Beauty Inspiration

Throwback Thursday: 90s/early 00s Makeup

To all my BH ladies, we know the 90s and early 2000s looks are back and better than ever. But how can we make better be the best? Nothing pulls together a good outfit like great makeup. Keep your throwback style on point with the top 3 hottest 90s and early 2000s makeup trends brought to you by BH Cosmetics.

1. Nude and Brown Lips

Nothing says 90s like a nude lip and the best part is, everyone can pull it off. Christina Flach, a professional makeup artist says, “There is nothing I love more than a fad/trend that actually works on the majority of people in the world,” and we can’t agree more! Pair your striking nude lip with a long black dress for a fancy occasion or rock it with your bandana and overalls for that casual street look. Get your nude lip on with one of our Muse Lip Kit. Need to add a little naked to your nude? The Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette has all the naked shades you are looking for.

28 Shade Nude Lipstick Palette

Following up as a close second to the nude lip is the brown lip! A brown lip screams 90s and can be as versatile as the nude lip. Think Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox in the early episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Use our Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick to really nail the posh brown lip you are going for. Don’t forget to line out your brown lip either. Take a darker tone from the Nude Lips 28 Color Palette and apply it with our Lip Liner Brush for the ultimate 90s feel.

2. Black Eyeliner

Remember Avril Lavigne and the late 90s black eyeliner she wore in all of her album covers and music videos? Yep, you guessed it. It’s back and we have the tools for you to make it stand out better than before. Take your pick from our Black Liquid Eyeliner that has a thin tip for perfect application. For a more traditional route, apply our Studio Pro Waterproof Gel Liner with our Fine Eyeliner Brush to create thin or thick lines to get the bold look you want. Rock your long shaggy hair and grungy flannel with a liner that will make people see you know 90s like the back of your hand.

Studio Pro Black Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

3. Metallic Eyeshadow

If anyone knew how to strut around with a bold metallic eye, it was Lizzie McGuire as she edged into the early 2000s. Teal, blue, purple, and pink metallic shades scream 90s to the high heavens. Our 88 Color Eyeshadow Palette has every tint and hue of shimmery metallic shadow that you need to compliment a trendy lace outfit. Lace is coming back with more sophistication than ever before. Christina Flach says to play your exclusive look with a daunting metallic eye that is worn in the evening instead of the daytime. She also says to place a hint of the shadow in the crease of your eyelid to get a more modern 90s look.

88 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Regardless of the occasion, 90s and early 2000s makeup can be worn anywhere! Incorporate 90s makeup into your current style or make early 2000s rain from the very top of your butterfly clips to the tip of your jelly sandals. Whichever look you choose, it will be beautiful. Live, laugh, and love BH to all of my babes.

Three Fall Beauty Trends You Should Try

Don’t be fooled. Even though temperatures cool down, fall has some of the hottest beauty trends. We scoured the runways and flipped through the pages of our favorite magazines to pick the three fall makeup trends that we think every BH babe can—and should—try.

No makeup makeup

Bring out your natural beauty with a minimal makeup look. One of fall’s hottest trends is the no makeup look. You might think this look is better for hotter temps, but a toned-down, natural face looks great no matter the season. Create this look for those fall days when you want to cozy up in chunky sweaters and sip pumpkin spice lattes.

To achieve this look, use a beauty sponge for your foundation, which tends to blend better than a liquid foundation brush. Apply a little bit of blush, but remember to keep it light and build as you go. After all, we’re going for an au natural look! Finally, curl your eyelashes and apply your favorite mascara, like our Bliss Lash Mascara featured below!

BH Bliss Lash Mascara

All around black eyeliner

We told you the 90s are back, and this bold, mysterious look is proof of that! We love this intense, dark eye from the Fall 2017 Elie Saab show, and it’s a look you can easily do at home.

This look might seem like it requires a makeup artist, but a smudge brush prevents it from looking too harsh or overdone. Check out this tutorial on how to get that perfect smudge with your eyeliner!

