Summer 2015 Trend Report

We’re totally crushing on coral this season! We put together a collection of our favorite styles featuring this hot summer hue. We hope it inspires you to add some POP to your look! Tell us what your fave pieces are in the comments below!

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Products featured in this post can be purchased here:

Pop Art Lipstick

Coral Stone Fringe Statement Necklace

Crochet Open-Back Romper

Ray Too Sweet Heart Sunglasses

Fan Spotlight Featuring Abhie Chao

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Stumbling to BH Cosmetics website is like heaven for makeup mavens. They possibly have any makeup item you can think of, from makeup palettes, to lipsticks, to contour palettes, blush palettes, foundation, to those wide variety of makeup brushes. Best thing about it is that, they always have an on going promotion, each item is so affordable (and when i say affordable, it’s really affordable. Trust me, Im a coupon lady) I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of BH Cosmetics too.
To cut the story short, I purchased a few makeup goodies from them when they had their free shipping promo. One of which is their 120 Eyeshadow Palette 1st Version, i got it for $14. They actually have five versions of it and it’s probably one of the best purchase ever. I just wanted to put it out here that their shipping is fast, in as short as two days, my order was already in my house. Feels like amazon prime. They also ship world wide! YAYYY!
 
The packaging of this palette is a simple black durable plastic, with a matte finish on it and it comes with a decent size mirror. It doesn’t come with any brush or applicator.
It’s a two layer palette that consist of 60 shades per layer, the nickel coin on the photo serves as size comparison. This particular palette resembles the color wheel, it’s relatively complete from your reds to your blacks and whites. It is also a combination of matte, satin, and shimmery finishes. The possibility of this palette is endless, feels like you can create whatever look you want.
The eyeshadow sizes arent too big or too small, in my opinion you still get a decent size of it. I find it interesting that they added some marble-ized eyeshadow colors. The colors are very vibrant and opaque.
 
Here is a quick swatches of colors in the finger… View the complete list of ingredients HERE.
A closer look of the palette…
Now, let’s go and test the longevity of the eyeshadow
 
Here is the look I came up with, I used the violet shades of the palette that I marked on this photo:
and it looks like this:
Take note that on my right eye, I used a primer, and my left eye only has the shadows. I have an oily type of skin, and my lids tends to be oily. So on this test, we will also see if the shadows can stay still even on oily lids.
Application is so easy, they are super blendable and buildable. You don’t need to be an expert to use these shadows.
AFTER 4 HOURS (room lightning)…
My face is becoming very oily and so are my eyelids, so far, both are holding together and everything looks good.
AFTER 5 HOURS (in natural light)…
Both are still on point, however, I can see some minor creasing on my left eye (no primer eye lid), it’s no biggie for me since the blending and vibrancy is still there. Take note that I went out to do some groceries and ran some errands during this time frame. Let see how it looks at the end of the day.
TOTAL OF SEVEN HOURS… (bathroom lightning) 
The eye shadows held up pretty well! Wow. I only noticed some minor creasing, which I think, is due to the oiliness of my lids. The colors are still vibrant, and the blending is still noticeable.
FINAL THOUGHTS
I really loved this palette, the combinations and possibilities are endless. The color pay off is excellent, the packaging is elegant and simple. The eyeshadows are so easy to apply and blend, and best of all, they are buildable. They are long lasting and doesn’t crease that much even without the use of a primer. You do not need to be an expert to use this. Color selection is awesome, it’s literally like the color wheel on its palette edition. I love that it’s a variety of shimmer, matte, and satin, it means that you have more option to choose from. The price is so worth it, the delivery is fast. Overall, this product won my heart. I am so happy I bought this. Highly recommended.
Go ahead and other you very own palette HERE.
10/10
XOXO
Abhie

Baked, Beautiful & Waiting For You!

From soft & pretty to boldly dramatic, our Baked & Beautiful 20 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette lets you create the looks you’ve been dreaming of! It features 20 of our most popular shades in a super-pigmented wet/dry formula that lets you highlight, enhance and line.
Watch the video to learn more & see our favorite looks!

