Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BH Cosmetics Wild Child Palette Review

Recently, I was able to get my hands on some more products from BH Cosmetics to try out. I have tried a few products in the past and ever since then I have been interested in trying out more. You can check out my review of the first products I tried by clicking HERE. However, those items are no longer available on their website. In case you wanted to see how consistent their overall quality is from product to product though, you can still check it out. There are three items I will be doing reviews on and today’s item is the Wild Child palette. When this palette first came out I fell in love with it and wanted to try it out so bad. Even though it’s been out for quite a while now, I’m so glad I finally tried it out and hopefully this review will help you to decide if it’s worth purchasing or not. 


The packaging is super cute for this palette. It’s not too big or bulky so it doesn’t take up much space which is great. I love that it has a big mirror inside and the eyeshadows themselves are a good size. You get nine eyeshadows for a very reasonable price and they are all shimmery shadows. There are two other palettes that are similar to this one but have different colors in them. This particular palette has mostly “natural” or “earthy” colors like brown, green and pink. It also contains some more vibrant purple colors as well to add a nice pop of color. Overall, the packaging is great and out of the three palettes this one is best for people who don’t want a very bold colorful look. 

The actual eyeshadows themselves are pretty nice. You can use the shadows wet or dry depending on how intense you want your look to be. When used dry, most of the shadows are pretty sheer. For the swatches in the picture I had to do two layers of each shadow to really be able to see them. I don’t think it’s because the pigmentation is bad, but that they just aren’t very opaque colors. For this reason I highly recommend adding some sort of cream color base before applying the shadows. You can use products like the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils or anything similar. Using these products beforehand will really help the eyeshadows to be more opaque and stand out more. However, you can use the eyeshadows by themselves if you want a more subtle effect. I did try applying the shadows wet, but still had to layer the color up a bit. They were more opaque but still needed a few layers to get an even coverage. All of the shadows blend out beautifully. They last quite a long time before fading; for me personally, it was about 6 hours without a primer or base. I have mildly hooded eyes so the shadows do start to fade and crease in the fold of my lids but using a primer or base helps them last a bit longer. If you don’t have hooded eyes then the shadows may last longer for you. 

Top: Outside with flash. Middle: No flash outside in the shade.
Bottom: No flash outside in the sunlight.

Here are some looks I did using the Wild Child palette. I did not use a color primer or base underneath the shadows. As you can see, you do get good color payoff but the colors aren't too bold.


Overall I do feel like this palette is pretty decent for the price you pay. Even though you need a base for more color payoff the shadows are still really nice. If you are someone who wants a real punch of color from the first swipe then I wouldn’t recommend this palette for you. However, if you are a beginner or just someone that likes a more subtle look then this palette is a great choice. Hope you found this review helpful. In the next coming weeks I’ll have a review on a set of brushes and another palette from this brand so check back for those!

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