THE colour palette that you NEED!

I have an obsession with makeup. Let me just start there…

I love experimenting with eyeshadow colours and creating new looks every single day. Each look that I create tells a story and almost has a character to it. I have alot of palettes.. ALOT! and if you have seen my Instagram IGTV where I delve into my makeup draws, you will see how many palettes I own. But I had my eyes on the Beauty Bay 42 Colour palette for the longest time and let me say, once I received it and used it.. I was blown away.

This was my first Beauty Bay palette and I didn’t know what to expect, so I decided to go all in and buy the 42 palette with a mixture of mattes and shimmers. As I said I like creating cool looks so I knew I would use all of the mattes and the shimmers. The price of the palette is £23!, I repeat… £23! That is such a fantastic price, literally no one can complain at that. 

P A C K A G I N G 

The palette as you can imagine is pretty big for a 42 colour palette and it is matte black which gives it such a sleek look. Inside the palette it is a gorgeous turquoise colour which makes all of the colours pop even more and there is a gigantic mirror inside which I was so so happy about. Having a mirror inside the palette makes it so easy to travel with. You have all of the names of the colours under the colours which is good and essential in every palette I think.

These are the colours inside of the palette and as you can see, there is such a brilliant variety. You have every colour in the rainbow which is great for people who use alot of colour. They do also have a 9 colour palette but I thought I may as well just got for the big one as I know I will get the use out of it. But if you are someone that is just getting into using colour I would 1000% recommend getting their 9 palette.

One thing I love about this palette is how pleasing it is to look at. Each row has a different colour which not only makes it super easy when creating looks but it just looks awesome. 

The pan size of the colours is massive which is so good! the palette really is going to last you a life time. img_0583.png


“Every single shade has a crazy amount of pigmentation which is amazing for £23!”


 I have a filter on so the colours aren’t 100% true ( just keep that in mind )  I know swatches aren’t 100% accurate either as you use eyeshadow on your eyes and not on your arm, but this is just so you can see the shades. 

Going up the arm

White lies – Matte

Angel Cake – Shimmer

Bare necessity – Matte

Preppy Pecan – Matte

Platinum – Shimmer

Threat – Matte

Illicit – Matte 

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Going up the arm

Candid Candyfloss – Shimmer

Tutu – Matte

Sweet Escape – Shimmer

Tutti Frutti – Matte

Flamingo -Shimmer

Make Them Wink – Matte

Dragonfruit – Matte

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Going up the arm

Just peachy – Matte 

Tangerine Dream – Matte

Orange Soda – Shimmer

Heat Wave -Matte

Cheeryade – Shimmer

Hot Stuff – Matte

Head Over Heels – Matte

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Going up the arm

Rise & Shine – Shimmer

Bumble Bee – Shimmer

Hello Sunshine – Matte

Frosted Lime – Shimmer

Granny Smith – Matte

Oasis – Matte

Labyrinth – Matte

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Going up the arm

Day Dream – Matte

Lagoon – Shimmer

Paradise – Matte

Splash – Shimmer

Rivera – Shimmer

Sapphire – Shimmer

Stormy Night – Matte

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Going up the arm 

Fairy Tale – Shimmer

Sugar Plum – Matte

Wisteria – Matte

Spontaneous – Shimmer

Modern Way – Matte

Amethyst – Shimmer 

Drama Queen – Matte

P E R F O R M A N C E 

The shades blend really well and I haven’t had a problem with bleeding any of the shades and I have had this palette for a while. I haven’t had any problem with layering and blending on top of each other, they all blend really incredible together. Every single shade has a crazy amount of pigmentation which is amazing for £23! The shimmers are really buttery and every single shade is stunning, I would definitely recommend on spraying your brush with a setting spray or using your finger for maximum pigmentation!

Is this palette for you?

  • If you love creating colourful eyeshadow looks and you know you will use ALL of the shades – then yes of course!
  • If you like palettes to have neutral shades aswell as colour, this has a little variety (baring in mind it is a colour palette)
  • If you know you will use mattes and shimmers, 100% for you.

I do not have one single bad thing to say about this palette, all I can do is congratulate Beauty Bay on creating a bomb palette!

Looks I have created

So.. do you have this palette?

What are your thoughts?

sophia xo



  1. May 22, 2020 / 8:19 pm

    I LOVE this palette so much! It’s so amazing, especially for the price. I’ve owned it for quite a while now I still always reach for it when I want to create something colourful. Great review and I love the looks you created, so colourful and creative! 😍

    • Sophiaaaxo
      May 23, 2020 / 11:06 am

      I am so glad that you agree! it really is, the price is just incredible for what you get. Thank you so much!

      Sophia xo

    • Sophiaaaxo
      May 23, 2020 / 11:06 am

      I am obsessed! such a good palette!


  2. May 25, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    I’m in the market for a new palette so I might have to check this one out! Although some of the colours are a little bold for me, it might encourage me to experiment! The shimmers are GORGEOUS. What amazing value and quality!

    • Sophiaaaxo
      May 26, 2020 / 9:12 am

      Yes definitely do check out beauty bay as they have such a good variety of palettes and they are really good for the price. The colours in this palette are crazy!

      Sophia xo

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