Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Get Glimmering Gorgeous With BA Star Makeup: Review

**Press sample**
Hey everyone! In conjunction with Brandbacker I am thrilled to bring you a review of two products from the company BA Star.
BA Star is a company marketed towards cheerleaders and dancers on a professional level, but that doesn't mean that their affordable makeup can't work for everyone else!
The products I received for testing were the Bronze Star Dust ($8.75 for 5 oz.) and the Glue Liquid Shadow Base...labeled as the body shimmer base ($8.75 for 1.5 fl oz.).
Let's start with the base...which is basically an eye shadow primer.
The primer base comes in a simple white tube with a doe foot applicator. This has a slightly tacky feel (reminds me of Too Faced Glitter Glue) but sets to an all day hold.
But because these products are meant to perform at an intense level, I decided to test this while line dancing for nearly 5 hours. If you have never been line isn't exactly easy. Packed into a tight, hot, country club basically doing non stop cardio makes myself and all of my friends sweat.
Yeah, sounds kinda gross but it is extremely fun.
To my happy surprise, the BA body shimmer base held the BA Star Dust (below) on the whole night. It may not have been a cheer leading competition, but it passed my test!
The other product sent for review was the Bronze Star Dust loose mineral shadow. These are very similar to Bare Minerals and other mineral shadows and Bronze is a glittery dark gold color with a shimmery finish.
Here is a swatch of the base alone on the left. The Star Dust alone in the middle, and the two products combined on the right. You can use the Star Dust alone for a milder effect, or combine it with the base to really amp it up!
So let me break it down...
Cons: A little messy to apply, because it is obviously a loose shadow. Not going to win any awards for packaging or naming...
Pros: The base and shadow merged stay on through whatever life throws at you, are cheap, and are made for facing up to heat and sweat.
Overall I think that BA Star is a really fun company that will now be on my radar. They also have more adventurous colors if bronze just isn't your thing. Also, if you know a younger girl in dance, gymnastics, or cheer leading, this is a great line for them but we can always keep this as a secret for ourselves!
ALSO: BA Star has been so kind to give my readers a discount on the Star Dust shadows. If you are interested in checking them out, visit here!!
The discount code is BBDUST and it is for 50% off! Valid until Sept. 30th.
Thanks for reading!
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  1. Oh myyyy.... that star dust... :D

    1. I know, isn't it sparkly gorgeous?

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    1. I know, and they have so many other pretty colors!

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    1. Thanks Mattania, I love it as well!

  4. Love the color but I always have that love and hate with loose pigments/eyeshadows... :D

  5. Pretty! But maybe too sparkly for this old lady haha!

    1. Haha, I think it was maybe even a bit too sparkly for me!


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