Beauty Bay’s Bright 2.0 42 colour palette review with swatches and photos

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  • Manufacturer: Beauty Bay
  • Availability: released in June 2022; available through the webstore
  • Description: 42 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$25.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Beauty Bay’s Bright 2.0 42 colour palette

Right on time for Queer Pride month, Beauty Bay released its fourth 42-pan eyeshadow palette of the year: Bright 2.0. Yes, it's another rainbow palette - which might put some off. However, I love rainbow palettes, and this one is close to a "harvest rainbow" palette with vibrant oranges, deeper yellows, cooler reds, teal and turquoise shades, and half a dozen richer neutrals. I could have done without the white matte - white mattes always have to be built up so much to really show up as white, and this one's no exception - and I kind of would have loved a creamy black instead of another black matte. I also would love a completely-matte version of this palette because while I love shimmer shadows, I hate cream-to-powder shadows. All of Beauty Bay's shimmers are that squishy cream-to-powder formula that swatches nicely with fingers but not well with most makeup brushes.

There are both a 9-pan and a 16-pan version of this palette, each with a subset of shades from this larger set. The 16-pan variant has the most neutrals with a selection of the colorful shades, and might be a good choice if you're new to rainbow palettes or don't know quite how you'll use all of the greens, blues, and oranges in this 42-pan version.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Beauty Bay's Bright 2.0 42 colour palette: the entire palette. Row 1: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Sunflower, Taxi, Nectar, Mustard Row 1: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Phoenix, Calypso, Fire Row 2: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Sneakers, Praline, Truffle, Cocoa Row 2: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Hawk, Brick, Flame Row 3: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Kale, Bottle, Jungle, Cobra Row 3: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Playground, Lemonade, Canary Row 4: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Island, Marine, Storm, Space Row 4: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Swim, Azure, Infinity Row 5: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Grape Soda, Mulberry, Night Sky, Throne Row 5: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Heather, Romcom, Fig Row 6: Four eyeshadows, swatched: Shock, Satin, Macaron, Circus Row 6: Three eyeshadows, swatched: Velvet, Embers, Wild

This kit contains:

  • Row 1: Sunflower, Taxi, Nectar, Mustard, Phoenix, Calypso, Fire
  • Row 2: Sneakers, Praline, Truffle, Cocoa, Hawk, Brick, Flame
  • Row 3: Kale, Bottle, Jungle, Cobra, Playground, Lemonade, Canary
  • Row 4: Island, Marine, Storm, Space, Swim, Azure, Infinity
  • Row 5: Grape Soda, Mulberry, Night Sky, Throne, Heather, Romcom, Fig
  • Row 6: Shock, Satin, Macaron, Circus, Velvet, Embers, Wild

Bolded colors are exclusive to this palette. Italicized colors are also available in the 9-colour kit.

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