I actually picked this BYS Cosmetics Guilty Pleasures palette up a month ago without any notion that it might be similar to a luxury palette. While it wouldn’t be 100% similar in perhaps finish, the tones of 5 shades in this palette made me take notice. The 5 shades quite nearly match that Chanel Holiday 2013 Nuit Infinie “Charming” palette that scores of women are going kinda cray-cray for abroad.
BYS 01 Guilty Pleasures 10-pc Eyeshadow palette (matte & satin textures) Php499
With the exception of the finish of Chanel’s glittery bronze (the BYS shades are satin) the palette nearly nails it in a slightly warmer, very slightly less neutral way plus the texture is just in my opinion perfect, pigmented and smooth but not crumbly, I even think these textures are better than the Wild & Wild ones that crumble so easily. Let’s have a look at the similarity of the 5 shades I spotted in my BYS palette versus the palette of the Nuit Inifinie de Chanel collection. Read and click “more” to make the jump to the full post and see the similarities…with Lisa!
This is the Chanel Nuit Infinie “Charming” palette, but this is a graphic press image…
The more accurate visual as opposed to the Chanel press image is the screenshot of Lisa holding it. Notice the similarity of the murky violet in both palettes and the order of shades. The trending of that Chanel Nuit Infinie “Charming” palette worldwide is thanks to Lisa Eldridge who claims that ever since she was sent the collection way in advance the Charming palette has been her personal go-to palette for normal days and even the many socials she’s been attending. She even shared via Twitter how gutted she was when she accidentally left hers on a trailer van during a shoot.
Now what I did next is I blocked/greyed out the irrelevant shades in the photo of the BYS palette to highlight the 5 shades that are comparable. They’re not 100% exact but it’s the same hue and tone selection which is beige, gold, taupe, and violet. Plus, check out my swatches :). With the exception of a sparkly bronze I’m lacking these are pretty decent!
As soon as I swatched these at home I concluded that BYS drugstore eyeshadow palettes are such good value for money. I’m prepared to call them our own local counterpart of Sleek eyeshadow palettes but they have even better satin and matte shades. Fall-out amount isn’t awful, it’s moderate. Some of the matte textures are also comparable to INGLOT eyeshadow. The palette cost me about Php499 from Watsons, Greenbelt. BYS isn’t in all Watsons outlets, they’re in SM Aura, Greenbelt, and Megamall, too if I’m not mistaken.