Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BrandBacker: BA Star Natural Shadow Palette

Recently, I joined a great networking site for brands and blogs to support each other. BrandBacker ( is a new site to connect brands and blogs. According to their site "We analyze the beauty & fashion industry's top bloggers & influencers and connect them with brands they love. Get access to 1,000's of influencers." I recently received my first product to review, so read on to find out more! 
The brand's sticker, used as a seal on my package.
The package inside the envelope I received in the mail.
Promotion card inside the plastic bag packaging. 
BA Star's Natural Shadow Palette was wrapped neatly inside a zebra patterned tissue paper and protected with a small piece of styrofoam sheet.
This five color eyeshadow palette contains (from left to right) three mineral shadows in the shades "Bronze", "Cocoa", and "Nude" and two gel glitters in the shades "Gold" and "Crystal". Included in the palette is one double applicator. One side has a loose brush and the other is a sponge applicator.

(Lamp lighting)

From left to right: Bronze, Cocoa, Nude, Gold, Crystal
(Natural lighting)

(Camera flash lighting)
(Natural lighting)
Licked the tip of my pinky finger, and swiped it once through the eyeshadow swatches. They surprisingly held up quite well. The mineral shadows stuck on longer, whereas the glitter gels were more easily wiped off. (Note: no eyeshadow primer was used in any swatch. The eyeshadows were applied directly to my arm).
Swiped my pinky finger a third time through the swatches. Again, the mineral shadows stayed on stronger than the gel glitters.

The texture of the mineral shadows were quite nice and of high quality. They were not chalky at all, but almost creamy. The gel glitters are exactly what you would expect. They felt like gel with glitter specks, but were not oily or greasy at all. I absolutely love the shimmer in the mineral shadows. They do not look like cheap, overly glittery eyeshadows but of good quality shimmer shadows. This palette strongly reminds me of my Maybelline Eye Studio Wet Eye Shadow Quad in "Give Me Gold" in its colors and textures. 

For $8.75 on the brand's website ( this natual, everyday eyeshadow palette is definitely worth it. For all my readers, you can purchase this eyeshadow palette or other palettes for 50% off using the Reader Discount Code: BBSMOKY

Reader Discount Code: BBSMOKY

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