BPS eye shadow palette review & swatches

Another apology for not making any new posts.. I’ve been super busy 😦 I barely have time to read blogs and check Facebook!!

Anyway, you won’t believe how long this article has been on my to-do-list. I ordered this palette last year (december) at BornPrettyStore! LAST YEAR. Meanwhile, it’s gone out of stock 😦 I bought it for 4 dollars back then, and you might be able to find some on eBay!

I hadn’t tried it for very long (since I wanted to take unswatched pictures of the palette) but MY GOD the pigment is incredible! Enough words, onto the photos 🙂BPS_palette (1)

 

The packaging is a shiny black, with a silver-coloured print on it. Doesn’t look too shabby, but it doesn’t scream luxury either. It’s nice though that you can already see the colours!

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Even in the packaging, the colours already look very bright and shimmery.. can’t wait to open it! It did take some effort to open it, but that might be because I’m very clumsy and I was careful not to drop the palette..

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This just made me drool in anticipation to finally be able to touch the shadows..

BPS_palette (5) BPS_palette (7)And I wasn’t let down! The shadows feel extremely creamy, slightly powdery with a bit of fall-out, but the pigment is just to die for ❤ Even the lighter colours picked up great on my skin. (also, I had to use my right arm to swatch on, which is why the pictures aren’t great. Have you tried photographing your right arm with your left hand? Yikes!)

The pans give off a LOT of eye shadow at the time, so if you’re using a brush, make sure to tap off the excess!

I wiped my finger after every swatch, and even on the paper towel the pigment is incredible..

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Oh, there’s also this little sponge applicator, which looks really out-of-place in such a large container.. Whatever! It’s not like I’m going to use this..

 

I’ve been using this palette for a while now, and the pigment is as good on the eyes as it is on my arm. Lovely, rich shades, that are great for a very bold look!! I’m in love 🙂

 

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WINNING #2: Urban Decay Flushed Palette (fake)

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I won a sh*tload of prizes the past few weeks! The first was a nail polish set (I still didn’t make proper pictures) that already featured in a NOTD, from IOnTrend, and this is the second!

It’s the Urban Decay Flushed Palette (a fake, though, but still gorgeous) with a bronzer, highlighter and a blush! I won this lovely giveaway from Femketje, I read her blog pretty much daily and I love it! 🙂

Now, onto the beautiful palette:

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I don’t have the original, but this already looks incredibly luxurious! The lid is secured with a magnet, it stays shut very well but you don’t need a lot of force to open it. And when you open it, you’re greeted by these beauties:

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(sorry, pic should’ve been lighter. With constantly changing light conditions and me not being able to change the brightness of my screen I don’t have full control over this 😦 )

At first I was afraid that the colours would be too intense, but when I swatched them on my arm, they were pretty light:

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From left to right I swatched the bronzer, highlighter and blush with my finger. I’m actually too tan on my arms for the bronzer at the moment! The highlighter gives a beautiful shine and the blush is lovely and subtle. I never really wear blush because I’m already quite flushed in my face and I’m afraid it makes me look like I’m really warm all the time, but this one is just perfect 🙂 The bronzer doesn’t really show up on my skin, but it’ll give me a lovely bronzed glow in the winter!

Overall, I’m very happy with this palette, I didn’t have anything like this yet, and it simply looks and feels amazing!

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