BH COSMETICS CARLI BYBEL 14 COLOR EYESHADOW & HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE | REVIEW + SWATCHES

I don't think anyone has missed the BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel collaboration that came out a few months ago. It sold out in a hot minute and at the beginning I wasn't even interested or in on the hype. I thought that because it was so cheap, the quality wasn't going to be all that. But then I saw Amy Macedo's video on Youtube where she did som first impressions and let me tell you something. When she applied that highlight I was like "I need that palette in my life". I could hardly believe my eyes as to how damn pigmented it was, I ordered mine right then and there. You cant watch Amy's first impressions video right here.
Price/shipping: I bought the palette online from bhcosmetics.com and it was on promotion. It cost me 12.50 $ and the shipping to Sweden cost 5.50 $ so in total this palette cost me 18 $ which I think is a pretty cheap and amazing price for amount and quality of these shadows. For my swedish readers 18 $ is about 153 SEK, which is very cheap.
 
Packaging: I'm not the biggest fan of the color of the palette or the pattern on it, but this packaging beats the Morphe packaging. It's not big and bulky so this is a great palette to bring with you when you travel. And it wont break as easily as the Morphe one because this isn't in plastic, it's made of cardboard like the Lorac palettes and the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes. So except for the color and pattern, the packaging is great and has a mirror which is always great, especially if you travel a lot.
 
Colors/pigmentation/color pay off: For the price of this palette I was actually pretty surpised as to how pigmented these shadows are. The matte shadows aren't as pigmented as the shimmery ones, so in that sense the Morphe shadows are better and more pigmented. But these don't smell anything so they actually don't feel as cheap as the Morphe shadows. The only thing I can complain about is that there seems to be a bit of fallout when you dip your brush in the shadows as well some on your face. But it's not much. Plus some of the highlighters are actually quite dark. So it's a diverse palette thats not just for pale or tan skintones, but I gotta say the last highlighter is pretty dark even for darker skintones, it looks more like a bronzer but it so glittery I would probably just use it as an eyeshadow.
 
The first two rows are eyeshadows, and the last row with the bigger shades are the highlighters:
All in all: This is a great everyday palette. I love neutrals and mauve colors for my everyday eye makeup so this palette will be used a lot. It's great for travelling as you get shadows and highlighters in one palette. And you can't really beat the price. These shadows are really quite pigmented and I feel like it would look great on almost anyone. Carli Bybel and BH Cosmetics have done a great job on this palette. Because it's so cheap it's almost lke you'll be losing out if you don't buy it because it's so versatile. I love this palette and I just know I'm gonna be using it so, so much!
 
Pros:
+ Cheap
+ Pigmented Shadows
+ Great for travelling
+ Great color range
+ Versatile
 
Cons:
- Fallout
- They crease on me if I don't use a primer underneath.
 
Have you gotten your hands on this palette? What do you think of it?

MORPHE BRUSHES 35O NATURE GLOW EYESHADOW PALETTE | REVIEW + SWATCHES

Just like eveybody else on Instagram and youtube, I've been trying to get my hands on this palette for a couple of months now. I haven't actually been waiting for as long as some of you out there that have been waiting since last spring. I'ven been waiting since like the end of september, and I finally got my hands on it about a week ago. I managed somehow to just look at their webpage and see that it was back in stock. I ordered it and voila, now it's mine. So a tip to get your hands on it is to update their webpage everyday to see if it's back in stock, because they wont tell you or give you a heads up when it's back.
 
This palette has some amazing warm colors,  and since it's a very warm toned palette it would probably look best on people who have warm undertones, and that's not to say that this palette is only for tan, olive or darker skinned people. You can be fair and have warm undertones. It's a common misconception that tan people have a warm skin tone and fair people have a cooler skin tone. It's just not true. I have a very yellow tone to my skin so I feel that these colors are perfect for me. Lets take a look at some swatches of the colors in this amazing palette.
 
Row 1:
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Row 3:
Row 4:
Row 5:
Price/Shipping: The price for this palette is really good. You get 35 colors for 22.99 USD. For my swedish readers thats about 200 SEK. The expensive part was actually the cost of shipping, if you live in Europe they charge you 21.85 USD for a flat rate shipping fee, that's about 190 SEK. Since I used a discount code for 10 % off, the cost of shipping actually ended up being higher that what I payed for the palette itself. To that you have to add customs fees and VAT fees, so it might potentially end up being more expensive that what you once thought. 
 
Packaging: The packaging is really cheap and ugly. I won't be suprised if it breaks easily. But for the price I can manage to overlook it, as long as the shadows are great. Another thing that adds to the cheap feeling is that she shadows smell like talc and chemicals, it's not a nice smell but as I said, you can't really beat the quality for the price of  these shadows. So it doesn't bother me that it smells and is cheap looking (I keep it in a drawer anyways).
 
