Stumbling to BH Cosmetics website is like heaven for makeup mavens. They possibly have any makeup item you can think of, from makeup palettes, to lipsticks, to contour palettes, blush palettes, foundation, to those wide variety of makeup brushes. Best thing about it is that, they always have an on going promotion, each item is so affordable (and when i say affordable, it's really affordable. Trust me, Im a coupon lady) I'm pretty sure you've heard of BH Cosmetics too.
To cut the story short, I purchased a few makeup goodies from them when they had their free shipping promo. One of which is their 120 Eyeshadow Palette 1st Version, i got it for $14. They actually have five versions of it and it's probably one of the best purchase ever. I just wanted to put it out here that their shipping is fast, in as short as two days, my order was already in my house. Feels like amazon prime. They also ship world wide! YAYYY!
The packaging of this palette is a simple black durable plastic, with a matte finish on it and it comes with a decent size mirror. It doesn't come with any brush or applicator.
It's a two layer palette that consist of 60 shades per layer, the nickel coin on the photo serves as size comparison. This particular palette resembles the color wheel, it's relatively complete from your reds to your blacks and whites. It is also a combination of matte, satin, and shimmery finishes. The possibility of this palette is endless, feels like you can create whatever look you want.
The eyeshadow sizes arent too big or too small, in my opinion you still get a decent size of it. I find it interesting that they added some marble-ized eyeshadow colors. The colors are very vibrant and opaque.
Here is a quick swatches of colors in the finger... View the complete list of ingredients HERE.
A closer look of the palette...
Now, let's go and test the longevity of the eyeshadow
Here is the look I came up with, I used the violet shades of the palette that I marked on this photo:
and it looks like this:
Take note that on my right eye, I used a primer, and my left eye only has the shadows. I have an oily type of skin, and my lids tends to be oily. So on this test, we will also see if the shadows can stay still even on oily lids.
Application is so easy, they are super blendable and buildable. You don't need to be an expert to use these shadows.
AFTER 4 HOURS (room lightning)...
My face is becoming very oily and so are my eyelids, so far, both are holding together and everything looks good.
AFTER 5 HOURS (in natural light)...
Both are still on point, however, I can see some minor creasing on my left eye (no primer eye lid), it's no biggie for me since the blending and vibrancy is still there. Take note that I went out to do some groceries and ran some errands during this time frame. Let see how it looks at the end of the day.
TOTAL OF SEVEN HOURS... (bathroom lightning)
The eye shadows held up pretty well! Wow. I only noticed some minor creasing, which I think, is due to the oiliness of my lids. The colors are still vibrant, and the blending is still noticeable.
I really loved this palette, the combinations and possibilities are endless. The color pay off is excellent, the packaging is elegant and simple. The eyeshadows are so easy to apply and blend, and best of all, they are buildable. They are long lasting and doesn't crease that much even without the use of a primer. You do not need to be an expert to use this. Color selection is awesome, it's literally like the color wheel on its palette edition. I love that it's a variety of shimmer, matte, and satin, it means that you have more option to choose from. The price is so worth it, the delivery is fast. Overall, this product won my heart. I am so happy I bought this. Highly recommended.
Go ahead and other you very own palette HERE.