When I heard that Shannon was teaming up with BH Cosmetics to launch an 18 Color Eyeshadow & Lipstick Palette, I knew I had to get my hands on it. So of course, as soon as the Shaaanxo Palette was available for preorder, I made sure to get one.
The Shaaanxo Palette (RRP: $14.50 USD) comprises of 9 fairly neutral eyeshadows, and 9 lipsticks that range from nudes to a beautiful vampy red. It is double sided, which I think is a pretty unique concept. I like this mostly because it keeps the creamy lipsticks away from the eyeshadows – it’s never fun when you get stray bits of eyeshadow mixing in with cream products!
Quality-wise, I think for the price it’s pretty hard to beat. The eyeshadows in the Shaaanxo Palette are nicely pigmented and easy to blend, and the lipsticks go on very opaque with a lip brush. I think my favourite shade on the eyeshadow side is the mustard/orangey brown which is quite unique compared to anything else I have in my collection. I was really hoping that the duochrome (bottom middle shade) would show up a bit more, but it was a little flatter than I’d anticipated. Still a lovely shade, just not the in-your-face duochrome that I expected. I think I will definitely have to experiment with using it over a dark base.
The lipsticks like I said are very creamy and opaque when applied with a lip brush. They’re definitely very comfortable to wear, and the brighter colours pack quite a punch! My only complaint is that the hot pink shade (middle, far right) is very soft and melty. I completely ruined it after swatching the colour, which I was pretty disappointed with. It still works and is a lovely shade, but I don’t understand why it wasn’t the same texture as the rest of the lip colours.
I love the packaging, it’s definitely very cute and girly – which is what you’d expect from Shannon if you follow her Youtube channel, and all the shades she chose are definitely ones that she would wear regularly. Another thing to note is that for some reason the side that the lipsticks are on doesn’t seem to close as well as the eyeshadow side. But that’s no problem as I make sure to store it lipstick side down.
I will definitely be sharing some FOTDs real soon using the Shaaanxo Palette. Overall, I think it is worth the investment if you’re after a really good travel palette; or just want some new colours to play around with. Or if like us, you feel the need to get every new makeup item you see Shannon use, hahaha.
Have you picked up the Shaaanxo 18 Color Eyeshadow & Lipstick Palette yet? Have you ever bought anything else you’ve seen her use?
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