eBay 88 Neutral Palette/ BH Cosmetics Dupe?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Back when I was a teenager I must have thought I was a whizz with an eyeshadow palette and a sponge tipped applicator. I'd apply a solid colour over the lid, and would often resort to my thick cream eyeshadows when I was going all out with my makeup. Cringe, it really must have looked as bad as it sounds. Once I realised the errors of my ways it was many years until I touched eyeshadow again, and so recently when I wanted to give it another go I didn't have a clue where to start. I'd been watching lots of tutorials and things on Youtube and had just started building up a makeup collection, and so I ordered this 88 palette from eBay to have a mess around with different colours and looks. It didn't take long until I moved on to better quality and more pigmented shadows, but think this is a great place to start if like me you don't know what suits you and want lots of different colours to practice with.

This palette is made up of mainly neutrals in varying shades of brown, cream, and grey with a couple of brighter colours too. With a primer the colour payoff for most shades isn't bad, and some of the darker shades especially are really quite pigmented. I've found they apply really well with a damp brush, and to pack on a lid colour or for some extra intensity will sometimes dampen my brush with a makeup wipe before applying. Unsuprisingly they're quite chalky, and the powder from the shadows does tend to go everywhere when you use them. Still though, I do think this is an ok palette for what it's worth, and is the perfect thing for practicing different looks and techniques with a variety of colours. BH Cosmetics palettes are always popular within the beauty blogging world, but because they're difficult to get hold of in the UK without paying a hefty shipping fee I thought this would be a good alternative.

I'm curious to know how it compares to the BH Cosmetics 88 neutrals palette, it looks very similar on pictures but I can't comment on quality as I've never owned the one from BH Cosmetics. eBay 88 eyeshadow palettes cost around £6 and are available to buy  here. Have you tried any eBay makeup?
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21 comments

  1. for a neutral color lover, it has quite a lot of lovely shades...too bad they are not a bit better. I always thought about buying one of these palettes but i didn't know if it was worth it!

    bea =)
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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    1. I think they're definitely worth it for the money if you're looking to add more colours to your collection, but maybe not for people who tend to stick to the same makeup look every day. In that case I'd recommend going for some better quality ones, but these are fine for practice and to use now and again x

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  2. The shade are lovely. I love the look you created with the cranberry and browns, perfect for this season :)
    lastyearsheroxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I was thinking of going for plum lips too but wasn't sure if it would be a bit too much x

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  3. You created a lovely color. <3 xo-Tina

    aginghotigrl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tina :) Loving the waterfall braid in your latest tutorial x

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  4. I love the way your blending looks, great colours.

    Ally @ www.theadventuresofally.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) Even though the palette is mainly neutral I've managed to do a few different coloured looks with it x

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  5. This is such a pretty looking palette! I really like the eye look you've created, I had to buy it as soon as I saw this lol... I've bought one for my little sister for xmas too, would be such a good gift :P

    I've just bought one from eBay for £6.90, managed to find a seller in the UK.
    Link below if anyones interested :)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/88-NATURAL-COLOURS-EYESHADOW-PALETTE-MAKEUP-KIT-SET-/390320641771?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3432012768017891919%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D390320641771%26

    Laura xx
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Really glad you found it useful, and your right it definitely would make a good gift for someone who likes makeup. Thanks for the link, I've included that in the post now as well I completely forgot to add one in lol x

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  6. Wow! That palette is huge! My brain wouldn't know what to try first. I do really like the cranberry colored smokey eye. Makes your skin look really warm and pretty!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great blog! Found you via the Share the Love Blog Hop :)

    Come check out my Friends Giveaway!
    Beauty by Emma

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  8. Great palette!
    Thanks for joining my blog hop

    C

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  9. Hey!
    I just found your blog on the Share the Love Blog Hop.
    I'm a Criminology undergrad at the moment, just in my 3rd year and living dissertation hell!
    Taken a peek at your blog and loved it :-)

    Louise xx

    www.confettiletters.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Lots of useable colours! Its great when you find cheaper makeup that works well. :0)

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  11. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog. can't wait to keep following along!
    LOVE these colors.
    stop by sometime!
    kalobandelise.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the look you did. Nothing like a soft brown smokey eye. I likve and the colours you swatched are really pretty too.

    Barbara
    http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com/
    Lagos, Nigeria

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  13. New follower :) Everyone seems to have and love these palettes...need to get one!

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  14. I always wanted to buy something like this and yes I saw one on ebay. But I don't put makeup everyday, so I dont know. But it's a good idea for a gift.

    Have a good week ahead. :)

    xo,
    Gwen

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