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Product Review
BYS Disney Princess Collection

BYS PHILIPPINES launched a new collection makeup and skincare products in collaboration with Disney. The Disney Princess themed products are hypoallergenic and paraben-free.

This writer was given three out of the 11 products during the line’s campaign launch: Sun Tint SPF 36 (P799), Serum Blush in Celestial (P799), and Plumping Mascara in Hero (P699).

The following day, I dropped by the drugstore and bought the Lip & Cheek Tint in Pixie Dust (P599); the Longlasting Liquid Eyeliner in Black Beauty (P699); and the Flawless Primer (P799). I added three items to the products I received to test them out for fun.

In the past week when I was out of the house, I applied the Sun Tint SPF 36. It helped lessen my face’s oiliness despite the rainy but still warm weather. It is better to set it with powder after application. I’d still advise putting on a separate sunscreen before applying the sun tint since the BYS product only contains SPF 36.

The Serum Blush in Celestial has an orange shade when applied on skin. It is good for those who prefer the drunk blush effect.

On the lips, the Lip & Cheek Tint in Pixie Dust has a cooling effect and feels lightweight upon application. It has a nice nude pink “my lips but better look.” One consideration during these COVID times is that the product transfers onto one’s face mask —  but this does not necessarily wipe off the color. As a cheek tint, I prefer this shade to the orange serum blush since I prefer my blush shades to be darker.

The Longlasting Liquid Eyeliner in Black Beauty lives up to its description as long-lasting. However, it tends to dry up when building the blackness I wanted to achieve. The applicator is very fine, which is good for achieving a nice cat eye look.

The product I liked least was the Plumping Mascara in Hero. I found the formula to be quite wet upon application. The product only lengthened but did not add volume to my eyelashes, even after applying two to three coats.  On some days, I had to layer it with other mascara products I already had at home.

The collection’s black and gold packaging looks classy. It can be mistaken for a pricier brand when seen from afar.

Among the six products I tried, I would consider repurchasing the Sun Tint SPF 36, not only because it helped manage the oiliness on my face, but also the 50 ml tube can last me more than a year. The Flawless Primer was effective for eye makeup longevity and the amount of product in the tub can also last more than a year. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman