula that is not quite cream– it’s actually a metallic pigment suspended in a base. It also comes with a little metal tray and a really tiny bottle of primer. The idea is to mix the shadow with the primer to get a dramatic eye look that lasts all day. However, the tiny bottle that the primer comes in has very little liquid in it– I’ve seen it described as half full, but mine definitely wasn’t even that– so I started off pretty skeptical of how well this product would work. Even if the primer did work, it was hardly going to last me until I finished the shadow…
As soon as I went to use Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium I discovered something very interesting though. I like the way that it works without the primer WAY better. In the swatches below, the swatch on the right is just the shadow by itself, while the one on the left is the shadow when combined with primer. With primer, there was significantly less of the metallic element. I think you get the most dramatic look with Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium when you use it on its own compared to with the primer. So to me, it didn’t even matter how little primer there was, because I will not be using it again.
In addition to not being as Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium also creased right away when the primer was used. The photo below has the primer on the right and was taken about five minutes after I applied it. I also find the primer incredibly sticky, so that I couldn’t even test the wear of the shadow with the primer for very long because my eye felt uncomfortable. Although there is fall out when you apply the shadow (I found I had the best application patting it on using my finger), I do find it sticks to the lid very well and it still looked pretty really great hours later.
I think what Stila has done with the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Titanium is really cool, but the price tag is $42 CAN for a single eyeshadow (and primer), which is so expensive. I didn’t like the primer at all, so I wish Stila had saved a few dollars by selling it without. The look that you get using this shadow is amazing, and for anyone that does makeup for photoshoots I think it would be great to add a few of these to their collection as it really gives a liquid, metal foil finish.
Have you tested out any of the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows? Let me know what you think of Titanium. Some of the other shades such as Kitten and Metallic Laurel also look really pretty!