During the Makeup Wars $20 Face Challenge I was on the hunt for incredibly inexpensive makeup. I remembered that my local Sally Beauty Supply had a wide range of cosmetics for sale so I decided to check them out. Boy am I glad I did. Not only did Sally Beauty Supply have a range of cosmetics for sale, they had their own house brand of cosmetics called Sally Girl which was incredibly inexpensive. We're talking LESS than a dollar per item!
I happened upon the Sally Girl Shimmer Stripes and instantly knew I had found a hit! I picked up a small compact in the Shimmer Stripes collection called OMG. (rolls eyes. Really? Are we still using "text speak" as names of products in 2012?) I purchased OMG as an eyeshadow palette for my $20 face look, but what I didn't know is that this is really supposed to be used as a bronzer! Really? Dark TAUPE as a bronzer. Then I thought about it. I bet when combined this would make a pretty interesting golden and FROSTY bronzer for those with very dark skin and those with olive skin. So I guess Sally Girl has it spot on. However, I am reviewing this as an eyeshadow. I am not "using as directed" so please consult the ingredients at the end of this post if you have sensitive eyes and use at your own risk.
OK. First of all, you all know I was attracted to his item because of the Taupe. Let's face it. I have a bit of a problem with taupe shadow. I have worn a taupe shadow almost every day of my makeup wearing life. Taupe is a warm blanket I can wrap myself in and feel secure. Taupe is a comfortable pair of jeans that I can throw on and know I look awesome. Taupe is ...well...perfect for me. So it would stand to reason that if I'm doing a $20 face challenge and I don't have a lot of money to spend on eyeshadow I would pick something with multiple tones of taupe to get the most out of my look.
Sally Girl Shimmer Stripes in OMG has four different colors. Golden Taupe, Golden Beige, Dark Taupe and Champagne. All incredibly high in the frost quotient and shimmery. The colors, when combined, create a beautiful golden frost. On my neutral and very fair skin, this would look like dirt on my cheeks, but applied to my lids...well it's pure taupe-y bliss!
I applied the bottom stripe to the outside bottom part of my lid. I then applied the 2nd to the bottom stripe to the inner part of my lid and slightly above the crease. I took the Dark Taupe stripe and applied it in the crease and as a liner under my eyes. Then I added in the Champagne shimmer as a highlighter and blended.
As you can see, in the pictures below, I overblended and it all turned into one color by the time I was finished. Obviously this powder blends quickly and easily and almost too easily. Application must be exact if you want any sort of definition in your eyes. I have not experimented using the shadows with a damp brush, but I think that wouldn't work too well anyway. As far as wear time goes I used these over my LORAC Primer and I got a full days wear out of this with minimal fading and no creasing. Not bad from a 79 cent bronzer!
This item retails for $0.79! Seventy Nine Cents! When I ask my usual "Do you NEED this" question at the end of each post I base my answer on a few things: Quality. Packaging. Price.
As far as the Sally Girl Shimmer Stripes in OMG goes:
Quality: Decent. Not the best because it blends into oblivion, but awesome considering it's supposed to be a bronzer
Packaging: Cheap and flimsy. The cheap plastic lid will break off quickly if carried around in a makeup bag or purse. No mirror for application on the go.
Price: Amazingly inexpensive. At less than a dollar per shimmer stripes set you really can't go wrong.
So Do You NEED this? Maybe. I mean for $0.79 how can I say no? There are better shimmer stripe type palettes out on the market with better packaging, however if you just MUST purchase something taupe and frosty, then this is the item for you!
Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492, Titanium Dioxide
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