Smudge Brush

Remember, to be on trend for fall, connect your eyeliner at the inner and outer corners of your eyes so your liner goes all the way around. If you’re unsure if you can pull it off, try charcoal or metallic instead of black.

Two-toned lips

Can’t pick just one lip color? Then you’ll love the two-toned lip trend! It seems like this trend keeps coming back, and we love it!

There are a few ways to do this lip, but we like the simplicity of a dark color on the upper lip and a lighter shade on the lower lip. You can opt for two shades of the same color, or mix it up with two different colors. Just make sure the colors complement each other, like a magenta and burgundy.

Switch out your rosie pink and tangerine lipsticks for hues that are more appropriate for fall. You can’t go wrong with deep red, matte nude, and berry.

To prevent smudging or fading, make sure to apply a sugar scrub before you apply lipstick. This helps to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin.

Do you love switching up your makeup with the seasons? Which fall beauty trends do you want to try? Follow us on Instagram and YouTube to see how we stick with the trends! Don’t forget to share how you do fall beauty with us!

Harry Potter Makeup Challenge: #BHBeautyCraft Honor Roll

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Hey BH Beauties! Welcome to BH Cosmetics School of Beautycraft and Makeup Wizardry. For those of you who missed it, something magical happened on Twitter, and it turned into a bewitching giveaway based on a Harry Potter Makeup challenge that was the perfect way to kick off fall!

How the #BHBeautycraft Harry Potter Makeup Challenge Was Born

Before we get to the winners and the honorable mentions list, here’s how the idea got brewing in the first place:

BH Beautycraft Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

 

Pretty soon, people started telling us they were inspired to create a Harry Pottter makeup look. We couldn’t let all of that effort go to waste, so we created an all new #BHBeautySecret Giveaway… the #BHBeautycraft Harry Potter Makeup Challenge! From time to time on social media, we reveal a #BHBeautySecret giveaway, and this seemed like the perfect way to give a few lucky winners a set of our newest brushes: Smoke N’ Mirrors 10 Piece Brush Set + Case!

A Winner From Each Hogwarts House!

With a little help from the Sorting Hat, we selected one lucky winner from each Hogwarts-inspired house. This was NOT easy! There were so many gorgeous makeup looks! Before we get to the winners, let’s show off some of the most amazing, adorable, creative, and gorgeous looks from each house — including a LOT of international submissions from BH Beauties around the world.

HufflePuff

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Loyal Hufflepuffs are known for their dedication, hard work, fair play, and patience. The beautiful @isadsmith, @kalgerbs, @taters_totss, and @pixelsarah were among the many Hufflepuff entries!

Ravenclaw

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

Wise Ravenclaws are known for their intelligence, cleverness, wit, and unending search for knowledge. The gorgeous @ignitedcanvas, @inoru88, @skinlikewinters, and @ana_paula_aldecoa all showed their Ravenclaw colors with pride!

Slytherin

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

Sly Slytherins show admiration for thos with ambition, cunning, power, and resourcefulness. The breathtaking @beccacopsicle, @ciarawhyte_, @sarahhevanss_, @alexaplanz,@babyheidii, @cuteupdollXO, @cry_pt1ds, and @miss_ceilidh created Slytherin looks that even a Malfoy would be proud of. As you can see, there are quite a LOT of Slytherin fans who joined in, so we couldn’t just pick 4!

Gryffindor

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Daring Gryffindors value bravery, daring, and chivalry above all else. The stunning looks created by @defined_beaute, @jesslemakeup, @littlemspiano, and @monica143 all blaze their Gryffindor colors with fiery glory!

ALL FOUR HOUSES!

We had to give a special shout out to these incredibly talented makeup mavens that created amazing looks for all 4 Hogwarts Houses!

