Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Review + Swatches


Alright, so I totally told myself that I wasn’t going to buy this since I thought it was pretty similar to her original palette (review here) but I caved and went for it. This palette is $19.50 and has 21 shades in it (15 shadows, 6 highlights). I think that the colors are pretty similar to the original one, but I think bhCosmetics stepped their game up with the quality on this one. I also like that there’s more products to choose from and it’s kind of an all-in-one palette, if you’re into a quick makeup look like I am.

I love that it has a mirror because it makes it easy for travel and it has a magnetic closure which is much stronger than what it was on the original one. I love the quote that she has inside and the marble pattern for the body of the palette!

Here are the shadows. You get a good mix of mattes, satins and shimmers. I like how there’s not just your normal shades and that there’s a few purple – mauvey shades thrown into the mix.

Here are the highlights! Finally, one light enough for my skin. I like that this palette has more selection, since skintones aren’t universal and you can mix them if you wish for certain effects!

Here are the swatches of the first row, left to right. I’m horrible at getting swatch pictures, but I tried my best. These are finger swatches, which work really well with these shadows. They’re super smooth and buttery but also have some fallout, but it’s not a big deal. I like the first shade on the left as a transition shade for me!

See what I mean by them being buttery? This was after a light finger swatch, but I won’t complain.

I love the second and third shade in the row! I think the second shade is actually in the first palette and it was the one I hit pan on, which should tell you something. I also like the 4th shadow, since it’s not a color that I have in my collection.

The last row of shadows. You can see that the first one is a super light matte color that barely shows up on me, but I’m sure this would be a good base color to set your eyeshadow primer and to help brighten up your brow bone! I think the last brown in this row is pretty good too, definitely an improvement from the first palette since that brown had chunks of glitter in it.

I should have flipped the swatch photo, but basically the swatches are on the opposite sides lol oops. I love the rose color highlight, it’s stunning and I bet it would be a beautiful on the eyes as well. The gold shade is too dark for me, but I bet it would be great for my tan babes.

Holy. Pigmentation. I like to mix the first two highlights in this row to give me a holographic highlight, which may be too much for some people – but when you’re as pale as me, you need it! Super super super gorgeous highlights.


Here is a comparison of the original highlights (round pans) vs. the new highlights. I think the pink one improved and I also love that they added a frosty/white highlight for gals like me.

Overall, I’m super impressed! For only $20, this palette is pretty badass and was created by one of my favorite YouTubers and makeup artists. You can pick the palette up from bhCosmetics here or grab it when it hits the shelves at Ulta!

I hope you enjoyed the post. Is this palette on your wishlist? Let me know why it is or isn’t 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

Disclaimer: This palette was bought with my own money and all opinions are 100% honest and my own. I am not being paid for this post, nor am I affiliated with bhCosmetics. This post does not contain affiliate links. 🙂

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  • Reply Alyssa

    I think I might have to look into this! I’ve been looking into a minimalist way to have all of the cruelty free and vegan cosmetics I could ever need in one place! Thank you for the in-depth review and swatches! 🙂

    xx Alyssa

    May 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply IndieAna

    I bought this palette too and love it! xx

    May 31, 2017 at 6:10 am
    • Reply Rae

      Glad to hear it! I haven’t been disappointed in BH Cosmetics yet.

      June 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Beth

    These shades are gorgeous! I love that there’s pretty much something for everyone 🙂 xx

    June 4, 2017 at 10:32 am
    • Reply Rae

      It’s definitely going to be my go-to palette for sure!

      June 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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