Disclosure: I received this product for free for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are 100% honest. I was not compensated for this review.



I’m a member of Brand Backer, and through them I was offered a chance to review products from BA Star.  BA Star provided their Smoky Eyeshadow Palette ($8.75).

BA Star provides cosmetics used by cheerleaders and dancers, hence all of the fun glitter used in their products. I was sent their Natural Eyeshadow palette which features the following:5 eyeshadows

  • 5 Eyeshadows: 3  Mineral Shadows. Bronze, Cocoa,Nude, 2 Gel Glitters: Gold & Crystal
  • Double Applicator.

The packaging provides application tips for achieving a smoky eye. As well as the following:

  • Add Depth: Glue  Base
  • Add Shine: Glitter Gels
  • Add Glam: More Glitter!



When I received the BA Star Smoky Eyeshadow palette, it was packaged wrapped in zebra print tissue paper, enveloped in a simple, clear makeup bag.  To me, it was a bit cheesy, but, I think that it appeals to the company’s intended audience – teens, cheerleaders, twirlers etc.

The eyeshadow pigment of  the BA Star Smoky Eyeshadow Palette is good.  To me, it has enough depth even without a primer.  I had no issues with it blending.  Without a primer, it doesn’t last as long as my other eyeshadows, but, what do you expect for the price?

I like that it comes with three shades that allow you to create a smoky eye, and highlight your brow bone or tear duct.   You can even use it to highlight your cheekbone.   I would not recommend the latter for brown girls since the lighter shade looks a bit silver-ish.

I’ve never really been a fan of glitter, and the BA Star Smoky Eyeshadow palette didn’t change that view.  The glitter was hard to remove.  I still have some floating around somewhere.

Would I recommend?

I would recommend this affordable cosmetic line to my teenage niece, who coincidentally is a twirler.  She’s just getting into makeup, and this is the perfect type of makeup for her to “play” in as she catches her bearings.



BA Star is offering Makeup by Kim Porter readers a 50% discount using the Code: BBSMOKY

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