If you’re like me and follow hundreds of Instagram makeup artists for inspo and eye candy, you’ve probably scrolled past pictures of the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette a handful of times. (If you haven’t, you might be following the wrong people.) Every time I get to a picture of it on my feed (a.k.a. every day), I can’t help but stop scrolling, throw the post a like, and ogle for a good minute or two. The shadows look exactly like planets, guys. As a lover of all things galaxy lately, how could I not be out-of-this-world mesmerized?
If you haven’t heard of BH Cosmetics, I’ll give you a little run down. They are the same company that collaborated with Ashley Tisdale for her makeup and brush line that launched earlier this year. Their products are superinexpensive—ranging from around $3 to $22—and they carry everything from chubby liner pencils to individual shadow palettes, brushes, and lipsticks. As far as the affordable element, at just $12, the Instagram-famous galaxy palette is no exception. The palette comes with 18 shadows, so that makes each of them less than a dollar (about 66 cents, to be exact). (As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t take the easiest math course in college for nothing, folks.)
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The solar system-like shades in the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette covers most of the ROYGBIV color spectrum. (It’s just missing a true yellow and a neon green like in the new Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette.) However, the intensely pigmented shadows are great for creating everyday looks with a shimmery twist or bold smoky eyes. Of course, each of them have universe-inspired names to fit the galaxy theme. Some of the colors even match their names, especially the planet ones. Earth is, of course, a sky blue with green under tones, and Mars (shout out to the Red Planet) is a metallic burgundy. My favorite shade in the palette, however, doesn’t exactly fit it’s name. I haven’t seen an actual asteroid lately, so I can’t confirm if it looks like the shade in the palette. According to BH Cosmetics, Astroid is an eggplant duochrome with a baby-blue shift. Accurate or not, I’m into it and get why this shade and the 17 others are popping on Instagram.
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The BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette is available now on bhcosmetics.com. I can’t guarantee it will make you an Instagram-famous makeup artist, but it will make your feed look astronomically cooler.
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