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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Pink Sands Edition Palette & Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette (GIVEAWAY!)

Since I've posted an unboxing video on these products 6 days ago (click here to view), I thought I would do a blog post with swatches too.Firstly I want to talk about the customer service that I received from them both as one was shipped from the U.S and the other here in the UK.I originally ordered the Carli Bybel Palette from BH Cosmetics on release day, but the website went down even before it went live, and me along with many other people got charged more than once.This caused a lot of panic of course on social media, especially since BH Cosmetics weren't that helpful.Carli however was absolutely incredible with handling it all, getting people's refunds sorted out and reassuring us that everything was going to be fine.I got my refund after 8days after chasing them, and I was able to reorder the palette through Carli's website: Pranava Beauty.My order did take a little while to dispatch along with everyone else, as all the shipping was done by BH Cosmetics, but the customer service from Pranava Beauty was amazing.The order took 9days since placing the order for it to be delivered by Royal Mail.

My Huda Beauty Palette was shipped by Cult Beauty which I've used many times in the past.I decided to pay the extra £7.95 to get it the next day, because I literally have zero patience when it comes to new product releases.It was dispatched 3hours after placing the order, along with a tracking link with DPD handling the order.Both of my orders arrived on the same day with an hour between them which was pretty impressive.

Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
The packaging of this palette is incredible, like I was just happy with my plain Morphe palette, but this takes it to the next level.It was hard to pick up the rose gold writing on camera, but its so beautiful.The palette itself with the marble details is stunning with "Aspire to Inspire" above the eyeshadows and it also comes with a mirror too.
The swatches below start from the top and go left to right:
The pigmentation of this palette is incredible and all of the shades are extremely beautiful.The shimmer eyeshadows glide onto the skin like butter and only needed just the one finger swatch on the arm.The matte shades were a little more difficult to pick up, needing 3-4 swipes on the arm, but this is understandable as their matte.I'm in love with all of the eyeshadow shades, but the forth shade on the first row is my favourite.

I was very surprised by the highlighters too, because I wasn't expecting them to be so pretty.I was worried the second shade on the last row was going to be way too light for me, but its easily become one of my favourite highlighters or can be used on top of a eyeshadow.I'm still learning how to use eyeshadow, so please excuse the not so amazing blending.
I think Carli has done really amazing with this deluxe palette, and I'm so glad that I picked it up.This palette only cost me £23.63 (which includes shipping), which is a really good deal.I love my Morphe palettes, I really do, but this has now become my favourite eyeshadow palette for now.It can be purchased from either BH Cosmetics or Pranava Beauty

HUDA BEAUTY 3D Highlighter Pink Sands Edition + GIVEAWAY!
HUDA BEAUTY never fails when it comes to her beauty products, so when she announced on her instastory that she was releasing highlighters, I went a bit crazy.I loved both palettes, but I wanted to play it safe with ordering just the one, as quite a few reviews weren't really keen on it.I decided to go with the Pink Sands Edition first, mainly because the shades in this palette are unique to any of the other highlighters that I have already.

The packaging of this highlighter is ridiculous and although I love my Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits, I think this one is so much better.It comes with a plastic case to keep it protected, but I've decided to take it off because it was such a pain to take it off in the first place.If you have seen my Youtube video review on this, there is a clip where I literally spent ages trying to get it off.Its pretty amazing how the highlighter and eyeshadow on this packaging is actually 3D, and of course Huda looks absolutely stunning on the packaging too.
These are the swatches go from left to right in the palette(names are below) and I've never found a formula like it.The first shade Capri, has a texture that feels like water, but applies and melts onto the skin like butter.Its really weird to explain but I love just how simple it is to go on the skin.You can use these in 4 steps as a PREP, SET, SCULPT and FLUSH or you can use them how you wish.As a preference, I prefer to apply these with my fingers, instead of using a brush.
These are all swatched onto my arm just the once with my fingers, and I used a makeup brush to tidy it up, to make a rectangle shape.All of the shades look really good on my skintone, especially AZORES, but I was really surprised about the shade IBIZA.I'm normally not a fan of pink shades when it comes to highlighters or blush, because it makes me look a bit like a clown and I normally just let my mum have it.IBIZA is a beautiful pink highlighter, but its not too much for my skintone to make me look like a clown and you can build up the intensity of what you want as well.
I created this simple makeup look the other day, using this palette in the shades AZORES and IBIZA, as those two shades really compliment each other.I used a little bit of the Carli highlighter too, to just make it pop even more and to make my eyes stand out.This is currently available at Cult Beauty for £40, but it is 100% worth it.I have been using this palette every single day, and I know I'm going to be using it all summer, even more than my Sun Dipped Glow Kit.

So fancy winning either the Golden Sands or Pink Edition Palette?

I've recently started up my Youtube channel, and as a thank you for the support on here and my other social media, I wanted to give the opportunity to someone to win one of these palettes.The winner will get to choose which one out of the two.All you have to do is subscribe to my Youtube channel and once it hits 1000subscribers, someone at random will be chosen.As an extra entry, you can comment which one you would like to win, its that simple.My Youtube channel (plus the video) is linked below for you:


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