OKok i know a lot of you warned me not to buy any BYS cosmetics whilst in Australia and to be honest i didnt intend to either especially since a lot of you said that despite the very low price tag, BYS was terrible quality so i thought i would save my money for something else.
I was deeply attracted to this eye palette because of its creme nature and odd display..
Dont believe me..look at this!
Shocked? Me too! This is how it actually looks like BRAND NEW! i thought it was damaged or something when i saw the display palette till i realised this is what it should look like!!
The ingredients didnt impress me either..
Yah mineral oil is actually listed as the top ingredient [usually the ingredient that is of the highest content in the product is the first ingredient listed]
But..i bought it anyway…Why?
Well other the fact my skin has no issues with mineral oil…the swatches look like this..
Is it not just absolutely GORGEOUS??
I havent done a look with this yet so i cant tell you guys whether it creases or lasts etc but i will soon!
Also picked this up..Reminds me of those VISEE safari palettes.
Eyeshadow Animal Instincts in DARKS
Price: AUD$4.95 [About USD$4.60USD]
I havent actually tried this as i am still trying to buy another one for a certain safari buddy. So if i cant get another one, will be giving this to her.
- lets be honest..its cheap XD
- lovely payoff! i adore the color in the top left hand corner. I was so in love, i think i practically bought this palette just for it.
- nice range of purples [cos we all know i love purples and even with my big purple eyeshadow range , i found shades i didnt actually own]
- lasting shimmer..no flaking!
- didnt crease even without a base
- this disgusting talc baby powder smell. Maybe some of you like it but i dont. And its not just a small lingering scent. Just opening the palette gives off an overpowering talc powder smell as if you had a bottle of talc powder explode near you.
- no mirror
- the applicator that comes with it is absolutely rubbish [i threw it away]
- not easily available [to me XD]
And in the last bit of BYS news, i also tested their neon eyeliners!!
Here are the swatches…
Arent they gorgeous?
I kinda regret not buying them all now [I didnt buy them as i already bought a whole box of MUFE aqua eyeliners during the last Sephora F&F sale but in hindsight i should have bought these pencils anyway since they are NEON and none of my MUFE pencils are] Oh well…live and learn XD
So my overall thoughts on BYS?
It is cheap and there are probably some really crappy products amongst them [for example, i tested the brushes and nail polish at the store and thought they were rubbish] but somehow i lucked out and got 3 things which were lovely and very much worthwhile adding to my stash ^^
WHERE TO BUY
I was going to organise a group order to get some BYS from Australia but i realised they actually have international stockists! So for those of you who wish to get some BYS but dont live in Australia, you can visit http://www.bys.com.au/ to see where their international stockists are!
Whilst we are on the topic of things i bought in Australia…i have a question to ask
Which of the following Neutrogena FaceWash/Mask is sold where you are?
The one on the left was purchased in Australia whereas the one on the right was purchased in UK
They do not seem to do the same thing [one for oil control, one for blackheads] but i didnt see the other being sold in the respective countries. I havent checked which is sold in HK yet but i will soon. But i’m wondering..which is the one sold where you are? or are both sold where you are?
FYI, i finished using the one on the right [Visibly Clear] recently and i think its fantastic!! I highly reccomend it. Will do a proper review/comparison of these once i finished using the one on the left too!
Cant believe its the start of a new week! Where did the time go? Weekends need to be longer XD
I’ve been busy furniture shopping over the weekend. Yes despite the fact i moved to Hong Kong over 3 months ago, i havent actually bought all the furniture i need yet. This is because i keep travelling!! Hoping i get everything done/found soon T=T
Till next time, hope everyone is doing well!