FIRST IMPRESSIONS | BLEACH LONDON BYO PALETTE

I honestly didn't know Bleach London had their own makeup line until very recently. However, I read an article on Buzzfeed that raved about their eyeshadows. Now if you've read many of my blog posts, you would notice that eyeshadows tend to feature heavily in my makeup collection. So I decided to start building my own palette, but it's pretty difficult to see true colours of the eyeshadow and there are very limited swatches online.

Bleach London BYO Palette | The Beauty is a Beast


Bleach London BYO Palette | The Beauty is a Beast

Bleach London BYO Palette | The Beauty is a Beast

Bleach London BYO Palette | The Beauty is a Beast

Bleach London BYO Palette | The Beauty is a Beast

Shades L to R: RG3ME, AP2ME, TD2MA, TDMA, AP4MA, TD4MA, BP4MA, ISR4MA
All of the shadows were £3 each and the BYO large palette was £10 

I wish I understood the shade names...

My first impressions of these eyeshadows are pretty mixed, to be honest. Some of the shades when being swatched felt pretty chalky. The paler shades seemed to require a lot more effort to get good pigmentation from the shadows, but the darker colours swatched amazing with just one wipe. I absolutely love the Bleach palette packaging. The clear window makes it very easy to see which shadows you want to pick from. I wanted the shadows to wow me a little more when applying them to the eyes and the shimmer shadow didn't really pack a 'punch'. 

In the eyeshadow range, they also include a lot of vibrant colours but it wouldn't usually be something I would reach for. I feel like the shades are missing some colours so that a full wearable eyeshadow look can be created. However, the shadows are incredibly affordable so if bright colours are your thing, this would be perfect for you.

Personally, I think I'd be more inclined to stick to the likes of Colourpop/Makeup Geek for the ease of purchasing and being able to pull together the right shades to make an eye look. The lack of clear images of the shadows makes this process quite difficult.

They have some other bits and pieces within their makeup range that I also really fancy trying such as their brushes and their lip kits. 

Have you tried any of the Bleach London makeup products?

4 comments

  1. I didn’t even realise they had a makeup line! It’s a shame these shadows aren’t that great, the darker shades do look beautiful though!

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  2. I am a massive fan of custom made palettes! Between makeup geek and colour pop I'm a serious junkie. I definitely need to check out this brand, I am all about finding more brands that make custom palettes. Great post.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  3. Oh I didn't even know these were a thing! Some beautiful shades, it's a shame they are a little disappointing x

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  4. It’s such a shame when eyeshadows turn out to be chalky and harder to work with. I love the look of the shades you picked out though and the packaging of the palette looks really nice too.

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

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