Monday, September 12, 2011

Review and Swatches: BH Cosmetics 10 Color Professional Blush Palette (With Colour Descriptions)

Hello girls :)

Today i'm going to review the "10 color professional blush palette" which i bought from BH cosmetics.

Price: $16.95 = INR 796 approximately. I bought it during a 20% off sale..so,got it for lesser price.

Available at: BHcosmetics.com or you can get a similar palette at Coastalscents.com, Ebay.com and Sedonalace.com too.

Finish/Formula: Various.

Packaging: Comes sealed in a cardboard box.The surface of the palette is matte and attracts less fingerprints than the shiny ones (example:120 palette).




Ingredients: 




Inside the palette:



Size comparision: I compared them with bourjois blush in "Lilas d'or"(on the left) and MAC blush in "Springsheen"(on the right).


General thoughts: As you can see,this palette contains ten beautiful shades of blushes which have different finishes.It has both warm and cool toned colours to go with wide variety of skin tones.They are not crazily pigmented which can be a plus point for heavy handed people.It is good enough to give you naturally flushed cheeks.Equally useful for both professionals as well as consumers.But,since these are not heavily pigmented,the colour is likely to get washed out in flash photography.So, if you are a professional who deals with film/fashion/theatre/any kind of  makeup which is heavy lights/flash and camera related,then this palette may not meet your needs!

PROS:

  • Moderately pigmented.Which is good enough to give you naturally flushed cheeks and also a plus point for for those who are heavy handed.
  • 10 colours in one compact palette.Which will be quite handy during travels or for professionals who don't want to carry 10 different bulky blush pots with them all the time.
  • Price.16$ for 10 blushes is awesome.Plus they keep on having 20-40% off sales every now and then.So you'll get it at much lesser price.
  • Contains both warm and cool toned colours.
CONS: 
  • Lid of the palette is not secure.It does not close tightly and also it popped out from the lower part many times.I fixed it a hundred times by now(Not sure if every palette is like that.I may have got a dud!who knows!)
  • Not useful for professionals who deal with makeup which goes under heavy lights/flash photography/cameras.
Final thoughts: All in all..this is a good palette for aspiring makeup artists who needs some budget friendly options to practise or start their work and also for consumers who need a well balanced palette for regular use  without spending on tons of single blushes.

Rating: 7/10

Close up view of each blush & Swatches: Swatched with a thin layer of concealer as a base to make the colours show up on my hand which was quite darker than my face at that time.I took close up shots to show and explain the exact colour of the blush in the pan.

Close up shots.First row(Left to right).

1)A matte medium brown with a hint of peach.It has tiny sparkles scattered here and there but they don't transfer on to the skin.Great as bronzer for light to light medium skintones.

2) This is a very light warm pink colour with a hint of peach.I has a satin finish.This is my favourite out of the lot. <3 Loos so flattering on very fair to light warm skintones.

3) Very light cool toned frosty silvery purply pink colour.This colour is one of the most unflaterring ones out of the lot.It makes anyone look sick,pale and bruised! yuck!

4) a medium peachy pink colour.It has a satin finish.This looks so flattering on fair to medium skintones.It's my 2nd favourite.

5) A light brown with hints of mauve and gray with satin finish.It has lots of tiny sparkles but most of them do not transfer on to the skin.This is the least pigmented one.This is the also a very unflattering colour for most skintones.But this may work as a great contour colour for people with very pale cool toned skin.



Swatches of first row: (1 to 5)
In sunlight.

Indoors in natural light.



Closeup shots.Second row(left to right)


6) A bubblegum pink colour with satin finish.It will suit cooler skintones better.

7) A matte warm rose colour with brown undertones and a hint of peach.

8)A bright peach colour with silvery sheen and some fine silver shimmer.

9)A matte medium fuschia colour.It is not overly bright.So don't get scared by looking at the pan.

10) A warm brown colour with very strong peach undertones.It has satin finish.This is my 3rd favourite.Works great as a bronzer on medium skintones.




Swatches of second row: (6-10)

In sunlight.

Indoors in natural light.


Here's an old look in which i prepared my bronzer by mixing 1 and 10 shades.Click HERE for tutorial.



 I hope this review and swatches were helpful :)

Next i'll be reviewing and swatching the 120 colour palette(1st edition).So look out for that if you are interested :)

Love,
Siri.

33 comments:

  1. I loved the peachy shades..nice pics siri :)

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  2. @bhumika: Me too bhumi.ThanQ.. :)

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  3. i loved all d pink shades . . .nice palette

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  4. I like the peach best! I have the one that you find at ebay! I picked it in a sale for 500! I thought it was a good deal :P I'd agree the colors look washed out in extreme lighting!

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  6. @Rids: I can imagine how pretty pinks would look on you rids :) <3

    @Tanvee Wadhwa: Mee too love peaches a lot tanvee :) and yes you are right..These will defenitely get washed out in extreme lighting and flash photography.

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  7. I do like this one for the variety of blushes available :) wud be good for beginners na?

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  8. @Parita: Yes parita..This palette is great for beginners :)

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  9. Woww lovely shades!!! Great pics <3

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  10. @Rakshanda: ThanQQ rakshanda :))

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  11. Fabulous pics & the swatches are great, I'm loving the peachy one. Gawjus :)

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  12. @indian beauty central: ThanQ dear :))

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