Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Review and Swatches

I FINALLY got my hands on the new Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners from the Sparkle and Glow Summer 2011 Collection! Read on to find out if they live up to my expectations.

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Packaged in a slim tube with a pointy sponge-tip applicator, the Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is an exact dupe of MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner. There are eight gorgeous colors available, including bright teal, blue, purple, green, olive, gray, brown and black. They all contain microglitter that is so fine it never scratches my skin.

Sequins is a very dark charcoal/soft black with silver glitter while Rock Candy is an antiqued goldish brown with gold glitter. Both colors are gorgeous and a great alternative to your regular black and brown.

Compared to the MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, the applicator is slightly softer. It goes on nicely without tugging the skin and you can easily create a line with thin to medium thickness.

The formula itself is slightly runny but applies quite evenly and dries right away. Pigmentation is good but seems to vary by color. With Sequins, all I need is one stroke to get the color I want but with Rock Candy, I do have to go over the line again to get a solid brown color.

The best part is it does live up to the claim of being ultra long-lasting. The liner stayed on all day without smearing, smudging or flaking yet came off easily with an oil-based remover like my favorite Botanics Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover.

Overall, Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is a very nice liquid eyeliner with great color selection and wearability.

Stila Sequins and Rock Candy

Stila Sequins and Rocky Candy swatches
Stila Sequins and Rocky Candy swatches
Rock Candy and Sequins

Stila Royal, Flash, Electric, Curacao, Bora Bora, Starry, Sequins and Rock Candy swatches
Royal, Flash, Electric, Curacao, Bora Bora, Starry, Sequins and Rock Candy

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Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is available at, ULTA, select Macy’s and Sephora for $22.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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