@angelavartistry

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@chloedeht

BH Cosmetics Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

@nowakenosleep

BH Cosmetics Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

@makeupbygmorales

BH Cosmetics Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

And the Winners Are…

For Hufflepuff, @makeupxlur on Instagram:

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

For Ravenclaw, @softsagan on Twitter / @sagans.luna on Instagram:

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

For Slytherin, @Nataliecg44 on Twitter / @nnataliecg on Instagram:

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

For Gryffindor, @civrie on Twitter & Instagram:

BH Harry Potter Makeup Challenge

Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, cheered each other on, or just watched the amazing creativity unfold! We hope you had as much fun as we did during our Harry Potter Makeup Challenge. Don’t forget, we’re bringing new #BHBeautySecrets with giveaways and prizes on Twitter and Instagram, so be sure to check our social media platforms every day!

Find Your Best Lipstick Color & Type!

You’ve found the perfect guide for discovering your best lipstick color and type! Explore every lip-obsessed option out there, whether you’re after lush opaque mattes or the most intense shine. We’ve got all the info you need on buttery soft lip palettes that let you create your own unique hues, bold metallic liquid lippies for molten color that gets noticed, lip liners, perfect pairings, all-in-one kits and more! Pucker up and get ready to put more pow in your pout!

Matte Addicts Unite!

 

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BH Liquid Lipstick Long-Wearing Matte

Quick Tips for Matte Lips:

  • Prepare lips by exfoliating gently
  • Use lip balm before applying matte lippies to avoid dryness
  • Use liner first if you want lips that appear fuller
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BH Lip Kit: Endora

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BH Lip Kit: Lust

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If you’re after matte, non-transfer lip color, you’ll fall in love with BH Liquid Lipstick Long-Wearing Matte in 24 colors – including 7 all-new hues! And if you want the ideal lip liner to complement your favorites liquid lippie, but you don’t want to guess at which hue would match your best lipstick color, check out our BH Lip Kits shown above! They’re the perfect duo!

Team Gloss Forever!

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Nude Rose High Shine Lip Gloss

Are you as enamoured with mirrored shine as we are? Bask in the brilliance of Nude Rose High Shine Lip Gloss or go with super-pigmented, ultra-reflective Luxe Lacquer Vivid Color Lipstick!

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Luxe Lacquer Vivid Color Lipstick

Quick Tips for Glossy Lips:

  • Use a lip primer or matte base to avoid color movement
  • Prevent feathering by applying nude lip liner
  • Lip glosses have an enhancing effect, so they’re a great choice for thin lips
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Silver Strike Lip Gloss Collection

For adding sheer color with LOTS of shine, try our Silver Strike Lip Gloss Collection. Use it alone for a more natural effect, or over your favorite shade to create an ultra-glossed version of your best lipstick color.

Mattes or Gloss… Why Not Both?

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Lip Set Rebel Reds

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Lip Set Naughty Nudes

If you’re like most lippie-lovers, then picking either gloss or matte is harder than it looks. We adore mattes, but we still love a good gloss when the mood strikes. That’s why we created these sets that have it all!

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Lip Set Passionate Pinks

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Lip Set Bashful Browns

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Lip Set Poppy Purples

Each of our 5 Piece Lip Sets includes a mix of matte and gloss hues in the same color family! Keep your options open and go matte, creamy, or glossy!

Lip Palettes: The Ultimate in Versatility

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Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette

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Sometimes a single color won’t do. If you’re ready to advance to creating your own unique hues, nothing beats a palette like Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette, paired with a lip brush for applying and blending your best lipstick color. With the versatility of a lip palette, you can experiment with lip contouring, ombre techniques, and other creative ways to define lips and fill in color.

Banish Boring and Find Your Best Lipstick Color

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BH Metallic Liquid Lipstick

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Pop Art Extreme Lip Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop Art Lipstick Extreme Lip Color and BH Metallic Liquid Lipsticks are two options that are anything but ordinary. Play and experiment with out-of-the box looks that will get you noticed!

