September 12, 2011

Guest Post: BH Cosmetics 88 Color Cool Matte Palette

This post was written by Taygan from Montser Girl

Your eyes are radiant masterpieces. They deserve this classic palette's bold strokes of beauty. Buttercup yellows and rich reds, velvety lake blues and dramatic leaf greens highlight gorgeous eyes. Luminous golds, classy bronzes, and yummy plum colors make a fun fashion statement. Sassy turquoises and light mint greens bring glamour to another level. Girl, you've got it going on!

I recently had the opportunity to review BH Cosmetics 88 Color Cool Matte Palette which was wonderful because I haven’t tested out any of their products yet and have read quite a few reviews on these.

When I received my package everything was wrapped up very securely in a mesh kind of paper with tissue paper and the palette is in a box wrapped in plastic wrap to protect from scratches.

When I first opened this I was so shocked at the size! When you hear 88 color palette I automatically thought it would be pretty bulky! It wasn’t, it is a very nice size. I always like things to be a little bit slimmer or smaller so they are easy to travel with or store.

My monster is taller than the palette itself! Very convenient size. The exact case size is 9" x 6.5". It's very slim as well!

There was one color out of the palette but it was still in its pan so I can just use a little glue to put it back in place. Other than that everything was in good shape! I might have cared if this was a crazy expensive palette but it wasn’t so its not a big deal.

All of the swatches are taken from left to right going vertical down the palette and they are taken in natural day light with no primer on the skin. I never realised how hard it was to get all the swatches the same size so they might look a bit off in each picture =/

My over all experience with the palette was fairly positive. This isn’t going to beat any high end brand palette but I do think this is such a great palette if you are looking for some fun bright colors to add to your collection. I like the size of each color as well since I wouldn’t use the bold colors as often then nothing will go to waste.

I disliked the sponge applicators that came with the set (2 of them). I think they could upgrade those for a small eye shadow brush to make it a little bit better. As well the packaging is nice but the glossy looking finish of the palette is covered in finger prints as soon as you touch it, it drives me nuts! I think maybe a more matte looking black would stay cleaner.

I would recommend this palette to anyone beginning in makeup or someone who just wants to add more colors to their looks! At $18.95 (currently on sale for $15.16), the price is very affordable. The more vibrant colors were actually more pigmented than I had expected them to be. I do wish some of the other colors were more pigmented then they turned out to be but I do think primer will help with that. As well you could always use a little bit of water to make the colors more vibrant.

If you are mainly a high end makeup user then this might not be for you. But I will definitely be using this palette when I am feeling more bold with my makeup!

You can purchase the 88 Color Cool Matte Palette on sale for $15.16 here. Be sure to "like" BH Cosmetics on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Interested in being a guest blogger? Please let me know!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. This kind of palette is so fun for playing around with color if you don't wear it every day.

  2. Great review T! =] and wow soo cheap!! less than $20 for so many colours and its on sale now for less!! =O


  3. awesome palette! so many beautiful colours <3

  4. nice palette..

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  5. this would be perfect for doing halloween looks!

  6. Holy Swatch-a-thon!!!! Pretty colors!

  7. That's so neat that Taygan was a guest blogger on your blog Gaby!
    Some of the colours look chalky in the swatches or very similar (such as the blues or yellows)....I think it'd be okay as a start up to a basic makeup collection especially for young teens that might be on a tighter budget, but usually these kind of palettes have too many of the same colours once you swatch them :S Taygan did a great job with the review and especially the swatches in the pictures! :)

  8. I thought the thing was a laptop. :=D

  9. I got mine from Manly and it came in couple days and wasn't damaged at all packed really good.I love having pallets cuz there's always something to put together even for blush conture everything.