BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette Review, Swatches: Hey guys, I am sure everyone knows Ashley Tinsdale from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (I am a 90s kid 😀 ). She recently collaborated with BH Cosmetics and came up with a bunch of new products under the range called “Illuminate by Ashley Tinsdale”. I was most attracted towards this palette and I decided to get it. I have been using this for quite a while now and I feel ready to share my thoughts about this with you guys. Therefore, please keep on reading below if you wish to know more about this palette as well as my experience with it.
About BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
Turn up the heat after dark with our Night Goddess 12 Color Eye & Cheek Collection, an exotic palette of edgy, tempting tones that exude untamed island attitude. The dusky shadows, hazy highlighters, rosy blush and gleaming bronzer are a moonlit mix of cool mattes, metallics and shimmers. These lush, sensuous shades create steamy, dreamy, luminous looks for enchanted evenings when the party never ends!
- 9 richly pigmented eyeshadows hand selected by Ashley Tisdale
- 3 face powders to enhance and contour features
- Ultra-fine highly-blendable pigments
- Clinically tested
- Allergy tested
How to Use BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
There are no usage instructions written on the palette. Hence, we can use it the way we would use any other eyeshadow/face palette.
Ingredients in BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
Made in PRC– (Eyeshadow / Ombres à Paupières / Lidschatten) Twilight, After Dark, Moonlight, Animal, Night Owl, In the Stars, Wild Child, Nocturnal, AM: Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Squalane, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Ultramarines (CI 77007)]. (Blush / fard à Joues /Rouge)
Dawn, Dangerous, Dusk: Talc, Mica Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Palmitate, Squalane, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2)]. <5613.2> WARNING: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes and keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.
Price of BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
$ 11.99 for 0.89 oz in USA
$ 19.99 for 25.5 g in Canada
£ 18.00 for 25.5 g in UK
A$ 28.00 for 25.5 g in Australia
S$ 38.80 for 25.5 g in Singapore
The palette is available directly from BH Cosmetics website only in the United States. In UK, its official stockist is BeautyBay which also ships to various other countries. It is not directly available anywhere else. You either have to look for some third party re-sellers or order directly at BH cosmetics website for International shipping.
And guys, I noticed this weird thing. Like on my palette, the weight of the product says it is 0.89 oz or 25.5 grams. However, when you goto Bh cosmetics website and check out this palette’s ingredients section, the weight of the palette is mentioned as 0.60 oz or 17 grams. I mean I can’t take out the pigments and weigh them but I really wonder which one is the correct weight. I took the weight printed on the palette as correct. Do you guys know about this? I purchased this palette from their website directly, hence its completely authentic. I have attached a snapshot from their website below. 😮
In Detail BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette Review, Swatches and My Experience
The palette has a cardboard packaging which actually is very light in weight with a magnetic closure. There is a decent sized mirror provided inside which is okay. Now, when you open the palette, you see this transparent film which has the names of shades. Its actually attached to the palette by a tape on the superior end, so you can just lift it and after using the palette, you can place it back. This transparent film also prevents any sort of mixing of the shades in case any of them breaks. This palette is made in PRC which is People’s republic of China. They have a full ingredient list on the back of the palette which is appreciable. Another thing that I noticed is, BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette actually had no outer cardboard packaging, but this one comes with an outer box.
When you look at the palette, you see mostly warm toned shades. There are 9 eyeshadows which are placed in vertical rectangular pans. The top row square pan is a bronzer. The bottom row has 2 square pans. One of it is a highlighter and the other one is a blush. BH cosmetics has not specified which one is what, but basically that is what they look like in the palette and upon swatching.
The texture of most of the shades in this palette is smooth. However there are some shades which are quite chalky. Therefore the texture is not consistent across the board. We will talk about the texture of the individual shades below. Speaking of pigmentation, I have to say I am quite impressed. All the shades in this palette are very nicely pigmented upon swatching. However, as you blend it out, some of the shades become extremely sheer even on slight blending – if you know what I mean. I really really love it when shadows stay true to their pigment and do not sheer out a lot when blended softly.
Individual Shades Description of BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
Dusk – Dusk is the bronzer shade in the palette. Its has slight powdery texture but mostly smooth. It has great pigmentation and blends out beautifully. However, this shade would work as a bronzer only on beauties with lighter skin tones. On my medium skin tone, this shade does not work. I have only used it a few times as a crease shade.
4 AM – This is a deep charcoal shade with a matte finish. It is smooth in texture but not super pigmented. It applies with 70% colour pay off in a single swipe. However it is very easily buildable and goes 100% opaque in 2 build up swipes. If you look at it closely, you will notice that the shadow also contains these really tiny sparse silver shimmer particles.
