|Would buy this product again.||94%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
TheBalm is fast becoming one of my favourite brands. London Drugs was having a 30% off deal for TheBalm products so yeah, I thought why not.
I fell in love with theBalm first with the Nude Tude and them with their cream shadows. I would love to try more of their products in the future for sure. The pigmentation is full on for all the shades, excluding the cheek/lip products.
Metal-ica: pure white; metallic.
Iron Maid-in:soft gold; frost.
Lead Zeppelin: olive green with gold and lime sparkles.
Alice Copper: deep burgundy; pearl.
Adagio: fleshy beige; matte.
Allegro: medium cool brown; matte.
Moderato: blackened plum; matte.
Presto: dark taupey brown; matte.
Blink 1982: mauvey brown; glitter.
The Stroke: navy with blue sparkles.
rem: smokey lavender with gold/brown overtone.
Third Eye Blinded: pale dusky pink; shimmer.
Luminizer: pale champagne gold; frost.
Blush/shadow: medium dirty peach; satin
Milly: neutral rose.
Vanilly: cherry red.
I love that there are four mattes for blending or definition. All of the shadows blend easily and they are so buttery. Stays on for hours with a proper primer. The cream lip/cheek things are sheer and don't stay on for super well. It feels too tacky for my lips but I don't have a problem with them on my cheeks too much. The highlighter is gorgeous, and looks similar to Mary-Louminizer just from looking.
My standout shades are Lead Zeppelin, Alice Copper, Moderato, The Stroke and rem.
It would be my go-to travel palette if it came with a bronzer . . . .
It's so fun and definitely worth the money <3
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I luv this palette,I use this one almost everyday& it's got everything but the foundation & mascara for light packing. Nice pigmentation, most are very nice buttery.like this better then the naked palette.even tho some are sparkly, they are in a tasteful way for those of us who aren't 20 yr old anymore.altho I still like the naked palette the shimmer&glitter is a bit too much sometimes.my go to for that reason altho my fav colors..lead zepplin a kaki green gold with speks of goldish glitter, alice copper, a coppery red metalic with a hint of sparkle&Metal-ica, a silver metalic (great for inner corners&lightly dusted as highlight in sum areas) are my top 3 favs but the glitter isnt "hey look at me"..the other shades work very well for daylooks even if u add these everything is still day apropriate as long as u don't go super heavy. don't care for the light lip/cheek cream, makes me look dead when I use it on my lips & don't show up on my cheeks well.but the red looks nice on both the cheeks&lips.luv the gold highlighter.not my absolute favorite but I still like it alot.i hope I can find this again as I'd like to have 2 even 3 just for the eyeshadows&trips
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I admit that i just bought this one for the packaging, but it turned out to be awesome. The shades are very pigmented, and there is not one shade in the palette that i think i would never use. Also it's perfect for travel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really love this palette! It is very versatile, there are matte, satin and shimmery shadows. I absolutely love the highlight and blush. I even got it at a great price, 40% off last Cyber Monday. My only issue with this is the fall out. :( There is definitely fall out and even though the 2 cream colors have a flap over them, every time I open it up, there is powder all over them. But despite that, I would repurchase in a heart beat if/when I run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This palette is just awesome.
