Back in April, I was shopping at Kohl’s in Wisconsin, and I mentioned to my mom that I wanted this palette, and she kindly bought it for me (thanks mom!). I had never tried The Balm’s eyeshadows before, but I’ve only heard good things, so I was very excited to put this to the test. Here are some not-so-amazing swatches:
Believe me, my swatches don’t do this palette justice, as the quality of the shadows is brilliant. They are everything I want in a matte eyeshadow: buttery, pigmented, and easy to blend. My favorite shadow in the palette is definitely Matt Lopez – it makes a great warm transition shade. After that, my favorites are probably Matt Evans, Matt Rossi, and Matt Lin. The only shadow that isn’t quite as intense as the others seems to be Matt Kumar, the brick red in the center of the palette. Truthfully, I haven’t reached for Matt Kumar very much, since I tend to go for the lighter, neutral shades, but I’m sure I could get it to be just as rich as it looks in the pan with a bit of primer or fixative.
Pick this up if you like a versatile matte palette with a good selection of cool and warm tones!