Gosh darn the product name is a mouthful! Anyway, I saw the tester of this stuff, poked at the product and knew I had to get one – it was a matter of WHICH one. I chose the lavender color, which is really more of a silver (somewhat disappointing). They have a pink gold that I might go back and get one of, as well as the shade Kitten which, as I understand, is one of Stila’s more popular shadow colors!
There is also a little metal mixing dish included. The procedure for working with this stuff is – add a drop of the mixing medium into your dish and then scoop some of the metallic foil gel (with the back of your brush if need be) and mush it all together until you get a better consistency. I tried to just use the raw product with my brush, but the bristles didn’t pick it up well at all! My finger will grab is well enough, but the issue is that my skin just doesn’t want to let the glitter go. When I tried it on at the store I had glitter on the back of my left palm for days, I swear.
PRO: genuinely metallic without getting that “I’m in highschool” look (you know what I mean), the mixing medium adds more flexibility – you can decide to “water down” the shine if you’d like, lots of colors! you can go wild
CON: pretty expensive for a shadow, and since it’s so metallic there’s not as much versatility, SUPER glittery, so even as a shadow it’s not something one could (or should) wear too regularly