But on to the details of the palette! The Malibu palette, as well as the other palettes in the California Collection, sells for $11 (US) at BH Cosmetics website. And in each palette you get 4 blushers and 16 lovely shadows. So it's quite a good deal price wise.
The palette itself has magnets to keep the sides folded up, and the magnets are quite strong so I'm not worried about it flopping open on me. The sides open to reveal the eyeshadows and a pretty little scene like the one from the sleeve and the outside of the palette. That middle bit opens up to reveal the blushers and a mirror.
The mirror is a nice size for when you're out and about, and I really like the way the colors are all displayed. The only thing I don't like is that the colors don't have names. But being that BH Cosmetics is really all about the palettes it's pretty understandable. I do like how they divied up the eyeshadows; it seems to me like the shadows on the left are more day-time colors, whereas the colors on the right make for nice evening colors. And really, all of them make fabulous beach colors, which is what you generally think of when you think Malibu.
|Blushers from the Malibu palette|
|Malibu palette blusher swatches|
All of these blushers were super easy to swatch, and they blended out beautifully. I really like the pink, it's matte and gives a very natural and gorgeous look.
|Eyeshadows from the Malibu palette|
Alright, there are 16 eyeshadows in this palette and they're a good mix of shimmer, matte and metallic colors. I love all the blue shades, some of them are really pretty.
|Swatches from the left side of the Malibu palette|
|Swatches from the right side of the Malibu palette|
These shadows were swatched over primer and went on quite well. The matte dark blue was the only shadow that didn't apply fabulously, but even that one I found to be quite manageable. The shimmer/metallic shades applied the easiest, which seems to be a theme in most all eyeshadows, and all of them look amazing.
This is my first time using BH Cosmetics, and I've got to say that I'm pretty pleased. This palette is super cute and has a gorgeous selection of colors that are quite pigmented and blend out well. I'm really glad that I decided to give these a try.
And if you like this palette why not try to win this and the other two California Collection palettes on my giveaway. This giveaway is live until 12 am EST on August 16, 2013, so make sure to get those entries in!! :)
And this concludes my first impressions for the Malibu palette. I kind of got carried away and it's really more of a review, but what can I say? I really like it and I talk way too much lol. Good luck to those of you participating in my giveaway, and I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! Til next time!!