A fab festive look that will put a twinkle in your eye
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Windows full of twinkling lights and rosy cheeks aglow.
And I have the perfect look to sprinkle a little festive magic on your party look and put a twinkle in your eye for your Christmas bash.
I always love discovering new products that not only look gorgeous but, more importantly, perform as well as you hope – especially when they have lasting power.
I’ve always loved Stila products so when I stumbled across one of their counters in the M&S at Braehead, my eyes were immediately drawn to their stunning collection of liquid shadows.
Over the years I have seen a million glitter shadows but have always felt let down when I’ve tried them.
They are either too watery and not rich enough in pigment or they just don’t last the distance.
However, that’s not the case with these amazing Stila shadows and they’re the perfect addition for your festive look.
There is such a wide range of colours – nine in fact – that I struggled to pick a favourite.
There is a silver, rose gold, gold, bronze, pink and a black one ... which I LOVE!
They give such a solid colour, not a transparent version, so 10 out of 10 Stila.
The other great thing is that you can create a few different looks with them.
The black can be traced along the lash line for a super glitzy liquid liner effect, or as a sold black glittery shadow.
The other colours are more wearable if you don’t want to go quite as bold and dark.
You can either dot them on top of your eye shadow in the centre of the lid to add some sparkle, or attempt the “cut crease” look. It’s far easier than it looks.
Darken your crease with your choice of shadow. eg. you could opt for a dark plum tone.
Blend it out and darken the corners. There’s no need to be precise as the liquid shadow is going to do the job for you.
The idea here is to have a very sharp line separating the dark shadow from the sparkle. Not the usual soft blend.
Using the applicator in the bottle, trace into the crease of your eyes and lid with the liquid shadow to create that sharp line.
Rose gold looks beautiful with the plum tones in the crease and outer corners.
It’s so easy to apply so it will give a nice even finish. Use plenty for a super shiny finish.
Apply liquid or gel liner to the upper lash line and mascara and/or lashes to polish off the look.
I tried it for a night out and it didn’t fade or crease. It stayed super shiny all night and that’s just want you want if you want to truly sparkle this Christmas.