TheBalm Overshadow

4.5

28 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

shade: no money, no honey

yes. yes. yes. i feel like i am constantly on a life quest to find the ultimate shimmery eyeshadow for a neutral eye look and i think it may have come to an end tbh.

i bought this product on a whim after having a quick peep at it in the store, and would like to congratulate myself on this because this shadow is so versatile, bold and buildable and it's so great i don't really wince at the $AUD20 price tag; you get heaps of product so it'll last you ages too.

i generally use this for popping a sheer layer over a nude shadow as it just brightens everything up, but you could use this in your inner corner, all over the lid, on the brow bone or even as a really bold cheek highlighter if you're restrained. it's totally buildable as well, so it works for more natural and more intense looks.

now, surprise surprise! this is a loose pigment so if you're lazy with the application, you will probably get a bit of fallout! welcome to loose pigments. if you use the right brush and application method (i use a dense smudging or blending brush to carefully pat the shadow onto my lid as opposed to sweeping it), you'll get little to no fallout and the shadow will last all day and won't dull at all. however, i do find that at the end of the day, the shimmer transfers to my upper eye area a bit; if you apply the shadow straight over the right primer though (try urban decay's eden), i doubt this'll happen.

overall, a babin' shadow that is super multi-purpose, quite long-lasting and very pretty!

pros:
- the perfect shade and pigmentation for so many different looks and uses
- minimal fallout when applied correctly
- buildable


cons:
- it isn't cheap at $AUD20 in target
- the product will move around slightly during the day

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love these overshadows and how well they work in tandem with other shadows. You can use these to enhance the shimmer and tone of another shadow or use them alone for a sparkly look. I own three of the four shades and find that they are very versatile and good quality. The price is a bit steep for these, but I managed to get these on sale at a reasonable price point on Hautelook.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have it for 2 years now, but I've used it only several times. It is very glittery and it doesn't stick to the eyelid, I tried with eyeshadow base and it doesn't change anything. It looks good when I put it on my eyelids, but after 10 minutes it is all over my face.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Review for "If You're Rich, I'm Single"

This is my FAVORITE eye makeup product! It is the perfect compliment to most of my eye looks, and it looks gorgeous on it's own. I have had the same pot for years and am just getting around to reviewing now. But I should have done it sooner.

I generally wear a brown/taupe/gray/black palate on my eyes (I use the original Smashbox Exposed palette on the cooler side). I use a bit of Overshadow to subtly blend the colors and smooth and give pop to my look. "If You're Rich, I'm Single" is slightly more purple-y than my other colors, but it brings a nice touch and really pops my blue, slightly greyish eyes.It has sort of a rich, darkish taupe base. Looks great on light makeup days as my only shadow.

PROS:
-Looks good with my naturally very fair skin or with a nice spray tan.
-Goes on super smooth. Blends better than any other product I've tried.
-Color is versatile; goes well with a variety of other shadow colors. Or on it's own.
-A quick swipe of this over your finished eye makes it look professionally done and perfectly blended. It enhances the color without really changing it a lot or making it too dark.
-The value is incredible! The price is super reasonable, and like I said, I've used one pot forever!

CONS:
-The container is super messy. Cute, but messy. I use a paper towel under it when I open it because I know some powder will fall out, no matter what. And I don't want to clean it up. It's also sad to loose small amounts of product.
TIP: Just like with Bare Minerals, poke holes in sticker over shaker. Only open 2 or 3 at first to make sure you don't dump all the product onto the lid. And always tap your brush after dipping it -- this give a light sheen, but can go on too dark if you aren't careful.

I hope to buy this for the rest of my life!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

This eyeshadow is a glitter lover's dream. I have this in "you buy, I'll fly" which is an amazing glittery warm copper. Dry, it is sheer and wet it gives full-on, metallic color. You have to be extremely careful with this eyeshadow (even more so than most glitters because the sparkle is so fine) because it has a tendency to go everywhere. But if you're careful, you get an incredible look. Because it is so sheer, I like to use a base under it like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. This also helps to stop glitter from getting everywhere. And when you use it wet, it's the most beautiful, metallic eyeshadow you will every come across. It looks like liquid metal. There's also no glitter cloud with this method. Does it take some work? Yeah. Is it worth it? Heck yeah. I fully recommend this eyeshadow to anyone who loves a little sparkle in his or her life.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

NO MONEY, NO HONEY
As others have said, this is not a good shadow on it own, but I've found it extremely helpful in creating a subtle highlight/shimmer on top of other colors. My favorite application is to ever-so-slightly heighten the drama of an entirely matte shadow look (by patting some on the center of the lid and inner corner). I also like it when I'm going for a more shimmery eye and want a pop of brightness (again usually on the center lid and inner corner). It makes it look like I spent a lot more time on my shadow than I really did. I've personally never found it to distort the underlying color, but I'm a neutrals person, generally, so I can see how it might have a bigger effect on brighter colors.

Pros:
* lovely, soft shimmer
* very blendable
* soft, smooth application
* amazing center lid and inner corner highlight
* complements most other shadows
* generous amount of product

Cons:
* difficult to tell how much your brush has picked up
* not a good stand-alone shadow

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I didn't like this at all. I was extremely disappointed. I tried the Overshadow in No Money, No Honey and couldn't find one thing I liked about it. As a shadow by itself, it's too sheer to be worth the application. When using it OVER shadow, it just doesn't do anything to make it worthwhile. I found that it actually DOES alter the color of shadow when you apply it over it, so I wouldn't recommend using it if you just spent a ton of time doing your eyeshadow with different shades and blending and all that... this will just cover most of that up. It does make eyes slightly more shimmery, but just not in a very satisfying way. I have a ton of eyeshadows that are just as, if not more, shimmery than this Overshadow and in better shades also. As such, I just don't have a use for this and will most likely get rid of it. Not really recommended, you could use the money for other things that are more worthwhile.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love these, The best combination for me is If You're Rich, Im Single and No Money, No Honey teamed with Hot Mama Blush as a shadow too is just gorgeous.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

These are on par with MAC pigments
Price: ~$15 CAD
Colours:
You Buy I'll Fly- light copper
If You're Rich I'm Single- medium chocolatey bronzey brown
Finish: iridescent sparkle
Pigmentation: full
Texture: silky
So fantastic and a dream to put on. Especially bright and metallic when applied with a damp brush

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this in 3 shades and love them. These have a different texture then pigments, smoother and more finely milled and maybe a tad drier for lack of a better term but these are gorgeous. I love how shimmery they are but not glittery. These last all day for me. I still need to try these out wet as a liner. Great product.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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