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Jouer Essential Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
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on 12/1/2015 4:08:00 PM
More reviews by rrosiecollins
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
i've had brilliant experiences with The Balm, i love their Hot Mama blush & Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter, but this product really disappointed me. i found the eyeshadows to be unbearably chalky and very difficult to blend, and it would actually clump together on my eyelids! if i tried to use a matte neutral colour as a base it would look okay after five years of blending & a dead hand, but the moment i tried to put a different eyeshadow on top it would be back to square one. i sometimes use the Matt Batali, Matt Ramirez & Matt Patel colours to fill in my eyebrows whenever i want a more subtle look than my ABH dipbrow, but i didn't want to pay £20 for an eyebrow palette. i also hate the balm's packaging. it looks so cute and kitsch at first but the cardboard gets marked and ruined within the space of about a month and is actually embarrassing to pull out of your makeup bag in the state they get into! that might just be my fault for having a messy makeup bag though, so i haven't rated it down.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/27/2015 12:22:00 PM
More reviews by TTIRKE1000
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I love this palette. If you don't need cooler toned nuetrals, you won't like it. I'm very fair, but I could see how colours may not show up on very dark skin. But for us pale, cool toned, raven haired gals, this is awesome.Pros: -excellent selection of colours-blends really well, no problems with muddiness-they're truly matte-no noticeable fallout with the way I wear it YMMV Cons: -price may be an issue, but I believe it is worth it. -can't find a ton of sales in CanadaI know the pans are small, but they have lasted, so far, 6 months and I haven't hit pan yet. I use it daily for work, so it's moderate use. The good pigmentation means a little goes a long way.If you're a hater of the cardboard packaging because you think it's cheap, it's really not. It's very sturdy, no problems with 6 months of use, travels really well, cleans up no problem (I mean don't soak the thing for heavens sake), and offers surprisingly good protection if you drop it (i've only ever dropped it when it's been closed). It fallen about four feet onto laminate at least twice, with no problems.I will continue to buy and will venture into some flashier Balm products because this is such a great product.
on 2/10/2015 2:32:00 PM
More reviews by Christac3698
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I seriously love TheBalm's packaging and this was no different. The name and the packaging is what drew me to this product, and I am so happy it did as I created my first look this morning with this palette.This is the first eyeshadow palette that I have purchased from TheBalm, and I must say that I am very happy with the blendability of these shadows. The pigment is good, and I did not have issues with fallout. Just in case there is, I do save my concealer for after I apply my eyeshadow to fix any problems fallout may have created.Overall, I am very happy with the purchase and the price (I purchased from HauteLook on sale). I am excited to create more looks with this!
on 4/1/2014 1:34:00 AM
More reviews by Andi2010
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
So I met Matt - we hit it off and had a good relationship in the beginning. It is great to have a stash of mattes to work with, however this little palette does not get used as much as I thought it would and this is because the darker mattes just do not suit me at all. I'm NC15, blonde hair and just cant pull off the dark eye look - I would love to but I end up looking like the one that lost the fight!I use Matt Smith (cream), Matt Chung (pale pink), Matt Gallagher (nude brown) and Matt Patel (taupe) often. The nude brown and taupe are great for eyebrows on lazy days :) and Matt Ramirez (chocolate brown) makes a good eyeliner.But then Matt and I got to the six months mark of our relationship and the honeymoon period was over - Matt became messy and crumbly. Oh Matt how you have let me down, every time I merely tap you with a brush you fall apart (cream and pale pink) - I cant see any chance of you pulling yourself together anytime soon, so you will be used up and probably replaced with a new "in" matte palette that's doing the rounds. I also have UD Naked Basics and reach for that more often over this one - I just wish UD had included a pale pink.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 8/1/2013 12:20:00 AM
More reviews by cosec00
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Wow, so many negative reviews! Well, I love matte eyeshadow and generally have to wear matte over other finishes as its more complimentary to my eye shape (hood lids, slightly puffy at the 'crease'). And let me tell ya, it is a devil to find good quality mattes much less mattes in desirable colors. I saw a review of the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette and subsequent mentions on emily noels youtube channel and I was eventually convinced I had to get this palette. Best 40 bucks I ever spent. I love the colors, especially the browns. Great pigmentation, a little will do you, blends like a dream (a big fail for mac mattes), now weird undertones (unlike mac mattes) and lots of colors vrs Bobbi Browns mattes (which I also love, but wish there was more to choose from and wish they were had consistent blending characteristics). Plus you get a lot of product here...will last a long while. As for the undertone comments, I am a neutral to warm toned NW25-30. No problems at all with the colors here.....If you love or need matte shadows, you can't go wrong with the meet matte nude palette.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/11/2013 11:43:00 PM
