Monday, 18 July 2016

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Beauty Bay own brand eyeshadow palettes - which were buy one get one free (and they are around £10 each). Naturally, I had to give them a go! There was a mishap with my order, where I only received one because the other was 'out of stock' and they promised to send it later - after a few weeks I spoke to customer services and received it the next day. I thought I'd review both for you today!

The palettes come in a stripy sleeve, and are plain black themselves. They feel a little cheap, and are a bit hard to open, but that only matters if you're really particular. They do have a little mirror on the inside, and the lid opens up fully so you can place them flat.

The palette I chose was the Flawless Rose palette as it has loads of pinky nudes in which I adored. I was super excited for this because these are some of my favourite types of shades, although I do feel the palette range doesn't match really well. 

However, when I swatched these, I was extremely disappointed. Above, believe it or not, I swatched all the shades on the bottom row and only one shows up. They're very very sheer and offer barely any pigmentation. I was also disappointed that they don't have shade names, as I LOVE SHADE NAMES. You can use these eyeshadows, but they are a bit chalky and require a lot more effort than other shadows on the market.

Above is the Flawless Chic palette I got later. I thought both of these would be dupes for the Zoeva Spectrum palettes as they have similar colours, so I was super excited. I hoped this second one would be better than the first, and that maybe my original was just a dud. 

Unfortunately, nope. These swatch a little better, and are in general easier to work with, but still, the quality is quite bad. Beauty Brand is a popular website and I'm surprised they would put their names on palettes which are so bad! I'm so disappointed! These definitely won't be a staple in my makeup collection, and I'll only be using them when I absolutely have to!

Have you tried these? Did you get on any better with them?

 Charlie CP x


  1. Aww that's so sad!I was so excited for those palettes from the moment that you talked about them on Twitter and somehow i had high expectation!
    Such a shame the pigmentation because the shades are not that light at all,in order to be sheer!
    Funny fact that when i see the photo with the swatch i was like,why she swatch just one shade haha

    xx Aphrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

    1. Hahaha I had high expectations too! You'd thing they'd have learned a thing or two from the brands they do sell! xx

  2. I saw this post and was like "OMG Beauty Bay do their own affordable palettes? How exciting!" Then I scrolled down to the swatches and was like ..oh. It's a shame the pigmentation is such a let down as the colours look super pretty, and I am quite a fan of the packaging! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

    1. I don't think they even sell them anymore! Awful!

  3. Whew! Thanks for trying that out for me. It's nice to know I dodged a bullet there. :) The idea looks nice but the quality looks horrid. What brand is your fave?

  4. Ahh that's such a shame that they're no good, the second palette has such pretty colours but it's not much use if they barely show up!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

  5. I've never tried them, but they sound a hell of a lot like the Sephora-named brand eyeshadows. The packaging feels cheap and the product barely shows up. And for what? 30 some dollars, that Sephora ones? It's horrible when you come across products like these! Thanks for the review! xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

  6. I had no idea that they released their own palettes and from reading your review, they sound awful! Thought BeautyBay would have learned a thing or two from selling some of the top brands out there! Hopefully they review the formula and sort it aaaaaaaut!