Newsflash makeup lovers, color is in right now! Just scroll through Instagram and you’ll see colorful makeup looks are dominating the beauty industry at the moment. Electric blues, neon pinks, bright yellows, and looks containing every single color of the rainbow. I’m obsessed, the world is obsessed and I’m sure, you too, are obsessed with color right now.
But don’t worry! Experimenting with color in your makeup doesn’t have to be expensive. After searching high and low for an eyeshadow palette that was both affordable, and had every bright color I could dream of, I found the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette. Rows and rows of colors all cute and compact in one palette, what more could a girl want?
But after playing around with it, is the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette actually worth it..?
BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette Review + Swatches
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The Take Me Back To Brazil Palette retails for $18. (But it is on sale often, sometimes as low as $12!). You can buy it on the BH Cosmetics website or at Ulta Beauty stores. It’s a pressed pigment palette that comes with 35 shades, and includes 1 black and 2 dualchrome transformers, which can be used to enhance and transform the shades in the palette.
The shades don’t include names, (bummer), but they are organized by color which does make the palette look a little more aesthetically pleasing.
Right off the bat, the variety of shades in this palette is incredible! It comes loaded with shades from each color of the rainbow. Pretty pinks, a siren-y red, bright and fun yellows and oranges, greens like you’ve never seen before, light and dark blues, and some purples too! Most of the colors are bright, some even neon, and there are also a few on the darker side. There’s also a variety of shimmers and mattes, which helps make creating complete colorful looks easy.
The shades in the Take Me Back To Brazil palette don’t swatch nearly as well as they perform. When swatched, they appear less pigmented and a little chalky. But on the eyes, they’re bright, pigmented, and blend fairly well, with a little bit of varying fallout.
The BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette is a great palette for someone who wants to play around with and explore more color in their makeup looks without spending too much money.
But like with most things in life, it does come with it’s own fair share of cons.
The biggest downside of this palette is that there are a few inconsistencies. Some of the shades out-perform, as in, the quality of some of the shades are much better than some of the others.
The difference in performance between different shades isn’t huge though, some shades are just much more pigmented and blend better.
The only other con, which is actually more of a personal opinion, is the packaging. I just don’t like it. I love sleek, simple palette designs and this one, although really pretty and perfect for the theme of the palette, has so much going on. It’s just not my thang. Also, the pan sizes are a little small which makes using the palette a little difficult. (But that certainly won’t stop me from using it!)
So..is it worth it?
Yes, oh my god yes. I so very highly recommend the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil palette.
It’s perfect for beginners who are still familiarizing themselves with using colorful shades. It’s also great for experienced makeup lovers who want to incorporate color into their looks without spending too much money.
Some shades require a little extra work as far as blending goes but the final result when using this palette is always beautiful. The price point is also a huge plus. It’s not often you find an eyeshadow palette that includes this many shades, (35 ya’ll, 35), that are all pretty amazing quality, and costs less than $20.
Don’t sleep on this palette people.