Shop Baked and Beautiful: http://goo.gl/VZBM0B

Fan Spotlight Featuring Melissa Latimer

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Hi dolls!

Welcome back to my blog.

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As you know BH Cosmetics is another one of my favorite beauty brands.  I first heard about them from watching Nicole Guierro on Youtube where she showed the original Blush and Contour palette.  When I had gone to their site I could not believe how affordable they were, and come on let’s face it if Nicole Guierro was using it then it was a must have for me lol :)  Ever since then I have always purchased from them.  This new product really caught my interest so I had to grab it and try it out.

Beauty blenders are my favorite tool when applying makeup.  I feel that they leave the best finish on the skin.  As of right now I own the Original Beauty Blender, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and now the BH Studio Pro Beauty Sponge.

This sponge is available on http://www.bhcosmetics.com and retails for $9.95.  This site always has great flash sales so I’m sure you will be able to get it for a lot cheaper.

It is purple, and a little smaller then the other sponges.  I have tested it out both dry, and wet, and I think its great both ways.  Wet gave me more of a natural coverage, and dry gave me more of a full coverage.  The pointed top makes applying and blending concealer under the eyes, nose, and forehead a breeze, while the flatter bottom is ideal for blending in foundation, and even your contour.

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When you first feel it you might think it is rather stiff, but once you wet it and start using it, you will see how bouncy and great it is.

It is latex free, and hypo allergenic.

To clean this sponge, I dip it in a small amount of olive oil and let it sit in a bowl of anti-bacterial dish soap for half an hour, and then rinse clean.

BH Cosmetics never disappoints me and this is another product from them that I highly recommend if you want so save some money.  I will do a full review on all three sponges so you can have an easier time choosing which might work best for you.

Thank you for reading.

<3 Melissa

Fan Spotlight Featuring Kaboom! Cosmetics

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I am an absolute sucker for eyeshadow palettes. Show me a palette in neutrals and it’ll be on my dressing table in 10 seconds flat. This palette is a little outside my usual comfort zone but it is just so stunningly pretty that I couldn’t resist (I tried!).

The Product – BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette ($22.95 USD)

I actually purchased this palette from a little store called My Cube in the Myer Centre in Brisbane, so I paid a little more than the RRP of $23 USD….but it was worth it! It caught my eye one day and I thought about it so much that I just had to go back and buy it. I mean, a space-themed eyeshadow palette, who could walk past that?

The palette itself contains 18 shimmery, baked eyeshadows, all with space-themed names. There are a range of colours but the main themes are blue, orange, brown and purple. They aren’t colours that I would usually go for but they are just stunning to look at. The colour payoff is also pretty amazing, you really only need a tiny bit of shadow. The only downside would be the fallout, which is minor but still pretty annoying. My favourite shades would have to be Milky Way (a shimmery white-pink), Mars (a bold orange), Pluto (a black-purple) and Sun (a red-gold shimmer) but I love every single shade in the palette. I also think the palette itself is great, very sturdy with a decent sized mirror. I do feel like the shadows wouldn’t travel well, they do seem a little delicate and prone to smashing, but I’m more than happy to give this palette a permanent home on my dressing table.
Selected swatches (L-R) of Milky Way, Mars, Pluto and Sun
KaBOOM! Cosmetics gives the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette:
What do you think of the Galaxy Chic palette?

 

Colors For Your Eyes Only

Want to enhance your eye color for a look that really pops? It’s as easy as using shades of shadow that are complementary and analogous (similar) to your own color!

For example, brown eye colors generally have an orange-yellow undertone. On a color wheel, the analagous colors for brown have yellow and orange undertones—think brown, gold, and copper shades. The complementary colors for brown eyes have blue or violet undertones—like purple and plum. To find the best shades for your own unique eye color, pick up a color wheel at your local art supply store or find one online.

Use our guide below to help you create the perfect makeup combination to make your gorgeous eyes stand out among the crowd. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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