Of course what drew me to it first was the super cute packaging. Then the playful name "Balm Jovi", and I loved the names of the shades (Lead Zeppelin, Blink 1982, Metal-ica, Alice Copper..etc.). Of course though to get 5 lippies, it will take more than cute packaging, and a clever name to impress us. The quality is wonderful, these shadows are so buttery, soft, and just seem to glide on, I honestly look forward to putting my make up on using this palette. The pigmentation is also great, you only need a little bit which means these shadows will last forever (and are good value). Staying power is also there, even without an eyelid primer it seems to last about 8 hours for me. I really loved the variety in shades, the shimmers, the satins, the mattes, the neutrals, and the bolder colors. The luminizer appears to be identical to Mary Lou Manizer, and the warm toned peach blush appears to be the twin of Fratboy blusher. Both also have excellent pigmentation and staying power. The lippies that come in this palette are practical, contain both a nude color and a red, that can be very sheer or built up to an opaque color. A nice plus is that there is a separate cover for the lippies, so you don't have to worry about fallout mucking them up. This is yet another palette TheBalm has left me very happy with :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've been wanting this for a long time and finally bought it. This will definitely be my travel palette from now on. I can just bring mascara, foundation and powder and be set. The shadows are very nice - very highly pigmented, so use a light hand with the darker colors. This includes the mary lou-manizer which I've been wanting a long time as well. The blush is a nice neutral. I don't care for lip products in palettes, but these are nice mixed together, feel good on the lips with good staying power, and the fold-over packaging protects them from dust from the other powder products.
I checked that I would re-buy it, but I never run out of anything:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been lusting after this palette for so long after i heard another beauty blogger raving about it. So, after months of um-ing and ah-ing i finally bought it!
The balm don't sell here in UK where i live so i had to order off amazon and paid a bit more than usual for it. But it's so worth it for this palette.
All 12 of the eyeshadows are gorgeous especially Alice Copper and Lead Zeppelin.
The highlight and blush are perfection and i just love it!
So worth the money and more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was really excited to try this palette out because of all the hype all over the internet. But once I got this palette, I found that a lot of the colors are more for nighttime wear. Sure you can use the matte colors for everyday, but I haven't been reaching for this lately. I find the in medium brown (similar to Buck from UD) to be too yellow toned for my taste. And the darker brown to be too dark, almost a coca/ dark brown black color. I do love that it has a variety of colors from matte everyday wear to those extremely dark and metallic glittery colors. I also like that theBalm threw in a highlighter and the frat boy blush! I have both in the full size but it is so convenient in this palette. I guess overall this is a great versatile palette and I find that I barely reach for it since it's not really for everyday. I guess I'm more of a matte eyeshadow kind of girl. Highly recommended to those who rock the smokey eye :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this palette during The Balm's 50% off sale and it was love at first sight.
*The picture online CANNOT give these eye shadows justice. The Stroke is a beautiful royal blue with light blue and silver glitter. Lead Zeppelin is a forest green with gold and light green glitter, putting Iron Maid-in on top of it gives makes unbelievable shine and glitz! Moderato (dark brownish-purple), Allegro (camel brown) and Presto (chocolate brown) are all matte and are excellent for using in your crease and blending out a smoky eye. Adagio (matte beige) is a perfect under eyebrow highlight color.
*The highlighter Disco-Disco aka the Mary-Louminizer is a gorgeous golden highlight that amazingly highlights the skin without looking too shimmery. After long wear, it doesn't even make my oily skin look more oily.
*The blush POP! POP! aka Frat Boy is super pigmented and blends well. I have a pretty fair black skin tone (think Alicia keys) and I have to be careful or I'll look like a clown but this color looks fabulous on darker skin women.
*At first I was unimpressed with Milly and Vanilly but they are a nice addition to the palette, Milly is actually a "my lips but better" color on me and its a very pretty natural looking blush. Vanilly is a subtle true red that fits my iffy skin tone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
As everyone else mentioned, this is a pretty great palette. I loved how they had a little of everything - neutrals, a few deep shades, mattes, and shimmers. I also loved how it included a blush, highlighter, and two lip colors (although to be honest I hate lip products that require a brush or for me to use my fingers). Another great aspect of the packaging is its super compact packaging. It's a really great all-rounder palette especially for beginners especially because all the shades are quite wearable. So why not five stars? To be honest I was a little underwhelmed with the texture of a few of the eyeshadows, namely Blink 1982, Third Eye Blinded, and the Stroke. The lip colors are ok, nothing to write home about but to be honest that's how most lip colors in palettes are. Other than that though the palette is lovely - especially the mattes which are buttery and pigmented without being powdery.