Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bee Luscious 5-Color Eyeshadow Palettes

Hey everyone!

If you've browsed the website for Bee Royal Products, perhaps you've noticed these 5-color shadow sets under the site's "Cosmetics-eyes" section. I've mentioned the neutral palette before, but after trying several others I wanted to give an overall review. In the swatches, there is no base used- I wanted to show you what the shadows themselves were capable of. In some cases I've seen some patterns that remain constant in all the palettes, so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you. First- here are some quick comments on the these palettes as a whole:

PROS:
-Nice packaging. Classy black palette with a nice mirror, and a double ended brush you can actually use
-Generally, the fifth shade in all of these palettes is very nicely pigmented and intense
-Getting 5 colors in a palette is nice- you can create a variety of looks in one palette
-Nice selection of color groupings to pick from
-The matte shades are VERY silky feeling. They build-up nicely on the eye, especially the deep tones

CONS:
-At 36.95 per palette, it's a little pricey
-As you'll notice from the swatches, the lighter shades in the palettes are kind of sheer, in some cases they're not pigmented enough
-Not a huge issue here, but on the website, these are all listed individually throughout the "cosmetics- eyes" section of the website. It would be a little bit easier to look them up if they were all under one category.


THE NATURALS




THE NATURALS SWATCHES


-Good palette for a natural, everyday look- I used this in one of my Mature Makeup tutorials

-The lighter shades don't show up quite enough for my liking

-Love the darkest matte brown color & the second darkest mauve-brown shade

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SEA & SKY BLUES



SEA & SKY BLUES SWATCHES


-The most pigmented palette of the bunch, especially the white shade, the center blue, and the dark navy
-Used this in my wearable blue eyeshadow tutorial and it worked great
-Nothing much bad to say about this palette- it's great!


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AMETHYST GEMS

AMETHYST GEMS SWATCHES
-I thought this would be my favorite palette of the bunch, but instead it was my least favorite
-None of the shades are quite as pigmented as I thought they would be. The dark plum is decent, and the center shade is kind of pretty and frosty... but as a whole it's very sheer
-Palette would be better if they lost one of the light shades and threw in an even deeper plum
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RAINFOREST GREENS

RAINFOREST GREENS SWATCHES

-I really like the selection of shades in this palette- expect a tutorial using these soon
-Loving the two deepest green shades together, very pretty and pigmented
-I like that a yellowish green was thrown in to add some variety
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Thanks so much for taking the time to read my remarks on these products. Honestly, I was expecting a bit more quality for the price, however I do find the blue and green palettes to be excellent. Overall, my favorite Bee Luscious Eyeshadow product, and one of the best eyeshadow products I own is the Bee Luscious signature palette in Naturalist. All of the shades in that palette are matte, pigmented, and practically creamy. Here's a link if you want to see what I'm talking about:
Have a great day everyone!
Emily

14 comments:

  1. thanks for this post!
    very informative/helpful =)

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  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to swatch these! Very helpful!

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  3. Hey Emily! I was wondering if you could suggest some sunless tanning products that you like/have had good experience with? It would be very helpful, especially with warm weather on the horizon!! Thanks!

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  4. hmm, the colors are pretty. sigh, the are not that pigmented as u wish >.<

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  5. Hi Emily, like beautyblog said, thanks a lot for taking the time to swatch all these! I never buy online without seeing swatches and a lot of people aren't patient enough to do a lot of them. Also, jayme, have you tried Eyeko's tinted face cream? Its not exactly a sunless tanner, more a bronzer but it can accomplish the same results. It is getting amazing reviews from the online makeup community!

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  6. Thanks for the swatches Emily. I was looking at those the other day on their site, but honestly, seeing your pics, I'm not sure I will bother buying them, for that kind of money there are other brands out there that will perform better (just my opinion). However, I might look into the quad you mentioned, that one looks just gorgeous.

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  7. Thank you so much for swatching these shadows for us. I purchased the smokey eyes,rainforest greens and the naturals I am so happy with the quality and pigmentation.
    Comparing to other brands it meets and exceeds various name brands I have used and I find it to have a great pigmentation. Thanks again

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  8. Thank you so much for swatching these shadows for us. I purchased the smokey eyes,rainforest greens and the naturals I am so happy with the quality and pigmentation.
    Comparing to other brands it meets and exceeds various name brands I have used and I find it to have a great pigmentation. Thanks again

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  9. I hit the button twice by error sorry my comment posted twice :-)

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  11. Watched your blue palette video which looks so good. I'd like to get that palette for mom because she likes blue but pull off a look that's not too harsh and your video helped me out with that! Thanks! :)

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  13. Oh dear :( appears the Bee Luscious website is broken. Anywhere else I can purchase the Bee Luscious palette from? If they offer international shipping, would be great :(

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