I recently purchased the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition 21 color eyeshadow and highlighter palette. I honestly don’t know much about Carli Bybel, she’s not one of the YouTubers I watch regularly but this palette was getting so much buzz I needed to check it out for myself. I don’t own much from BH Cosmetics, I have some brushes and one palette that has like a trillion colors in it that I never use because I always forget about it. I don’t remember it being some amazing quality though so I was skeptical about this one, but for only $19.50 I figured why not.
The packaging on this palette is super cute with a faux pillow design on the outside and faux marble on the inside. When I first opened it I was a little caught off guard at how pretty the colors were. I honestly got this like 3 weeks ago and literally just swatched them today. Does anyone else ever do that? When a palette or highlighter is just so gorgeous you don’t want to ruin it by using it? I knew eventually I would have to give in and use it and today was the day. I can’t believe I waited so long! As beautiful as the colors are untouched, they are even more beautiful swatched! For $19.50 I tend to question the quality but I have to say I am so impressed. This palette is similar to Morphes amazing quality for an amazing price.
I swatched these starting at the top row with the color on the left to the left.
So as you can see from the swatches quality is no longer in question. Do you see that pigmentation! That shimmer!! I am in love with this palette! There’s 6 mattes, 2 mattes with very small specks of glitter throughout, and 13 shimmers. I think the bottom 6 shades are meant to be highlighters and I love that the shade range is so different so if it doesn’t work as a highlighter for your skin tone you can use it as a shadow.
I wore some of these colors the other day and one of the highlighters. The colors went on so smooth and blended easily. I used mostly matte colors and used my finger to apply one of the shimmers over the lid. The shimmer is so intense and buttery smooth with very little fall out. I used my Too Faced shadow insurance and MAC paint pot as primers and the colors stayed put all day with no creasing.
The only 2 colors I will use as highlighters are the first 2 and I wore the 2nd more golden one the other day. It went on really smooth like the shadows and it is very buildable. I normally love my glow to be seen from the moon but on quick makeup days I prefer something subtle, so I like that you can make it a soft natural glow or a blinding one depending on your mood.
I would recommend this palette a millions times over. It’s perfect for someone just starting out or someone who’s been doing makeup for years. The colors are stunning and wearable, so easy to use and the price is so reasonable for the amount of colors you get. I’m assuming this is limited edition so I wouldn’t hesitate on this one. Also the BH website is having a promo right now, 20% off site wide and a free beauty kit on orders of $30 or more, use code HOT. Thanks for reading.