Wednesday, November 23, 2011

AMW Reviews: Beauty Pro Cosmetics Palettes

My friends are coming up with wonderful products in the market and I am so happy for them!  Sophie has her Charm brushes, now Jheng has her Beauty Pro Cosmetics!


A lot of you may wonder: "Will Nikki give a bad review since these products are made by  her friends?"  My answer is: "Of course!"  There's no point in lying about my reviews just because they are my friends, the more I give them my thoughts and feedback because they are my friends!

Going back, Jheng, one of those I look up to for her seamless blending skills, came up with 2 gorgeous palettes that non-professional and even professional makeup artists would appreciate!  I can't wait for more palettes or  make up she'll come up with but for now, I've played with 2 of her gorgeous palettes and I'm ready to share my thoughts for buyers or soon-to-be buyers out there!  

Various looks will be created using this palette in my upcoming AMW Versions! :)

Sweet and Smoky Palette


Crazy Colour Palette

Beauty Pro Cosmetics says --- (as taken from Digital Traincase)
Sweet and Smoky Palette
Sweet and Smoky Palette consist of dainty, feminine shades, and neutrals.  Create beautiful and breathtakingly fresh day looks with the light shades included in this palette, and create stunning, smoky looks with the darker ones.  You will never go wrong with this palette with the beautiful, classic shades it offers!  It has never been this easy to take your daytime look to night time look!

Crazy Colour Palette
Crazy Colour Palette dares you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the world of vivid, striking colors!  Create fun, colorful eyes with this palette, and brighten up your whole day in the process!  This palette screams young, fun, and bold!  Dare to wear the shades in the Crazy Colour Palette and boost your self esteem into a higher level!

15 eye shadows per palette.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • The palette is actually not like the regular ones you see.  It's not made of plastic, it's actually made of strong, covered cardboard.
  • Not bulky at all!  Thickness as compared to an iPhone 3GS.  Sorry, this is the only gadget I am sure everyone knows the size.  *lol*
  • Sweet and Smoky Palette: all the shades are useful!  I can totally imagine Jheng thinking about her MAC Neutral Palette and chose shades that are needed for both day time and night time.  Most neutral palettes I own can create...well..only Neutral looks, with this palette, I can carry just one palette and create "no makeup look" at the same time can do a quick smoky eye makeup on anyone who requested for it.
  • Crazy Colour Palette: I wish I own this palette years ago when I was studying at Basement Academy.  It will save me a whole lot of money as I ended up purchasing bright colored cream eye shadows underneath because most of the bright colored eye shadows I own aren't pigmented enough.  For this palette, you get what you see!  They all come true to the colors as seen on pan. 
  • I actually like the 2 tiny magnets which makes it easy to close the palette without much effort.
  • Eye shadows are very easy to blend.  
  • No weird scent.
  • Inexpensive.  For Php1,800 (15 colors), each eye shadow pan costs only Php120.00 (approx $2.30).
Cons
  • Since these shadows are true-to-life pigmented and creamy, a natural bristled brush can easily grab a lot of pigments at one swipe  (especially the matte ones), so fall outs will be expected during application.
Overall
I am very happy with both palettes and I've actually road tested them on myself on a regular basis plus I used them on some of my clients and I'm happy with the result.

Some of the eye shadow shades (especially those from Crazy Colour Palette) reminded me so much of Makeup Forever eye shadows (#92 for Purple, #75 Pink, #15 Matte Peachy Shade #160 Reddish brown, #91 Green, #159 Blue and a whole lot more) .  The Sweet and Smoky Palette on the other hand reminded me so much of the shades that MAC offers (Crystal Avalance, Nylon, Romp, Amber Lights, Carbon, etc..)

