Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Review and Swatches

April 25, 2011

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 stilacosmetics.com, ULTA, select Macy’s and Sephora for $22.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jani April 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for the swatches Phyllis 🙂 I really like the brown!

    • Reply Phyllis April 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      No prob! Glad you liked the swatches =)

  • Reply Katie D April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Have you seen the other colors? I’m interested in the turquoise.

    • Reply Phyllis April 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      No but I’ll post swatches of them once they are available.

    • Reply Phyllis May 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Just updated the post with swatches of all the colors. Bora Bora is GORGEOUS!

  • Reply Jessica Leong ★ (@IMOUSTACHEYOU_) July 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

    ILOVETHEROCKCANDY!

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