March 2017 - Simply Avalon

Monday, March 13, 2017

Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Palatte Swatches & Review | dark skin
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When I spotted this palette at my local Ulta I just knew I had to buy it. The only reason I hadn't gotten it before was because it was only available online. The price of this product is normally $14.50 (US), but I bought this for $11 with a coupon.  This product includes 10 shadows ranging from mattes to shimmers and four highlighters that can grow in warmth as you go across. The shadows range from matte to shimmer and are all centered around an earthy color palette. Along with the shadows and highlighters this palette includes a nice sized mirror. (No brush of any kind was included.)
First Row of shadows (left to right)
 This first row of shadows really did not look great when swatched, but when I tried them out on my actual eyelids, they looked better. (Especially the cranberry shade.) All of the shadows felt nice and had a dry creamy feel (if that makes sense), they did all have a little fall out which I expected since this wasn't from the "best of the best" brand wise.
Second row of shadows (left to right)
 The second row of shadows on the other hand really impressed me, especially the gorgeous golden bronze shade. I truly did not expect the pigmentation that came from this shadow. I only have a few cons when it comes to the shadows overall.

  1. There was a good bit of fall out when I put my brush in the pan to get out some product. My best solution is to spray your brush with either Mac Fix+ or some water just to get the shadow to stick.
  2. Some of the pigment fell beneath my eyelid and onto my face even with a primer. Really the only way you can avoid this problem is by doing your eye makeup before your actual face makeup so that you can wipe off any excess without problem. 
  3. It creases after a few hours of wear*. I have tried different primers, but nothing seems to change the fact that some of these shadows (mostly the shimmers) seem to crease after 3ish hours. If you have any suggestions please leave them below. (*this may be because I have oily lids)

Third row of highlighters (left to right)
Now for what some of you have been waiting for. These highlighters are beyond gorgeous. I will not shy away from the fact that I bought this palette for the sole purpose of trying out Carli Bybel's highlighters. Not only did these blend nicely into the skin, for the most part they lasted throughout the day. Now do keep in mind that if you are interested in having these highlighters and shadows to last for a day that goes beyond 8ish hours, I recommend using a primer and a makeup spray just to add on to the product's longevity.

Overall this product works very well, especially for the price which in my opinion is very cheap. Even with the small creasing problem, I'd totally say that you should check this palette out. The pigmentation is pretty great and the highlighters stand out, plus everything blends well.

If you are interested in real time swatches check out my YouTube video which is linked here and at the top of this post.


*FTC: Some afflate links are used, but I purchased all products with my own dinero. :)*
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Random March OOTW
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Looking at my fashion slide I realized that it's been a moment since I've posted some outfit ideas. Which is why I decided to go ahead and post a video blog post on some of my favorite outfits to wear in the winter. This was such a fun video to film and edit! Hope you enjoy watching it!



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