Finally got my hands on the BH Cosmetics eye shadow palettes and make up brushes and I am amazed by how quickly the products were shipped from US to Canada and the way they were packaged was awesome!
I only got two palettes namely:
Wild and Free Baked Eyeshadow Palette and the It’s Judytime Eyeshadow Palette. Both came in a very nice bubble wrap package and a clear plastic wrap.
Currently 50% off on BH Cosmetics website. Original price is US$20.00 and now on sale for only US$9.95. Youtube beauty guru Judy Travis is the one behind this gorgeous 12 colour gorgeous eye shadow set. This palette showcases matte, shimmer and satin shades that are perfect for a classic daily look, smoky eyes or anything with a pop of colour. All the shadows are highly pigmented and buttery, very easy to blend. I played with this palette a few times now and been noticing myself going back to this almost every single day since I got it. It is perfect for traveling since the packaging is very thin and sleek. It has a magnetic closure as what Judy explained on her channel before so we don’t have to worry about eye shadow traces in our purse. This palette is also perfect for anybody starting out with make up as the colours are very versatile and the combination is endless. It has been out for quite some time now and I am so happy to finally get my hands on this well loved by many palette!
As you can see on the swatch below, the eye shadows are very pigmented. Although the first two shades from the left on top doesn’t show that well on me, I find that because it is very subtle on my skin, it is a great highlight and transition colours both giving me a clean look and seamless edge. Heavy swatches below are done without any primer so you can see how intense and buildable the colours can get depending on application and how you want them to show. I highly recommend this product and of course, you cannot beat the price point!
Originally sells for US$19.95 and now on sale for US$9.95, you definitely need to get your hands on this gorgeous baked shadow palette! This is something I do not expect in a $10.00 palette. The colours are amazing, the pigmentation is vibrant and I just cannot stop staring and playing with this set. You can pull a neutral look as well as a colourful and fun look using this palette. You might want to grab your favourite matte highlight shadow to complete your classic look but if you are adventurous enough, go all shimmery! I cannot recommend this palette enough and for the price, you can’t go wrong!
The swatches below show how amazing each shadows look and all are without a primer so just imagine how gorgeous these colours look when you blend them on your eye lids = love! I just could not rave about this palette enough. I am very pleased and will most likely order a few more for Christmas present for friends / family.
This 10pc Sculpt and Blend Brush Set is BH Cosmetics’ take on the Kabuki Set which is very similar to the Sigma 10pc Kabuki Set. The BH Set has 10 big kabuki brushes and small precision version brushes like the Sigma Kabukis. This set sells for US$29.95 and is on sale for US$25.95. Honestly, though I LOVE my Sigma Brushes, I cannot get over the fact that this BH Set is less that US$30.00 and it works just as fine! I love how the brushes are soft, generally not dense as the Sigmas but can definitely do the job. This is a brush set that I highly recommend to those starting out with make up and are practicing with face make up blending, highlighting and contouring. The quality is definitely different but the brushes work depending on how you use them and their functionality. It is definitely a good purchase and this set is something that I will proudly give to friends who love make up even those who already own a ton of brushes because I am SURE that they will find some use for these amazing brushes.
Let’s have a closer look at the five face brushes:
The handle is very light, thus very easy to use. The gold ferrule makes the brushes look extravagant and it gives a glamorous look to a make up room especially if you have a gold motif, these brushes will pop!
Flat Top Face Brush
Side by side photo of the Sigma F80 and the Flat Top Face Brush from BH Cosmetics show how similar they are. Though when you feel the actual brush from Sigma, it is definitely denser than the BH. What I like about the BH is that I can use it to press the foundation on my face so my face can absorb it better and blend with my complexion sponge. That right there is one flawless face make up tool combo!
Round Top Face Brush
BH’s version of F82 Round Kabuki from Sigma is this one right here. As you can see on the photo, the Sigma F82 has shorter bristles than the BH version. I mainly use my F82 to blend out my concealer when highlighting but this BH version is what I use to buff out harsh blush or contour lines and this works perfect for that! Couldn’t be happier that I have this brush as it does the job cleaning the edges of my cheeks giving me a more flawless blush and contour.
