Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BH Cosmetics Wild at Heart and Wild & Free Baked Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches!

Hey there pretty people! I hope everyone is doing well today. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for being so amazing! Today I am writing a post on what may be my newest eyeshadow palette obsession. You'll see in a minute why these new BH Cosmetics palettes are my everything right now!

BH Cosmetics if you aren't familiar with the company is an affordable online makeup brand. They are typically best known for their large eyeshadow palettes that seriously have like 88 colors in one palette. I got these years ago when I was first learning about makeup and teaching myself proper applications. They are great palettes for beginners but were never really the best quality. However, in the last year or so BH has come out with some really phenomenal palettes. I have done a couple reviews on other palettes of theirs on the blog before! You can check those out by clicking the links below.

BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette
BH Cosmetics Eyes On The 60's Eyeshadow Palette

They recently released 3 new baked eyeshadow palettes. I picked up 2 of them to begin with which are the Wild at Heart Palette and the Wild & Free Palette. There is one more which is called Wild Child but I chose not to get that one because it had very neutral colors which I am sure I have dupes of in my collection somewhere. They are anywhere from $12- $10 right now on the website which is an amazing price. You can check them all out by clicking here!

Wild & Free

Wild & Free is a perfect fall palette. It has green bronze, green, and blue tones to it. You really could create so many looks with this palette whether you want to play with color or so something more subtle. I have been getting a lot of use out of this palette lately. I love the versatility in here because you get highlight shades, crease colors, and even some colors to deepen up a look. 
 This is the top 3 swatched over the E.l.f Essentials primer. I did all the swatches over that primer.
 The three middle shades.
The bottom three shades.
This is all of the shades. 

These are swatches over a primer and as you can see the color pay off is out of this world. Baked eyeshadows and I have had a rocky relationship in the past. I always love how the colors look when I swatch them but it is usually very hard to get a good pigmented application without using them wet. These are the first baked eyeshadows in a while that I have not had to mess around with in order to get them to work. I do recommend using a primer with them to give more longevity to the wear. 

The texture isn't overly dry and they apply smooth and creamy. I found that the wear time for these was pretty great too. I didn't start to see any fading until about 6 hours of wear which is pretty typically for most shadows. The finish of all of these is a metallic or shimmer finish so if you are not a fan of those types of shadows than I don't think this will be a palette for you. 

I could use a little improvement on the packaging. These are definitely not intended for travel. The palette is cardboard and with baked eyeshadows typically being more delicate I wouldn't risk putting them in any bad that gets tossed around like a purse or luggage. I do wish they would put these in a little more durable package but I guess for the price I can live with it. I do like that you get a decent sized mirror in the palette. I for one typically use a hand help mirror during application so this makes my life much easier. 

Overall this palette gets a gold star from me. I think it is a wonderful little gem to have in your makeup stash and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this.

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart is the palette that originally caught my eye. I love purple eyeshadow so much that it's a problem. If a palette has beautiful purple shades in it than I have to have it. Wild at Heart has gorgeous purples, pinks, and some soft neutral shades in it. It is a great palette for green and blue eyes. I love the soft romantic feel of this one. Yet again you get plenty of colors to do a variety of looks. There are some highlight shades, some great crease colors, and some darker colors for a more dramatic look. 
This is the top row swatched over the E.l.f Essentials primer. All the colors were swatched over the same primer.
 Middle row
Top row

Like the other palette you get some amazing intensity with these. You don't need to use them wet to get great pigmentation. They apply smooth and are easy to work with. Like the other palette these all have a frosty/metallic finish so if you aren't a fan of that than you won't love this one either. 
I am also a really big fan of this palette as well. I think for the price it is an amazing find. The pans are also a great size. Each pan is a little smaller than a quarter so you are getting quite a bit of product in these. 

Overall I think both of these are definitely worth the money. I really have nothing bad to say about them to be honest. I love the shade ranges, the pigmentation, and the wear time. Those are all 3 important factors for me and it passed the test. I am going to have to get the third one now. Do you own any of these? What are your thoughts about them?


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    1. I think it works really well. For $1 it is impressive. I have put it to the test many times up against my beloved Too Faced Shadow Insurance and it works just as well.