25/07/2013

A Trio of Trios

Another blush post today! What can I say...I'm a blushaholic. I have to share a few of the new BYS Blush trios. I believe they are newish at least... There are 4 shades/colour combos altogether and I got three of them (a bit excessive...? Nah!). When I first saw these I truly thought they were the Sleek Blush by 3's! They are seriously the spitting image of them and there may even be some dupes...


This is actually my first wander into the BYS brand which is very cheap here in Australia but the quality is not too horrible for the price and actually very good in some instances. One of their more notable products are there blushes - so I figured that the formula of these was going to be good! Was it though...? Well these guys certainly are pigmented - so much so that they can get hard to apply. The slightest tap of the brush leaves me with too much product. I need to tap off the excess AND take the excess off onto my hand. If I don't, the pigment tends to be deposited in the one place and not blend well. It ends up looking a bit blotchy. When applied well though, they look really pretty but like I said, they can get hard to blend because of their concentrated pigment. Some of the matte shades can come off a bit chalky but it's not evident on the cheek. I find that the frosty/shimmery shades are a lot easier to apply and blend much better.

I got them in the shades Coral Me In, Endless Summer and On the Brightside. The packaging - it's what you would expect from such a budget brand. It's cheap looking and feeling. It has thin, flimsy plastic with a closure that is secure but I feel may be worn down with use. Packaging is definitely not BYS' strong suit. I feel that a budget brand like Essence has awesome packaging for it's price so it's not an impossible feat to have decent packaging for cheap!




On the Brightside is definitely your pinky palette - if you like pinks, go for this one. If you vaguely know me, you know that pink blushes are not my first choice which is exactly why I decided to grab this palette! I really don't have any shades like this in my collection so I thought it would be good to get to build up my pink collection. It contains mostly cooler toned pinks. The shade on the left is a rather shimmery bordering frosty (silver shimmers), medium toned pink. The middle shade is a matte fuchsia pink. The right shade is a lighter, barbie-esque pink with the slightest silver shimmer, in a matte base from what I can tell.




Endless Summer is your pinky coral palette - definitely more up my alley! The left shade is a matte, warm almost peachy-pink. The middle shade is the only shimmery shade in the palette (with a similar finish the the left shade in On the Brightside). It's more peachy than the first shade and a little bit lighter. The last (right) shade is another matte. It is a vibrant pinky coral colour.




Here's where things get dupe-y...To me this looks VERY similar to the Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace. Now I don't own that one but from swatches online they look so similar that I wouldn't need both. I would say this is the only shade crossover between the two ranges (I could be wrong though) that is SO similar. There may be some similarities between other shades (On the Brightside and Pink Sprint???) but definitely not as close as Lace and this one. This palette is definitely my fave though! The left shade is a true, tangerine orange with a matte finish. The middle shade is a metallic (different finish to the other frosty shades) rose goldy shade. It looks very bronze in the pan but that's the overlaying golden metallic-ness, the pink comes out a lot more in the swatch. The right shade is a true, super vibrant, coral shade with a matte finish. This has more red in it than the pink coral in the previous palette.


Overall, I am quite content with these blushes. The formula isn't up to par but they are so cheap! And honestly it's not easy to find such vibrant, bright shades from cheaper brands so kudos to you BYS! They are definitely a welcome addition to my collection. The other shade in the range is mostly cooler toned mauvey shades but all of which are quite frosty and not much differentiation between shades. I bought these for $6 each (8g of product) at Cosmetics Plus but the price of BYS differs depending on where you buy it. I would recommend these if you're looking for some bright shades at a good price!

Have you tried these or any other BYS products?

16 comments:

  1. Wow these actually look really lovely! I've been wanting to try the Sleek blushes for a while now but I can't be bothered ordering online, so I might have to pick these up instead! :)

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    1. Yeah! My want for the Sleek blushes has been sated by these!

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  2. Endless Summer and Coral me in are just incredible. Oh my lord :)
    x

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    1. Yes!!! I love the colours so much!

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  3. I haven't seen these around :( But I really love the colours!

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    1. The colours are so pretty and vibrant! They should be popping up soon - hopefully!

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  4. They are gorgeous! Coral Me In is oh so pretty!

    xx


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    1. It is sooo pretty - very trendy shades too!

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  5. I love the last blushers you featured!
    That tangerine colour is gorgeous :)

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    1. So pretty and quite a hard colour to come by!

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  6. I want endless summer! Love shades like that! And yes, the last one defo is a dupe for the lace palette, I have it and it looks the same!

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    1. Yeah, I'm quite glad I found a dupe for it, I couldn't be bothered to order online!

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  7. OMG I thought these were the Sleek Blushes until I read the post! Talk about similar.. glad they are good quality though. Neither of these are available in the States, hum ho..

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    xx

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    1. You have so many other brands that you can't get here though! And there's always online for the Sleek ones at least.

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  8. Endless Summer looks beautiful x

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    1. I love those peachy-pinky-corals!

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