Review|Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

The complete CREAM contouring and highlighting palette is here!
The ULTRA CREAM CONTOUR PALETTE has 8 creams for perfect contouring, defining and sculpting.
Assembled in a large palette with FULL SIZE mirror.

Vegan
Cruelty Free
Gluten Free

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(Swatches from top left)

So, I’ve been really into cream contouring latley, and I love the Smashbox contouring sticks for that. However, I wanted to try something else, so I got this palette from Makeup Revolution and so far I do like it, but I’m not too impressed.

Now, when I first tried this palette I have to admit that I didn’t get the best first impression of it.
Mostly because the contouring shades was either too light or too dark, and I also feel like most of the shades are more like bronzers on my skintone.
But I do feel like they are good as bronzers, and I don’t find that there’s a lot of patchyness when I use them, so I do like them for that, but it’s not what I expected.

Now, as far as the highlighter shades go, I do like them, except for the shimmery one. That shade is just too greasy looking for me, and I’d much rather use a powder highlight.
But, overall I can definetly get some use out of this palette, and I don’t think it’s bad for the price. But I don’t think it’s a palette that will blow you away. And I also think that it only works for light to light-medium skintones, so I wish that they’d have a few different palettes to suit all of us.

Please let me know if you’ve tried it, and what your thoughts are.

I got mine from Beatybay.com for 87nok.

Review | BH Cosmetics Sylvia Gani Palette

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This is what it says on the BH Cosmetics website:

Embrace the artistic flair of social media beauty star Sylvia Gani with this versatile 22 Color Shadow Palette. Featuring a collection of richly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows, accessorizing your eyes with infinite effects has never been easier. Create dramatic depth with luxe jewel tones and warm neutral hues, or amp up everyday glam with romantic berry and intense dark shades. Whether you sweep on a single bold shade, or an array of different textures, this essential palette instantly transforms your look for any occasion.

Apply with Base Booster Shadow Glue for maximum pigmentation. Pack and blend in style by using our matching BH Signature Rose Gold-13 Piece Brush Set with an array of shading and defining eye brushes.

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So, I got this palette as a gift with purchase a while ago, and I remember hearing alot about BH Cosmetics back when beauty-youtubers was just starting to become a thing.
So I got really excited because I’ve never really tried anything from them before, and I haven’t been able to stop using this palette since I got it.

Now, this palette does contain 22 eyeshadows. 14 mattes, 6 shimmers and 2 bigger pans, which I consider to have more of a metallic finish.
And it does have a beautiful range of shades from neutrals to a few more colorful shades, so you can easily create a lot of different looks with it.

So, when it comes to the matte shades, I find them to be very easy to work with.
They are very pigmented, and they blend out very beautifully. However, they can blend away a little if you’re not careful.
But they are very buildable at the same time, so you can easily fix that if you’ve over-blended them, but it is something to keep in mind.

Now, when it comes to the shimmer shades I don’t have anything bad to say.
They look so beautiful and even on the eyes, and they apply nicely with both a brush and your fingertip.
Of course, you do get more color payoff with your fingers, like you do with most shimmer shadows, but they do show up alot more with a brush than I’m used to from some other shadows I own.

However, the only shades I’m not too fan of in this palette are the two more metallic ones in the larger pans.
I just find them to be a little too uneven, and they’re not as easy to work with as the other shades. So they are a little disappointing to me.
But overall I really like this palette, so I absolutley think that it’s worth looking in to.

It’s available on beautybay.com for 240nok.

Review|Essence Sawasdee Bankok Eyeshadow Palette

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This is what it says on the Essence website:

Welcome to Bangkok! The gorgeous colours of this eyeshadow palette are inspired by the pulsating metropolis and the heart of the Land of Smiles. The nine eyeshadow shades in exciting reddish and soft brown colours offer velvety matt, softly shimmering and metallic finishes. Unique eye make-up looks can be created thanks to the high-pigmentation. The high-quality paper packaging with a mirror also makes this palette perfect for on the go.

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So, I got this palette a little while ago, and I didn’t really know what to expect since I don’t have any experience with the brand, and I haven’t always had too much luck with eyeshadows in this pricerange, but I’m actually very impressed with these shadows.

Now, first of all I’ve gotta say that this is the first palette I own where I actually get use out of all the shades. Because there are always a few shades that aren’t my cup of tee in the palettes that I already have in my collection, but this palette has such a perfect mix of shades for me, and I’m very happy with that.
And they are also pigmented enough to show up, but I will say that you have to build them up to get full intensity, but they are very easy to build, so I don’t really consider it an issue.

However, the shimmer shades does have alot of fallout, so I would recommend that you apply your eye-makeup before your face-makeup, because it can get quite messy.
And I also prefer to apply them (shimmers) with my finger rather than a brush, ’cause the color shows up alot more opaque (even though it doesn’t look like it on my “swatches-picture”), but that just depends on your preference.

So, overall I love this palette so much, it’s just so beautiful and it’s definetly in my top 3!
The only thing that sucks is that I can’t find out where it is available outside of Europe, but if you are able to get your hands on it, I highly recommend it!

So, have you tried this palette?
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

I got mine from feelunique.com for 76nok.