Hello, lovelies! How are you doing?
Last month I've shown you my makeup purchases and asked you if you wanted me to review or do tutorials on any of them. I got many positive reactions, you were asking me mostly about the palettes I got. Without even intending it, I've been posting about palettes weekly, I can see a trend here a kind of "palette of the week" post, LOL. Today I've prepared for you a short review and MOTD (makeup of the day) of the beautiful BH Cosmetics Marble Collection Cool Stone palette.
My thoughts on the paletteThe packaging
The lovely Marble collection Cool Stone palette includes a total of 12 eyeshadow colours in a rectangular plastic case. The case has a pink marble design on top with the BH logo in gold, which I think it's very girly and cute. The case feels quite sturdy (even more than certain high-end brands), it includes a large mirror on the lid, it is compact and thin, which makes it very travel-friendly!
The packaging gets a high-five on my book!
Now, talking about the quality of the shadows, when swatching them for the first time I immediately thought of Chanel quads. I own about 20 different Chanel quads (with all and new formulations), so I know what I'm talking about. I also own around 15 different BH Cosmetics palettes and I know what they are capable of producing.
In this case, I think they've come up with a palette that intends to be chic and timeless. It includes matte, shimmer and iridescent shades, which translate into subtle looks. The shadows are creamy and a pleasure to apply and blend but they are not crazily pigmented. On one hand, all the shimmers are iridescent (that means they slightly shift color with the light, as mother of pearl would do) and sheer (see through) but buildable to a certain extent. This is what reminded me the most to Chanel's eyeshadow formula. On the other hand, the matte shades are a tad more pigmented and buttery, which causes a little fall out in the application. They blend very easily and have a true matte finish.
The palette is very well organized and the colors are presented with a certain coherence, thumbs up for that!! You get the highlighters on the right, then the transition shades, the shimmers in the center and the dark shades on the bottom left. I love it when palettes are well organized!
Who will like this palette
If your thing is a dramatic cut crease, a graphic look or editorial, this is not the palette you are looking for. If you are looking for a palette to create subtle, chic looks and everyday look with a touch of color, look no further!
This is the look I created with it so you can have an idea of what you can create with this palette. I used four colours: the transition shade on the crease (top row, second from the right), the iridescent lilac in the center of the eyelid (middle row second shade from the right), the warm iridescent white in the inner corner of the eyes (middle row first shade from the right) and the matte purple (middle row third shade from the right).
Bottom lineI cannot find a downside to this palette, seriously, I know BH makes the most pigmented baked shimmery shades and I think they were lacking a more subtle range for everyday use, the marble collection fills in that case. I am going to compare some of the shades with my Chanel quads, would you be interested in some comparison pictures?
If this palette interests you, you can get it at BH Cosmetics online store for 11.99 USD. There is currently a 48 hour deal going on you can get both Marble Collection palettes for 18.99 USD.
I hope you have found my review useful! I'd love to read your thoughts or answer your questions, leave me a comment!
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