That always meant turning to the same, safe beige shadow pot until I replaced my old standard with BH Cosmetics' new 120 color palette. What fun!
The third edition of this versatile eye color collection includes hues ranging from classic, soft neutrals to statement-making, smoky grays and blacks so there's something for every occasion. Designed in response to customer feedback, the sleek case features the brand's most popular tones in variations that complement each other.
The palette contains two layers of long-lasting eye colors that are easy to mix and match for hundreds of different makeup styles. Celebrity makeup artist April Chaney, who works with BH Cosmetics, says boomer babes can enjoy the shadow set's many options for creating a natural look by using the lighter tones (you can pick from about 40) for all-over lid color and the warmer colors in the crease.
With a little imagination and the right brush, you can take this collection beyond eye shadow. Grab an angle brush and the taupe shades become a brow color for blondes and brunettes. Use a thin liner brush to add a little water, and the darker colors can be used to line eyes. "This intensifies the color to make the eyeliner stand out," says April. "You can also use this technique on the bottom eye for more definition."
What I like
I love the rich assortment of matte and shimmery golds, coppers, browns, grays and more plus the universally flattering lavenders and orchids that're so stylish this fall. The 120 colors packed in this slim black box make it an incredible value, especially since you can use them dry or wet as both shadows and liners.
I can create soft, light daytime looks, add a little drama for evening and experiment with trendy tones. In any case, I don't have to use a lot to achieve the desired effect because all the colors are highly pigmented. And the super-fine powder stays put. I don't have to worry about it flaking off my brush (no mess here) or fading away later in the day.
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