If you’re at all like me, you may have eyeballed some of the neon and bright eyeshadow palettes that have made their splash on the makeup scene recently. Oh how I longed for a couple of them…and yet the prices stopped me because they were just a want and not a basic need. If you hoped for a great pigmented bright eyeshadow palette that was really affordable with high quality, look no further than the BA Star Tropical Eyeshadow Palette, a mere $8.75 for five coordinated cruelty-free eyeshadows!!!
Check it out in the direct sunshine. Pretty!! You can really see some of the shimmer when the light hits.
Would you like to see some swatches? Well, I’ll show you but first I have to tell you, each color is wonderfully pigmented. You won’t find cheap makeup in this palette. BA Star was formulated for performers and cheerleaders, in particular, so you know it has to have rich color and be long lasting, wearing thru sweat, movement, and for long periods of time. I don’t have a face of the day, (FOTD), to show you, but when I applied the swatches below on my arm, (no shadow base under them), they stayed all night through my sleep and I still had color on my arm in the morning. Wow. I’d say they pass the wear test!!
The eye palette comes with a brush that has a small nylon brush on one side and a sponge type applicator on the other. Go ahead and use the sponge but the nylon brush has got to go! Don’t use it. It won’t get you anywhere.
With my eyeshadow palette, I received a tube of Body Shimmer Base. This is something that I don’t see on their website but because it came with the palette, I am guessing it’s the Glitter Glue and Eyeshadow Base. I’m going to clarify with the company, but I know that’s what my friend Sheila received if you look at her review and gorgeous makeup application here. I would really urge you to view her post because she did a really fun application.
The Body Shimmer Base looks just like what Sheila received.
These are the directions and ingredients:
Now I assumed I had a highlighter. And I swatched it on my skin. It wasn’t until the night before I am writing this review that I saw the one on Painted Ladies and thought maybe this was a base for the eyeshadow. Notice the nice highlight on bare skin. The first picture shows it swatched on part of the back of my hand.
And the next picture shows it swatched on the base of my thumb. See, just a nice shimmer that would show as a gentle highlight when the light hits it. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!!
So…then to write this post, I didn’t have time to contact the company first, but I thought I would try this as an eyeshadow base on my arm and see how much difference it made. It made the shadows somewhat denser, but it’s not dramatic or remarkable. Just in case it’s not easily seen, the Body Shimmer Base was applied under the top swatches.
This is my bottom line honest opinion: Let’s all run, not walk, to the BA Star website and get us some eyeshadow!!!!!!! This stuff is awesome!!
And don’t be scared of brights. You can wear them heavy, light or as accents. I will do some fotd’s in the future using this palette and show some of my interpretations.
Before the giveaway: BA Star is running a special just for you readers. You will recieve a 50% discount when you use the code 50TROPIC at checkout. This code is valid until July 4th, 2014.
GIVEAWAY: Two lucky readers will each receive a free BA Star eyeshadow palette and the glue. Go enter. Tell you friends because we have room for TWO WINNERS!!!