Glitter Made Easy: Party Make-up In One Minute, From Stila

STILA is back with a bang for spring. See our picks from the NEW COLLECTION


We had a desk-side visit from Sascha Jackson, lead pro-artist for Stila, a brand we’ve loved since it first launched back in the early 1990s. Stila has been off our radar for a bit but is back with a bang for spring with these amazing Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows (above).

This is party make-up for when you’re short of time – glitter can be off-puttingly messy and fiddly to use, but with this water-based formula you don’t need to be a pro at all or take hours over it – you just glide them on to eyelids. The shades of silver, rose-gold and bronze are just fun to wear and I’m amazed how well they stay put, rather than smudging random sparkly bits around your face.

Next month, look out for Colour Balm Lipsticks (below, €21.50) launching in ten shades. These mint-scented hydrating lip colours pack in plenty of pigment for a soft and natural summer look, and are certainly as good as several more pricey formulas we’ve tried. Our pick is Misty, a creamy rose. Talk to Sue at the counter in Harvey Nichols; she’s a fountain of knowledge about this quietly trusty beauty collection.


At Harvey Nichols, Dundrum and pharmacies including Sam McCauleys in Carlow.

Sarah Halliwell.

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