Monday, October 27, 2014

BA STAR Cosmetics review - Spicy Natural Palette and Holiday Red Lip Pencil

Recently I reviewed the Tropical Palette by BA STAR Cosmetics, a company that creates makeup for dance, cheer-leading, performing arts and now professional and everyday wear. Since it is fall I am featuring a beautiful palette for the season called Spicy Natural

Unlike the bright pigments in the Tropical palette this one incorporates shades for the coming season with shimmery yellow, rose gold, dazzling copper, sparkling silver and a pretty purple. All of the shadows have a metallic finish and wonderful, full coverage pigmentation.

Although the palette is labeled as "natural" and does have some deeper tones the shades are still quite bold.

Mixed, matched or applied individually these colors look gorgeous and because they are meant to hold up onstage they last all day without creasing or fading! I like that BA STAR offers great quality shadows that are easy to work with and are very affordable. This palette is only $8.75 but the formula is good and with primer the colors can be enhanced even further!

The palette comes with a sponge applicator and an oddly shaped, coarse blending brush which isn't very effective but doesn't take away from the shadows. The shade range is also great for creating smokey autumn looks; the deep copper adds definition to the crease and the bright silver is a wonderful highlight when swept lightly under the brows.

If you crave beautiful lip color to go with this spicy palette, BA STAR also offers a range of lip pencils that are vivid and rich. I have the shade Holiday Red which is suitable for all complexions and offers creamy, solid color that is simply stunning! Although this is a pencil, the formula is non-drying and feels comfortable on the lips with a semi-matte finish. I would prefer the pencil in twist-up packaging because it is rather thick and sharpening can warp the wood. The pencil retails for $8.75.

 You can visit BA STAR online by clicking HERE.

 **Disclaimer: product was provided for review


  1. This brand is very unique! The lip pencil is so creamy and vibrant !! although I have a mix feelings about the shadows

  2. Love the yellow shade though not sure I am brave enough to try it out. The lip pencil in red that I definitely can do

  3. I've been using BA Star glitters for a few years now. Actually, my son's girlfriend was on a competitive cheer squad and I always marveled at how long her make-up lasted. She told me about the company. lol It can be a bit over the top but, wow, it certainly is quality make-up at great prices.


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