When news of this blush trio by BYS shot into my inbox I was quick to think… a cheaper dupe for the already quite inexpensive Sleek Blush Trio’s?… YEP ON IT! I think I was initially blindsided by the amazing bright colours each trio came in – bright blush…cheap at $6.95AUD a pop.. can be purchased at Kmart at 10pm on a weeknight when I need a makeup fix (Come on, don’t tell me you don’t do that as well?). Ticks all boxes… so far.
So when I was kindly sent one by a lovely PR lass and saw the trio sent over in Heart Skipped A Beat.. well guess what my heart did? CORNY!
When I swatched this trio for the above picture, let’s just say my initial excitement was turning into slight disappointment. Don’t get me wrong the colours are beautiful and pigmented but the finish is chalky. Each individual shade doesn’t have a name so I’ll just go from left-right and call them Shade 1 – 3.
Shade 1 – My favourite shade upon first seeing the trio, however sometimes when your fair and a product is too pigmented, you can look like a clown #firstworldproblems. This was also very chalky, difficult to work with and hard to blend in to look natural. Once I toned it down with some powder it was okay, but it’s not a blush i’ll be reaching for often.
Shade 2 – Super bright, super pigmented and again chalky. Not good at all on my face. At least with Shade 1 I could tone it down.
Shade 3 – Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! This shade seems to have a bit more shimmer then the other 2 and has a slight “blueish” tone to it. This one is wearable! I like it, a lot in fact. It’s also not as chalky as the other 2 shades which makes it easier to apply & is also not like every other pink/coral toned blush I seem to have in my stash. I wore this on my face in my recent Antipodeans Challenge if you want to see it in action.
I’ve heard from reliable sources (Ange) that BYS blushes are usually a good formula, so maybe I need to try some of their single ones.
This trio comes in a range of shades, but I suggest swatching instore and seeing if they suit you and if you like the formulation before you go and spend your hard earned $6.95.
You can pick up BYS from Gloss Cosmetics stores, Kmart and various other outlets.
P.S. Hurry up and have a sale Crush Cosmetics, I wanna get my mitts on those Sleek Trios!
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