Hi guys! You may remember quite some time ago that I reviewed my beloved BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette for A Very Fashionable Blog. You can find that post here! Well today, I’m back with some looks I have created using the very same palette. It can create such a versatile range of makeup looks, which is one of the reasons I like it so much!
Makeup Looks Using BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
My first look is one of my favourites, which I keep returning to. It’s a quite a glam look, which can take you from work to going out for dinner/drinks (if I was actually well enough to do any of that haha!) If you want to up the drama a bit more, just add winged liner and false lashes and this would be perfect for a party or night out!
Look 1: Versatile Plum & Copper
For this look, I started with the top right plum shade, working it into the crease gradually and then also winging it out and creating a darker ‘v’ at the outer corner of each eye. I also smoked a little bit out under my lower lashline. I then went in on the lids with the darkest highlighter (a gorgeous, deep copper), patting it on until I got the depth of colour I wanted. I blended the purple and copper together really carefully, just where they met and no more, to prevent the blending looking ‘muddy’. Finally, I dotted the palest highlighter shade into the inner corners.
Finish with your favourite mascara and you’re good to go! I also used the palest highlighter in the palette to add a bit of glow to my cheekbones, down my nose and on my cupids bow. I paired this look up with Rimmel Apocalips glossy liquid lipstick in Luna.
Look 2: Gold Glamour Eye & Red Lip
For my next look, I wanted something simple and fairly natural on the eyes, as I was wearing a bold lip colour.
Using the same method as my first look (which is actually called a glamour eye), I took the lightest matte brown shade into my crease and outer v. I added a tiny bit of the darker brown over that, just to define the crease. I then took the third highlighter shade (a vibrant antique gold colour) all over the lid and again, blended just gently where the two colours met. I lined my upper and lower lashlines with dark brown liner and finished off with my usual mascara.
I used the second highlighter in the palette to add a subtle highlight to my cheekbones, nose and cupids bow. I like this look paired with a dark or red lip, as it’s pretty but doesn’t clash with the lipstick at all. On this photo, I’m wearing Colourpop liquid lipstick in More Better.
Look 3: Champagne Glamour Eye & Plum Lip
This look was created exactly the same as the previous one, the only difference is that I used the second highlighter shade on the lid instead of the third. The second shade is a champagne pink colour with shimmer, and looks really pretty for daytime. As the eyes were slightly lighter and more natural, I chose to define my brows with HD Brow powder. I also used the second highlighter shade just on my cheekbones, for a healthy glow.
I teamed it with a matte plum coloured lipstick (City Color Cosmetics Be Matte lipstick in Cammi). The light was terrible when I took this photo so the colours don’t come out too well, but the lipstick is much more purpley-plum in real life.
Look 4: Smoky Eye & Satin Red Lip
This next look is for those who aren’t so keen on shimmery, metallic shades. I used only the matte shades for this one.
For this more neutral look, I took the matte mid-brown shade (middle, top row) all over my lid. I then popped some of the matte plummy-brown shade to its right into the crease and outer corners, to define the eyes. As the colours I used were matte and quite dark, I lined my lower lashline with a black liner for this look.
I used The Balm Mary-Lou Maniser highlighter here, for a bit more impact. I paired the eyeshadow with a creamy, satin-finish red lipstick which could be worn for either day or night-time (Teeez Cosmetics in Roulette Red)!
Look 5: Natural Eyes & Nude Matte Lip
My final makeup look is really pared-down and natural.
For this, I took the light rose gold champagne colour over my entire lid (second shade on the top row). I then took the matte mid-brown shade (middle, top row) into the crease and outer corners to give some depth and shape to the eye. Since I was using much lighter, more subtle colours, I winged the eyeshadow out a bit further to add a little bit of impact. I lined my lower lashline with the matte mid-brown shadow and gently smoked it out a little, to avoid a harsh line. I kept the neutral theme with a light coloured, nude matte liquid lipstick (BH Cosmetics in Endora).
Again, sorry for the photo quality here! The light was terrible at the time.
Look 6: Light Purple & Bronze and Pink Lip
This was just a quick one – I used light purpley-mauve colour all over the lid then darkened the purple a little at the outer corners. I then patted Colourpop Get Paid into the centre of my lid and topped it with the dark bronze highlighter shade (layering it like this makes it last longer).
I kept my brows casual, just brushed through with clear brow gel. Lips were B.Beautiful Lip Crayon in Fandango, which gives a nice glossy finish.
I hope this post shows you how flexible the Carli Bybel palette can be, and how easy it is to create lots of different makeup looks from it! I’m in no way being sponsored (I wish!) and bought the palette with my own money – I just love it and use it all the time, so I wanted to share it with you.
You can find the palette for sale here. It’s currently on sale at $14.50, and often goes even cheaper! I shipped it straight from the US and it didn’t cost that much in shipping.
If you recreate any of these looks, or use the palette to do your own, show me how it turns out! You can Tweet me @KClifewithME or tag me on Instagram @katiecupcakelifewithme – I’d love to hear from you!
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