Stila Dupes: Where to Switch and Save

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See what our awesome Makeup Mavens have to say about these Stila dupes.

Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadow in Rose Gold vs. Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Rose Gold

Similarity Score: 89%

We think these products are incredibly similar! Both provide a very high shine look on your eyes, they come in very similar packaging and have the same type of applicator, and both lasted the whole day. The Stila shadow may appear to give more of a shine at first, but on the eye, it is barely noticeable that the Stila shadow simply has larger pieces of glitter than the Pixi. However, this also led to much more fallout all over our reviewer's face throughout the day from the Stila shadow. Go with the cheaper alternative here! Buy our pick

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Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner vs. Sephora Collection Stylographic Micro Thin Fine Line Eyeliner

Similarity Score: 86%

Initially, the Stila was more pigmented black when applied on the back of the tester's hand compared to the Sephora. However, upon application to eyelid, there was no discernible difference. Both stayed on all day and looked identical. There was no smear of either after 12hrs. After polling 3 other girls they could not tell the difference between the two eyelids. Ease of application was the same and was able to draw a thin, precise line on the eyelid and the application tip was very similar. Both are waterproof. Switch to save! Buy our pick

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Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick vs. Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Liquid Cat Suit

Similarity Score: 79%

According to Cruelty Free Kitty: Stila is certified Cruelty-Free while W&W is not. Makeup Maven, Kimberly, says: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in 'Bacca' and Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in 'Berry Recongize' are very similar products. Stila has an extremely sweet, pleasant smell, but wear time was very similar compared to Wet N Wild's. In terms of consistency, Stila has a much thinner formula than Wet N Wild, so I found application to be a bit more challenging. However, if you are experienced with thinner liquid lipstick you won't be phased by Stila's formula. I prefer Wet N Wild because of the extensive colors to choose from and the thicker formula. You can also purchase four Wet N Wild lipsticks for the price of one Stila lipstick! I would choose Wet N Wild any day! Buy our pick

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten vs. Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Butterfly Beach

Similarity Score: 79%

Makeup Maven, Kristin, says: These are both products with a unique texture, especially for highlighters, closer to a mousse, with a 'bouncy' texture. They are very close in shade and are easy to apply with your finger or a stippling brush. The Colourpop goes on the skin a bit heavier, and it has a darker base to the product, so starting light and building up is the way to go. The Stila highlighter basically just provides a lovely, almost wet-looking sheen to the skin that is very flattering. If you are just looking to try this type of mousse product, starting with the Colourpop may be the better idea, but the Stila is overall a nicer product. Buy our pick

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Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold vs. Milani Metallic Lights Liquid Eyeshadow

Similarity Score: 75%

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, both of these brands are cruelty-free*Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Stila is $24 for 4.5 ml & Milani is $10.99 for 5 ml. Both products have similar flat doe foot applicators. Both products go on the eye well, dry down quickly & last all day without any creasing. I didn't need any type of glitter glue before application. Both products blend out beautifully on the eye and are very pigmented formulas. Stila has a little bit more chunky glitter compared to Milani but regardless Milani definitely holds it's own compared to Stila. If you're a big fan of Stila definitely try Milani's liquid eyeshadows. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Buy our pick

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Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma vs. CopyCat Beauty Glitter Eyeshadow

Similarity Score: 71%

Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Stila is $24 & CopyCat Beauty is $4.99. Both have similar packaging, similar applicators & are extremely similar in color. Both are silver, copper & champagne in color. Stila is easier to blend out on the eye and has more fine glitter in it. CopyCat Beauty is very chunky and I felt as though it looked like children's makeup on the eye. Both dried down well and lasted throughout the day. I choose Stila over CopyCat Beauty because I personally did not like the chunkiness of CopyCat Beauty. If you are fine with chunky glitter the $4.99 dupe may be a good alternative for you. Buy our pick

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