These Boots Stay Perfect and Come in 22 Colors: The Boots $6 Eyeshadow Singles

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boots stay perfect shadow review

Here’s a question I wish I could answer: why are some days easier makeup days than others? Seriously, some mornings I wake up with agile fingers and a mind filled with makeup inspiration; on those days I can bang out a blended look with six different eyeshadows and barely bat an eye. Other days, however, even the simplest look using a single color will feel like a Sisyphean task.


Whether or not the universe is conspiring against me, I know one thing for sure: whenever I feel like I’m making a fist with five thumbs, these Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadows ($6 each) are going to come in handy.

I started wearing Khaki (a sheer greenish gold powder) last weekend, and now I can’t wait to see the other colors in this permanent collection of shadow singles. There are 22 to choose from, and unlike the uninspiring Boots Breeze trio I tried last week, Khaki looks and feels smooth on my lids (the powder doesn’t look like it’s sitting on top of my skin).

Gals who love natural eye looks might like its subtle shimmer (it’s not as bold as a high shine frost). The effect reminds me of the light outside in the summer at dusk.

boots stay perfect shadow review
Swatch of Boots Khaki on NC35 skin

boots stay perfect shadow review

boots stay perfect shadow review
Wearing Boots Khaki

For what it’s worth, you may want to pair Khaki with a primer. I didn’t when I wore it to dinner and a movie on Saturday, and by the time I got home it had all but disappeared. Starting with a layer of a sturdy eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Eden with it on Sunday extended wear time from about four to six hours (between touchups).

And I gotta say again — I sure do love the price (I found some of the colors at for $4.49!). Boots appears to have made an affordable line of eyeshadow singles that shouldn’t be missed. Available now at Target stores and online. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

If I had a werewolf boyfriend…

I’d want him to be like Alcide from True Blood, and not like Jacob from Twilight, because I think he’s cuter in wolf form.


Don’t you wish your werewolf boyfriend was hot like Alcide? Don’t you?

I didn’t think I’d be down with the red eyes, but somehow Alcide makes ’em work, Tim Gunn-style. πŸ™‚

What are ya doing tonight? I finally got around to working on my fitness (had to make up for lunch), and now I’m about to watch the season premiere of Mad Men, WOOT! Alcide’s a wolf, but Don Draper’s nothing but a dog.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Radhika says:

    For $6 this is just too good…the list of stuff my sister has to pick up for me just gets longer and longer πŸ™‚
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  2. Danielle says:

    I got the boots single eyeshadow in “truffle” like 3 weeks ago and I love it…it’s a little sheer but these are by far my fave boots product.

  3. Vanessa H says:

    Alcide is right up there with Mr. Northman on the True Blood hottie scale…and Mad Men is my second fave show…I need to catch the new episode and find out what Betty is going to do!

    The shadow is such a warm pretty color, it would work so well with the neutral colors I’ve been wearing in my clothes πŸ™‚
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  4. Karen B says:

    OMG I love Mad Men! I still have to see season 3 though as it doesn’t air here in Belgium and the box set of S3 has only just come out. Who’s your favourite MM lady?
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  5. Pinch says:

    Khaki looks wonderful on you =)
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  6. Mara says:

    Love Mad Men! Side note: I met Christina Hendricks’ (Joan) mom at a Halloween party last year. She’s a lovely lady. We kinda hit it off and was chatting most of the night. I told her Joan is my fave character on the show and how I almost showed up at the party dressed like her but ditched the idea because I couldn’t find an affordable 60’s-style wig at the last minute. She told me a little bit about Christina’s lovely wedding which happened just a few weeks before.

    As for Alcide, he is a cute wolf but I prefer his hot bi-ped self, thank you very much.

  7. kirsty says:

    That colour is lovely! I’m confused about how come it’s cheaper in the US compared to UK prices though?

    This happens with a few brands and I’ve always wondered why
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Kirsty,

      Hmm, I’m not sure why. I do know that Target, the store that carries Boots, is known here in the US as a budget store. Maybe they secured some sort of a deal to get products out for cheaper on the shelves.

  8. Marina says:

    I love such colours, beautiful shade!

    Looks like everything with vampires and werewolves will always be popular no matter how many similar movies/books there are already out there.

    How did you like the Mad Men? Who is your favourite character?
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  9. Kim says:

    That color is very nice on you – makes for a lovely natural look! I’m glad it worked out better than the trio with the funky applicator.

    I totally agree on Alcide over Jacob, esp since he’s more age-appropriate for me! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I learned my lesson with that trio… as soon as I finished taking these pics I totally ditched the applicator from this one too!

      Speaking of Jacob, I just realized that the Twilight wolves are also fuzz-free. What’s up with all these waxed werewolves?!?

