Hello all, and happy fourth of July weekend!
Today I wanted to talk about the BH Cosmetics floral duos. I’ve purchased brands like Coastal Scents before, but never BH, so this is my first go with the company. I saw these blushes shown in a makeup collection on youtube, and I was dying to get my hands on them. Specifically, the lilac one caught my eye, since I’m a total sucker for any lavender type color.
Ok, so I totally broke my own rule with this purchase. I didn’t try any of them, and literally bought the entire line. But, BH was having a ridiculous sale, and these babies were going for four dollars a pop. Aka I got the whole line (ten blushes) for twenty dollars. It was a steal!!
I just received them today, so I haven’t actually worn them on my face yet. But, I have swatched them all and I’m really pleased. The colors are super pigmented and smooth to put on. The packaging is also to die for, it’s so pretty and closes really nicely (they remind me of thebalm packaging). Also, some of the duos have colors that lean more towards a bronzer or highlight, which is also exciting! Plus, they’re a lot larger than I anticipated which is a plus.
Below I’ve attempted to swatch them all for you. I’m sorry the quality is not great, I’m still living the iPhone 4 life for a few more weeks!! Here’s the link to the BH site as they’ll provide nicer photos.
Here are my swatches and from the top, they start with the right pan and then the left in each product. They are as follows; Iris, Tulip, Rose, Daisy and Lilac.
Iris: Wow I am obsessed with this duo. I can’t wait to rock it in the Winter. The right pan is a great everyday color, a soft shimmery pink. While it’s nothing too specical on it’s own, it’s a great color to have in your collection, as well as to mix with the left side of the duo. The left side is a deep berry, a bit similar to MAC’s Fever, but I find it to be a little more wearable, and perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons.
Tulip: I was really excited for this duo, and while it is not excactly what I expected, I think I will really be enjoying this one. The right pan I think is definetly a bronzer color for me, I find it way too brown-toned to be a blush. But, it will go absolutley amazing with the left side of the duo. It’s a bright coral type of pink, ideal for summer, yet the duo strikes me as being great for the Fall as well. This side is much more matte as well, which with balance out the shimmer of the bronzer perfectly.
Rose: I’m thriled for this one (I guess I’m thrilled with all of them though!). The right side is another bronzer type shade, but I am actually in love with this one! It’s a fairly light, shimmery brown, perfect for lighter skin tones, and nice for the Summer time. The left side, which is more of a blush, is great as well. It reminds me of MAC’s Dollymix, but it definitely goes a bit lighter on the skin and will work great for an everyday or going out look.
Daisy: I also really love this one as well, and once again I’m thrilled it’s not just two pink-toned blushes. The right pan is a candy pink, that is sort of reminisent of MAC’s Pink Swoon (which by the way, IS MY FAVE BLUSH, WHICH WAS DISCONTINUED BUT NOW IS BACK ON THE MAC WEBSITE AND EN ROUTE TO MY HOUSE!!!!). Anyways, it’s a great everyday color, and totally amazing for Spring and Summer. AS for the left side, Im really excited for this. It’s a sandy-golden color, and I think you could really use this as a great blush, highlight or bronzer, depending on your skin type and what look you’re going for.
…and finally, the one that started it all;
Lilac: This one did not disapoint!! The right side is one of the softest pinks you’ll ever find, and could be a great highlight or blush. The left side is just, ugg, so beautiful! It’s the perfect shade of orchid, which will be great for everyday looks in the Spring, and also great for going out.
All in all, these are basically amazing! The sale ends tonight at midnight so go grab them for four dollars a piece while you still can!!
Until next time!