RealHer Eyeshadow Palette Review

Eyeshadow palettes have always been one of my favorite makeup items. I love creating new eyeshadow looks and playing with so many different shade options, color tones, and styles. Eyeshadow is also one of the very few things that won’t break me out, which is always a bonus! Every time I get a new eyeshadow palette, I’m looking for quite a few things in order to consider it a good buy. Some of those things include quality of the packaging and the shadows, texture, pigmentation, blendability, shade and finish options, and how well they wear. With as many options that are on the market now, we’ve come to expect a lot. RealHer products have impressed me, for the most part, so I was very interested to see what the Be Your Own Kind Of Beauty palette had to offer.
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I received this palette in my June Boxycharm and although I don’t believe RealHer products are sold in any stores, you can purchase it on their website for $28. It does come with nine eyeshadows and a good size mirror, so even though it’s not technically the most affordable palette I definitely don’t think it’s overpriced. I don’t mind that it doesn’t come with an applicator because I usually just toss those anyway. I do mind how bulky the packaging is, though. Before I ever even opened the palette, I was expecting much more just based on the size of the sides. The shadow pans aren’t that big, so all the extra packaging is really just unnecessary. That makes it harder to store and would definitely make it more difficult to travel with.
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I love the color selection they chose to include in this palette. Looking at them all together in the swatch picture below, they compliment each other so well and no two shades are exactly alike. One of the things I really don’t like is that most of them are shimmers, which I mentioned in my last tutorial featuring this palette. Only two of the shades are matte and I need more mattes to work with than that, especially when placing them in the crease. Thankfully all of the shades are named and the colors from left to right are Fine, Fabulous, Fun, Strong, Proud, Courageous, Smart, Creative, and Unique.

Strong and Smart are the only two matte shades and those are definitely my favorite as far as quality and pigmentation are concerned. Courageous and Unique have the most buttery consistency out of the shimmer shades. Proud and Creative are just okay. They definitely aren’t horrible and are probably the two shades I use the most out of the shimmers because I love those colors together. The top row with all the bright shades is by far the most disappointing. They are full of chunky glitter that’s not very smooth to the touch and they provide almost zero pigmentation. Those were the shades I was looking forward to the most, but they just didn’t offer anything.
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There are many things that I like about this palette, so it’s not a completely horrible product by any means. I just think they had a bit of perfecting to do before they should have released it and it would have been much better. Because of those issues, I don’t think it’s worth the $28 price tag. Even if shimmer shades aren’t an issue for you, there’s still three out of the nine shades that you can’t use at all which really changes the value of it. If the packaging were smaller, the top row actually had some color, and there were more matte options then I would say this is one of my new favorite palettes. But unfortunately that’s not the case.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments section below. Did you receive this palette in June’s Boxycharm? What are your thoughts on the RealHer brand?

~Mani Monday~
After last week’s shimmer, I desperately wanted to go back to the cream finishes. I also wanted something a bit brighter and different. I decided to go with one of my favorite color combinations, especially for Summer. I chose Julie G’s polish in the shade Bikini, which is the bright orange shade. It’s a lot more neon in person than what it showed up looking like on camera. The mint green is Pistache from Ella + Mila. That one’s really pretty, but the formula can be a little streaky during application. Neither of these last very long on my nails though, so I have a feeling I’ll have to touch up sometime during the week.
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What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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