Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Balm - Shady Lady

Colours included (top left to bottom right):
Caught in the Act Courtney - Brown w/ very fine gold shimmer (shadow/liner) | Shameless Shana - Bronze | Luscious Lani - Beige/pink | Jealous Jordana - Forest green (shadow/liner) | Risque Renee - Navy blue (shadow/liner) | Curvy Cami - Mauve w/very fine shimmer | Jet-Setting Jennifer - Muted gold |  All About Alex - Moss green | Easy Wheezie - Denim blue

This palette was the first product I purchased from The Balm. The colours seduced me - there is a great range of colour and they are all shades that can be used for daytime or evening looks. I particularly like Jet-Setting Jennifer, which is a muted dusty gold colour that looks lovely alone with a dark cat-eye or paired with a darker shade in the crease. I don't have any other colours quite like it.                                                                          

I haven't t
ried using any of the shadow/liners as liners, though I find their texture a bit harder to work with as a shadow. They are a very dry matte-like consistency and a bit grainy so that they don't blend quite as easily as the other, silkier shadows.
The packaging is cute and includes a mirror in the lid for easy touch-ups on the go. The overall quality is good and the shadows wear quite well. All in all I don't think I'd purchase The Balm shadows individually because of the price-point, but as a palette this is a great deal.

Packaging: 4/5 (still quite large for carrying in a purse)
Product quality: 4/5 (due to the shadow/liner consistency, which isn't my favourite)
Worth the price? Yes.
Would I purchase again? Probably, though there is a lot of product included so I doubt I'll ever need to!

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