Recently I decided I wanted some super basic eyeshadows for my Fall 2015 look so I hauled a few shades of Bbia Plush Shadow for $6 bucks each. Now, I admit, I didn’t want these just for Fall looks! I also wanted a few basic, easy to use shades that I could slap on, look awesome, and go. I’m all about basic makeup lately and looks that are easy to put together and don’t take too much time.
I’m also getting older so I’d like to say that aqua eyeshadow is often part of my eyeshadow wardrobe but sadly, it’s not. I’m also kinda on a shimmer-free diet lately too and these Bbia Plus Shadows looks liked the perfect formula for what I had in mind.
And they are, in fact, exactly what I wanted from an eyeshadow.
Bbia is a Korean brand I never tried before but like all good Korean makeup they are cheap yet still have a great formula. These are available in ten shades and come in both matte and shimmer finishes. Matte eyeshadow is actually a little rare in the Asian beauty world, I mean it’s there but many brands promote shimmer to the max and I’m quite ok with that. But I’ve been getting older lately, my eyes are drier and finely lined so I look for shades that are wearable without a ton of shimmer and glitter. I’ve just become addicted to keeping things simple and letting my lipstick do most of the work versus some outrageous shade of eyeshadow. I never thought there would come a time in my life where I actually liked matte eyeshadows but that time is apparently here now.
Bbia Plush Shadow Swatches (Suede, Llama, Kiss Me Spring)
I purchased three shades and was happy with all three of them. Two were matte shades and although not silky these still had a very soft easy to apply texture with very nice pigmentation that accentuated my eyes but never overpowered them. They applied easily, blended smoothly, and retained their color and intensity through the wear with and without primer in place! I also hauled one satin shade which applied and wore equally as nicely!
Bbia Plush Shadow (Kiss me Spring)
Bbia Plush Shadow (LLama)
Bbia Plush Shadow (Suede)
Call me old and boring but I really liked what the shades did for my eyes. They provided just enough color so my eyes looked beautiful but never so much that my finer lines, puffiness, and dark circles were accentuated in anyway. For example, Kiss Me Spring is a perfect light cranberry that looks amazing on my eyes. Of course, I have loads of cranberry shades but the softness of this shade never brought out my dark circles or made my eyes look tired. The soft finish accentuated my eyes but never overwhelmed them.
I don’t think these can be appreciated by everyone especially those who like really bright, bold, and pigmented eyeshadow shades. But for those of who want something simple yet really pretty these shades are an ideal and easy to apply formula that looks fabulous and plays up eyes beautifully!
Bbia Plush Shadows are available from ebay.com seller F2Plus1.