Smoky Eye with BH Hollywood Palette Tutorial

Looking to create a gorgeous smoky eye that your favorite A-list Celebrity wears?  With our BH Hollywood Palette, the perfect smoky eye can be created.

Instructions:

1) Prime your lids using the Eye and Lip Primer.

2) Apply a silver shade from the BH Hollywood Palette over the lid with your Blending Brush.

3) Use the white shimmer from the same palette as a highlighter.

4) With your Smudge Brush, apply a matte charcoal shade from the same palette on to the outer corners & crease. Blend out with your Blending Brush.

5) Apply a charcoal shade with silver glitter shade from the same palette for some extra sparkle.

6) Line the upper lash lines & waterlines with the Gel Eyeliner in “Onyx” using the Fine Eyeliner Brush.

7) Add a few coats of your favorite mascara to finish the look.

 

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California Makeup Palette Collection: BH Hollywood Palette Review

By Morena of TheDailySwatch

The BH Hollywood Palette contains 16 eye shadows and 4 blushes and is only $10! It’s part of the new California Makeup Palette Collection from  BH Cosmetics. This is a great palette for anyone who likes to wear bold, bright and dramatic looks.

Opening the the magnetized sides of the palettes reveals a classic Hollywood Boulevard scene. The purples, blacks and reds in the scene are the inspiration for some of the eye shadows in this palette.

The left side has some classic Hollywood colors, while the right hand side has some brighter neon colors. Each side is made up of two quads which can help you decide which colors to pair with each other.

The back of the palette states:

“Look like an A-List celebrity using these bold eyeshadow and face colours, personally hand-picked by a Hollywood makeup artist. Mix & match the jewel-toned shades for a stunning look on your next glamorous night out.”

This palette is bold and glamorous for sure!

What sets this apart from the other two palettes in this collection are the glitter eyeshadows. There are two in this palette and they are both located on the left side. The glitter adds an extra dimension to any eyeshadow look, but be careful when applying them. Sometimes a little bit of the glitter can come off and fall onto your face. The best thing would be to apply an eyeshadow primer beforehand so that it adheres better to your eyelid.

The left side of the palette is definitely the glamorous side, while the right is bright and bold..

You can really see the glitter in the red eyeshadow on the right. It applies a bit sheer, but applying a cream base (like the BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Burn) can make it more intense while also keeping the glitter on your eyelids. My favorite color on this side of the palette is the matte fuchsia pink!

Here are swatches of the colors from the right side of the palette. Half of this side is matte, while the other half is shimmery. Each color comes in matte and shimmer, making this side of the palette useful for those who like to wear one color of eye shadow in two different finishes. My favorite color on this side is the matte purple. It’s one of the best matte purple eye shadows that I have found! It’s smooth, pigmented and completely matte.

The middle portion of the palette opens up to four blush colors and a mirror.

Following the glamorous theme, this palette has a fun glittery blush, a shimmery highlight and two matte blushes.

These blushes are really pigmented, but if applied lightly, they can provide great color and a nice glow. I really like the peachy matte blush and I think it’d be good to use every day.

This palette is perfect to use when going out to a party or going out on the town. The deep and bold colors will draw attention to your eyes and the blushes will give you a healthy glow. This palette is small and compact, making it great to bring along with you. Use an eye primer or cream base to make sure that your eye shadow lasts throughout the night so you won’t have to worry about it!

For more makeup reviews, check out Morena’s blog at: http://thedailyswatch.blogspot.com