BH Cosmetics has to be one of my favourite makeup brands to date. It has a range of vegan products, and is also completely cruelty free. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also super affordable.
My two favourite eyeshadow palettes from them retail at just £22 and £18 and I can guarantee they’re worth the investment, I reach for them time and time again. The ‘Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette’ (£18) was given to me as a gift about a year ago, and I’ve been using it more or less weekly ever since. Not only does this palette look amazing (the pans are shaped and named after planets), it also has the potential to create a huge range of looks, due to amazing variety of the 18 colours featured. With reds, oranges, plums, blues, lilacs, greens, and smoky greys, this palette has the scope to create a look to suit any mood, it’s brilliant for any season and its versatility means it’s great for both everyday looks and nights out. My favourite looks to create with this palette are sunset oranges and rich plums, and all shades look amazing applied dry with a fluffy brush or wet/sprayed with setting spray to make for an even more dramatic look.
The ‘Aurora Lights 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette’ (£22) is another favourite of mine. This is my go-to palette for night out/clubbing looks, due to its bright shimmer colours and their amazing pigmentation. There are lots of pink and purple tones in this palette, as well as some beautiful blue, white and silver shades that double up brilliantly as a highlighter, which really brings the look together if used on the inner corner of the eye or to do a cut crease as well. If you’re looking for a highlighter palette however, the ‘Blacklight Highlight 6 Colour Palette’ is a must. For only £13 you get a range of gorgeous frosty highlights, with gold, blue, pink, and purple tones – a tone for every look. It reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Moonchild’ palette, and is a pretty perfect dupe for almost half the price. One of the things that BH Cosmetics does best is bright colours and delivering on pigmentation, and not one of the products mentioned above disappoint on this front, whether they’re for your face or your eyes.
Finally, if you’re stuck on what to apply these products with, I would recommend BH Cosmetics’ ‘Weekend Festival 10 Piece Brush Set’. For £22 you get a set of 10 brushes, including an angled contour brush, 4 different eyeshadow brushes, and a fine liner brush for creating the perfect winged liner to finish off the look. Of course all these brushes are cruelty free, meaning they can be used and enjoyed with a clear conscience.
In terms of buying these products, Beauty Bay is probably your best option. They have a collection of nearly one hundreds BH Cosmetics items, ranging from highlighters to brushes to lipsticks. The colour selection is vast – there’s certainly something for everyone. I’ve spoken to lots of other students who have made them a staple in their makeup bags due to low prices. If you’re looking for cruelty free, high quality make up without a hefty price tag, then BH Cosmetics is for you.