There was no shortage of shimmer on the catwalk this Season and drawing inspiration from the Runway, STILA has produced an amazing range of liquid eye shadows with their new Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Collection.

Heavy duty and dramatic, these shadows are a mix of pearl and glitter particles and are remarkably easy to apply. Tap on with a firm brush close to the lash line and it dries down smoothly. It’s staying power is impressive, I wore it all evening and the fallout was minimal. Wear on its own or over eyeshadow. Alternatively, it’s really pretty when used just as a highlighter to the inner corner of the eye.

What I particularly love about Magnificent Metals, is that belying their dense and opulent appearance, they’re still extremely lightweight and easy to wear.

Created in 8 luxurious shades with extravagant names (Bronzed Bell, Smoldering Satin, Diamond Dust, Gold Goddess, Kitten Karma, Molten Midnight, Rose Gold Retro & Smoky Storm). Not for anyone who shuns glitter or shimmer, but perfect for the Red Carpet, Glamourous Nights Out and Holidays.

Did Stila miss a trick in not launching this range a few months earlier to coincide with the Christmas & New Year Party Season 2016? I think so.

Saying that, as a Professional Makeup Artist, they will be definitely be “go to products” in my kit for this year’s Prom Makeovers, Festivals and Christmas 2017 and having opened to such great reviews, I can honestly envisage them becoming a permanent addition to the Stila  range.

Retailing at £23 online through with free delivery on all orders, Stila can even be purchased at selected Marks & Spencer stores in their Beauty Department.

My verdict? Worth every sparkly penny!

Christiane Dowling is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist for Weddings, Bridal, Proms, Photo Shoots, Makeup Lessons & all Special Occasions.

Based in Sandhurst , Christiane covers all of Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey including Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Finchampstead, Eversley, Shinfield, Reading, Burghfield, Wokingham, Binfield, Bracknell, Maiden’s Green, Warfield, Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Virginia Water, Egham, Wentworth, Chertsey, Eton, Windsor, Datchet, Chobham, Woking, Guildford, Godalming, Frensham, Hindhead, Farnham, Churt, Bentley, Bordon, Aldershot, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet & across London.

Christiane also works nationally & internationally.