Good morning all my fellow makeup mavens! Or at least it’s morning while I’m writing this; now that I’m out of my Halloween makeup looks (so sad, you can view my C3PO look on my Instagram) I’m really excited to delve into all the products I’d bought in October. The first product I needed to get my hands dirty with and my face pretty with is the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette. Carli Bybel is probably my favorite Beauty Youtuber, she’s a fellow New Jerseyian, and absolutely stunning with a big heart. About 4 million other people must envy her beautiful makeup because this palette sold out at lightning speeds. At only $12.50, with 14 gorgeous plum, mauve, gold, and coppery eyeshadows, and 4 stunning highlighters, why wouldn’t this baby be a hit? I had never tried anything from BH before this palette, and I will say their process for getting the items to the consumer was a bit half hazard. Anyway, enough about processes! Look below for a review, swatches, and a full makeup look using this palette. Order your’s here, it’s out of stock for now, but hopefully it’ll come back soon.
So as I had mentioned above, I’ve never used BH Cosmetics products. But this palette was just too beautiful not to buy, and really inexpensive, which had me a bit skeptical because even drugstore brands like Maybelline and L’Oreal who have their own palettes can be a bit pricey. The packaging is a crisp white, which I’m sure I’ll get dirty, and it’s nothing super sturdy. The product inside is all I really care about, and I have to say these are pretty darn good. Some shades are a bit powdery, but nothing that has me freaking out over fallout, and they’re all pretty pigmented, especially the satiny/glitter shades. I really love that Carli choose shades that can be used for day or night, and have enough variety you’re not buying another knockoff Naked Palette. The shades to the left are perfect for highlighting and a softer look for school or work, the middle 6 are knockouts for everyday, and the last two will definitely vamp up your look. They lasted about 7 hours. I think the eyeshadows are a solid 9/10.
Now for the highlighters, there are 4 highlighters that range from a pale pale pink, to a fierce bronze. I will say I love that there are quality highlighters in this palette. It’s rare to ever find highlighters in a palette especially ones as good as these. The first two work best on my ghostly skin tone, but I can also get away with the third gold if I use a light hand or mix it; it’s very pigmented. The last shade doesn’t work as a highlight for me, but it’s well-suited for darker skin tones, and I can definitely use it as an eyeshadow because that shade is fierce. I don’t think I’ve ever found better drugstore priced highlighters. They get a 9.5/10.
I think this palette is an absolute steal. I really hope BH can stock this up before the holidays, because it would make a great gift for Secret Santa parties, your best friend, even yourself, if you’re so inclined. Carli did an amazing job, I may have to check out more BH after buying this palette.
Primer: Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer (got as a sample)
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
Powder: Revlon Photoready Aqua Powder in Translucent
Brows: NYX Microbrow in Brunette, with Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette in Deep Brown, and NYX Brow Mascara in Brunette.
Eyeshadows: All BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
- Crease: Light brown (top row, 3rd shadow in) and deep purple mauve on outer crease (top row, 5th shadow)
- Lid: Copper gold (bottom row, 4th shadow in) deeper copper on outer lid (bottom row, 3rd shadow)
- Outer V: Deep purple mauve (top row, 5th shadow)
- Inner corner highlight: Champagne gold (bottom row, 1st shadow)
- Lower lashline: Deep copper (bottom row, 3rd shadow) with deep purple mauve on outer lashline (top row, 5th shadow)
- Browbone: Matte beige nude (top row, 1st shadow)
Eyeliners: Jordana Cat Eyes Liquid Liner in Black Leather. Bottom waterline Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES liner in Purple Garnet (LE) similar: Almay Raisin Quartz Eyeliner
Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black
Lashes: Ardell 105 Glamour Lashes
Highlight: Carli Bybel highlighters #3 mixed with #2.
Extras: Top Zara