“Damn, that’s a lot of colour!” Pretty much sums up my first response.
This is the 2nd palette I’ve purchased from BH Cosmetics. The first palette I purchased was quite a few years ago, and to be truthful, I don’t remember what BH palette it was, but I do remember that my response was the same – a very excited, enthusiastic, “Damn, that’s a lot of colour!”
|Product:||120 Palette 6th Edition|
|Parent Company:||BH Cosmetics|
|Avg Cost:||US $17.99|
|Size:||120 x .75g/.0265 oz|
|Where To Buy:||BH Cosmetics|
|Ingredients:||Ingredients/Ingrédients / Made in PRC – Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Squalane, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Ultramarines (CI 77007)] WARNING: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes and keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.|
|Claim to Fame:||“Inspired by the variety of styles and trends, cultures and ethnicities that make up the city of angels, L.A.- BH Cosmetics is the brand for everyone. BH Cosmetics brings style and glam to the world at a price everyone can afford. With BH Cosmetics you can express your individuality with one bold, brilliant & beautiful color at a time.”
*taken from BH Cosmetics website
So, a couple months back, I realized that my eye shades were fairly limited in colour. Mostly, I had purples and browns, with a few reds mingled in. I needed to add some more colours to my makeup kit so that I could experiment with a few different looks. I don’t have a ton of money to spend, and I already spend way more than I should on my beauty addiction. I remembered the BH Cosmetics palette I had owned and decided to visit their site again.
The great thing about BH cosmetics is that they are constantly having sales and promotions. The cost of their shadows are already priced very competitively, but their sales make you feel a whole lot less guilty about splurging.
They have quite a few palettes to choose from, ranging from a couple of pots to their 120 pot palettes. They have mattes and shimmers, baked shadows and a few foil options. A few of their smaller palettes are collaborations. I chose the 6th edition palette, because I wanted a range of corals, oranges and reds.
I tested the shades on my arm and though there were a few that didn’t appear very strong, most of them could be played with and built up to show the pigments.
The shimmers aren’t too bad as far as texture and application, but I find a lot of the majority of the mattes very chalky. The shadows can sometimes desaturate when you are blending – does that make sense? What I mean is, that sometimes when I’m trying to blend colours, I notice the pigmentation disappears and all I am left with is a grey ashy base.
Still, despite some of the faults of this brand, I would recommend it to anyone because it allows you such a wide variety of shadows at such a decent price. This means that you can play and experiment with different ideas, without spending an arm and a leg on eye shadow palettes.