Friday, September 9, 2011

BH Cosmetics '28 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette' Review and Swatches

Hi everyone :)

Today i'm going to review and swatch the "28 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette" which i bought from BH Cosmetics.

Price: $18.95 = INR 880 approximately.But i bought it during a 20% off i got it for a bit lesser price.

Availability: or you can get similar palette from too

Finish/Formula: Various.


Package: Comes sealed in a carboard box.The surface of the palette is matte and attracts less finger prints than the shiny ones.

This palette consists of 28 neutral eyeshadows which are quite useful for those who love and live on neutrals.

Size comparision with MAC eyeshadow in "vanilla": 

General thoughts: Most of them are decently pigmented.DO NOT EXPECT MAC/INGLOT/BEN NYE/SLEEK/SUGARPILL  LEVEL OF PIGMENTATION / TEXTURE! Yes..these are a lot less pigmented than them and the texture is hard when compared to those eyeshadows.Also some 'matte' and 'matte with micro glitter' kind of eyeshadows feel chalky and are very poorly pigmented.So, it is a must to use a good eyeshadow base which helps in intensifying the colour and also prevents the fallout of micro glitter which are present in some shadows.The best shadows from this palette are those which have 'shimmer' and 'pearl/soft metallic' finish.They are very well pigmented when compared to mattes.Last but not the least..This palette lacks a basic matte black eyeshadow!!!

  • 28 neutral colours in one single palette.
  • Great palette for beginners.
  • 'shimmer'/ 'soft metallic finish' colours are very well pigmented.
  • Affordable.
  • Mattes feel a bit hard and less pigmented.They definitely need a base to make them more intense.
  • Lacks a basic matte black eyeshadow.
  • 'Matte eyeshadows with microglitter' are the ones with worst pigmentation.
Rating: 5.5/10

Final thoughts: All in all,this palette is best for beginners who want to try out a cheaper option to decide the best colours for them before investing in the little bit more pricey ones OR for people who want to practice and improve their skills without shelling big bucks.So,if you are in no need of improving any skills/deciding shades,then you better invest in much better options like Sleek i-divine eyeshadow palettes(The best!)/Coastal scents hot pots/Ben nye eyeshadows/Sugar pill eyeshadows/Inglot eyeshadows(Freedom system is the best) which are low-moderately priced and if you have no problem with shelling out big bucks,then you probably what your options are..right? ;)

SWATCHES: I divided the palette in to four parts and swatched accordingly with a creamy concealer as base (2-3 swipes each).

Swatches of 1st division:

Swatches of 2nd division:

Both 1st and 2nd division together in sunlight:

Both 1st and 2nd division together indoors in natural light:

Swatches of 3rd division:

Swatches of 4th division:

Swatches of both 3rd and 4th division in sunlight.

Both 3rd and 4th division together indoors in natural light:

I hope this review and swatches were helpful :)



  1. colors look damn nice siri..esp the plum and plum browns..

  2. @bhumika: yes bhumika..some of them are sooo pretty :)

    @Rajesh singh:Thanks shona :) :*

  3. wow siri.,..welcum back..was missingg u;p

  4. @fahee: Hi fahee :)me too missed you all a looottt.I'm so happy to be back :))

  5. hey nice one.. I have the 88 neutral palette from bHC :)

  6. The colors look so pretty! I wish they were easily available here! Online shopping is a hassle sometimes. Specially when buying from international websites.. I dont even have a paypal :/

  7. @Rekha: oh wow! :) i hope their pigmentation is not as poor as these shadows..

    @Tanvee Wadhwa: you are right tanvee..indian websites should stock up more items from international brands so that people can buy from their debit cards itself without the hassles of credit cards.Hope to see such developments soon :)

  8. I liked the colors in the 3rd and 4th sections more..those look nice...i guess if they are not highly pigmented better go for sleek..i think its less costlier than this one na?
    Btw what do you think abt kryolan as a brand? have heard alot abt them as professional makeup articts use it..let me know

  9. @Parita: you are right parita..i would anyday prefer sleek palette over this one and it is much cheaper too. :) Kryolan is an awesome brand..i have a blush and eyeliner sealer and i absolutely love them.Since it is a brand made for theatre purpose,the products are highly pigmented and most of them are low-moderately,this brand is equally awesome for both professionals and consumers :)

  10. Thanks for the fast reply siri..yup i too have heard a lot abt the eyeliner sealer and planning to get it too...also i was interested in their loose powder and foundation..can u pls suggest which one should i go for? i basically m looking for something which gives natural look and can be worn everyday to office..thank you!

  11. Sorry parita..i have no idea about their loose powders or foundations.But have heard that their foundations are pretty good.So may be you should give them a try :)

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