Here’s part two of my Spring Beauty Revamp. As I said in the last revamp post, I’m replacing all my old, expired stuff with new items and I’m telling you girls (and guys?!) what I think about them.
I’ll be reviewing a few things I got from BH Cosmetics this time. BH Cosmetics is an American brand of affordable cosmetics (but they’re made in China). This is a company that my friend recommended me to try out. They sell mostly eyeshadow palettes and brushes along with some lip and face stuff. They have sales all the time too which is awesome! I ordered from them twice… the first time I ordered single eyeshadows and gel eyeliner along with a brush. After that, I decided to get my brushes from them since their brush sets are very affordable. I got the brushes first because I had entered the wrong postal code and I contacted BH before they shipped my second order. The first one had the wrong postal code so it took way longer to arrive.
I bought the double-ended travel brush set from BH.
First impression: They’re tiny! Haha~ I threw in my Blackberry in this picture as a size reference.
I really don’t mind the size though. That just means I can take them along with me when I go out but hey, I rarely ever do touch-ups when I’m out for some reason. I’ve been using them a lot now and they’ve been great so far. They don’t shed at all. The bristles are very soft too~!
Next up are the eyeshadows. I didn’t feel the need for a whole palette since they’re kind of intimidating to me. I don’t think I would use all the colors and it is my first time trying out this brand so I picked four brown/neutral single eyeshadows. They’re really meant for the palettes that you assemble yourself so they come in clear plastic packaging with the ingredients printed on the back. I’m not a fan of this packaging but it works.
The colors that are available are separated in cools and warms as well as metallic and shimmer. I picked out two warm mattes and two metallic mattes. They have a number to identify the colors but I really prefer names that describe the colors rather than numbers.
These are the swatches of the eyeshadows that I purchased. I swatched them dry on the top and then I did the same with a wet brush on the bottom. Then I ran water over the swatches and wiped my arm as well. Here are the results.
Onto the gel eyeliner. I’ve been using liquid liner for the longest time and this is my first time using gel eyeliner. I wasn’t too happy with the results at first but I played around with it a couple of times and I liked the results. I did the same test with the eyeliner and I also shamelessly used the same layout without changing the text haha~ Here are the results.
Veredict: I really enjoyed the brushes I got from BH Cosmetics.
I also liked how pigmented the eyeshadows are, especially when applied wet. I just wish they had real names instead of numbers haha~!
I am very satisfied with the quality of the gel eyeliner but it’s always a hassle to remove. It’s great that it’s waterproof but it’s not smudge proof at all… and did I mention that it is REALLY hard to remove? I wouldn’t mind at all if it was smudge proof as well but unfortunately it isn’t. It’s still a great liner though and they do offer it in different colors. Plus, it’s very affordable! You just have to take care of not rubbing your eye by mistake haha~!
Would I repurchase? Brushes, definitely yes. I’m very happy with the quality of the brushes and I find them very affordable. Eye makeup, not so sure yet. I do like how BH Cosmetics is affordable and they do offer a wide range of palettes and eye makeup. The eyeshadows have decent pigmentation and their gel eyeliners have great staying power. The eyeshadows they have are not my cup of tea though. They have awesome palettes with many many colors but that’s just not my thing. I feel like it’s overwhelming, especially since I know that I won’t use all of the colors. Their makeup also contains parabens and I’m trying to avoid that whenever possible from now on. If you don’t care about parabens and you do like the palettes they have then I’d say go for it. It’s not a bad choice of a brand honestly. Besides, from time to time they have INCREDIBLE sales so it’s great to check the shop from time to time. Perhaps I’ll pick up a smaller palette when there’s a sale, who knows, but for now, I’m sticking to my single shadows and mineral make up.
One last thing. I also got this Cleansing Petit BB cream by Holika Holika in the mail (as well as a couple samples). I absolutely love it. It smells nice and it blends in nicely with my skin tone. Also, it has a cat on the package- what’s not to love?! I just got this today so if you’re interested, I can provide a followup on how it has been working out for me after I use it a bit more.