In today’s post, I want to share my review of an eyeshadow palette from bhcosmetics. This palette is designed in collaboration with an amazing American YouTube beauty guru Carli Bybel. If you like beauty videos and makeup tutorials, check out her YouTube channel. And now let’s start with the review …
Carli Bybel Palette comes in a cardboard cover with a nice big mirror inside. It is in white color with cute “cushion” print. Packaging is sleek and elegant although in cardboard it might look a bit cheap. The only downside of white color is a fact that palette gets messy inside pretty quickly and it is a bit of pain to keep it nice and clean.
Inside of the palette, you will find 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters. Most of the colors are warm-toned, mainly in gold and bronze shades and several nice mauve colors. For me simply colors that I really like. All colors are nicely pigmented but a bit powdery, especially matte eyeshadows. A bit of disappointment for me is little difference between colors in pans and after application on eyes. Based on images on the internet, I expected more pink undertone shades. In reality, most of them are actually with a strong gold undertone. Once applied on the eyelid, several of shades look pretty similar in my opinion. Check swatches provided below.
I appreciate high pigmentation for eyeshadows however it might be a bit tricky for highlighters. Especially for my fair skin (NC20 in MAC for reference), it is sometimes hard to not “over-apply” them. Moreover, not all of them are suitable as highlighters for fair skin. In general, it is not bad at all because all darker colors can be used as eyeshadows and a variety of shades makes this palette more universal for both fair and dark skin tones.
And now you can check out two my favorite makeup looks that I have created with this palette. The pink one is my favorite for the spring time and it quickly became my everyday look for work.
My overall rating
For the price I paid (549 CZK, ~20 EUR, ~23 USD) I have to admit that I expected slightly more. The quality of eyeshadows is not bad and also the amount of product is quite reasonable. What disappointed me is a variety of colors. At the end, they look pretty similar on the eyes. If you like gold and bronze shades, palette offers a quite good variety of those shades for the everyday makeup look. In my opinion, highlighters are not suitable for fair skin (if you have medium or dark skin tone, you may like them). If you are a makeup junkie, this palette as a nice one for your makeup collection, however, I do not see it as “must have” piece.
If you are interested in purchasing this palette, in the Czech Republic you can buy it online in www.makeupshop.cz.
Do you have Carli Bybel Palette? What are your opinions and experience? Let me know in comments below.
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