Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BH Cosmetics, Take Me To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette

So I was surfing the internet looking for gifts and I stumbled upon BH cosmetics. It originally retails at $19.95 but I used a coupon code and got it for $6.95. With shipping my order total was $14.90. I've been looking for a red eyeshadow and I really don't want to get one at Sephora for $24, so I got it.

Take Me To Brazil is a 30 Color Eyeshadow Palette
The site description is, "Wild and exotic colors await you inside the Take me to Brazil, 30 Color Eyeshadow Palette! This fantastic collection of shimmer, satin and matte eyeshadows is inspired by the outrageous Brazilian parade, Carnival! Get ready to Samba with this highly pigmented rainbow of colors in reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples. Featuring 2 extra-large bonus eyeshadows in iridescent white and matte black that will help you add glow and mystery to your finished look!"

I was super excited for this palette, that red is brilliant!
I have mixed feelings about the makeup though.

I have smooth, non-oily skin and this stuff just doesn't stick to my skin at all, so I got my brush wet, big mistake. The eyeshadow almost gets like wet cardboard, it packs in and then gets kind of 'ball-y'. You know how if you get your finger wet and then rub a piece of paper or cardboard? It's like that.
 With this makeup I'd say you need a primer. It's not all bad though. Once you break out a primer that's where the magic happens, aka that's when the eye shadows actually work.

Overall I'd say for $6 is an appropriate price for the quality of product you get. I definitely wouldn't pay $20 for this stuff. If you have a high quality primer it salvages it somewhat. I'm made I payed $7 to get this shipped to me.
If you want a no fuss eyeshadow palette that will last you for years then get a Profusion Glamifeye Shadows 36 color eyeshadow palette, it retails at $6.99 and the shadows are pigmented with staying power. I would buy it again for $15, it's that worth it trust me. 

I'll be posting a review of it soon.

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