Review: Holika Holika Eye Metal Glitter 01 Stella Dust

Holika Holika Eye Metal Glitters are often described as dupes for Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Eyeshadows and since the ones by Holika Holika are much cheaper, I really wanted to try one out. I actually bought it around this time last year and I use it only for special occasions, because I don't tend to wear glittery lids on the daily. 


It comes in a plastic transparent packaging with peach plastic cap. It has flat fluffy applicator that actually makes it easy to apply straight on the lid. It's also not too big, so you can apply it only one a certain part of the lid, if you wish so. 

In it is 3.5 grams of product and I bought it on Ebay for around 7.50€. The price is a bit higher in stores like Jolse for example. 


It's essentially a liquid eyeshadow, but the formula is quite creamy and not liquid. It has a really smooth glide on the lid, which must be due to the water-infused blend of glitter and pearl. 

It has slightly sheerer formula, but that doesn't mean it will look patchy. Glitter in it is even, but it's just not opaque and completely metallic in one swipe. You can layer it on to a packed glitter look, or apply it lightly by just tapping on some glitter particles. Finish is metallic and glittery all at once. It reflects shine so well and I find that you can't ever photograph it as well as it looks in person. 


I believe it's available in 9 shades. They all look pretty wearable champagnes, pinks coppers and silvers. Some have chunkier glitter than others. 

I choose shade 01 Stella Dust, because it looked like the most neural shade, not too orange nor too silver. It's copper silver glittery shade. The base has smaller copper shimmer in it, but the bigger glitter particles are silver which gives this shade that ultra reflective finish. 


It dries down fairly fast, you don't need to wait for it long before moving your lids. I find that it's not as budge proof as they say, unless you use a good eye primer underneath. With glitter primers especially this will stay in place for all day. 

Keep in mind that blending this too roughly may result in some glitter particles on your cheeks. It's best to tap it on with a synthetic flat brush or just apply it with fingers

Here I applied it all over my lid as a pop of glitter and it looked so sparkly and shiny in person.

And here I used it more toned down. I only dabbed some glitter particles in the inner part of the lid and inner corner to get that sparkly effect with a matte lid base. It works either way, but this one looks slightly subtle and less metallic. 

If you're looking for a good metallic glittery liquid eyeshadows, this is definitely the one to check out. Especially, if you don't want to spend a fortune on it. Festive season is fast approaching and I will be rocking it a lot. It applies smoothly, stays in place with a good primer and looks so reflective on the lids. Shade range is also not bad, a lot of basic versions, but at the end of the day, I am not looking for a blue glitter, because I know I won't use it with every eye makeup. I don't own any by Stila, but based on internet swatches, the concept is very similar. Stila ones just seem to have a more pigmented base and a bit smaller glitter. 

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