Sunday, 5 July 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Rediscovering Powder Blushes (Part 5)

If you're following my Instagram account, you'll be aware that I'm in the middle of refreshing my lipstick collection. It's progressing well (I'm almost out of space lol!), and while I'm having an absolute ball, I started to feel somewhat neglectful of my blush array. So I picked up these two gorgeous BYS palettes from Kmart yesterday morning...

They have a similar look to the Sleek Blush-By-Three series (or maybe Sleek is copying BYS?), and while the pigmentation isn't as potent, I'm somewhat relieved as I have to be very VERY careful with the Sleek ones or else I look a bit overcooked. The beauty of these blushes is that they are silky smooth, readily available in Australia, and only cost $5.75. I already have a vivid pink trio in this range called On The Bright Side that I blogged about last May, so I knew the quality was exceptional for the price...

So this is Endless Summer - a stunning orange and 2 corals.  The first and third pans are almost identical, the last one has a wee bit more red in it (more obvious in the swatches below), and they are both mattes. For some reason my camera makes them look like they have an ombre shading, but the colour is actually the same throughout. The middle orange has a teeny bit of sparkle to it, and I'm particularly thrilled as I have nothing even vaguely like this in my kit  


Here are the swatches over bare skin. There's minimal fallout, and they blend beautifully!



And this is my personal favourite - Heart Skipped a Beat. What caught my eye in the store was that third pan, a divine lilac pink, but having swatched them all, I'm in love with every single one. They are all sparkly, but not enough to cause a problem on my mature skin with too much disco glare ha ha... 

I just adore these shades - these will all be fabulous with my plum and purple outfits, and will team beautifully with greys and blues too...

All up I'm thrilled to bits to have so many more shade choices on my bench, and you can bet I'll be giving every pan a major workout, starting with one of the pinks tomorrow ♥ 

Have you tried BYS blushes before? Which of the two palettes would suit you best?

Take care of  you,
kats xxx

P.S. I've just added this post to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness #13 Link Up Party - always a beaut source for new blogs to follow ♥

20 comments:

  1. Good morning! These blushes look so beautiful!! Were it not that I'm on 'no buy july' I would be out the door buying both of these right now!! The coral trio looks especially alluring...mmm, its on my august wish list!!! Have a wonderful day :) xo

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    1. Hey there beautiful lady ♥ Crikey I admire your restraint - I'm on some kind of a roll at the moment, can't seem to stop, although the end is in sight because I'm running out of moolah ha ha. These blushes have been around for yonks, so I think it's safe to wait till next month. I'm wearing the middle orange pan tomorrow - can't wait!

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  2. ooh, that Heart Skipped a beat looks gorgeous!
    Such a bargain too ;)

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    1. It's super pretty Space of Beauty - I struggled to capture the true beauty of all of these shades though, doesn't seem to make any difference what kind of lighting I use, and even taking photos under the same conditions, the colours differ. Bloggers blight lol!

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  3. These seem to be in much better quality compared to the BYS blush I purchased a few years ago, the colours are beautiful!! xx

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    1. There's even more trios to choose from Lily - and at that price, it almost doesn't matter if they're not quite the right shade ♥

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  4. I'm in heaven looking at these. I'm a total blush addict!! Sadly, we don't have this brand in Canada.. not that I need more blush!! lol

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    1. I'm turning into one too Healthandbeauty - I started with eye shadows, currently getting into lip products in a major MAJOR way, but the blushes are catching up. Bummer they're not available over your way - thanks for stopping by xxx

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  5. What great finds, Kat. The blushes look so beautiful. I can't wait to see them in action xx

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    1. Won't be long Indie - they're so pretty I'll be using them (and probably only them) for the next few weeks xxx

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  6. The way you photograph products Kat always makes me want to go out and buy them! I think the second palette, Heart Skipped A Beat, would suit me better.

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    1. You're so kind Fabulous - I'm more than happy to be an enabler when the products are as inexpensive as these ones ♥♥♥

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  7. I actually have both of these in my collection but have ignored them for some time.. I think your beautiful photography has rekindled my love hehe xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

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    1. I've had the bright pink trio for several years, but somehow never went back to the stand to try any more - I'm so easily distracted by all the other products in the aisle ha ha... xxx

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  8. I tested a BYS blush on my cheek at Gloss once. I had a hell of a time trying to rub it off, so I know it'll last. I never wear more than a speck of blush, I like these though.

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    1. They certainly do survive a whole day - thanks for reminding me about Gloss stores stocking this brand hon ♡♡♡

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  9. These look great! I love powder blushes, my makeup look doesn't feel complete until I sweep a beautiful blush over my cheeks.

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    1. I feel precisely the same hon, in fact I'd go so far as to say I look deathly ill without blush ha ha!

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  10. Endless Summer looks so gorgeous! BYS is such a great budget beauty brand. xx

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    1. Agreed! I've been a BYS fan for years Di - I bought a whole stack of their eye shadow palettes when I first started this EOTD caper, and was very impressed with the quality ♥

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