Read on for my First Impressions and Initial Swatches of the BYS Eyeshadow TIns!
BYS Philippines is having their Anniversary Sale this whole month of October so I went to my nearest Watsons at 10pm last night to get my eyeshadow lemmings over and done with! I got the 12 pan eyeshadow tins in Matte and Metals for just PHP1,499 with a Smoky On-the-Go Palette thrown in for free! 😍 (A 12-pan tin is PHP1,199 at regular price)
Let's make these first impressions super quick and straight to the point!
MATTE (12 Shades)
At the very first swatch with my fingers, the shadows seemed chalky and not pigmented but by the time I used them with brushes on my eyes, the shadows felt and looked creamy and pigmented. They blended easily together without much effort or fallout. The shades Taupe and Dreamer look non-existent in the swatches because they almost match my skin. On my lids, they easily even out the color of my eyelids. This palette is a good 'foundation' or 'contour' for the eyes and perfect for no-makeup looks, daytime, contoured eyes or office-appropriate looks.
METALS (12 Shades)
Super pigmented metallic shadows from the first swatch! The colors are true to their pans and blend easily with minimal fallout. The color selection is very wearable and leaning towards more neutral colors. The metallic effect is what gives these shadows their wow factor. Complements the Matte palette perfectly. A good basic palette for bolder looks but can still be very wearable and down to earth.
SMOKY (6 Shades)
Mini palette for classic smoky eyes. The little tin can create a lot of looks so don't be fooled. All the shades are pigmented but the most interesting and most tricky to apply is Galaxy because it has tiny glitters with a matte base. To get the same effect as the swatch, I patted the shadow on instead of sweeping and blending.
If you are new to makeup, building your collection or just want new toys to play with, I highly recommend taking advantage of this sale just because BYS eyeshadows are generally good quality, have a great selection of shades and very wallet friendly right now! You'll have to act fast though, because as far as I know, these get sold out really fast every time they get restocked, even at regular price. What more now that these are on sale?!
These are my new toys so I haven't fully explored all the possibilities these offer. I planned on getting mostly basic, wearable, daily colors because in reality, I don't really collect eyeshadow palettes. I don't even wear a lot of eyeshadow on a daily basis. However, these, and my BERRIES palette have got me covered for a good few seasons, I hope!