Thursday, February 14, 2013

BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duos Review

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 
How are you celebrating your Valentine's Day?  As for me, I'd rather stay at home and not stress myself with the traffic!  There are always ways to show your loved ones how much they mean to you!  A huge bear hug?  A lovely surprise dinner?  Or just a simple KISS will do!  So let's pucker up ladies as I'm reviewing a product just in time for the "pucker your lips" day!  :P

BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo
BYS means Be Yourself by the way which I love and totally agree!

 Dusty Rose

 Pucker Up Pink

BYS says ---
This BYS lipstick and lip gloss combo is perfect for your handbag, giving you the choice of a lipstick or simply some gloss. For long lasting wear, try wearing the lip gloss over the lipstick.

AMW says ---
  • Nice, easy to use packaging.
  • 2-in-1 lip product.  You get a lipstick and gloss for the price of 1!
  • The lipstick side is creamy and pigmented.
  • The gloss side is creamy, smooth and non-sticky.
  • Both sides can be worn on its own or worn together!  
  • Lightly scented.
  • Price. 
  • The lipstick side can accentuate lines on lips as it isn't a super moisturizing lipstick.  (The lines will lessen once you combine with the lip gloss combination.)
  • The lipstick side is too creamy you may end up breaking the lipstick.  (Be careful!)
Basic lipstick and lip gloss duo but what sets the BYS apart from other inexpensive brands is its much pigmented shades and the availability of wide range of colors!  The lip gloss part is just like any other gloss minus the sticky feel. Staying power of the BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo is just right, I believe the darker shades have longer staying power.

  • I have realized that no matter how great a lipstick is, if your lips are extremely dry (like mine), any lipsticks will accentuate a bit of your lines so it is very important to moisturize the lip area and exfoliate it at least once a week.
  • If you have full lips, apply the gloss only at the center and spread with a lip brush using light hand motion.
  • For longer lasting lip color, apply gloss on top for barrier or use a similar shade lip pencil prior to lipstick application.
  • Be careful not to twist up the lipstick too much during application as it may break due to its creaminess.
  • If you live in an area where your makeup tends to moist, store your BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick duo on the side of the fridge.
  • Do not leave any makeup products inside the car!
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Lipstick and lip gloss wearers who are on the go!

Where to purchase and how much?
BYS cosmetics are available in major SM Department stores and Watson's Beauty Outlets nationwide. BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo costs Php299.00 (approx $7.48). Like BYS Philippines on Facebook for more products updates.


BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo 
Shade: Dusty Rose
Lipstick: Matte light peach shade with hint of pink.
Gloss: Almost translucent, no shimmers, light peach.

Dusty Rose applied on bare lips
Top: lipstick
Bottom: lipstick + lipgloss combination

Dusty Rose surprisingly doesn't accentuate my dryness much even without lip balm underneath.  The gloss combination is perfect as it creates fuller lips in an instant!

BYS Lip Gloss and Lipstick Duo 
Shade: Pucker Up Pink
Lipstick: Matte, medium pink shade with a slight sheen.
Gloss:No shimmers, medium peach orange shade.

Pucker Up Pink applied on bare lips
Top: lipstick
Bottom: lipstick + lipgloss combination

As seen on top photo, the lipstick itself did accentuate a bit of my lip dryness.  I came into a conclusion that the brighter the lipstick is, the more it can accentuate my lip dryness but judging by the look of photo, it isn't as bad as other lipsticks I've tried since the BYS comes with a nice sheen that masks a bit of dryness.

Once applied with gloss, the color lightens a bit giving it dimension.

Have you seen BYS cosmetics recently at leading department stores?
I used to see them at Watsons but now, I'm seeing them at SM Department Stores too and with the wide range of products they offer, I can see a handful of beauty enthusiasts flocking the counter to checkout their products!  So far, I'm happy with the first BYS product I've tried and I can't wait to review more!

By the way, it's Valentine's Day Today!  What lip color are you wearing today? *winks*

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. New blog view :) Looks wider :)

    All the lip color shades are very cute! But not for warm countries huh?

    1. Hi Anastacia, I hope the wider blog layout will make it easier for readers to read :D

  2. Great review! I haven't tried any of their lip products but I am impressed with their blushes and they are cruelty-free so I will definitely check these out. Love the pucker up pink :)

    1. How's their blushes? Ok ba? Seems very pigmented no?

  3. oh i love both shades! For today, I am wearing Covergirl in Fairytale.... :) Happy Valentine's Day sis! :)

    1. What's the shade of Covergirl in Fairytale? Naku, you reminded me, I missed visiting CoverGirl counters, I used to be a tambay there! hahahaha my first few foundation purchases was from Covergirl! :D

    2. the shade is bright pink, it brightens up my face :)

    3. bagay nga sayo ang bright pink! i can imagine :D


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