      • Kim says:

        That’s true – there’s a definite lack of hair on all the characters! Poor Bill from TB was the only one I’ve seen with chest hair lately… which I’m not sure was helpful in his latest situation.

      • Karen says:

        Yeah, I wonder what’s up with that? I guess they didn’t wax back in the Civil War, but the Vikings preferred a smooth look?

  10. gio says:

    The color looks very nice and natural on you.
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  11. Lexi says:

    nekkid Alcide….

    I have a bad summer cold right now, and watching TB was the highlight of the otherwise snot-filled weekend. Then…out of nowhere…naked ALCIDE! I like to think that was special, just for me, to make me feel better πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lexi,

      Oh noes! I think I had that cold about a month ago. πŸ™ It took a long time for the snot to fully work its way out of my system. I hope you feel better soon.

  12. Nathania says:

    I’m beyond happy that Alcide has signed for the rest of the season! Love his character/body…. I’ve been meaning to watch Mad Men but I’ve never gotten around to it. I’m really looking for a good khaki color and I’m so glad you did a review of it!

  13. Nina says:

    Those are what I had … and I liked them. I think I gave them to my sister though because the colors I got were a bit too cool for my skin tone (she is way fairer than I am). Ive been eyeballing the Boots’ singles again at Target but havent gotten any. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I have to go back this week to buy some hangers and plan on conveniently popping by the makeup section. πŸ™‚

      Does your Target sell groceries? Ours recently added a fresh and frozen section to the packaged foods.

      • Nina says:

        Yep our Target has groceries – the one here by work has frozen + canned goods and bread, drinks, etc etc. The one by the house has all those + fresh fruit/produce.

        That makes it pretty convenient for me – I can buy lunch and prowl the beauty aisles, just like you plan to do when you go buy `em hangers.

        Oh speaking of hangers – I got a box (50 pcs in the box) of those non slip hangers @ Costco for 13 bucks, I think.

      • Karen says:

        OOOH GOOD TO KNOW! I need to go to Costco more often. It’s actually in the same complex as the Target, but I hate going down there because parking is always a zoo. I may have to buck it up and just go because that’s a great deal. The Target ones aren’t bad, but they’re not that cheap. Thanks!!

  14. ace says:

    i love neutrals! the best thing is that when i go back to the uk i can get this really easily!!
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  15. Melissa W. says:

    In general I like most Boots products. I loved their Original Formula Vanishing Day Cream but now it has disappeared from stores. I’ve never tried their eyeshadows though, thanks for the review! πŸ˜€
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  16. amy says:

    Am I imagining things or this colour looks a bit like MAC Woodwinked? I saw the new episode of True Blood last night and Alcide is HAWT HAWT HAWT. I agree that the werewolves are much cuter than the twilight wolves.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      It’s more green than gold. Do you remember Mink & Sable from the Starflash collection? It’s pretty much a dead ringer for that shade.

  17. I love the color on you! I definitely have my days when I just go for a natural look. For me though, I think I would have to use a base first to bring that color out on my complexion. But for $6, I’ll do it! πŸ™‚

  18. Trinidad says:

    Thanks! I needed a new natural eyecolor! 6 bucks! Me likey!
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  19. Trisha says:

    Definitely not as pigmented as I’d want, but for $6, you really can’t complain.
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  20. Tiffany says:

    Love your Alcide pic! LOL! I’m doing nothing tonight – just surfing around πŸ™‚

  21. em says:

    it’s so strange to read articles about boots No7 makeup where it’s considered cheap! i’s really expensive here in the uk. . that eyeshadow is like £7.50, which is like nearly 12 dollars or something lol. but like you say, for the low price, it’ nice for a pretty, easy to work with look. they’re got a really good eyeshadow brush which i swear is almost a cheap dupe for my mac 217 πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Really? What’s the brush called? I wonder if I can track it down here…

      • em says:

        it’s the eyeshadow blend and contour brush.. of course, the mac 217 is better, but i think the no7 brush is pretty similar. i left my make up brushes behind at home once when i went to visit the family (gah!) and bought the brush as there was a deal on, was pretty impressed-it saved the day as i am useless w/o my eye brushes lol.

  22. as a uk expat I love seeing Boots get some love. I know what you mean about 5 fingered clutziness. Right now I feel with the hot weather all I want to wear is sheer single color washes on my eyes – blending anything out or putting together colors seems to much work! Mad Men heaven – JOAN!!! Her skin, her coloring, her pizazz. swoooooooon. πŸ™‚
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  23. Vonvon says:

    These are really good deal for a drugstore eyeshadow. And I love Boots. Khaki looks like a very safe and wearable shade for day to day look.
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