Tuesday, September 3, 2013

BA Star Makeup Review

I thought I would start with BA Star's Make-up video so that you get a feel for what this is all about and how they take these colors and use them to enhance your qualities.  
When I first asked for something to review, I had no idea that it is makeup used in competitions, but then the more I thought about it, the more I decided that it might be a fun experience. Most of BA Star's users are cheerleaders, dancers, competitors, ice skating, gymnastics, beauty pageants and trend setters (think Hollywood).
I was sent two products to review and they are the Diamond Star Dust and the Liquid Glue Shadow Base. Wow, I never even knew there was such a product! I guess I am further behind than I thought because I had no idea that there was such a thing as a glue eyeshadow base that you use as a primer for your eyeshadow.
Let's start with the Diamond Star Dust.
Main features:
**Loose Mineral Shadow
**Soft Shimmer
**Natural to Dramatic
**Super Hold use Glue Base
**Fill Weight. 5 oz
Boy. this stuff really is sparkly! If you look at the tips of my fingers on the right side you will see some that got out by accident. Once it's on, it is just like the sparkly stuff on Christmas items, it is hard to shake it loose! Which I guess in the business of cheerleading, you want it to stay put for a long time, so that is a good thing.
I took a little bit of the Diamond Star Dust and lightly brushed it on the back of my hand and wow, did it light up light a glittered Christmas ornament. Now, I see why the stars on Dancing With The Stars got all that sparkly stuff on their eyes when they made themselves up to get ready to dance!

This stuff is absolutely amazing! I hope you can see the eye shadows on both of these girls. They don't have on the Diamond Star Dust but it's close enough that you can see how dramatic you can make your eyes.

Now, this next one is something more along the lines that I would have chosen for myself. It's more natural than the glitzy makeup the two girls above have on.

So, just to give you a ballpark idea of what they do, I think they match you up with kits already made or you can customize a kit to fit whatever you need. Like a team sports would all have to be the same, like the cheerleader above in blue & yellow. This sample kit below is what the girl in natural is wearing.
The following items are included with this kit:
  • 1 of Glue- Liquid Base ($8.75 value!)
  • 1 of Natural Shadow Palette ($8.75 value!)
  • 1 of Red XL Glitter ($8.75 value!)
  • 1 of Holiday Red Lip Pencil ($8.75 value!)
  • 1 of Raspberry Blush ($8.75 value!)
  • 1 of Black Lash Rhinestone Strip ($5.75 value!)
  • 1 of Mini Brush Set ($3.00 value!)
  • 1 of Pencil Sharpener ($3.00 value!)
  • 1 of Love Collection Train Case ($8.75 value!)

Then I had the Liquid Glue Eyeshadow Base to review:

Main features:
**Use Under Eye Shadows or Glitter
**Apply with Self Contained Dabber
**Clear Plastic Container & Applicator
**All Day Hold
**Sweat Resistant
**Net Weight. 1.5 Fl oz.

It reminded me of white lip gloss actually because the tip looks like a lip brush to me. I did manage to get my reading glasses and read the very itty bitty directions and all it said was to apply evenly over the body. So, I guess this isn't just for the eyes, you can apply this anywhere you want to put some of the glitter on. Just put the glitter on top of the glue base and let it dry. It is not suppose to be sticky. I didn't try it on my body, just the eyes so it's not sticky there, that much I know.
Can you tell that this is really a product for a young teen or young adult? After all, that is who our cheerleaders and such are, so I bet that they wouldn't have a bit of trouble figuring this one out. But, it did make for a nice glittery look on the eyes and I didn't go very dramatic either so you really couldn't see it on my eyes really good which is why I used the models pictures.
This is a small kit that is for Smokey Eyes and I believe this one would have worked out great for me.  I like subtle colors not bright harsh colors but on a young girl, these bright colors would look great on her, but at my age, less is better.  I had hoped to see my granddaughter so she could use these and I could get a young girl's opinion but she wasn't able to come up and see me, so I had to use it myself.  I will save the rest of it for her and still get her opinion when she comes and then I will come back and add to this review.
BA Star has a lot of other products to look over also, so please stop by and check out all the goodies that they have to offer. I bet your young daughter or granddaughter would love just going from page to page and checking out all of the awesome makeup and other products!
This is one product that my granddaughter and I both would agree on, the makeup bag in zebra print! We both love the design and I know she would agree with me that this is one pretty little bag. They even have a roll on bag that matches this makeup bag so you will definitely be going in style when you are travelling! 
They do run deals but it looks like it might be for teams who need more than one makeup bag filled with goodies:
It also looks like you get free samples and free shipping when you order 6 or more kits. Here is what they put in for free:
*Free Pencil Sharpener
*Free Makeup Brushes
*Free Silver Glitter Sticker 6 / Pack
*Free Makeup Bag when you order 6 or more kits

What BA Star says about their products:
Products are specially formulated for the most sensitive skin. Clients range from age 3 to adults. Each can find exactly what they need to sparkle and shine.

Custom Makeup Kits:

BAStar Makeup Kits assure that teams “Win Style Points” by completing their costumes and uniforms. One look for the entire team! Makeup Kits build confidence and are the healthy choice at competition. Fewer colds and flu are experienced by teams that purchase individual Makeup Kits.
Connect with BA Star:
Mailing Address
9800 Hall Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Email: Info@BASTAR.com
Phone: 301-288-1135
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.