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BYS Peach and Berries Palette Review + Giveaway

12/12/2017

I haven’t tried anything from BYS in a long time because their old makeup was really low quality. However, this year I started to see a lot more people posting about how much they were loving the new BYS eyeshadow palettes. The BYS Peach and BYS Berries were the two palettes I was seeing over and over again on my social media, so I set out to find them. I knew that Kmart stocked them for $12 which is lower than the $16.95 that they sell for on the BYS website. Unfortunately, they sell out really quickly at Kmart so it took my a long time to get my hands on both of them, I have however been able to pick up a couple of extras during that time, so read until the end and you can find out how to win them.

BYS Peach and Berries eyeshadow palette review
BYS Peach and Berries eyeshadow palette review

BYS is a cruelty free brand, and they got PETA accreditation this year. Both of the BYS Peach and BYS Berries palettes are also vegan friendly. The palettes are a metal tin package that contain 12 eyeshadows and come with a mirror that runs the full length of the palette (but I covered the mirrors up with the cardboard packaging in some of my photos to make photographing them easier). The Peach palette packaging has a soft matte finish and gold writing whereas the Berries palette has a shiny finish and rose gold/champagne writing (the berries palette does tend to pick up finger prints easily, but many eyeshadow palettes in my collection do that). Both palettes come with two double ended eyeshadow brushes, but they’re poor quality and really just get in the way. For this review, I have done multiple swatches per palette and taken photos on multiple backgrounds and in multiple lighting situations to try and find the best combination for accuracy (so it is a picture heavy post). Being so pale, the background really does change the way swatches look on me, so I will include both black and white background swatches, as well as finger and brush swatches (white backgrounds can distort colours when paired with my very fair skin tone). Every review I have seen of these palettes so far has only included finger swatches, but I think brush swatches are important to show you as eye shadow gets applied with a brush. All my brush swatches are 4 strokes (they were supposed to be 3 but I messed up) and all done using a dry Furless black beauty eyeshadow brush (ME5) and cleaned with a colour switch between every swatch. I have multiple reviews on Furless brushes (affiliate) you can check out on my blog. They’re my favourite brushes and they’re cruelty free and vegan. You can read my Furless Purple Power Makeup Brush Set Review when you finish reading this post.

BYS Berries and Peach eyeshadow palettes
BYS Berries and Peach eyeshadow palettes

BYS Peach Palette

The BYS Peach eyeshadow palette has 9 shimmery shades and 3 matte shades. The colour range includes, cream, pink, gold, bronze, orange and brown. The colour names from left to right when looking at the palette are Dainty, Dazzling, Slay, Pamper, Lavish, Cheeky, Peachy, Dashing, Devoted. Enticing, Brazen and Flashy. All shades have good colour pay off whether applied with fingers or a brush.

BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right.
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right

The shade range is really nice and all shades go together well. There are many eye looks that can be created with the colour range provided. The three matte shades do cover the bases of a highlight, transition and outer corner colours, but I would have loved to see more matte shades in the palette, especially a bright matte pink or orange. There isn’t a very dark matte colour, so to get a deeper look you will need to use something else with this palette. I enjoyed most of the shades in this palette, I did however find flashy (the gold on the end) to be quite sheer. When applied, flashy sheers out very quickly and leaves the glitters behind which isn’t something I like from an eyeshadow. The other shimmer shades apply much better and can be made very intense with a wet brush. Some people have said this is a dupe for the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette but you can clearly see that the colours are different when just sitting the palettes next to each other. For $12 I think this is a great palette and worth purchasing to have a play around with. Warm eye looks with orange are very popular right now, and this is a great palette if you want to experiment with that colour range.

BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Brazen and Flashy on the left through to Dainty and Dazzling on the right
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Flashy on the left through to Dainty on the right (Dainty is hard to see as it's my skin colour)
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Flashy on the left through to Dainty on the right (Dainty is hard to see as it’s my skin colour)
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Flashy on the left through to Dainty on the right (Dainty is hard to see as it's my skin colour)
BYS Peach eyeshadow palette swatch starting with Flashy on the left through to Dainty on the right (Dainty is hard to see as it’s my skin colour)

 

BYS Berries Palette

The BYS Berries eyeshadow palette has 4 shimmer shades and 8 mattes shades, with colours ranging from light creams and golds, to mid and deep browns, as well as two purple-red shades. When looking at the palette, the shade names from left to right are Peachy, Radiance, Glow, Toffee, Sundown, Majestic, Royalty, Cherry Bomb, Juliet, Berry Haze, Antique and Shaded.

BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right

All the shades (but one) applied nicely with fingers or a brush, but some of the lighter shades don’t show up well on my skin just because they’re the same colour as me. The one shade I don’t like is Antique, which is really unfortunate as in the pan it looks like such a gorgeous shade, but when I tried to use it, it sheered out very quickly and just left the glitters behind. There is some kick up and fall out with all the shadows, but all easy to deal with, except Antique as the glitters are really hard to remove when trying to clean up the fall out. Overall though, I really love this palette. The range of mattes is great, the addition of the cool tones to the right of the palette make it so versatile, allowing for both cool and warm toned looks. I always prefer a palette to have more mattes over shimmers, because I am happy to wear an all matte eye look, but when using shimmers I still want matte base shades. The eyeshadows apply and blend nicely and are such great quality for the price tag, surprisingly so. I have seen people saying this is a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette, I don’t own that palette but it is easy to see that the shades aren’t an identical match and I do prefer the ABH eyeshadow formula over these, but the price tag is much much higher.

BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Antique and Shaded on the left through to Peachy and Radiance on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Peachy at the top (barely able to see as it is so close to my skin tone) and shaded at the bottom
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Peachy at the top (barely able to see as it is so close to my skin tone) and shaded at the bottom
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Shaded on the left through to Peachy on the right
BYS Berries eyeshadow palette with Shaded on the left through to Peachy on the right

 

I think these two palettes from BYS are really worth picking up and if you can get them from Kmart for the $12 price tag, that’s even better. I personally prefer the Berries palette over the Peach palette simply because the wide range of matte colours work a lot better for me, but I think both palettes are a great buy. If you have both of them, they work well together with Berries providing the mattes that the Peach palette needs for all the shimmers. I spent so much time swatching and photographing these palettes, so I hope all the pictures help you to see how they perform. BYS recently launched another palette called Fantasy that has 12 matte eyeshadows in a wide range of colours, it looks like the exact type of palette I have been searching for, so I may pick that one up to review, let me know in the comments if you want to see that as well.

Update for USA readers – The BYS website does ship to the the USA as well as the largest BYS stockist, Fashion Addict – plus the Berries palette is available to purchase on the American Amazon site.

BYS Berries and Peach eyeshadow palettes
BYS Berries and Peach eyeshadow palettes

Now for the giveaway – I have two lots of brand new BYS Peach and Berries palettes to give away. One person will win one Peach and one Berries palette though my blog, and one person will win one Peach and one Berries palette through my instagram. Both giveaways are only open to Australian residents as I don’t have the funds to post overseas at the moment.

To enter the blog giveaway, comment on this blog post with which eyeshadow palette you like better and why, and also let me know if there is something in particular you want to see on my blog in future. Entries will close at 6pm on Tuesday the 19th of December 2017, Melbourne time. I will choose the winner randomly and reply to their comment. Please check back just in case you don’t receive a notification of my comment. The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me or I will choose another winner. Open to Australian residents only. Under 18’s must have parental permission to enter. Tracked postage will be included and I will bubble wrap the items well but I won’t be responsible for any broken or lost packages if something does occur.

I will post the Instagram giveaway is live. You can find the giveaway on my Instagram now. It will be open to Australian residents only. Under 18’s must have parental permission to enter. Tracked postage will be included and I will bubble wrap the items well but I won’t be responsible for any broken or lost packages if something does occur.

If you have any questions just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you. Don’t forget to sign up to email updates so that you can get all my cruelty free blog posts to your inbox. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Love, Alinta

13 Comments

  • Verna 13/12/2017 at 12:42 am

    I would like to try both palettes to be able to play around and see it’s quality 😊

  • Maddison 13/12/2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’d love to try the Peach palette! It looks like a nice cruelty-free Australian dupe for Too Faced Sweet Peach + who doesn’t love a warm tone look for the Australian summer?

    • Alinta McMurdo 20/12/2017 at 4:30 pm

      Congratulations Maddison! You are the random winner of my giveaway – please email me at polishandpaws@gmail.com so that I can get your postage details 🙂

      • Maddison Verduci 20/12/2017 at 4:41 pm

        Ahh thank you! Will send details now 🙂

  • Fiona 13/12/2017 at 10:21 pm

    I would love to try the Peach palette! I’m a huge fan of shimmery shades and they look absolutely stunning. I’d love to try different looks with them 🙂

  • Morgan 14/12/2017 at 12:21 am

    The berries palette! The rich raspberry shades just grab my eye lately!

  • Kimmi 14/12/2017 at 2:57 pm

    Great post. Great swatches!!

  • Sharon 14/12/2017 at 11:27 pm

    I like the peach palette because I don’t have many peachy eyeshadows

  • Maryam Naeem 14/12/2017 at 11:30 pm

    I am a matte lover overall but somehow I am drawn towards shimmers and glitters in eyeshadows these days so I would live to try the BYS peach eyeshadow palette. The warm shades in this palette look so good and definitely worth playing.

  • Jessica 18/12/2017 at 7:30 pm

    I’d love to try the berries palette as the muted purples and browns would look amazing with skin tone. Also, I want to step out of my comfort zone and play with more bold colours instead of my everyday neutrals. Who doesn’t love a good dupe for more luxe brands. Good luck to everyone else who entered !!! xx

  • Kim 06/01/2018 at 10:17 pm

    These Shades can attract anyone. BYS Peach Palette is one of my favorite swatch. Thanks for this Great post!

  • anastasiia sergeyenko 26/04/2018 at 7:07 am

    I love the blog and woiwo really love to try the peach pallet to gain more confidence

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    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life - it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life – it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    7/9
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love – then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him.
    We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that.
    Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

    Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring.
    Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    9/9

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