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on 11/28/2012 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by Peaches1027
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Now that I've owned this for a couple of weeks and have used every color in the palette, I feel ready to write a review. I've used this nearly every day since I got it, and I love it. The colors are very pigmented and wear well even without primer, although I prefer to use primer under all of my eyeshadows. I can create endless looks with this, and I like the soft sophistication of the colors. I also pair these matte colors with shimmers and frosts with great results. The only two duds in this palette are Matt Chung and Matt Smith, the lightest colors in the palette. They are not very pigmented and are chalky. That's why I couldn't give this five lippies. The other colors are great, and if I had to pick a favorite, it's Matt Schilling. Cute cardboard packaging. Regular price this is $34.00, but I got it for $19.40 including shipping on an ipsy promotion. I would repurchase this. I think it's a great value. Just be prepared to supplement the palette with other highlighting colors to replace Matt Chung and Matt Smith.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/30/2012 7:36:00 PM
More reviews by amanda311
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I had the realization a few weeks ago that I actually only own like 4 matte eye shadows- a base, a random brown and plummy red I got in Clinique bonuses, and a black and pink in a Tokidoki quad. I guess I'm more or a shimmer and glitter gal. But I do have to admit I like to have a matte crease shade. My lack of matte colors is propbably why I stopped wearing eye shadow during the day- and I'm also pressed for time in the morning lately, but otherwise my eyes look too "done" just for work and class. So I decided to pick up this matte palette. At nearly $40 after tax it loses points with me because the pots are so ittybitty- but at the same time I can't be too sore because it takes so long for me to hit pan lately. The packaging is super cute, but i can trace the fall-out I experienced to the brush that's included. The eyeliner side of the brush is fine, but I find the shadows show up better, and therefore you need less, with a sponge-tip applicator, so I only use the other end for blending. Lastly the colors in this palette lean towards the cool end with the exception of the neutrals so I guess I would have liked a better balance there. Enough griping though, because this palette is actually really great despite those things because I now have the sades I need to have a complete selection. The shadows are buttery and the pigments are lovely and a few of the colors (most notably the tealy-green) are unexpected and cool. Give this a shot but be mindful that if you are very dark the nudes might not show up and of you are very light the highlights might not show up (so that could potentially mean you leave 2 colors unused except for maybe blending).
on 6/24/2012 12:05:00 PM
More reviews by silencia
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
If you're somewhat dark, I don't recommend this product. The first 3 shades (the neutral ones) don't show up at all. Have to admit I like the packaging though.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 6/16/2012 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by saramathison
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am very fair so all of the colors show up on me. I have a neutral skin tone so even the blue/cool tones are ok. I love the top row of neutral tones and use basically the rest as liners or crease colors. A couple of the shadows aren't completely matte either. Overall I like it, but it is tiny and therefore way too expensive.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/10/2012 7:30:00 PM
More reviews by ibtime
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love the colours and the texture is good. the only things I have to complain about are the price, $35 (I would not buy this full price),and Matt Chung (He's just not amazing).
on 6/7/2012 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by sweetgardenangel
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Sorry, but the condition of this palette was broken up, when it arrived from Hautelook. Tried several of the shadows and after application on lid, there was tremendous fall-out all over my cheeks! Perhaps, it's an old one, but when I tried other colors, the fallout still took place. It made a mess of my makeup today and almost had to re-apply everything! I've never encountered any makeup that reacted this way. All the other theBalm products I have are wonderful. Including my new nude tude palette. No fallout there! So, perhaps this one palette is in the minority.
on 6/3/2012 8:05:00 PM
More reviews by koushi
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
I'd been looking for a matte eyeshadow formula that wasn't chalky, and this fit the description perfectly. The colors are pigmented and smooth with well-chosen shades that are fun enough for going out and muted enough for work. As always, TheBalm's packaging is really, really cute. I just wish the shadows contained more product because the pots are far smaller than the ones, say, in a Shady Lady palette. Overall, however, I love it!
on 5/22/2012 2:21:00 PM
More reviews by itskirby
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I usually love TheBalm palettes, especially the Shady Lady one, but this one didn't really do it for me. It's very cool toned which isn't the best look for me, and some of the shadows don't show up at all - Matt Smith and Matt Chung. The two brown ones are the only ones I really like, the rest seem chalky or show up patchy on me. I have pretty oily eyelids so maybe this is the problem.
on 4/22/2012 10:48:00 PM
More reviews by Themonsunxxx
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
When I first saw this product I simply fell in love with the unique packaging. The front showcases a(in my opinion) quite foxy man flashing a smile. The name of this product is cleverly written as Meet Matt(e) because the palette is full of just matte colors. On the inside you open it up to see nine matte shades, all having names that begin with Matt. This theme is absolutely adorable, I love it! Now I'll break it into the colors.Matt Smith- Perfect matte beige, nice for highlight, nude or simply a blending colorMatt Gallagher-Nice matte medium toned brown, perfect for in the crease, transitioning colors togetherMatt Ramirez- Beautiful deep matte brown, great for an neutral lookMatt McDonald-A dark grey-black matte color. Interesting color, don't have one similar to this.Matt Horowitz- A matte mid-toned blue. Very soft, probably the least pigmented, but still a nice color.Matt Chung- Matte pastel pink. Least used in the palette for me, I don't see how I can use it.Matt Batali- Darkest shade in here, a very dark brown. Nice for outer corner.Matt Schilling-Mid-tone green, nice for pop of muted colorMatt Patel- One of my favorites, a matte taupeI love the creativity in the naming of the palette and its colors and also the studly packaging. I'm a huge fan of mattes and think everyone should have a few. If you're looking into a matte eye shadow palette, go for this!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 2/8/2012 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by totallylove
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I recently broke down and bought this online due to the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! I wear eyeshadow every day (typically NARS and MAC), and this palette beats both of those brands as far as matte shadows go. All of the colors go on smooth and have great pigmentation. I especially love the browns - they are probably the first browns that don't make my eyes look sickly (I don't look good in eyeshadows with even a remotely bit of gold or red in them which most browns do). My only complaint would be that the amount of each shadow is small. I can see myself going through this pretty quickly! Also, I have used other shimmery shadows from theBalm before and found them to have a lot of fallout which was not a problem with this palette.
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