Colors/pigmentation/color pay-off: Now this is where the magic happens. Despite smelling and looking cheap, these shadows are bomb! The pigmentation is crazy, some of these shadows are more pigmented that my high end shadows. I was surpised that even the matte colors were really pigmented, usually only the glittery colors look pigmented when you swatch them. But not with these! However some of the lighter matte shadows look really chalky on my skin, but that's probably because I'm too dark for those colors.
 
Consistency: I haven't had the opportunity to use the palette yet since I've been really sick the past two weeks, so I can't really let you know how blendable or long lasting these shadows are. However when swatching these I've found that they're creamy, but they're not as creamy as my Naked palettes from Urban Decay, but the consistency feels similar to my MAC shadows. So I feel like the quality of the shadows are really great for the cheap price.
 
All in all: This is an amazing palette, because it's cheap and the colors are beautiful and amazingly pigmented.
I do not regret buying this palette at all, it is totally worth it. However, if you like me, live in Europe then the cost of shipping is too damn high for purchasing only one palette. In the future I will continue to buy palettes from Morphe, but I will buy them from resellers right here where I live. The only reason I bought this palette and had it shipped all the way from the U.S was that it was the only way for me to get my hands on this specific palette. If you can manage to get your hands on it, buy it! Because it is totally worth it. Can't wait to play around with it and see what kind of looks I can create. 
 
What do you think of the Morphe 35O palette?

URBAN DECAY NAKED SMOKY EYESHADOW PALETTE

 
URBAN DECAY NAKED SMOKY EYESHADOW PALETTE - KICKS 470 KR
 
Äntligen är den min, Urban Decays nya ögonskuggspalett. Som jag har väntat på den. Den släpptes i USA och många andra delar av världen den 7 juli, och som vanligt fick vi i lilla Sverige vänta över en månad på att den skule komma hit. Jag var inne på min lokala Kicks butik och hörde mig för när de skulle släppa denna i Sverige, och till mig sa tjejen i butiken att den inte skulle släppas förrän runt 1 september. Jag lade min beställning på Kicks hemsida den 19 augusti så fort jag såg att den fanns online. Förpackningen var enligt min mening deras snyggaste hittills, till och med borsten var ursnygg! Däremot är paletten otroligt klumpig och stor precis som alla de andra paletterna i Naked-serien. 
 
FÄRGERNA FRÅN HÖGER TILL VÄNSTER: HIGH // DIRTYSWEET // RADAR // ARMOR // SLANTED // DAGGER // BLACK MARKET // SMOLDER // PASSWORD // WHISKEY // COMBUST // THIRTEEN
 
Som vanligt finns det inget att klaga på när det gäller pigmenteringen och kvalitén på ögonskuggarna, det är ju det som är UD:s signum, det är ju därför deras ögonskuggspaletter är så hett eftertraktade. Skuggorna är så otroligt krämiga och det var en ren fröjd att swatcha dessa skuggor, så mjuka och krämiga! Swatchade inte alla skuggor i paletten, men valde ut några stycken.
 
 SWATCHES FRÅN HÖGER TILL VÄNSTER: HIGH // DIRTYSWEET // RADAR // ARMOR // SMOLDER //  WHISKEY //
 
Paletten består av jättefina färger som går i både kalla och varma nyanser, mest kalla dock. Jag har aldrig varit så förtjust i silvriga skuggor (men jag älskar guldiga!). Men det är något visst med armor, den silvriga färgen är så otroligt fin att till och med jag blev lite förälskad. Dock tycker jag nog att verkade som att de glittriga skuggorna var mer pigmenterade än de matta, men så brukar det ju oftast vara. Nej, men jag känner att den här paletten definitivt kommer åka fram när det är dags för en utekväll. UD:s skuggor sitter ju som berget och veckar sig inte (i alla fall inte på mig). De sitter som berget trots en svettig och blöt utekväll, precis så som det ska vara.
 
Priset kanske känns lite väl saftigt och är väl egentligen det enda negativa med hela paletten, eller nej förresten, jag har en sak till jag vill anmärka på. Vissa av färgerna i paletten känns alldeles för ljusa för oss med lite mörkare hy, vilket är lite tråkigt då jag betalar för skuggor jag inte kommer använda, det känns lite som att slänga pengar i sjön. Men om man betänker det faktum att du får 12 högpigmenterande skuggor för 470 kr (ca 39 kr/skugga) är det ju faktiskt inte så illa. I mitt fall får man ju egentligen bara 10 skuggor (47 kr /skugga) eftersom färgerna Combust och Thirteen är färger som är alldeles för ljusa för mig. Men som helhet? Värd varenda krona.
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