**note from AMW: Shadow dupes are just my own opinions and observations.

Tips
  • Very important to prep your lids with an eyelid primer prior to eye shadow application!  Imagine how much a regular eye shadow crease on you, imagine a super pigmented eye shadow creasing on you --- NOT GOOD!
  • If you are opting for bright colored eye shadow looks, do your foundation last.
  • Do not wipe off fallouts with your fingers, instead, use a big fluffy brush to remove fallouts.
  • OC-mode.  Each palette includes a clear plastic film, instead of throwing these away, here's what I do to keep the palette from getting dirty.

 Cut a small sized double-sided tape 


Tape the plastic on all 4 sides
This will keep the cover from getting really dirty!


Will I repurchase?
Not these 2 as they will last me for a long time!  I hope Beauty Pro Cosmetics will create more!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Sweet and Smoky Palette is best for everyone who's into eye makeup and likes to create both neutral and smoky looks for daytime and nighttime.

Crazy Colour Palette on the other hand is not for the faint-hearted!  Either people are used to seeing you in loud colored eye shadows or you are a professional makeup artist doing a lot of colorful looks for shoots or magazines!  Oh, makeup students who are on a budget studying makeup and will be doing Avant Garde looks will appreciate this palette!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Digital Traincase for Php1,800 (approx $40.90) / palette Free Shipping.  Digital Traincase will also join various bazaars so you can see them in person.

November 26-30 at the St. James The Great Christmas Bazaar
(9am-9pm, Ayala Alabang Village) 

 and December 2-4 at the Rockwell Moonlit Bazaar
(12pm-12am, Makati)

Swatches 
Sweet and Smoky Palette
First row

Sweet and Smoky Palette
Second row
Sweet and Smoky Palette
Third row

Swatches 
Crazy Colour Palette
First row


Crazy Colour Palette
Second row

Crazy Colour Palette
Third row
*whew*
I deserve a cup of coffee after this!  :P

So, are you a....
Sweet and Smoky or
Crazy Colourful girl?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!




20 comments:

  1. Oh cool! I'm so happy for Jheng! Those are gorgeous! ^_^

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  2. I love both palettes but I think I would choose the sweet and smoky coz I don't attend a lot of parties. I usually wear makeup in the office so I think the sweet and smoky would be the better choice for me.... :)

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  3. Love the Crazy Color palette. The colors are so pretty and bright!

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  5. thanks for the review. things are starting to pile up on my want list again hahaha! :D

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  6. I really like the sweet and smoky palette! I just cleaned out most of my eye makeup since they're old and dirty.

    beauty-venture.tumblr.com

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  7. i keep on seeing this on my feed! sunud sunod kayo nila Sophie :D the crazy color palette really has crazy colors. i like your swatches :)

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  8. @Issa Sis, ako din! I use the Sweet and Smoky palette more on myself :)

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  9. @gio Super bright!!! Especially in person!

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  10. @Winda Tiodang Thanks dear! thanks for the visit and recommendation. Will check our your blog!

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  11. @sugar sugar Hahahah sorry sis, do you want me to help you CROSS IT OUT? hahahaha

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  12. @France Ahhh, so time to purchase a new one? :D

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  13. @Kumiko Mae Yup, we both got it the same day I guess and we're too excited to share to the world the "baby" of our friend Jheng :)

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  14. the size of the eyeshadows looks to generous and at an affordable price - can't beat that!

    the light blue on the Crazy Palette reminds me of MAC Styledriven eyeshadow!

    sana may matira pa paguwi ko at makabili hehe..

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  15. @MereMakeupManiac I'm sure meron pang matitira sis! OO ang daming ka dupe sa MAC no? :D Love talaga!

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  16. I'm planning to buy BH cosmetics 36 eyeshadow and blush palette and then I saw this post, now I'm having second thoughts :))

    http://beautythursday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jean, so far, I am very very happy with this and I even bring this with me during gigs! The colors are super pigmented and almost MakeUp For Ever type of quality ! I haven't tried BH cosmetics so I can't compare though :)

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  17. I love those color combination. Look classy! I love collecting these type of palettes because they are very useful.

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  18. Where can I buy these from????

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