Anniquina

BH COSMETICS Carli Bybel Palette Review

June 25, 2017

affordable bh-cosmetics cruelty-free eyeshadow makeup review swatches

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

When I heard about the collaboration of Carli Bybel with bh cosmetics I got really excited for the palette. This was my first bh cometics product so I didn’t know what to expect from such an affordable palette. So now here are my thoughts on it.

Product information:

  • It retails for 20.00 $ but most times it’s on sale for 14.50 $ (on bhcosmetics.com). (20.00 € or 14.50 € when on sale (on bhcometics.de))
  • It contains of 10 eyeshadows (shimmery and matte) and 4 Highlighters
  • What bh cosmetics says about it: Highlighting Powders Can Be Used for Face and Eyes, Vegan, Paraben Free, Clinically Tested, Non-Irritating, Allergy Tested, Cruelty Free Product
  • Made in PRC
  • Total Net Wt. / Poids Net. 47.6 g / 1.7 oz.
  • So all in all you pay about 0.30 $ per gram or 8.53 $ per ounce (if it is on sale)

Swatches:

Swatches of 1st row of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Swatches of 1st row of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Swatches of 2nd row of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Swatches of 2nd row of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Swatches of 3rd row of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Swatches of 3rd row (Highlighters) of BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette

Formula:

The eyeshadows and highlighters are very powdery. They have quite a lot of kick-off when dipping the brush in the pan. The shimmery shades are quite nice. The pigmentation of them is all right (considering the price) and you can build it up nicely. But I’m not the biggest fan of the matte shades. They are not that well pigmented but they are easy to use. If you want just a light eyeshadow look it works all right but I personally mainly wear more intense and dark eyelooks and so I really had to make these matte shades work. In the end I always was happy with the way my eyemakeup turned out but it wasn’t that easy to work with these matte eyeshadow shades.

The highlighters I really like but only the lightest shade works for my skin tone. So I just use the other shades as eyeshadows.

But you have to be careful with the highlighters because they are very fragile. The lightest shade in my palette broke. I tried to press it back in the pan but it didn’t work well. So I think this palette is not that good for travelling.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Nice range of eyeshadows
  • Nice range of highlighters (for a lot of skin tones)

Cons:

  • Pigmentation

Final thoughts:

Overall the palette is ok. I like the shimmery eyeshadows and the highlighters but I’m not a fan of the matte shades. But you can create nice looks with this palette. I think Carli did a great job with the colors.

So I would suggest buying this palette if you are on a budget, like the colors in the palette and/or want to support Carli Bybel. Other than that I personally would rather buy some Makeupgeek eyeshadows or a Morphe brushes palette because I think the quality of them is just a lot better.

Comparing this palette to the bh cosmetics 28 foiled palette: the eyeshadows in the foiled eyeshadow palette are more intense than the shimmery shades in the Carli Bybel palette so I prefer the foiled eyeshadow formula.

Comparing this palette to the bh comsetics 28 neutral palette: I definitely prefer the Carli Bybel palette. The formula is a lot better in my opinion. The pigmentation of the shadows in the 28 neutral palette is not that great.

Price comparison table

(Prices of eyeshadow palettes compared to each other)

BRAND PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER GRAM/OUNCE
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette 14.50 $ 0.42 $ per gram/ 11.76$ per ounce
BH Cosmetics 28 Foil Eyes Palette 12.00 $ 0.45 $ per gram/ 12.66 $ per ounce
Morphe Brushes 35 Eyeshadow Palette (35OS, 35OM) 22.99 $ 0.41 $ per gram/ 11.61 $ per ounce
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill 35 Eyeshadow Palette 38.00 $ 0.68 $ per gram/ 19.19 $ per ounce
Morphe Brushes 12NB Palette 14.99 $ 0.78 $ per gram/ 22.37 $ per ounce
Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette 30.00 $ 1.67 $ per gram/ 47.62 $ per ounce
Viseart Theory Palette 45.00 $ 2.14 $ per gram/ 57.69 $ per ounce
Tarte tartelette in bloom clay palette 46.00 $ 2.56 $ per gram/ 72.33 $ per ounce
Kat von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette 48.00 $ 2.82 $ per gram/ 80.00 $ per ounce
Coloured Raine Queen Of Hearts Palette 50.00 $ 3.09 $ per gram/ 87.5 $ per ounce
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette 49.00 $ 3.09 $ per gram/ 87.5 $ per ounce
Natasha Denona 28 Eyeshadow Palette 239.00 $ 3.41 $ per gram/ 95.60 $ per ounce
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette 54.00 $ 3.46 $ per gram/ 98.18 $ per ounce
Natasha Denona 5 Eyeshadow Palette 48.00 $ 3.84 $ per gram/ 120.00 $ per ounce
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette 42.00 $ 5.29 $ per gram/ 150.00 $ per ounce

Picture where I used this palette:

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

 

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Anniquina

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