You can never have too many eyeshadow palettes, right? That’s why I was super excited to see Beauty Bay had created their own range of eyeshadows. I knew immediately that I had to get one of them! I fell in love with the Origin palette by Beauty Bay and that’s what I’m going to be talking about today. Believe me, I wanted to own their entire range, but since I’m not on any PR lists (sadly) it would have been too much for me to buy all of them. So, the one I’m going to focus on is the one I own.. being the Origin palette.
Origin Palette by Beauty Bay
I love everything about this palette; it is giant in size, with a massive 42 colours to choose from – all embossed with a B for Beauty Bay. Not only that, but it comes with its own giant sized mirror on the underside of the lid. I just love the way this palette looks overall and the way everything is laid out is so nice.
The Origin palette is £25.
It’s a steal really when you consider that it works out at £1.68 per shadow. Some single eyeshadows cost a lot more than that! Although, I’d say that each shadow probably costs even less than that really, when you factor in the giant mirror and lovely packaging too. The palette even came in a sleek holographic box with bubble wrap inside to keep it extra safe.
This is how the palette looks when it’s closed:
Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 7 CA Lake (CI 15850), Red 40 (CI 16035), Red 27 (CI 45410).
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI 16035).
Polyethylene Terephthalate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Ceresin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 40 (CI 16035), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)
These eyeshadows are Vegan friendly and PETA certified cruelty free.
Why I love the Origin eyeshadow palette so much
I think that the Origin palette is gorgeous, with warm neutral shadows that enable you to get so many stunning looks. I mean, how can you not fall in love with it when you see what it has to offer? Some of the shadows even have a gorgeous duochrome shift to them, which makes them extra special.
One reason in particular why I love the Origin palette is that it is so user friendly. It would make a perfect palette for beginners or for people, like myself, that don’t want to have to think too much about what shade to put with what.
Each row is labeled with a recommendation for where to apply each shadow. For example, row one is the ‘base’ row. Along the top margin it is numbered, so that you can go down column by column creating looks. I say “recommendation” because makeup really has no rules and you can use these however you like, but it’s nice that there’s a guide for those of us that want that.
If you go column by column, there are seven different looks in total that you can achieve.
Here’s a close up of the left hand side (in different lighting, which is why it looks slightly different) to show you what they say:
The base is the first step, followed by transition, crease, liner, pop and highlight.
How I do my eye makeup
I do these in a slightly different order when I do my makeup.. I do base, transition, crease, then sometimes back into transition to blend it more, pop (which I assume means colour all over the lid), highlight and then liner. Let me know what order you would use these in. I’m curious as to whether I’m just a weirdo that does my eye makeup differently.
I don’t really use eyeshadow as a liner because I tend to just make a mess of it, my older wrinkly eyelids don’t get on with it.. so I wish that the liner had been named the outer edge instead. I may end up using the liner for the outer edge, as there isn’t one listed for that purpose and I like to deepen the outer edge slightly. Anyone else do that? I also may drag this colour on the lower lash line too in the future.
Overall, I absolutely love this palette. It’s so easy to use, the shades are very pigmented, the shadows are easy to blend and there’s minimal fallout. I really enjoyed applying my eye makeup and following the steps to see what kind of look I can get.
I definitely recommend this palette to anyone really, but particularly those new to makeup as I think this would be a perfect fit for them. It would also make a lovely gift!
What do you all think of the Origin palette? Have you tried any of the Beauty Bay range yet? Would you buy any of these palettes? Let me know all your thoughts below in the comments. I love hearing from you guys! ♥
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