The Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows were literally my favourite beauty product of 2017. They were a complete game changer. The high-impact, no mess formula makes applying glitter effortless. When I saw that Colourpop was releasing a potential dupe I was obviously excited to test them out, especially since the original Stila version contains 0.15oz for $24 whereas the Supernova collection contains 0.17oz for only $7. There are currently 13 shades available with three holographic shades just launched as part of their Valentine’s Day collection.
I don’t know how I managed it, but I was disappointed to find that I had ordered two shades that were remarkably similar in the tube but, thankfully, there are subtle differences when applied. The Supernova Shadows are very similar to the Magnificent Metals range. They are liquid eyeshadows with a metallic base that are packed with glitter. They can be used as a base, on their own or a topper. The formula dries down and is incredibly long-wearing. Running on Orbits (top swatch in the photo below) is a warm taupe with blue glitter and Walk of Fame is more of a truer gold with silver glitter.
The formula of the Supernova Shadows is not as thick and opaque as the Magnificent Metals and requires two coats to give an even finish. The first coat is a little streaky but the second is breathtaking. They are absolutely packed with glitter. They are just as lightweight and glide on just as smoothly. The wand isn’t as thick, which I actually prefer. It allows for a more accurate application, although I often use my fingers to pat them onto the centre of my lid. Below is another set of swatches that highlight their intense shimmer and how they transform when the light hits them. I’ve also included two of my Stila Magnificent Metals for comparison.
Above from Top to Bottom: ColourPop ‘Running on Orbits’, ColourPop ‘Walk of Fame’, Stila ‘Rose Gold Retro’ & Stila ‘Bronzed Bell’.
The Supernova Shadows last just as long as my Stila ones, they don’t crumble or crease throughout the day and there was no noticeable fallout. As I said, the only noticeable difference is the thickness of the formula so the Supernovas take a little longer to apply, as you have to wait for the first coat to dry down so another can be applied. Considering these retail for less than a 1/3 of the Magnificent Metals I’d say they are a brilliant dupe and I’m excited to add more shades to my collection.
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The ColourPop Supernova Shadows retail for $7 each and are available here.2