Please Excuse the sticker marks! I wrapped it up while travelling to make sure it doesn’t leak out & the tape’s adhesive is not coming off the tube!
In this world, we sometimes lose ourselves in the web woven by big brands and big names, don’t get me wrong, I would always want to have as many as possible high-end cosmetic products :D, but the truth is that there are some lesser known names out there that do have quality products. Some of such names are Javico, EyesLipsFace, Sensi Professional Makeup, Faces, Too Faced, BYS, Jessie’s Girl, etc. Even out of these names, I think EyesLipsFace (ELF), Faces, Too Faced have become a little more known due to wonderful blogs like these, but there are still so many out there that are little jewels waiting to be found and those who appreciate good makeup products will always welcome a good quality product.
So, I thought I should share some products that I feel deserve some notoriety. One such brand is BYS Cosmetics and it is to Australia what Lakme is to India.
According to BYS Cosmetics Website:
“The BYS brand represents one of the most exciting ranges of cosmetics in the world today with consumer loyalty growing rapidly. Not only is the product range creative with leading edge developments, it’s establishments as one of the leading brands in Australia within a 6 years period of its launch is testimony to its exceptional quality and value for money.
BYS proves it is possible to produce world-class cosmetics without exorbitant price tags. Designed and developed in Melbourne, Australia and exported world-wide, BYS satisfies every type of woman with product that does not just follow current trends, it helps create them. BYS is continuing to expand into many countries around the world and is establishing strong distribution export partners as part of our growth strategy. BYS Cosmetics are not tested on animals.”
Sounds good enough to me!
Now, let’s talk about their product that I’ve used for a very long time (3-4 years) and which I truly love! BYS Island Bronze Illuminating Bronzing Creme is basically a highlighter for the face and body. Now, most of us Indians do not want a full body bronzer, but if anyone is out there like me, put your hand up if you like some gold shimmer-shimmer highlights on your cheeks, shoulders, neckline, forearms or eyes for special occasions! High Five sistah! :high5:
This product is BRILLIANT for that, I use it on my cheeks and eyes mainly and occasionally sometimes on/near my collarbone if I’m wearing some heavy jewellery andI want my skin to match up to the heavy jewellery, it looks fabulous!
Just a tiny drop
You just need a tiny amount of this product for spreading anywhere, but you have to work extremely fast because it dries up VERY quickly! That’s a huge drawback with this, but the biggest plus point is that it just doesn’t crease at all when applied on the eyelids, which is super for a creamy product! It retains its liquid metal sheen-n-shimmer, but is absolutely dry to the touch. Just take a little drop on your finger and spread it very quickly over your eye with your finger or do the same with a synthetic brush. Same goes for cheeks, be sure to take tinier amount on the cheeks as you don’t want to look like you have gold disco balls etched on the cheek! 😀
A drop lightly spread, will give a more opaque color, good for eyes. (image taken without flash to highlight it’s amazing sheen!)
The same amount when well spread, good for cheeks or neck/chest/collarbone etc (image taken without flash to highlight it’s amazing sheen!)
This is how it looks on my eye, I applied a little amount on the lower half of my lid, spread it immediately with my finger, and then blended it out with a pink eyeshadow.
In the image below, I have applied the bronzer all over my lid, spread well and then topped it off with some gold eyeshadow and in the crease, I put in a teeny-tiny amount more of the bronzer by taking it on a small synthetic brush to make the crease appear deeper and give the look a little variance and texture.
Let me sum up this cute and bronze-y product.
Product Description from the Website:
Achieve a golden sun kissed effect using BYS Island Bronze Illuminating bronzing cream. For a golden glow and illuminating shimmer, apply lightly on your face or body, it’s also great for highlighting your cheeks.
$20 official, $11 available online, I bought it in a shop in Kuala Lumpur for ~ Rs. 600
Where To Buy:
Internationally, this is commonly available in Australia, but in India, its available selectively at some places.
Pros of BYS Island Bronze Illuminating Bronzing Creme:
- Excellent as an eyeshadow or base for golden pigment on the eyes.
- Depending on the amount and blending, it can be as sheer or heavy as preferred.
- Looks beautiful as a cheek highlighter (albeit for Weddings or Parties or the Club).
- A little goes a long way! The product will last very long if used wisely.
- Does NOT crease AT ALL.
- The price is worth the product!
Cons of BYS Island Bronze Illuminating Bronzing Creme:
- Dries up VERY quickly.
- Leaves a stubborn stain on your fingers and brushes, have to wash off the residue left on fingers with soapy water. As seen in the image below, when fingers are used to spread it, the product will get stuck to the fingers too.
- Not readily available in stores in India, have to shop for it online or when on a holiday or ask a friend/relative to send it over. Available in US, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., or order it online from their India stockists.
Would I Recommend BYS Island Bronze Illuminating Bronzing Creme?
YES! Once you get the hang of using it, you will love it!
4.5/5 (0.5 will be added back when it becomes readily available in India).
Happy Makeping! 😀
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