Finally got a makeup review for you. It seems like ages since I had new items to review for you but I’m hoping they’ll become more regular again.
You can purchase the Flower Power palette from the BH Cosmetics website (see here) as well as Beauty Bay (here). It retails for £10/$12 which is a great price if you’re on a budget. You get free UK shipping on orders over £25 from Beauty Bay so it’s probably your best option. BH Cosmetics do ship to the UK but it’s going to cost you on shipping and import and might take a while.
The packaging is so cute and fits with the name and colour story. We have purple, hippy, trippy vibes with the design and text font that screams the swinging sixties. The company and palette names are on the front with all other information including ingredients on the back. The size and weight make it perfect for holding and travelling. The lid has a magnetic closure that seems pretty secure although there’s no mirror. Not that you need one in every palette.
It’s a 16 pan with purple, pink and nude hues. It contains 10 mattes and 6 shimmer shades with a nice range of colours for both finishes. The colour story caught my eye immediately when browsing online and it looks amazing in person. The pans are small but for the price I can’t complain as you are getting a decent shade range. Love the shade names though, they fit completely with the overall aesthetic of the palette.
When doing the swatches, some of the mattes had a slight chalkiness to them which created an uneven swatch. Despite this, it didn’t take much to get a good swipe from them so I’m hoping they’ll look good on the eye. Some of the lighter shades did need a double layer to get the pigment to show properly. The shimmers are soft and silky particularly the two gold shades. You barely need to touch those two for greatness. The rest are more subtle in pigment but have a gorgeous sparkle.
On the eye, the shadows are easy to work with and are highly pigmented. They blend like a dream to create the most gorgeous gradients. It’s definitely a pack on and blend out formula. The pastel hues make this a great addition to a makeup collection as it works well with other palettes too. The shimmers are best applied using your finger to maximize the pigment. The two golds are striking on the eye and the others offer a more subtle shimmer with colour changing particles. The shimmers can crease easily which is unfortunate but with the right prep you can increase that time by an hour or two.
I’ve had very few issues with this palette. Some of the darker shades and shimmers have fallout under the eye and there’s some kickback in the pan for the majority of shades. There’s a small amount of staining with the shade Love but it doesn’t last more than a day. Other than that I’ve had no problems. If you are experiencing any issues remove immediately and seek medical advice.
Overall, I am really happy with this purchase from BH Cosmetics. The packaging gives off 60s vibes and is lightweight and sturdy. Perfect for a makeup artist. There’s a good range of shades for blending not only with this palette but with others also. The shadows themselves are highly pigmented and easy to blend.
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