Review of TheBalm The Balm and the Beautiful by mystiquerida
I love palettes and this one is pretty good as it contains 16 shadows+ 3 blushes/lip products but is really compact, light and good for travelling. I travel a lot so it helps save space in my luggage. The packaging is quite eye catching too :)
The quality of the shadows is good, though some of them aren't as pigmented as I wished.
Some of the pale shadows are quite frosty (compared to urban decay) and the sheen looks a bit weird on lids. I've had trouble with the light purple+ yellow colors as I tried to use them as under eye liners but they don't really show.
I love using "the police man" to line my eyes as the bright blue really lights up my eyes when I'm tired/ don't have enough sleep.
The best thing inside the palette are the two blushes, they blend effortlessly and gives me a nice natural pretty glow. I use them almost every day (esp when I'm lazy)
The packaging is really good as the lip colors & eye shadows are separated so the makeup wont get messy.
Cons: The brush sucks, it's tiny and doesnt work. The "lip gloss" in the palette is also terrible, it's drying and won't show up on my lips.