Eyeshadow palettes are one of my favorite stuffs in make-up. It would always remind me of my watercolor that creates many possibilities. So today, I will be reviewing my first palette from BYS. The palette I have from them is the Nude 2. Actually BYS have various palettes to choose. From these nudes up to the bold and edgy colors, they created palettes that would fit to any occasion. Just a quick trivia, BYS is an Australian company. Their products are distributed worldwide and luckily it was able to reach the Philippines. (Yehey! :)) One palette would cost Php 1, 199.00. I can say that the price would be quite high compared to local brands but if you would compare it to international brands this one would be cheaper. It’s a complete steal.
This palette completely reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. From the container up to the color selections. I could see there are few differences but I could not deny it has some resemblance. In the front, the name of the palette is stated as well as the brand. The other necessary details are stated at the back such as the ingredients and colors. I like how they presented the colors’ name because there is color guide so you will not keep on looking inside the palette to know which color is which.
The colors I get here are morning, guest list, selfie, flirt, VIP, photo op, shots, smoke machine, d floor, pick up, heels off and midnight. Apparently some of the colors are so nude that it would camouflage to my eyelids.
Inside contains a mirror, the eyeshadows, and 2 brushes. The mirror is quite good because of it’s zooming effect. It could make your eyelids very visible. The con that I found is that it could not properly reflect your face. The zoom effect is good for quick makeups but if you’re a detail oriented type better grab a better mirror because this won’t be enough. I don’t usually use free brushes but when it comes to emergencies this lady got no choice so I don’t remove them. These brushes are okay. It can totally get the colors but the applications becomes really hard. Using these brushes creates patchy and uneven distribution.
Time for my favorite part, SWATCHES!!!
These are the matte colors. It is consists of Morning, Selfie, VIP and Midnight . (Top to bottom) VIP totally disappeared in my arm lol.
There are more metallics compared the matte. The first four are Guest list, Flirt, Photo op and Shots. The second is consists of Smoke Machine, D floor, Pick up and Heels off.
The things that I notice in the eyeshadows is that the pigmentation varies and it would usually depend if the color is matte or metallics. The matte shades are kinda powdery and the pigmentation is not that good. It needs to be layered to achieve a visible shade. Meanwhile I’m totally in love with the metallics. Its pigmentation is the bomb and it would actually leave a stain to make the color more visible when applied. I enjoyed applying the metallics.
Overall I can say that the palette is actually worth the try and a must have for your makeup collection. Before I forget, let’s end this review with a selfie!
I’m using the BYS Nude 2 for my eyes. It’s perfect for everyday use and for girl’s night out. It’s my new travel buddy.