I made a sneaky little purchase on my lunch break yesterday from Hot Dollar! I tend to stroll through the aisles of random goodness, but I totally didn't realise they stocked BYS - it's right at the front of the store too...oops! I was really excited to see these BYS blush trios because I have seen great reviews (check out Emma's review - she has all of them!). While the pink one initially caught my interest, I decided not to buy it because I have the Sleek Candy Blush palette which is veerry similar. Anyway, these colours are all new to me, so for $6.50, it wouldn't hurt to experiment.
BYS Blush Trio in 'Coral Me In'
Bright orangey shades - a bit daunting! I do like the packaging of this. It is not as nice as the Sleek palettes which feel much nicer and well, sleek. The Sleek palettes also have a mirror instead of the clear window panes. Each to their own, I think Sleek wins packaging-wise.
OK now the next picture is not altered in any way...it is so weeeird...
The palette opens up and....WHAAAT?
Ya, what the heck?? Haha! Obviously I didn't notice this when I bought it because I couldn't open it up. It's like it has been left in the sun for too long and the exposed top part started to fade?!
Ok, well let's ignore that. Despite that, the colours are nice and really pigmented. The middle shade is less pigmented. I also noticed that these don't have the overwhelming powder-smell that the BYS eyeshadows seem to have. Yay!
Upon swatching them, I thought, gosh, maybe I can't wear these colours - but they are surprisingly wearable, when done in moderation. However, because they are so pigmented, clown-face can happen easily so be careful. If you are pale, you'd probably only need a quick sweep. Having a darker skin tone means I can use a bit more. If I had to pick a favourite, I couldn't - it's a tie between the middle and right shade, both for different reasons!
Overall I think these are a total bargain at $6.50 and I'm really happy I finally got to pick one up! I'll get some use out of this palette over the summer. I think I'll be able to use this palette with some of the products I featured in my Apricot FOTD.
During summer, I move away from pink blushes and go for coral/apricot colours. I use my Sleek blush in Rose Gold religiously - if you haven't tried it, you really need to check it out! While I do love that blush, it'll be nice to deviate away and give this palette a go!
Have you tried any of the BYS Blush Trios?