I made some orders with Zoeva and BH Cosmetics, and was spurred on by a makeup brush clean-out and a sale. Zoeva was the big one that I’ve been thinking about for a while, and finally put together an order of brushes and makeup to make the international shipping worth it. BH Cosmetics, on the other hand, won me over with a sale and some interesting new products on the site.
Zoeva is a German brand, so there’s a flat $16 international shipping charge to the US, but their prices are generally affordable and folks in Europe speak very highly of the quality. I’m quoting their USD pricing here, but it’s easy to switch currencies and see shipping charges for other countries on their website.
My main goal was to buy some brushes, particularly smaller face brushes appropriate for blush and highlighting powders. I also threw in two eyeshadow brushes. From top to bottom:
231 Luxe Petit Crease – $10.80
228 Luxe Crease – $10.80
114 Luxe Face Focus – $16.80
105 Luxe Highlight – $16.80
127 Luxe Sheer Cheek – $16.80
126 Luxe Cheek Finish – $18.80
I also have been tempted by their makeup but started modestly by grabbing just 2 products, both palettes. The Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette has been around for a while, and I don’t typically grab neutral palettes but this one has always just looked super pretty to me. It includes 4 mattes and 6 shimmers. The Rose Golden blush palette is a newer one and includes luminous blush and highlight powders and a matte contouring powder.
Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette – $25.50
Rose Golden Blush Palette – $15.80
Also, I didn’t think much of the packaging before I bought these, but once they were in my hands I was really impressed at how nice the palettes look. They’re super slim and practical, but the patterns and foil effects just look really lovely. I don’t think that really comes across properly in photos.
BH Cosmetics totally got me with a sale. Not everything was on sale, but several items that stood out to me were, and then I added a few other goodies to my cart and easily hit the $50 threshold for free shipping.
This 9-piece brush set caught my eye, and I went for it because I’ve really been enjoying the last brush set I purchased from BH. It’s listed at $26 full price and I paid $11. I think it’s more typically discounted to around $18. Also, it comes in this black brush roll, which I was pleasantly surprised by. It’s has a quilted pattern on the outside and a little zippered pouch on the inside. Smelled like chemicals when I first got it but I aired it out so that I could keep it around and use it.
The second main thing on the BH site that caught my attention was this new (to me, at least) 28-pan eyeshadow palette called Foil Eyes. This is listed at $20, I bought it marked down to $9, and actually as I write this it’s still marked down to $9. I did some quick reading online and saw that people were saying good things, so I decided that it was worth a try. The outer casing of the palette is also nicer than I anticipated, and I think it’s helpful to be able to see the shades while it’s closed.
The purple Studio Pro Beauty Sponge has been around for a while; the pink Studio Pro Precision Sponge is a new release. I found the Precision Sponge intriguing, and then I just decided I might as well try both. My Beautyblender is on its way out, anyways. Both are full priced at $10, but are still listed at the sale price that I purchased them at.
Studio Pro Beauty Sponge – $5.50 on sale
Studio Pro Precision Sponge – $4.50 on sale
A few other little bits:
Brush V10 Vegan Brow Duo Brush – $3.50
And one more new release, a little jar of brow pomade. Having tried several brow products from BH now, I think they do a nice job with shades. This looks a little washed out in the photo but it’s nice for me personally to have shades that aren’t very dark, and the color temperature of Caramel is a really good match for my henna dyed hair.
Have you tried any of these? Have I missed any must-try products from Zoeva or BH Cosmetics?