Budget Beauty Review: BYS Cosmetics Blush Duo in Miss Pink


[Originally posted on tumblr on 07/29/2013]

Hey lovelies!

I’m back with another budget beauty review! Today it will be the BYS Blush Duo compact in Miss Pink!


I got this blush a few weeks ago and the label was already slightly scratched off, which is fine since the blush itself was sealed.


BYS Cosmetics is an Australian brand that came to the Philippines last year. There is no description of the blush duo in the website.

The compact contains two matte blushes, a bright warm blue-based pink and a light pale pink.


Each compact contains 5 grams of product at P349. You can find this product in SM Department stores.


Swatch on my fingers and swiped on my arm, the pink is sheerer and required more than one slide on the finger.

Without the blush. Wheeee barefaced~

The pale pink blush. applied once on the photo in the left; photo on the right is after building up the blush.

The bright pink blush! It’s so crazy bright! I freaked out a bit, but after a bit of blending, it changes to a nice springtime glowing pink.

1. Pretty in pink!
It works on every skin tone!! I have tried this on my clients, and it just seems to work with a myriad of skintones, both warm and cool. Which means that it will work for almost everyone. Isn’t that great?

2. Look + feel.
The bright pink is so brightly pigmented! And both blushes just feels so nice on the skin. When I swatch using my fingers it is quite smooth and not at all powdery even though it is matte. When applied it doesn’t feel heavy or like I am wearing blush.

3. Cool combo.
I love the combination of these two colors together. They work great together OR alone, which is wonderful if you want to do a 3D blush effect.

4. Buildable + Blendable.
Both blushes have their individual strengths. While the pale pink is sheerer, it is very conveniently buildable to a more pigmented finish. The bright pink, on the other hand, is highly pigmented but can be diffused to give a natural pop of pink on the cheeks.

1. Why… Won’t… This thing… OPEN?? Grarghhsasaldhfevsj-
Okay. Minus points for packaging. I really don’t like it. I mean, the label scratched off even before I bought it, which is kind of a red flag for me already. When I examined the compact further, I realized that there is no space or grip you can hold onto to open the compact. It’s completely smooth!

How do you even open that??

I do have difficulty sometimes opening the compact, but luckily there is a groove I can sort of use as leverage for opening the compact.


Now, I’m not nitpicky about packaging, but being able to open it is a bit of a big deal for me. It’s a bit embarrassing to be in front of a client and not be able to open my own products. The one plus is that I don’t have to worry about the compact breaking if dropped since the stubborn thing can’t open properly. Still not acceptable, though!

2. It’s not really consistent.
I was hoping the pigmentation would be a bit better for the pale pink. I do wish that both would be as opaque when applied. Its saving grace is that it is buildable.


I like it! Packaging aside, both blushes are really lovely to work with and, with practice, can be used with different levels of opaqueness.

The blush duo is versatile, although the pigmentation between both blushes is not exactly consistent, they are both workable and can be used together to achieve a variety of looks.

Winner between the two? The bright pink one! It checks out on all the criteria of a good blush for me.

Would I buy it again? Maybe, if they change their packaging!

Thanks for reading! If you have a product you want reviewed or have any comments, tweet me at @arianahmua! Please comment! Any questions? Feel free to ask me!

‘Til next time!


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