Beauty on a Budget: Real Colors Regal Eyes Embellished Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos
Being Human fans I have some crispy nuggets of info from Toby today!
P.S. So pissed at him for killing Mitchell WTF dude!
He’s already been quite the busy boy and episode 7 from series 4 is in the can. He shares info about alot of new faces appearing in series 4, one old face, a shocking death (OMG! No more! I’m still in mourning for my Mitchell), a new villain (le sigh can anyone possibly top Herrick?), a sort of new supernatural element/ghost, a new writer, and a journey to somewhere that the series has never gone before (oh Bristol to Cardiff was SUCH an adventure yay! Heavy sarcasm!)
Ok, go on my son! Squeal! I’m excited. Personally I do think it’s like re-eventing the wheel without Mitchell but I’m game for new shiz!
By the way, have you watched Becoming Human? It rocks! It’s a series of 8 webisodes that features Craig Roberts, you know, that snarky little bugger of a new born Adam from last season!
Anyway, sorry, total babble fest there!
How about a little beauty budget eyeshadow to lighten the load of Being Human insanity?
Real Colors Regal Eyes Embellished Eyeshadow popped into my world recently and I gotta say, Imma like cheap as chips Sally Beauty Eyeshadow!
A budget eyeshadow with a kick!
One of my friends recently had a fun get together and created some cute little beauty goodie bags to go home with. One of the items in my bag happened to be a really cute Real Colors Regal Eyes Embellished Eyeshadow. I called her up the next day to question her about it and she said it was purchased at Sally Beauty for $6.99! I immediately though, oh wow, gotta share this with my girls on Musings. I believe it’s one of Sally Beauty’s house brands which can be purchased in store or online however it’s $7 and change if you don’t have a Sally Beauty Membership (believe the membership is all kinds of dirty cheap if you want to indulge). Either way the shadow is pretty cheap.
These come in an array of colors so I promptly had to hunt and peck through everyone’s goodie bag that was at the party to see the other colors that were available. I was quite delighted as they only have six shades available but the ones they do have are very pretty…think teal, green, etc….
The shade I got is called Bluff and it’s a golden brown with an overspray of gold shimmer. Sadly, the overspray is just that and doesn’t run straight through the product. The shadow itself is a very pretty affair for something so inexpensive. It’s a larger square compact and features a beautiful quilted floral pressed design. Visually it’s very pretty. The size is astounding as you’re looking at whooping 5 grams of shadow here nearly 5 times the size of a MAC Eyeshadow!
The actually formula is pretty darn delightful as well. It’s one of the silkiest shadows I’ve had the pleasure of using. The formula is smooth, silky, and finely milled with sheer to medium pigmentation that builds well. The brown is a ickle to light as I prefer a deeper, richer shade for my eyes but a put a nice cream base under it or smudge out some liner along your upper lash line and it’ll really pop. It glides on beautifully and blends out quite nicely!
As a cheaper shade of shadow, I’d say these are worth the haul particularly if you’re on a budget!
I wouldn’t try to combine shades here as the formula is a bit too thin so you won’t get very good contrast but worn along or over a cream shadow the product works beautifully.
- Beauty budget’ers!
- Those looking for an inexpensive shadow that works well alone or on top of a cream shadow.
- Those who prefer silky, finely milled eyeshadow formulas.
- Those who like visually pretty shadows (nothing wrong with craving the pretty eh?).
- Makeup newbies (if you’re new to makeup and you haven’t quite mastered using two or three shadows on your eyes these work beautifully as an all over color wash).
- Those who fancy elaborate eye looks (the formula is an ickle to thin and won’t contrast well with other shades).
- Those who aren’t keen on shadows that don’t sport major color pay off (these build well but the pop of pigment isn’t really there).
Overall, Real Colors Regal Eyes Embellished Eyeshadow is actually a rather lovely little shadow. Granted, this isn’t MAC but if you’re a minimal makeup user, a newer user, or just on a budget this little shadow will fill your sweet tooth for beauty quite well. The formula is quite nice and it’s ideal for a quick wash of color on my lids with minimal effort on my part plus it looks damn pretty too! Proper prepping and priming is nesscary as the shadow does tend to fade without a good primer underneath but hey at this size and price who’s complaining?
On a budget?
Grab some of these!
Available at www.sallybeauty.com
Disclaimer: This was a gift.