I have a confession to make; I’ve never tried gel eye liners. Is that bad? I’ve always worked with liquid liners and they’ve worked so well for me that I never felt the need to try gel liners. The idea of taking a brush and sticking in a pot of liner and then applying on my lash line seemed like too much hard work! However I have always been intrigued about it.
When I came across the Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Liner in Metallic Black Gold*, £24, I didn’t think it was workable. I thought the gold particles would interfere and you couldn’t possibly get this to work. How wrong I was! I used the Crown Brush C216 Stiff Brow Brush*, £2.49 to apply this eye liner. I carefully dipped only the tip of the brush in the pot and picked up some product and applied as close to the lash line as possible. Be aware not to get any glitter particles into your eye! As a liner I found that the bigger gold particles wasn’t being picked up by the brushes however there were fine gold shimmers running through the liner that shone through. I applied the remaining liner to the outer half of my bottom lashes to finish off.
I found the Metals eye liner to be best as an eye shadow as you could really see the metallic black gold colour and it created the most beautiful dark, festive smoky eye ever! This time, I almost ‘scooped’ the liner up with the brow brush and firmly lay it on my eye lid up to the crease. Then I went in with my MAC 217 and a tiny bit of a matte black eye shadow and blended like no tomorrow! I blended whatever was left on the brush on my lower lash line too. I created a little flick as well using the brow brush just to add a little drama. There you go! My festive Metallic Black Gold smoky eye using one product only!
You do get a little fallout from the glitter when blending, but you can brush that you with a fluffy powder brush, or hold a tissue over your cheeks as you blend. The Stila Metals Eye Liner sets really quickly and once set, it does not move or crease at all! I didn’t even use a primer and it was fine for 6/7 hours until I removed it! So if you’re going to be partying all night – this is not going anywhere! I also think this’d make an excellent present for an eye makeup lover! It could be a lovely little stocking filler too.
What do you think of the Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Liner? Would you try the looks out? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!