Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Rock Candy – Swatches and Review

On my shopping adventure the other weekend (that seemed to have a “fun liquid liner” theme) I also picked up one of Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners in Rock Candy. A fabulous copper, bronze, brown glittering shade. From the Stila Cosmetics website:
Introducing Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, color-rich, vibrant, easy-to-use waterproof eye liners infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that stays on all day and night. 

These amazing new pigment-rich liquid liners contain a special polymer that adheres the glitter and pigment to the eyes for all-day, waterproof wear. Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are packaged in a uniquely designed long handle, pen-like component for precision and ease. The thin sponge tip applicator also ensures perfect application every time. Key Benefits:

  • Perfect blend of pearls and intense pigment
  • Waterproof and long-wearing
  • Easy-to-use, long-handled pen-like component with soft sponge applicator

USAGE: Shake well before using. Sweep tapered sponge applicator along lash line. Use tip of pen to create a thin, clean line. For a thick, bold line, position pen at an angle and apply with slightly more pressure. Remove with an oil-based eye makeup remover.Size: 1.7 m


In my opinion these are quite a bit more glittery than a lot of the Make Up For Ever new waterproof liners. Other differences between the two brands are that I find the applicator tip of the Stila liner to be softer and more flexible (which may be a pro or con depending on your preference). The Stila takes also a little longer time to set allowing for more blending if you like to soften the hard lines of your liner application. Wear time was excellent as I happened to be having a horrible day with my left eye watering like crazy all day. My eye shadow turned into a hot mess but at the end of the day my liner still looked almost perfect. In the end I’m wondering if this might be a bit too glittery for me. I’m not in my twenties anymore and my eyelids are far from a perfect canvas so I found this to accentuate my flaws a little too much. If this is not an issue for you then this liner is GORGEOUS and truly is waterproof.  A great way to add a little fun to your look without being over the top. 

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Rock Candy

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Rock Candy