Quick Tips for Choosing Your Best Lipstick Color:

  • To avoid overwhelming your look, use a nude lip color with bold eye looks
  • To amp up neutral eye looks, try a shimmer or metallic lip
  • Dark colors tend to make lips appear smaller
  • Pale pinks, especially in glossy formulas, help make lips appear fuller
  • Red tones help teeth appear whiter and brighter

Which are Your Favorites?

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BH Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Do you swear by mattes? Gloss it up on the daily? When it comes to color, do you basically alternate the same two or three hues or are you a lip-obsessed color junkie who wants it all? Share your thoughts! If we missed a good trick or tip, we’d love to know!

Meet Crystal Quartz – the Unicorn of Makeup Brush Sets!

Crystal Quartz is here and we couldn’t be more enchanted! Do you feel as inspired to create magic as we do? The moment we saw it, we could not wait to share the reveal!! It really is the unicorn of brush sets – with pristine white brush handles and a rainbow prismatic case, it will be the most whimsical makeup brush set in anyone’s collection!

BH Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 piece makeup brush set for face and eyes

Bring your makeup fantasies to life with 12 ultra-luxe, soft-as-silk brushes that are perfect for contouring, highlighting, blending, and shading. And as always, all of our brushes are cruelty-free!

 

Set Your Imagination Free

 

Bh Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 piece brush set with case for face and eye makeup

This fantasy-come-true collection will inspire your most captivating makeup looks. Crystal Quartz features:

  • Multifunctional beauty tools contour, highlight, shade, blend, and more
  • Use with liquids, creams, or powders for an ethereal effect
  • Create dreamlike strokes with soft, synthetic, cruelty-free brushes

This. Bag. Is. MAGICAL!

BH Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 piece makeup brush set with rainbow case for face and eye makeup

How can we EVEN with a bag as beautiful as this?! Wide enough to fit not only these enchanting new brushes, but a few beauty essentials, too! Use it to keep clutter at bay while at home, or take it with you wherever you go! The shimmering case matches this makeup brush set perfectly with iridescent pinks, vivid purples, soft yellows, mint greens, and sky blues. A makeup bag as mythical as this is destined to become a true legend!

Find Your Unicorn Makeup Brush Set

Are you feeling these unicorn vibes, like we are? Let your inner princess meet the brush set of her dreams! When Crystal Quartz adorns your vanity, magic is bound to happen!

BH Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 piece makeup brush set with rainbow bag for face and eye makeup

 

Add enchantment to your life ever time you beauty with our Crystal Quartz 12 Piece Brush Set, a collection of high-performance face and eye brushes. These feature synthetic, soft-as-unicorn-mane bristles for liquid, cream, and powder application, and they can be used to create a rainbow of magical effects. This whimsical makeup brush set also comes with an ethereal, iridescent zip-top case for convenient storage and travel – wherever your mythical journeys take you!

CRYSTAL QUARTZ – SHOP IT NOW!

Want to see more? Shop all BH Cosmetics here!

 

7 Colorful Makeup Looks You Can Create with Take Me Back to Brazil

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the launch of our revamped Take Me to Brazil pressed pigment palette – introducing, Take Me Back to Brazil! A celebration of color with 35 matte and shimmer hues, you can create limitless colorful makeup looks and let your creativity take flight!

You don’t have to be a pro MUA to create incredible looks… read on to see photos tagged by our followers.

These 7 Colorful Makeup Looks Created with Take Me Back to Brazil by @BHCosmetics Twitter Followers are Breathtaking!

The reception has been dazzling, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite looks created by BH Beauties all over the world!

7. Aqua Splash!

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@killukittymua (Twitter)

This stunning effect created by the gorgeous @killukittymua (Twitter) is giving us major mermaid vibes with these shimmery turquoise and aqua tones.

 

6. Sweet Summer Sunset

Colorful Makeup Looks with Take Me Back to Brazil Palette BH Cosmetics Makeup Eyeshadow

@collegiatebeuty (Twitter)

The lovely @collegiatebeuty (Twitter) is making us want to take a trip to a tropical beach to watch the summer sun melt into hot pink and orange hues.