Nocturnal – Nocturnal is a gorgeous deep violet in a metal-satin finish. This shade looks absolutely amazing if you want some deep smoky eyes makeup look. Its very smooth with a very decent pigmentation. It applies beautifully and blends with ease.
Moonlight – This is an absolutely gorgeous pinky peach super frosty shade. I love this shade for my brow bone highlight because when it blends it reflects just like an amazing highlighter. When you blend it, you don’t notice the actual pigment base, but a very rich frosty sheen. I have used this shade on a proper highlighter as well and it works amazing.
Wild Child – Wild child is a stunning champagne beige with a super frosty finish. Again, a lovely shade as a highlight. I use it on my brow bone, inner corner, cupid’s bow and it works very nicely. Upon blending, this reflects beautifully. This shade again, works better as a highlight than as a shadow.
In the Stars – This is a baby pink shade with slight peach undertones. This shade is quite chalky and has a ton of kick back in the pan. It has these white shimmers which are not super dense. On swiping this looks decently pigmented, but does sheer out on blending. However, it does maintain its reflectivity even when blended.
Night Owl – This is a pretty unique shade. It looks like a deep dirty violet with brown tones. Its quite reflective (almost metallic but not true metallic). This again is a gorgeous shade for some deep smoky eye makeup look. Its very pigmented with lovely colour pay off. Does sheer out slightly on blending but that’s quite normal. Its easily buildable and blends very well.
Animal – is a frosty medium red violet shade. This shade again is very smooth in the pan and has almost 75% colour pay off in a single swipe. It definitely sheers out on blending. But it is easily buildable.
Dangerous – This is the highlight shade of Night Goddess Palette. Its a rich reflective light-medium violet highlight. Its beautiful in person. This shade looks amazing as a highlighter with a variety of makeup looks specially on medium skin tones.
After Dark – Its a matte brown eyeshadow. The shade is darker that “Dusk” which is the first or bronzer shade in this palette. I love using this shade as my crease shade. Its very pigmented and blends very easily.
Twilight – Twilight is a pale frosty cream coloured shade. It reflects amazingly. I mostly use this shade as my inner corner highlight. This shade again sheers out significantly upon blending but maintains its frosty shine. Hence this is better suited as a highlight shade than an actual shadow pigment.
Dawn – This is the blush shade in Night Goddess palette. This is a satin finish blush, not at all matte. Its a soft pink shade which will flatter all skin tones. Very natural looking blush with enough pigmentation. I really like it.
Wearability, Staying Power
The shadows in this palette have varied staying power. The deeper shadows like 4 AM, Nocturnal, Night Owl and Animal stay for around 4 to 5 hours on my lids. Whereas the lighter frosty shades like Moonlight, Wildchild, Twilight stay for around 3 hours. Least staying power was for the shade called In the Stars. The highlighter “Dangerous” is quite nice, it stays for 4 hours on an average before it starts to fade. Blush has an average staying power of 4 hours as well. So for the price of this palette, I do consider the staying power of the shades okay.
Overall I would this palette is really great for beauties with light and medium skin tones. However I do not see this palette working for my ladies with deep skin tones. It has a lot of super frosty shades which sheer out and just maintain their frostiness. Only 4 good deep shades but even these are mostly violets and one charcoal. Rest are light frosts. I do find the highlighter as well as blush quite nice. However the bronzer just does not work for my medium skin tone.
More Photos, Swatches
PROs of BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
1. Travel friendly packaging.
2. Nice mix of warm toned shades.
3. Various shades of violet look amazing.
4. Light frosty shades work very nice as highlights.
5. Highlighter is popping!
6. Blush is a very natural soft pink shade.
7. Overall a decent palette for the price.
8. This palette will be good for my ladies with light and medium skin complexions. Because most of the shades in here do not look like they are going to work very well on deeper skin complexions.
CONs of BH Cosmetics Illuminate Ashley Tisdale Night Goddess Palette
1. Instead of so many light frosty shades, I would have loved some more variety of colours.
2. Inconsistency in textures and pigmentations.
3. Fall outs in some shades.
4. Some shades are quite chalky.
5. Staying power could have been a little bit better.
1. Make sure you use a good eye primer before using these shadows.
2. The shades are very buildable so if you feel like you need more pigment as you’re blending, do not hesitate to build it up.
3. This palette works nice for everyday effortless eye makeup looks. You can also create some deep smoky eyes with deeper shades in here.