Right around libur lebaran (Eid al Fitr Holiday), i attented an event hosted by Clozette Indonesia and BYS Cosmetics in Plaza Senayan, and brought home some of their most favorite products, then decided to make a makeup look with these babies, and why not a review too, so if you are curious, keep scrolling!
BYS Cosmetics itself stands for 'Be Your Self' Cosmetics, and it originated from Australia. This brand is under PT. Teguh Pesona, along with some other familiar brands like The Balm, VOV Cosmetics, and Absolute New York.
The event started off with the opening speech by the brand's representative, telling us stories of how the brand itself was developed, and how it entered the Indonesian market, seeing the potential.
A makeup demo by in-house make up artist was demonstrated using their best-selling products, resulting in modern day and night makeup as shown on the pics above.
What they got me home: On the Go Palette, BYS Velvet Liquid Lipstick, and Pure Silk Foundation.
I hand-picked the Smokey On the Palette, Ivory Pure Silk Foundation, and Teddy Bare no. 15 Velvet Liquid Lipstick. Moving on the the review, shall we?
1. BYS Pure Silk Foundation - Shade Ivory - IDR 225,000
My first impression was that the packaging looks pretty classy with the 'pipet' and glass bottle. The texture itself is liquidy, relatively more liquidy than most foundation i have seen on the market.
This kind of texture makes me feel like the best application is with silicon sponge, or fingers, because that way there will be less absorption to tools happening.
The formula is light and very suitable for daily use. However, this kind of formula has no high coverage, only build-able to medium coverage for skin imperfections like acne, dark spots, etc. So, i would recommend using additional concealer for maximum results.
The shade that i am using is ivory, which is the lightest shade, actually when applied the first time looks whiter than my skin tone, but it oxidizes to my right skin color after a little while. It lasts for about 5-6 hours and does not feel cakey on my face.
2. On the Go Palette - Smokey - IDR 170,000
Claim: 'a highly pigmented powder formulation containing six perfectly curated shades for mastering smokey eyes'
The packaging looks a lot like Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, size is very compact and travel-friendly. It looks classic and targeted. There is a brush included inside, a sponge and angled brush on each side, but no blending brush was involved. There is no mirror as well.
It contains 6 shades, Pure (a matte white), Enlight (a shimmery silver), Thunder (a shimmery grey), Jet (a shimmery navy), Midnight (a shimmery black), and Galaxy (a sparkled Black).
The texture is creamy, blend-able, and build-able, there is very little fall-out. The pigmentation is good, especially for the shades Thunder and Galaxy. Pure and Galaxy could use a little more pigmentation. It lasts for around 5-6 hours without base, which is pretty impressive.
3. BYS Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Teddy Bare - no. 15 - IDR 90,000
This liquid lipstick lives up to all my expectation with the on-going liquid matte lipstick trend.
It has matte finish, it has liquid-y texture, makes it easier to draw it according to lip shapes, and it dries pretty quickly, causing no extensive mis-shaped lips. It glides on easily, with great pigmentation on my skin tone, creating an instant smooth and plump lips.
Packaging is very elegant, with squared glass container and applicator. The only down side of this product is only that it smells a bit weird, not sweet, not chemical, but more like a combination of these two. It does not disturb too much though, but it would be a lot better if they smell sweeter.
So i hope it cures your curiosity about this brand BYS from Australia. From my perspective, the down sides are that the palette needs a little more pigmentation for some of the shades and requires a mirror, or a blending brush in and the liquid lipstick needs to smell better.
The good things about these bunch is that the pigmentation needed for smokey eyes creation is good enough, the color range and pigmentation of the liquid lipstick is very good, and the pure silk foundation is ultimately the answer to daily wear of foundation! (at least to me).
Yes, you can purchase the products at:
BYS flagship store (Plaza Senayan)
or line id: celoceloo for extra discounts and special prices.
"Smokey eyes do not betray."