I spotted these new liquid eyeshadows in my local Primark in what looked like a Christmas collection of products including highlighters and palettes etc. The packaging overall reminded me of the new Revolution Jewel Collection, but the PS…Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows look like a fairly obvious dupe of the Stila Magnificent Metals.
The obvious difference between Primark and Stila is the price. Over £20 less than the Stila originals, these eyeshadows retail for £3 each.
The packaging is very similar to Stila in appearance. I don’t personally mind that because I think they need a way of telling customers its intended dupe, but I understand why some people take issue to copying. As can be expected really for the price, the packaging does feel very cheap.
There were three shades available in my Primark- Silver, Gold and Pink.
I find that the applicator on these doesn’t really disperse enough product and I have to dip back in. When built up, the colours are pretty but they are quite tricky to work with compared to the one-swipe ease of colour you get from the Stila ones.
Worn alone, these need work to get a fully opaque colour. They feel a lot more like eyeshadow toppers but they can make the eyeshadow underneath look patchy too so I’ve found the best way to wear them is over a cream base like the Maybelline Color Tattoos or Primark’s own cream shadows.
I haven’t got a specific amount of time these last on me but they did impress me in this area more than I thought they would. I tested them over different bases and found that a tacky base like a cream shadow or a tacky primer seemed to give the best results. Even with Stila, I usually end up with a glitter explosion all over my face so I was glad to see the glitter fallout on these was minimal.
Overall, these aren’t my favourite formula ever but I have no current plans to fork out on any more of the much pricier Stila Glitter & Glow for the time I actually use products like this so I’m happy to have these in my collection.