Sunday, April 14, 2013

BA STAR Natural Eye Shadow Palette Review (+ Discount Code!)

I may talk a lot about hair and fashion, but I am a sucker for a good eye shadow palette. I love the convenience of complementary colors that fit right into my make-up bag or into my purse for some grab-and-go action.  I recently received a smoky eye shadow palette from BA STAR, a company that specializes in performance make-up products for cheerleaders and dancers. Cheerleaders make a living by looking perfect, so I knew right off the bat that I had a quality palette on my hands!

It arrived in the mail well packaged with the actual palette sealed in plastic, wrapped in some fun zebra print tissue paper, and sealed in a plastic baggie. I was happy to see that there were no broken shadows and no loose powder within the palette!

I received the Natural Shadow Palette that includes 3 mineral shadows (bronze, cocoa, nude) and 2 gel glitter shadows in gold and crystal.

The mineral shadows were a dream to apply--smooth, highly pigmented, and blended very easily.  The three colors complement each other well and created a nice neutral, bronzed eye look for me.  I'm not going on the stage anytime soon so the glitter shadows are not my taste, but just from applying the glitter shades onto my arm I could tell that it only took a light swipe of the applicator brush to pick up a ton of glitter. The glitter shades really "popped" and the gel provided good staying power so they would definitely be perfect for the stage!

This palette really impressed me and has seriously become one of my go-to palettes for a quick, everyday neutral eye.  Using my Urban Decay Primer Potion, I was able to wear the eyeshadows a full workday with only a little creasing by the end of the day, but the colors still popped! Interested in getting this palette for yourself? Check out the BA STAR website  for eye shadow palettes, other makeup products (including lashes, bronzer, and lip pencils), head bands, and much more!  *Use the code BBSMOKY for 50% off your purchase*

*Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from BA STAR via BrandBacker. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, and are in no way influenced by  the brand or by BrandBacker.


  1. Very Pretty Palette. What's the staying power like?

    1. With primer the colors still looked good several hours after I applied. The glitter ones didn't wipe off (my arm) when I brushed it against something, I had to actually wipe them off. Thanks for your comment! I updated the post to mention that.