4.7 / 5.0309 ReviewsBlends WellI use all the 88's (actually I use ALL the palettes offered thru BHC) both personally and professionally. Sure you get clients who swear by a more expensive brand, though once I apply the BH products and they really see for themselves what great product it is for such incredible prices, they end up here ordering their own!
I love the vast color selections, and the organization of mattes, shimmers, etc. Of course Ive read some reviews that mention fading, creasing, lack of color payoff, etc. Sure, there are a few colors that are a little trickier to work with...but if you prep the skin correctly (in this case eyelids), and you're using the best set of brushes you can afford...because tools make all the difference between "okay" and "WOW" no matter how much natural talent you may have...you'll find that every color in every palette has its place and will give you long lasting payoff.
What makes the difference? PREP WORK IS CRUCIAL! One word I cannot use enough is EYELID PRIMER. I keep several types on hand, so that I have the right product for the skin I'm working on. If my client has oily lids, I'm going to use a water-based primer, and so on. I also ask a lot of questions before we start, about their own experiences with shadows, their preferences etc. All of this info along with really observing the naked skin help guide me in the right direction.
For instance sometimes primer isn't enough. Some women have darker eyelids than the rest of their face, so I'm going to apply a concealer over the primer and make sure all gel and creme products are blended well then I set it with a little micro finishing powder VERY lightly. Then you're ready to start with color work.
TIP: Always do the eyes first, before you do foundation...you're bound to make a bit of a mess under the eyes, esp when working with darker colors in the crease and edge for a smokey eye look. Clean up your "mess" before you begin the face. Makeup remover wipes work great for that!
Problems: Let's say we're working with a bright color that just isn't giving color payoff to your satisfaction. There's a trick to this: The trick to practice is as follows: let's say I want a fuscia/hot pink color in the crease and it just isn't giving me the depth of color I want it to. That's when you go to a midtone of reddish brown, and lightly fill in the crease then blend it out...after that's in place, then apply that hot pink over the brown. (I usually do this as a matter of course regardless since the brown contours the eye for me before I use rhe color over it. That midtone contour color should be exactly that; a MIDTONE, not a DARK shade! You'll find that with that bit of darker color behind a lighter one, that the lighter one will show up much much better, and really give you the depth, the pop you're looking for! (Just don't forget to blend blend blend the midtone and then the lighter/brighter shade over it, and always apply product sparingly. It's really easy to add more, but if you use too much, you may as well start over, because you'll have a muddy look in the end. This isn't about mixing the two shades, this is about layering, so blending out the excess of the midtone is really really important!
With all of the BHC palettes in my pro kit (and they pack so nicely, take up much less room then a bunch of separate containers!) I know that whatever job I'm off to do, The vast majority of shades lay down smoothly, and then I can get even more intensity if I pat color onto the lid with a brush, versus the traditional sweeping technique; shimmers and glitters definitely work much better when patted on! The bottom line for me is that no matter what I always feel confident that I am completely prepared for any look my client wants.
Throughout the years, I've tried all the "big brand" shadows, and BHC always stands up to the challenge, at a fraction of the cost! Frankly, even if BHC prices were higher, I'd stick with the BH Palettes.December 27, 2015Blends WellThe product was NOT what I expected. As one of the other comment had said, the colors here on the website is very different with the color shades when actually is hands on. The colors were far by different than the images shown in this website. It had more of a yellow & green undertone, and not much of neautral colors as I have wanted it to be.May 12, 2016AmazingI love the eye shadows ! Super pigmentedJanuary 11, 2017Blends WellI love this pallet because I like a natural look for school and work. The colors are very pigmented and with BH eye liner and mascara, the overall look I have is amazing!February 8, 2016Blends WellI've ordered multiple palettes from BH and loved them, but this one fell a little short. I have very fair skin and you would think that the colors (though they are all natural) would show up brighter, but sadly they fade easily. Still with a few layers they look better, maybe on darker skin they'd stand out more?
And when it came it for some reason smells HORRIBLE. I dont know why it smells considering that the other items I ordered along with it smelled normal. Maybe it was the factory or where ever they're made but I'm not too happy with it.March 8, 2016Blends WellI absolutely love this eye shadow pallet! It's something I can use every day and I find that it lasts me forever! The colours are really pigmented so I don't have to put five layers on.February 8, 2016LOVE IT!!!There's only 3 matte colors but that's okay because all the other colors are slllll perfect and beautiful :heartpulse:December 23, 2016Blends WellWhen I first got my package (3 palettes and an eyeliner) this was the first product I just had to use. This palette is perfect for bridal season and I want to purchase another one for my freelance kit. It had mostly brown/neutral tones with a few cool colors to make a dramatic smoky eye. The colors are extremely pigmented and no two colors are the same. I absolutely adore this palette and all the neutral looks I can create on myself as well as clients.March 26, 2016January 5, 2017
- Highly Pigmented Colors
- Long Lasting
- Clinically Tested
- Allergy Tested
- Paraben Free
Ingredients/Ingrédients / Made in PRC – Total Net Wt / Poids Net 2.5 oz / 71 g ℮ (88 Eyeshadow / 88 Ombres à Paupières / 88 Lidschatten) 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)] <4840.3e>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.