Whilst on my search for the perfect bright palette I came across BH Cosmetics on BeautyBay. It’s a brand I’ve always been aware of, and have only bought from once when I purchased the Carli Bybel Palette. Since it’s such an affordable brand I thought that I wouldn’t have much to lose if I didn’t like the product so went ahead and purchased it.
BH COSMETICS MODERN MATTES 28 COLOUR EYESHADOW PALETTE
“A comprehensive collection of matte hues ranging from bright blue to soft neutrals.
Designed to be your go-to collection of matte shadows, the Modern Matte 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have for any beauty-lover. Harbouring twenty eight finely milled hues, the essential kit offers options for creating and finishing a number of looks for any occasion.”
Like I’ve mentioned I picked up this palette as I’ve been on the search for a bright coloured palette now for quite some time. I originally wanted the MORPHE one, butttt it’s ALWAYS sold out. So at £13.00 I knew that if I didn’t like it or the quality wasn’t as good as I had hoped it wouldn’t be a huge loss.
Firstly, this palette is a lovely size, it contains 28 matte shades which is exactly what I was looking for, a full palette of mattes! It has a huge mixture of shades from reds to pinks to blues! The only thing it really lacks is a good yellow to experiment with.
Everything seems good so far!
Then it came to using it.
I found that the colour picked up on a brush is not as vibrant as it looks in the palette and takes A LOT of build up just to get remotely half of the shade you see.
I then decided to take photos of the palette and swatch each and every shade (which I normally do in a blog post like this anyway) and I was really disappointed how chalky a lot of the shadows were and how some of them were not really the true colour I thought they were from sitting in the palette. A number of shades were extremely pigmented and impressive and then a lot of them were quite sheer and not so nice at all.
Most of the reviews on this have been pretty positive and I just didn’t have that experience which is so unfortunate! I think for certain looks the eyeshadow palette may work but for extra bright eye looks it won’t be one I reach for unfortuantely.
ROW OF SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM
I initially had quite high hopes for this palette since I already own the Carli Bybel palette and really love that. Perhaps its just the matte shades that BH Cosmetics don’t do well.
I don’t usually post negative reviews on products like this as I tend to see it as a waste of time for me writing it out and taking photographs of the products but since my expectations had been crushed I thought that sharing my experience with it may help somebody else!
Let me know if you’ve tried this palette before in the comments below.
Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xx