Angled Face Brush
The photo below shows how much of an angle the Sigma F84 has compared to BH. But given that this brush doesn’t have that much angle, I use this brush mainly to buff bronzer around my hairline and I find that this brush works perfect for that. It is dense enough to blend my bronzer and soft enough that I can swirl the brush around with ease.
Tapered Face Brush
The Sigma F86 version of the tapered kabuki brush is not as tapered as the Sigma ones. What I like about this brush is that I have more control when I go around my under eyes since it is not as tapered and as dense as the Sigma ones, I can easily tap my setting powder as mentioned above, under my eyes, as well as my t-zone. It serves a totally different purpose for me since what I love using my F86 for is to blend my concealer on the sides of my nose and under my eyes and I find that the tapered BH complements the use of the Sigma to set it with powder so these two actually work well together.
Flat Angled Face Brush
Compared to Sigma’s F88, the BH brush is not as angled and not as dense. But given that, I use this for the same purpose as what I use the flat top brush for, so basically I have a back up of the flat top brush and I cannot complain about that!
Below is the side by side comparison of the BH Brushes and the Sigma Kabuki Face Brushes. The Sigma Brushes are a little heavier and sturdier while the BH are lighter and what may others find that the heavier brushes feel more expensive, some may find that the BH Brushes are easier to move around because they are lighter. The bristles of the Sigma Brushes are generally dense, thus giving you a more blended and airbrushed look. Though the BH Brushes are less in density compared to the Sigmas, I find that the softness of the brushes makes applying products to your face easy since you can swirl the brushes around without having to exert too much effort. You generally get what you pay for BUT in this case, I am totally fine with having just the BH Brushes especially if you are just starting out with make up. Now, if you can afford to buy the Sigmas, definitely go ahead and purchase them because those are absolutely GREAT brushes as well.
BH Small Sculpt and Blend Brushes
Now, these are the BH version of the precision kabukis from Sigma. They are the mini version of the face brushes above. While I do enjoy using my Sigma precision brushes to basically blend concealer when I spot conceal, these BH version however are my favourite when it comes to blending out harsh eye shadow lines as well as for contouring the sides of my nose.
Side by side comparison of the Sigma Precision Kabuki and the BH Small Sculpt and Blend Brushes. As you can see, the size of the brushes are definitely different, the Sigmas are generally bigger and the bristles are fuller and denser, so appropriate for spot concealing and perfect for that airbrushed look. The softness of the BH brushes though are just perfect for eye make up application and blending.
The Sculpt and Blend Set came in a package like this. I love how the bag is clear so you can see everything inside and the brushes are individually packed to protect each one.
This set comes with this cute wrap around brown clutch with a rose gold clasp.
The brushes are individually packaged for protection as you can see below.
A closer look:
The bag also has a cover to protect the brush heads. I love how these brushes are so affordable. They are soft and does the job well. If you are into make up, of course this brush set is NOT enough but if you only need the essentials, this is a great pick. What I like about this set is it is travel-friendly and very easy to store. I highly recommend this set to everyone starting out with make up, or even if you are looking for a set of good brushes to add to your collection. The look and feel of the brushes are definitely great. I find this very convenient to have if I am doing my friends’ make up as well as when I want to have a lot of eye brush options, I am able to achieve a few looks using this set. Originally sells for US$24.95 and now on sale for US$19.95, this set is a steal!
These two individual brushes below are the Blending Brush and it sells for only US$3.95. I love how soft the bristles are and it does a good job blending. I need to pick up some more since I use at least 3 blending brushes to get a perfectly blended out eye look and on days when I feel like blending is an addiction, I definitely use more! So for US$3.95, it is well worth it! The second individual brush I got is the Small Smudge Brush and it sells for US$3.95 and on sale for US$3.36. I love the size of this brush since I can easily smudge my lower line using this. It is soft enough to not poke while smudging and dense enough to smudge with ease.
It has been a pleasant experience purchasing stuff from BH Cosmetics. The shipping is fairly quick and I was surprised to get everything in less than a week since I am up here in Canada. I normally get parcels from the US around 10 days or so but this one got here fast. The packaging was nice and the items are all well protected. I will definitely buy more stuff from BH Cosmetics and I highly recommend the products that I have so far and will continue to use all of them!
Click here to see my Sigma 10 pc Kabuki Set Review.
Have you tried BH Cosmetics products? What are your favourites?