I find BYS products really hard to come by. I usually have the most luck in Cheap as Chips, of all places, however even then I often fail to reveal more than the odd lipstick and yellowing old polish. When everyone was blogging about the BYS blush trios a little while back, I was oh-so jealous and knew I wanted one. The trouble was I just couldn't find them anywhere.
It was a lovely surprise when I found them during a little trip to the shops in a small country town along the coast- and yes, I found it in Cheap as Chips. Am I totally late to have jumped on this bandwagon? Absolutely, but hey, what's new? I've never proven myself ahead of the trends but rather the kind of blogger who gets excited about a product 6 months after everyone else has declared their undying love for it. Whatever.
For $5 (down from RRP of $6.95) I grabbed one of the shades there, Endless Summer, already somewhat disappointed by the similarities between the three shades included within the palette. Seriously, if you're going to have a blush trio, at least include three significantly different shades.
Nevertheless, I still had high hopes for the actual blushes because although BYS is hardly known for its quality, it does make a damn good blush at practically no cost.
I wasn't disappointed. As has been reported by practically everyone who got their hands on these, the three blushes included within this trio are of the topmost quality. These are highly pigmented blushes that apply with ease and remain on the skin for quite a long amount of time. These easily last the duration of the day for me, unless I've been exercising or it's a particularly hot and sweaty kind of day.
BYS has never had the most remarkable packaging, and this is no different. Though I appreciate the clear top so that you can see which shades are included within the palette at first glance, it does look cheap. Similarly the overall 'feel' of the packaging, whilst it's sturdy and serves its purpose well, is simply just cheap and nasty. I don't really mind though because cheap packaging means that I can pay less for a good quality product, and who would complain about that?
Having said that, it is very sleek and compact with no unnecessary chunkiness to it. I think that the sizes of each of the blushes are really good, because there is nothing worse than a blush pan that is too small to fit your brush into!
Despite my initial disappointment that the shades were so similar, when swatched heavily it appeared as though they were in fact quite a bit different from one another. This doesn't translate as intensely on the cheeks, but there are differences between the three shades. The first shade is a hot pink with no shimmer, the middle shade a peachier tone with shimmer, and the third a deep pink, almost red with no shimmer.
I love that for such an affordable price BYS provides pigmented blushes that aren't too chalky in shades that are wearable and suitable for a range of skin tones. I really regret not picking up the coral trio when I had the chance because I don't feel as though I will be able to find them anywhere else. Though BYS is not known for consistent quality across all its products, every blush I have tried from them has been excellent.
I really recommend this lovely palette, and I'll certainly be keeping my eyes out for the shade Coral me in. I give this 8 out of 10.
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