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Review | Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

Hello, my fellow makeup lovers. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, Carli Bybel did a second run with Bh Cosmetics. THIS TIME, she revamped the original palette she did and brought us a bigger and better palette. I pre-ordered this in May? I’m not sure to be quite honest. In true Taurus moon nature, it has taken me forever to put up this review.

The new palette has a few repeats from the first palette, and it comes with 15 total eyeshadows instead of ten. There are 6 total highlighters, four of which are smaller and two are bigger. If you passed basic math, that is 21 powders in total. The packaging is significantly bigger than the first edition, which makes it less makeup bag friendly. I don’t see myself taking this palette anywhere with me, anytime soon.

Swatches

All of the eyeshadows are soft to the touch. The shimmers are buttery and dense, which can be tricky to pick up with a synthetic brush. For extra metallic eyeshadows, I recommend using natural hair brushes and using a glitter primer to apply them. The mattes aren’t extremely pigmented, they are buildable. I happen to appreciate that quality in a matte eyeshadow, because I could always add, but not take away.

The only eyeshadow that gave me trouble was the last eyeshadow in the second row. I think that it’s extremely hard to make purple/plum eyeshadow. Purple pigments tend to be drier than most pigments. Which is why I always say you can judge a brand by the quality of their purple products. I found that it takes a few layers for that matte plum to show up on my eyes.

The highlighters are extremely metallic, almost to the point of being too much if you use a heavy hand. The texture reminds me of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frosts, which are extremely dense powders. If you aren’t a fan of metallic highlighters, I’d suggest using a fluffy tapered highlighting brush that isn’t dense. Then building up the product to your desired intensity. The first two smaller highlighters can be mixed with the others, if you have fair skin.

The last two small highlighters would look good on deeper skin tones. Of course, like any powder product, they can be used as eyeshadows. You could even top any of the highlighters on your lips, with a little bit of clear gloss.  If you want the saturated highlighter look, take any setting spray and spritz some after you pick up product with a brush. Don’t spray into powder, because it could cause it to hard pan, which is annoying to deal with.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Silica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Magnesium Myristate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035).

The Wrap Up

I enjoy this palette, I do think it’s a good purchase if you’ve been wanting to try Bh Cosmetics products. I like the variety of colors and think that someone could create various looks. It’s a perfect palette for summertime. If you have the first edition of this palette, I do not think that this is necessary, because you would be getting repeat eyeshadows, If you don’t mind that fact, then give this palette a go. Hope that you enjoy.

♥XOXO♥, Crystal Emme

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