 

5. We’ve Found the End of the Rainbow

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@_TronCat (Twitter)

We can’t stop staring at this stunning rainbow eye effect created by the enchanting @_TronCat (Twitter). If you want to see how she did it, here’s the tutorial:

 

4. Pink Perfection!

Colorful Makeup Looks with Take Me Back to Brazil Palette BH Cosmetics Makeup Eyeshadow

@desiimua (Twitter)

This step-by-step picture tutorial for a sparkly pink eye look by the beautiful @desiimua (Twitter) is truly spectacular! We especially love the white accent line that really sets the look apart!

 

3. Samba to the Rhythm of Tropical Hues

Colorful Makeup Looks with Take Me Back to Brazil Palette BH Cosmetics Makeup Eyeshadow

@MizBrittneyJay (Twitter)

Purples, greens, and golds make up this gorgeous tropical effect created by the breathtaking @MizBrittneyJay (Twitter) – the moment we saw it, we wanted to give this exotic look a try!

 

2. Golden Goddess

Colorful Makeup Looks with Take Me Back to Brazil Palette BH Cosmetics Makeup Eyeshadow

@caylashahan

Not every look created with Take Me Back to Brazil has to be overflowing with color. The lovely @caylashahan (Twitter) achieved this lustrous golden goddess glow with shimmery tans, oranges, yellows.

 

1. Blazing Sunset

Colorful Makeup Looks with Take Me Back to Brazil Palette BH Cosmetics Makeup Eyeshadow

@mariselagasca (Twitter)

We couldn’t help but include another summer sunset look, this time created by the beautiful @mariselagasca for a fiery effect blended out with deep oranges, vermilions, and pinks.

SWATCH SESH: Would You Try Any of These Gorgeous Colors?

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If you do, don’t forget to share a pic with @BHCosmetics on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook so we can see your stunning creations! We love being inspired by seeing your colorful makeup looks in action!

5 New Colors + More Features to Love

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The Take Me Back to Brazil Palette, a revamped classic with 5 additional, super-pigmented colors. Features includes:

  • 35 highly pigmented hues with a balance of mattes and shimmers
  • Velvety texture with an intense color payoff that stays put
  • Buildable, blendable color – sweep on a sheer layer or amp up the party
  • Vegan, non-irritating, allergy tested, & cruelty-free

CELEBRATE OUR MOST COVETED PALETTE

BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil to create colorful makeup looks

Inspired by Rio’s Carnival, this sultry new Take Me Back to Brazil palette expands on the highly coveted Take Me to Brazil, unleashing a chromatic parade of 5 all new shimmer and satin colors, including 2 oversized ultra-luminous dual-chrome transformers. Create colorful makeup looks and samba to the rhythm of passionate purples, tangy yellows, provocative pinks, and more with our redesigned Take Me Back to Brazil 35 Color Pressed Pigment Palette, offering buildable, blendable hues to dazzle the senses. Join Carnival and revel in every daring, flashing moment! Feathered headdress not required.

Show us your best festival makeup looks and WIN BIG!

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Festival season is here! We are so excited to see your outfits and most of all…makeup looks! Three winners will score over $800 IN BH GIFTCARDS!

All you have to do is show us your best music festival makeup looks! You can enter as many times as you want so go all out! We can’t wait to see beautiful creations!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Post a photo or video to Instagram featuring your best Music Festival Makeup Look.
  • Enter as many times as you want—show us your creativity!
  • List out all the BH Cosmetics products you used, hashtag your entry with #BHMusicFest and tag one friend.
  • Entries may be submitted beginning at 10:00 AM PT on Tuesday,  April 11, 2017 and ending on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5 PM PT.
  • Winners will be contacted via DM and tagged on Instagram on Friday, April 21, 2017.
  • One grand prize winner will receive a $500 BH Cosmetics gift card. 
  • One second place winner will receive a $250 BH Cosmetics gift card.
  • One third place winner will receive a $100 BH Cosmetics gift card.