|Would buy this product again.||93%|
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: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this palette! What suckered me in initially was all the music references (hehe, Alice Copper, I see what you did there). But you really have a nice versatile palette. You have a natural look in the middle column of eyeshadows (all matte) some nice highlighting options, and some nice dramatic colors. I absolutely love the highlighter solid gold and frat boy blush. I've yet to bother with the lip colors but they're pigmented. Theres even a few instructional choices given for indecisive people like me. The mirror is really handy as well. For the 40$ I paid I got my money's worth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this palette! Shades are all buttery smooth, and it includes some really unique colors; I've particularly enjoyed the shade rem, as I don't think I have anything in my collection that is even remotely similar. I also love the blush (frat boy) and highlight (mary lou), that come with it. The lip shades are decent; pretty, but not anything special. I do love that the lip shades have a seprate cover to keep them eyeshadow free! Nice touch. Overall, I'm very pleased with this product, and it makes me want to try more from The Balm! I would gladly repurchase right away if lost
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
If you can get your hands on this, BUY IT! For me, this is the all-in-one palette I have been searching for and will be my new travel companion. You get color and neutrals as well as 4 metallic, 4 matte, and 4 sparkly-satin shades. in addition there are plenty deep, medium and highlight shades in every finish. The colors work beautifully with my primer, have great color payoff, lovely texture and blend beautifully. There is not a single shadow I don't like. The blush is slightly powdery compared to the full size but still has nice color payoff. The luminizer is great and I have no complaints there. I love that the lip colors are protected by a separate magnetic flap. They are nicely pigmented and universally flattering.
Don't let the cutesy packaging fool you. This is a great palette for makeup lovers of all ages. This will appeal to both the rocker and romantic. This is my first TheBalm palette and I'm IN LOVE.