I have had the BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette in my drawer for a few months now but haven’t really had time to play with it to give an honest review. So I have pulled it out and decided it was review time. I have seen this one mentioned a lot on Instagram and everyone seems to be loving theirs so is it a hit or a miss?
BYS Cosmetics are available Australia wide in Kmart and also online with free shipping over $40. With the prices of their products, you would get a lot of stuff for $40 that’s for sure. They are an Australian company (100%), developed in Melbourne, and also distributes worldwide. They are proudly cruelty free, promising high quality and are completely affordable.
The palette is $16.95 on their website and is described as: ‘BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette features an array of 12 expertly chosen, highly pigmented matte & metallic eyeshadows. The 12 piece palette comes housed in a modern, embossed tin, featuring a mirror and 2 dual end applicators.’
The palette is an embossed tin in a pretty mauve colour. Inside there are 12 shadows and 2 dual end applicators. For me, the applicators went straight in the bin. Sorry, I hate these and think they are a complete waste of time. You just don’t get the same effect as a brush when it comes to applying your eyeshadows. In my opinion they cheapen the look of the palette and I think that companies should just save their money and just not bother. The tin is quite hard to open and feels a little flimsy once opened. Maybe flimsy isn’t quite the word, feels cheap might be a better way to describe it. But being tin it is sturdy enough to protect the shadows and would be great for travelling. The inside is a brown plastic liner and it also has a mirror. For the price, I really can’t complain about the packaging.
Colours and Swatches
The colours are very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. Even the outside packaging colouring is the same. I am thinking that maybe I should do a dupe post and compare the two after I have finished reviewing this one. The colours are warm berries tones and some warm orange browns. The pigment is great and most of them swatched well. I did have a little more trouble swatching the light colours thought compared to the darker shades as you can see in the pictures below. The darker ones had so much pigment I had trouble washing them off my arm. I have to say this would be one of the first affordable eyeshadow palettes that I have tried that have plenty of pigment in their colours. They also blend well which is great.
The colours from the darkest to lightest are:
- Shaded – Dark Chocolate – matte
- Antique – Violet Brown – shimmer
- Berry Haze – Soft Mauve – matte
- Juliette – Deep Magenta- matte
- Cherry Bomb – Burgandy – this one is a matte with a hint of glitter. The glitter blends out though
- Royalty – Brick Red – matte
- Majestic – Dark Peach – matte
- Sundown – Burnt Orange – matte
- Toffee – Neutral Light brown – matte
- Glow – Golden Peach – shimmer
- Radiance – Pale pink – shimmer
- Peachy – Soft Peach – satin
As you can see with the lighter shades you can barely see Peachy on my skin, which is the lightest colour in the palette. But it works great to set my eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
To create the look below I used combination of toffee and sundown through the crease, a little bit of royalty and cherry bomb on the inner and outer corners and antique all over the lid with a touch of radiance in the centre to really make it pop. I was pretty impressed with the amount of colour I was able to achieve with minimal fallout.
Well BYS really have impressed me. I even had a couple of compliments that my eye makeup was beautiful the first day I used this. This is the first product I have purchased from them and I have a feeling this won’t be the last. I am keen to get my hands on the peach version as well. Just waiting for it to arrive in our local Kmart so I can pick it up. I am usually very hesitant and skeptical about cheap eyeshadow palettes as I haven’t found one yet that I would actually say I am happy I have purchased. But BYS have changed my mind. The packaging isn’t my favourite but I am ok with that as long as the shadows themselves impress me.
Thanks for dropping by and reading my post. Have you tried this palette yet? If so let me know what you thought of it. Also, let me know if you would like me to do a dupe post with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. x
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