Friday, August 26, 2011

Swatches: Sally Beauty's Sally Girl Baked Eyeshadows

I can't believe I haven't posted pictures of these yet!  I'm so behind (or else my stash is getting THAT big that I behind as a result of it...that's probably more the truth!).  Sally Beauty's own line is called Sally Girl.  This line consists of lip gloss, eye shadows, liners, nail polish...and a majority of it falls at $0.99 a piece!  Well, I can't turn down a $0.99 price tag, so I picked up three of the baked eyeshadows to play around with.

First of all - look at how cute and tiny these are.  They really are a great size - they are easy to travel with, you aren't stuck with a ton of product that you won't ever use up, and at the price, it gives you the flexibility to try out other colors or products without your wallet yelling at you...

First up - Gold.  Gold is a pale gold.  It's a silver gold.  It's very, very metallic and has tiny silver shimmer swirled throughout.  Because this is such a metallic shadow, you can't see the swirls of silver below, but take my word for it, they are there.

Next up - Dark Aqua.  This is a true turquoise, in my opinion.  Although it is difficult to see in the product shot below, there is a bit of a golden undertone to this shade.  I'd say it's more of the shimmer than anything else, but this isn't a real cool turquoise or aqua, but instead is a warmer shade. 

Last up - Dark Purple.  This is a warmer eggplant purple with swirls of a purple/blue throughout.  The shimmer reflects back more of a silver/pewter shade.  This is a beautiful color and really reminds me of royalty

Swatches below are on bare skin - no primer.  Really, that's not to shabby for a $0.99 product is it?  The least pigmented of the bunch is the Aqua.  The purple and gold are very pigmented.  The product is nice and smooth.  It's not exactly creamy, but it's also not dry.  I am not concerned about the shadow crumbling in the container, but at the same time, the shadows are easy to blend and work with.  You can see the blue shades reflecting through on the purple in the swatch pictures below. 

I have to say, I'm impressed.  A $0.99 eyeshadow that has a broad color selection, is frosty, and nicely pigmented?  That packs quite a punch, doesn't it?

Have you tried these shadows before?  What about any of the other Sally Girl products?  Thoughts:?