Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review and Swatches: BH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette-1st edition.(Pic heavy!)

Hello everyone :)

Today i'm going to review the "120 color eyeshadow palette-1st edition" which i bought from BH cosmetics.

Price: $29.95 = INR 1,430 approximately.I bought it during a 20% off sale,so got it for a bit lesser price.

Available at: and you can find similar palettes at too.

Finish/Formula: Various.

Packaging: Comes sealed in a cardboard and is also wrapped securely in a bubble wrap.Due to the secure packaging none of my shadows got damaged(Which happens quite often) :)

It has a shiny surface which is prone to attract fingerprints, scratches and dust which makes it look ugly in no time!But i don't care about it that much.To me,Quality and performance of the products is what matters the most.


Pics of shadows:
 First stack.

Second stack.

It has a small ribbon under the lower stack which is extremely helpful in lifting it easily.

Size comparision:
I compared it's size with (anticlockwise) INGLOT AMCeyeshadow in "#63",NYX single eyeshadow in "Morocco" and MAC eyeshadow in "Vanilla".

General thoughts: Out of the 4 editions of 120 colour palette,i picked the 1st edition because this looked like the most colourful one out of the lot :P I badly wanted bright coloured eyeshadows so that i can practise and perfect my skills without spending a bomb on expensive single eyeshadows and i can now say that this palette served the purpose very well.Creative minds will have no limits with this palette in their hands.The shadows are very well pigmented except for some 3-4 colours which are chalky and poorly pigmented which is not a bummer at all.

  • Very well pigmented (the black one is JET BLACK! <3).See the end of  the post for some swatches without base.
  • Price.
  • So many bright colours.
  • A row of neutral colours..which may be helpful in emergencies :P :D
  • 3-4 colours(Especially the purples in first stack) are chalky and very poorly pigmented.
  • The shadows NEED a good base which helps in intensifying them and also make them adhere well to the lids.

Final thoughts: The moment you grab it with your hands(or even look at it),you will instantly feel like an artist ready to let his imagination go wild (atleast i do).I'm in love with this palette and i highly recommend it to anyone who have creative minds and are in to makeup which involves the use of bright colours.Trust me,just carry a good neutral or colourful creamy base like NYX jumbo pencils(ofcourse a primer is must),this palette won't let you down.Some people might think that this palette has too many similar looking colours but i think that depending on how dark or light they are,they help in creating beautiful gradients.So,if you are searching for a good colourful palette,your search may end here.Go get it and let your creative juices start flowing :D

Rating: 8.5/10

SWATCHES: 2 swipes each with creamy concealer as a base.

First stack:

First and second rows:

In sunlight.

In shade.

Closeup of First five columns.

Closeup of Next five columns.

Third and fourth rows:

In sunlight.

In shade.

 Closeup of first five columns.

 Closeup of next five columns.

Fifth and sixth rows.

In sunlight.

In shade.

Closeup of first six columns.

Closeup of next four columns 

Second stack:

First and second rows:

In sunlight.

In shade.

Closeup of first five columns.

Closeup of  next five columns.
(The first colour in second row did not come in to the frame properly :P It is a shimmery light aqua blue colour)

Third and fourth rows:
(Sorry! forgot to take the closeup pics!)

In sunlight.

In shade.

Fifth and sixth rows:
(Sorry! forgot to take the closeup pics!)

in sunlight.

In shade.

Swatches of some random matte shades without base.(Indoors in natural light)

Swatches of some shimmer shades without base.(In sunlight)

I hope this review and swatches were helpful. :)



  1. lovely swatches ... an array of colors. . . . nice !

  2. OMG!!!! Mouth Watering..... i want this palette

  3. @Rids: ThanQQ rids :))

    @Fuschia Magic: Go get it ASAP then :))

  4. OMG so many head is going bonkers just looking at them! These would be perfect to try out new color combinations and let your imagination fly!

  5. wow !! all these shades look soo awesome !!

  6. They look awesome siri...reminds me I have not seen and used my 120 palette from a long time :p
    but mine is not so pigmented as yours obv..its not BH cosmetics :)

  7. sooo pretty! totally worth the prize! :)

  8. perfect palette for all occasions.. colors are gorgeous :)

  9. I really want this palette but how much was shipping? The last time I calculated shipping on their sight it was ridiculous like 30-40$!!

  10. @Parita: Haha.. I felt the same way when i saw it for first time :D

    @Deeptima: Yes deepu..Perfect for artists like you :)

  11. even I got my 120 palette yesterday.... yayyyy

  12. @bhumika: aisa kya! i thought they all get it from same supplier! :P

    @Tanvee Wadhwa: yes is totally worth it :)

  13. @Indgal: you are right :) They are gorgeous! <3

    @Scarlett O'Hara: Hey scarlet..i guess i chose the first class mail international which was much cheaper than other shipping options.Even though it took more time,the products reached me safely.So may be you should try that option too.

  14. @EVE-O-LUTION: Wowww!!! enjoyyy!!! :D

  15. love this palette looks so pigmented and wanted to let you know that i got my stuff from ACW in abt 10 days which can out my blog for that post

  16. @Soft, Sweet and Gentle: Oh wow!! great! Enjoy!! :)) will check the post ASAP :)

  17. @Mitr Friend - Bhushavali: Yes bhushavali..the colours are absolutely gorgeous :)

  18. @Rajesh Singh: :) ThanQQQ shona :*

  19. I was looking for the swatches of this palette for SO LONG!!!!

  20. Wow!!!!!!! Great review(:
    It totally makes me want it sooo bad.
    Some days ago i ordered a 'NO BRAND' palette 1st edition from ebay thinking it was gonna be the same since most videos in YouTube said so. Mmmm, TOTALLY WRONG:/
    I paid $14 for it. It's a really good palette with some shadows only, the thing that dissapointed me were the yellow and red shadows. For some reason I can't find the red one and the yelows are a beige color, NO BRIGHT YELLOW for me:(

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