Beauty Bar Baby – Highlighters or Duochrome Eyeshadows? You Decide!

Beauty Bar Baby – Highlighters or Duochrome Eyeshadows? You Decide!

Beauty Bar Baby is another indie brand I stumbled across on Instagram (there’s tons of them now!). I ordered 5 of their highlighters – it was hard to decide which ones to pick because they have so many different colours and swirls. I love a good Indie with a diverse highlighter collection!

I decided on the 5 that I thought were the most optimal combination of prettiest and most wearable. I purchased the 37mm pans only for each highlight.

From left to right, we have

  1. Pretty in Pink (I also played with this in last month’s blog post, Sunday Highlighter Reel)
  2. Pretty in Peach
  3. Castiel
  4. Strawberry Swirl
  5. Mermaid Swirl

I always like to swatch duochrome highlighters over my Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy as I generally discover new angles and dimensions to the colors. Here are some swatches over my favorite sticky base:

Top to Bottom: Pretty in Pink, Pretty in Peach, Castiel, Mermaid Swirl, Strawberry Swirl

Left to Right: Strawberry Swirl, Mermaid Swirl, Castiel

Left to Right: Castiel, Pretty in Peach, Pretty in Pink

 

Pretty in Pink:

Here is a link to previous blog post on this highlighter. I have work it several times since then and am really enjoying it for those days when I am feeling the light pink gold glow.

Over Pixie Epoxy, this appears as a softer purple with gold shift.  

 

Pretty in Peach:

Described as: A beautiful nectarine shade of peach duochrome with fiery copper interference.

Retails for: US$ 7.99

This is a nice glowy, melt-into-my skin highlight for my complexion. It flecks a shimmery gold where the light hits it.

Over Pixie Epoxy, this swatches golden peach with a brilliant shimmery shift. I would love to create an all-over look with this one – wear it over Pixie Epoxy on my lid as an all-over shade and swipe it over the high points of my cheeks and temples as a highlighter.

 

Castiel:

Described as: An angelic fuchsia duochrome with soft green interference.

Retails for: US$ 7.99 (pan only)

I don’t really see the green interference in my finger swatch. It is a vivid purple with a silver lift. It really is beautiful and would work best for more dramatic looks. I don’t see myself reaching for this one very often.

Wearing it over Pixie Epoxy, the colors intensify – this makes a beautiful duochrome eyeshadow!

 

Strawberry Swirl:

Described as: A gorgeous strawberry rose gold duochrome highlight.

Retails for: US$ 8.99 (pan only)

This one is a beautiful pink and gold – perfect for those days when I am targeting a rosy flush of health instead of a bronzed and contoured goddess look.

Over Pixie Epoxy, it is absolutely stunning – it shifts the spectrum from rose / dark pink to orange to gold. This would make a fabulous lid colour in a sunset look.

 

Mermaid Swirl:

Described as: Swirls of light blue, gold, and purple leave a beautiful soft gold / violet look once applied.

Retails for: US$ 9.99 (pan only)

This one is true to description – after mixing the colors together, the final swatch is a soft purple / violet with a white gold highlight.

It can definitely also be worn as a duochrome eyeshadow; however, it would probably look better on fair and light skintones. I find it underwhelming when compared to my arsenal of purple / silver duochrome eyeshadows. On me, this is definitely a novelty highlighter on those rainy days that are begging for cool-tones.

 

Overall, these highlighters are A+ quality – soft and buttery to the touch, easy to apply and blend, with rich pigmentation.

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