Today I have a palette review! I feel like I haven’t done one of these in awhile, but I still have a ton of palettes to review for you all. I wanted to start with the Shaaanxo and BH Cosmetics palette because it’s very new, and youtuber collar palettes are some of my favorite to review in general.
Why? I like seeing the thought process that goes into the palettes themselves, honestly. A lot of times youtubers will create a color scheme that closely matches their own style while trying to make it friendly for everyone to use, and I know that must be tough to do in general. That and I love supporting other bloggers and youtubers, but that’s no secret.
I actually love Shannon from Shaaanxo. Her style is the actual opposite of mine, but I love her lipstick reviews and swatches. That and she’s one of the few youtubers with a couple million followers that is consistently putting up content on a schedule. I look up to her persistence and work ethics as a whole. I feel she genuinely loves what she’s doing, and that’s admirable in itself.
Okay, so moving on to the actual palette, this is from BH Cosmetics. BH Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand that focuses on creating affordable products for makeup enthusiasts and professionals alike. I’m very familiar with their brand and their eyeshadows, and I will have other reviews linked at the end of this post.
Price of this palette: Currently $14.50, but sometimes they will lower in price after a few weeks down to $12.
What’s in this palette: 9 eyeshadows and 9 shades of lipstick
What this palette claims: Allergy tested, paraben free, non irritating, hydrating lip colors, pigmented shadows
What the inside looks like:
This is a dual sided palette, meaning on one side there’s shadows, and if you flip it over, there’s the lipsticks. The packaging itself is very simple and pretty, it’s very feminine, and that in itself just says Shannon to me. The material of this palette is a tough cardboard, much like the Carli Bybel one. This palette is a bit smaller and thicker, which is actually nice because I personally don’t like having a ton of bulky palettes.
Right off the bat, you can probably see the shadows are very neutral. Remember when I said I was going to try and buy less neutral palettes? Forgive me, I can’t help myself. Now, I will admit that at first I didn’t know how I felt about the lipstick side. I personally don’t enjoy lipstick palettes. I have so many lipsticks that I don’t find myself reaching for that side often.
However, I feel this palette would be amazing for someone that wants to get into lipstick, but doesn’t want to drop a ton of money on separate tubes. One of the cool things about lipstick palettes is you can mix shades on the back of your hand. If you’re weary of lipsticks in general, or you’re wanting to play around with natural and bold shades, I think you might enjoy the lipstick side of this palette more than myself.
With that being said, I do enjoy the variety of shades in this. I feel there’s a shade for about everyone, including those of us with darker makeup souls.
These are all 9 shades of lipstick swatched. As you can see, these are all a bit on the glossier side. That’s another reason why I don’t foresee myself reaching for this side often. I do not personally like glossier formulas. I am a matte type of gal. I do think these are very pretty shades and relatively pigmented.
I’ve seen a lot of people say the shadows are very similar to the oh so popular Manny Mua and Makeup Geek Palette. I have that one too, and while they have similarities, they are very different. If you are wanting a blue brown shade like Insomnia, the Shaaanxo palette has that duo chrome loveliness. I do find that the Shaaanxo palette might be more suitable for beginners and those looking for an everyday palette. While I love the Manny Mua palette, I don’t think the vast majority of people wear red shadow too often.
Another thing I love about the Shaaanxo palette is that there is an almost black shade included in the palette. I love when bloggers think to include a shade like this because it can take any look from daytime to nighttime in just a few brush movements.
These swatches were done over no primer and under daylight bulbs.
I really didn’t have to work very hard to get these swatches. The shades are very pigmented and felt smooth to the touch! I honestly love the matte shades in this palette. They are very “me” shades for Spring and Summer.
I have used this palette on my eyes several times, and I am highly impressed with the overall quality.
With this look I used quite a few shades from the palette. I used the matte cream shade, both brown matte shades in the crease, the champagne shade on the lid, the blackish gray on the outer corner, and the blue brown on the lower lash line. I really love how this turned out! The shades were easy to work with. I was able to wet my brush and get a more reflective look with the champagne shade as well.
Overall, I do recommend checking the palette out and possibly adding it to your BH Cosmetics cart in the future. I think it’s a cute and fun everyday palette to have in your collection. I think Shannon did a lovely job with this collaboration. Even though I’m not a total fan of the lipstick side, I still think the eyeshadow side is worth it for me.
If you have this palette, what are your thoughts on it? I would love to know! If you don’t have it, will you be adding it to your wishlist?
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