More reviews by Alicia411
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
ATTENTION ALL BLUE EYED COOL TONED LADIES:You need to find a way to get your hands on this palette. This I feel was made for women with cool undertones and blue eyes of many color ranges. Obviously this is due to the fact that almost all the shades are neutral or lean toward the cool side (with the exception of Matt Ramirez which is warmer). Just try using Matt McDonald, Schilling, or Horowitz as a liner, and watch your blue eyes POP. It's a beautiful thing. I don't mean to sound like neutral skin tones, warmer skin tones, or women with other eye colors would not enjoy this palette. There are still enough basic matte shades that I am sure anyone would find useful in their collection. The feel of these shadows are quite lovely, they feel silky, and very smooth. I didn't find them too chalky. The pigmentation as I find with all TheBalm products so far, is quite intense and a lighter hand is required, but this means a longer lasting product, and in turn a better value. The staying power is not bad, but I usually feel the need to wear this with my ELF essentials primer and we are good to go for about 8 hours. The only complaint I have is I wish the shadows were bigger! All in all it was quite lovely meeting Matt(e). :-)
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/25/2013 6:02:00 AM
More reviews by jlee92
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I can safely say this is the palette that I use the most. Great quality, great pigmentation, reasonable price and matte eyeshadows, just the way I like. The shadows are smooth and buttery and doesnt come with crazy amounts of fall out. The eyeshadows are not chalky either and are so easy to blend without them looking overly muddy. Not to mention the packaging, The Balm never falls short in their packaging. Quirky, fun and just downright adorable. I highly recommend this palette for those who are matte eyeshadow lovers like me. Definitely run out and grab this baby!For full review and swatches, go to http://stopnmakeupp.blogspot.sg/
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/8/2013 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by lbondell
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I adore this eyeshadow set. The colors have a lot of pigment and options to choose from. Very convenient size too!
on 2/1/2013 2:33:00 PM
More reviews by peronce
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I find myself reaching quite often for this palette as it is all matte (which you cannot often find in a palette), wearable and blendable. I always have this open since it is so versatile and a perfect complement for all my looks. It doesn't matter which colors or palettes I pull out to do a look I always end up using a color from here.For day looks I use (the nudes):Matt Smith and Math Chung are the perfect highlighters.Matt Patel and Matt Gallagher (almost hitting pan) are excellent for an all over the lid color.Matt Ramirez and Matt Batali (my favorite) are just beautiful as crease or for the outer V's . They just add that extra umph! that any look needs.For night or a special occasion (the darker colors)Matt Schilling is great as a lid color.Matt Horowitz the perfect mutted blue.Matt McDonald I use it as a shadow liner, beautiful!I recommend this palette 100%. It will be a complement for all the palettes that you own. I found mine over hautelook along with the nude tude for half of the retail price, so that was definitely a plus.Next for me: The Meet Matt(e) Nude palette which I just ordered from hautelook! I'm so excited!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/18/2012 12:04:00 AM
More reviews by timothybcat
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I have plenty of matte shadows, but I really wanted a pallette with a selection of mattes that was really portable, and this answered that call. However, after all the rave reviews I was rather disappointed. Just because the colors are matte doesn't mean they have to be so dull. They have a dull blue (Matt Horowitz), a dull eggplant (Batali), and a dull dull dull (Schilling) teal/grey-blue. I don't mind muted colors, but I've tried a number of looks with these colors and they just make me look drab and sad. And what's worse is that they aren't particularly pigmented. The two lightest shades, Smith (cream) and Chung (pale pink), are okay for highlighting the brow but they aren't very pigmented, so I keep digging into them; there's big divots in those whereas the other colors are barely touched. I use it a lot, because of the light brown (Gallagher), chocolate (Ramirez), and taupe (Patel), but they're pretty average. All in all, the colors had good consistency but average pigmentation. I'll definitely use it, but I like Stila and Too Faced's mattes a lot better.
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