Glitter liners. I love them. Nowadays, though, I just don't wear the all out glitter-suspended-in-clear-or-coloured-base type of liner all that regularly - it takes a party or glamourous night out for me to break them out of my liner stash. A bit of subtle sparkle, though... I'll definitely go for that. These new Stila Sparkle waterproof eyeliners are just that - not absurdly, evening-wear glittery, but sparkly and shiny and eyecatching nonetheless.
They apply smoothly and with rich, opaque colour - no second coat required. The eyeliner brush is more firm foam than it is bendy brush, making it super easy to draw a quick line of colour atop the lashes. Which is exactly what I did.
As you can see, the finish is shiny and almost wet looking. It's also worth mentioning that these photos were taken after 15 hours of wear - and the line is still strikingly smooth and well defined. No flaking, no smearing, no budging at all. Very impressive.
In the context of my whole face, the liner gives a great shot of colour, and the glossy finish lifts and highlights the eye. My only complaint would be that this particular shade actually stained my lashline a little - after removal (with oil, of course), I was left with a slightly green tinged lashline. Nothing that couldn't be covered with shadow or primer the following day, but still, a stain's a stain. For the perfect wear and beautiful finish, though, I'll put up with a little staining.
Find it at Boots, both in-store (from July) and online, where it will cost you £14. What do you think? Gorgeous or gaudy? Could you bear a stain for impressive lasting power? Let us know in the comments!
Disclosure: PR sample