It's been a long time since I purchased an eyeshadow palette, even single pans, because I don't really use it often for work and events so it kinda go to waste. I was happy with the "no makeup" makeup look because its simple, clean, formal and saves me time. Until most recently, I got bored with how I look.
What: BYS Berries 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Where to buy: Watsons and SM Department Store
Given my reason why don't buy eyeshadows, you must be wondering why BYS?
I have tried their products before like their Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick, Waterproof Mascara, Scented Nail Polish and Brow Definition Kit. Although I didn't like their liquid lipsticks formula, I was happy with the rest of their products and satisfied with how pigmented and well packaged they are.
So, what do I like about it?
Packaging is made of plastic and sheet metal, simple, light and easy to carry but it's not a quad so it will take some space in your bag. I've also dropped it a few times, but the case seems sturdy and so far, none of the eyeshadows broke.
The eyeshadows are smooth and easy to blend. Some of it are really buttery to the touch. And for brands that use pigments, the most common issue is that, pinks, purples, reds and others of the same color palette will stain the eyelid area. Surprisingly, this did not stain mine.
Most of these are highly pigmented for both mattes and metallics except for the first two matte colors on the right. To be fair, the color is buildable and I swatched these without any primer nor foundation. With that said, this will definitely look brighter if you follow your normal foundation routine.
The color combination in this palette is minimalistic and practical which makes it ideal for everyday use. The two light matte colors are also perfect to be used as base and transition color which most of their other colorful themed collections are lacking. It's also easy to change your look from day to night using this palette alone.
What you may not like about this product?
It expires in 12 month.
Compared to other powder makeup, this expires 12 months after opening which is a year earlier than most brands, so if you're concerned about the cost per wear, this will be higher than usual.
Not so vegan.
I'm not vegan myself, but if you are, this isn't for you. Although the package says it's cruelty free because they used pigments instead of powdered insects, these are made in China which, until today, requires mandatory animal testing.
My final thoughts?
There's really nothing to hate about this product, again, unless you are vegan. Cost per wear may be higher than a local brands but I still find it to be worth the price. I can create my go - to "no makeup" look with this palette with a little pop of color and sparkle once in a while. But if you're looking for something more adventurous, you may want to try their other collection because the colors in here is on the safe and wearable zone.