It's no secret that when Stila brings out a new collection, the beauty world stops and watches. From its Stay All Day foundation to its cult liquid eye shadows, Stila's new launches quickly find a permanent place in our makeup bags. But the brand's new fall collection (appropriately named Vivid and Vibrant) is different. But don't get us wrong—it definitely grabbed our attention but in a completely different way.
For the past few years, Stila's collections have been whimsical and flirty; full of dainty pinks and iridescent rose golds. Sure, we've adored them, but that's what comes to mind when we think of the brand. But the Vivid and Vibrant collection? Well, it's loud, impactful and all about the eyes. There are updated shades of Stila's iconic liquid eye shadows, but instead of rose gold tones, there are bedazzled jewel tones of sapphire, jade, amethyst and garnet.
Swatch of Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Vivid Sapphire (£23).
There are also vibrant eye shadow duos in similar gemstone shades. Of course, if you're a bit scared of colour, there's a more wearable smoky quartz (a glimmering espresso shade) and even a labradorite (a sparkling charcoal grey) option. However, it's the rich and vibrant sapphire and garnet we love most.
Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo in Sapphire (£18) and Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Vivid Sapphire (£23).
Set amongst the daring brights and dark jewel tones, we discovered another new product we hadn't come across before: Stila Heaven's Dew All Over Glimmer (£22). This product is a highlighter like no other. It's quite literally liquid shimmer in a small pot.
Stila Heaven's Dew All Over Glimmer (£22).
It's hard to really capture that shine IRL, but imagine the above picture with a KiraKira+ filter and you're almost there. The gel-like formula has a bouncy texture that (when swiped onto the skin) leaves a wet-looking, shiny appearance with thousands of tiny specs of glitter throughout. Sure, it's a pretty full-on highlighter for an all-over glow, but on your eyes? We're into that. Simply pat some on with your finger for an editorial-looking glossy, sparkly lid.
There's also pigment-packed liquid and gel liners in the collection. Oh, and don't forget the wine-coloured liquid lipsticks. But we won't lie—it's Stila's bedazzling offerings that we're most excited about. Layer them up, wear them alone and—dare we say it—prepare for the holidays because this collection is perfect for the party season ahead.