Review: BH Cosmetics Supernova Palette
BH Cosmetics is known for creating affordable makeup products and are probably best known for their quality, yet cost effective brushes. It's a hard to find brand in Canada and usually has to be purchased directly through their website unless you're lucky enough to find them at Winners or Marshalls. They seemed to fly under the radar for a long time and have really been stepping up their game lately. They now have many amazing, high quality buttery palettes and other products that still have an affordable price tag.
The Supernova palette consists of 18 baked, shimmery eyeshadows that range from easy to wear neutrals, to pops of vibrant and unique colours such as turquoise, blues, greens and deep reds. I find this to be a palette with a unique colour story and a great choice if you're looking for something different to add to your collection.
The packaging of the palette is a heavy cardboard with a magnetic closure. There is a fair sized mirror inside with 18 round eyeshadow pans. I do find the packaging on this palette gets marked up fairly easily because it's cardboard. Mine has only had a few uses and it's already covered in scratches, dings and marks. That being said, this is a lower cost palette and I would much prefer this packaging over a cheap, plastic one that you find in the drugstore.
The eyeshadows themselves are baked, so they do feel chalky and dry. I was initially a little put off by this because I've had bad experiences with chalky feeling eyeshadows, but these ones are different. The majority of the shadows swatch nicely and have good pigmentation. There are a few that keep the chalky feeling and apply dry and patchy, most notably the darker shades, such as Luna, which I think is supposed to be black, but is more of a very deep grey.
I do find that because the shades are all shimmery, I have to use another palette for transition shades, but I knew that when I purchased it. I've used this palette a few times, but the look shown was created using the BH Cosmetics Royal Affair palette for transitions (I'll have a review on this palette in the future), and the shades Aurora and Celestial on my lids. I highlighted the browbone and inner corner with a mix of Phoenix and Pegasus.
This is an extremely simple look, because I was on vacation and was about to head out into an extremely sunny, hot and humid day where I would be walking around a lot and also climbing on rocks at the beach. I didn't want to do anything too complex and decided to keep it fairly neutral just to see how the shadows wore and held up especially in extreme conditions. I did use an eyeshadow primer as I usually do (Wet n Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer). The eyeshadows applied well although I did have to build them up. The good thing is, that they are extremely buildable shadows and they blend out well, so I didn't have any issues with application. Like most shimmers, these do pop more when you wet the brush, which is what I did. Throughout the day, I didn't experience any creasing and the fading was quite minimal, although it was there.Considering I wore the shadows for over seven hours in hot, humid weather and had really worked up a sweat, I was impressed with how they wore. I will say that the shadows didn't fair as well under my eyes, but that's usually a trouble area for me and the conditions were extreme. When I wore the more vibrant shades on other days, I didn't have the same issue.
Overall, I'm fairly impressed with this palette given the price. The shadows can take some building and some of them aren't quite as vibrant as I would like. When I wear shimmer shadows, I usually like a high degree of shimmer and some of these shades just left me wanting more. It was almost as if they needed a topper. That being said, the shades in this palette are beautiful and there are many unique shades I don't otherwise have in my collection. They build easily and blend together quite well. The looks shown was created in minutes. They held up under extreme weather and sweaty conditions, which is more than I can say for some higher end palettes. If you like shimmer and want some unique shades, I don't think you can go wrong with this palette. You can get the Supernova palette HERE for $21.00 US and if you keep your eye out, the BH Cosmetics websites has a ton of amazing sales, so chances are good you can snag this palette on sale!
BH Cosmetics Supernova Palette Rating: (4/5)
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