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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sally Girl Eyeshadows

If you've ever been to a Sally Beauty Supply store, you'll know that in addition to the makeup brands they carry, they also have their own line called Sally Girl. The products are miniature compared to regular-sized products and cost about $1.30 CDN each (99 cents in the U.S.). If you have a Sally Beauty Club Card, they're a few cents cheaper with the discount.

The Sally Girl eyeshadows are quite good and for ~$1.30 each, you can try many colours without spending a lot of money.

These eyeshadows also connect to each other side-by-side which makes them easier to store and keep together (they don't connect top to bottom though as this would interfere with the opening of the lids).

I have accumulated 12 of them, 8 of which are newer and have a wavy designed pressed into them.

Three 'sets' of 4 Sally Girl Eyeshadows. They are connected horizontally, but not vertically. The top two sets have the new design pressed into them while the bottom set is what they originally looked like.

Eyeshadows when they are not connected.

This is what the back of the eyeshadows look like.

Champagne, Taupe, Golden Bronze, Bronze (without flash)

Champagne, Taupe, Golden Bronze, Bronze (with flash)

Snow, Cream, Olive, Midnight (without flash)

Snow, Cream, Olive, Midnight (with flash)

Golden Bronze, Brick, Onyx, Midnight (without flash)

Golden Bronze, Brick, Onyx, Midnight (with flash)
You may have noticed that I have two of the colour Golden Bronze and Midnight. One has the new design and the other has the original flat surface. I purchased two of the colours that I already have again so I could see if there was any difference in texture and/or pigmentation between the new version and the old.


New Midnight, Old Midnight (with flash)

New Midnight, Old Midnight (without flash)

At first glance, the new ones look a bit lighter in colour than the older ones, but this is because the wavy texture catches more light than the flat surface. After swatching both, I didn't notice any different in the colour or texture of the eyeshadow which leads me to believe that they didn't change the formulation of their eyeshadows. Comparison swatches of the new and old Midnight are at the end of this post.

Here are the swatches of all the colours:

Champagne, Taupe, Golden Bronze, Bronze (without flash)

Champagne, Taupe, Golden Bronze, Bronze (with flash)

Snow, Cream, Olive, Midnight (without flash)

Snow, Cream, Olive, Midnight (with flash)

Golden Bronze, Brick, Onyx, Midnight (without flash)

Golden Bronze, Brick, Onyx, Midnight (with flash)

New Golden Bronze, old Golden Bronze, new Midnight, old Midnight (without flash)

New Golden Bronze, old Golden Bronze, new Midnight, old Midnight (with flash)

As you can see from the two photos above, there is almost no difference in colour or texture between the original eyeshadows and the new ones that have the wavy design pressed into them.

The only problem I have with the new ones is that the design makes it a little difficult to pick up the colour with a brush or your finger. I imagine this problem would sort itself out once the design has smoothed away.

Overall, these eyeshadows are very soft and pigmented. I like that they connect to each other, but I wish they connected vertically as well.

Some colours (like Midnight) are a bit too soft or chalky, but better that than being hard and less pigmented.

Putting together several eyeshadows that are similar in colour would make great gifts. You could even put together a little gift basket of Sally Girl products (they make mini nail polishes, lip glosses, baked eyeshadows, etc).

I would definitely recommend these if you want to try out some new colours but don't want to spend a lot of money.

Summary
Product: Sally Girl Eyeshadows
Price: ~$1-1.30 (Sally Beauty Supply)
Grade: B+

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