Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely and wonderful holidays with your family and friends. To start off the year of the fire monkey with a bang, let me show you swatches of this gorgeous palette.
|BYS Eyeshadow Palette in Nude 2|
I managed to get hold of this lovely palette from BYS and I got if from an exclusive GlamourBox (click here to see my BYS Makeup Pro Glamourbox unboxing post). This palette is considered to be another dupe of the most coveted Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Though this is much cheaper like half the price, it still gives a nice color payoff. The pigmentation is great especially if you will use a primer prior to application. In my case, I seldom use my eye primer yet the color stays in place.
So, let's jump right into the lovely swatches.
Pictures below were taken using my phone under natural light.
Pictures below were taken using my phone camera with flash on. Swatches are labeled accordingly and I included my own interpretation of the colors. Please bear with me as I am not that good in describing colors.
Morning - matte cream
Guest - shimmery copper tone
Selfie - matte white
Flirt - shimmery golden brown
VIP - light matte taupe
Photo Op - shimmery taupe
Shots - shimmery light gold
Smoke Machine - shimmery grey
D Floor - shimmery pearl
Pick Up - shimmery nude-ish brown
Heels Off - shimmery lavender
Midnight - matte black
As what you can see from the swatches above, I can say that some of the shades from Nude 2 prove to be a great dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette. I have included a picture showing swatches of Naked 2 Palette from Jen's blog (click the photo below to be directed to Jen From Head to Toe's blog)
|Photo by Jen From Head to Toe|
Here's a rundown about this palette:
- very pigmented
- looks good on all skin tones
- doesn't smudge
- long lasting
- great mix of neutral/earth tones
- doesn't come with a great brush rather it comes with double ended foam applicator and flat brush both looking quite cheap looking.
- comes with a low quality mirror (don't ever bother looking at your reflection when applying your eyeshadow because it will make your face look slightly tilted to one side.
5-7 hours (without primer inside air-conditioned room/office)
upto 8 hours (with primer inside air-conditioned room/office)
I am loving this palette and it is actually my go-to eyeshadow for work and going out. This palette has all the colors that I want for a natural look though I prefer for it to have an equal amount of matte and shimmery shades but this palette has a disco/party theme so I think that's probably the reason why there are more shimmers than mattes. Overall, I give this one a rating of 4/5.
Let me know in the comments if you have this palette and what do you think of it or if you have tried other BYS products, let me know your thoughts.
Until next post,