Friday, February 21st, 2014

theBalm Eyeshadow Pans
theBalm Eyeshadow Pans

Here are the next six shades from the forty-four new eyeshadows available in pan-form from theBalm, which launched at the beginning of this year. For more information about sizes, the palettes, and a general overview of the custom palette/eyeshadow pan system, please read this post. You can view swatches all of them in the Swatch Gallery here or view photos and swatches on theBalm’s Eyeshadow Single product page. .

They can be purchased at their San Francisco store or by calling 415-817-1800. Each eyeshadow pan is available for $6.50 and comes in a cardboard sleeve. The 9-pan palette is $8.00, while the 16-pan palette is $10. If you fill either the 9- or 16-pan palette up at the time of purchase, they will run you $44.00 (normally, $66.50) and $64.00 (normally, $114.00) respectively. Each palette is made out of thick cardboard–same as theBalm’s eyeshadow palettes have been in the past–and come with full-sized mirrors on the top flap.

#7 is a golden peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft texture that was easy to blend and work with on the eye. It wore well for eight hours before gradually fading. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is warmer. Clarins The Essentials #3 (LE) is similar. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is a smidgen lighter. LORAC Light Bronze (P) is less frosted. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is lighter. MAC All That Glitters (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

#8 is a dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a sprinkling of gold sparkle. The texture was dry, so it didn’t bind or adhere well to the skin, which resulted in semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff. It performs better with a base, as it will give it something to adhere to. On my eyes, it lasted for seven hours before looking faded. theBalm #1 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more frosted. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is warmer, darker. See comparison swatches. I thought it might be a replacement for B4, but it seems like it lacks a little bit of that gold sparkle/shimmer.

#9 is a deep, dark black with a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented but had a soft, blendable texture. A little will go a long way, so depending on the look, you might want to use a light hand! It wore well for eight hours before fading. It seems like it is Serious with an even softer texture. There are many deep, dark blacks, so it is easily duped — see comparison swatches.

#10 is a golden, medium-dark brown with a soft, frosted finish and warm undertones. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was really soft, buttery, and smooth. It wore well for just over eight hours. MAC Golden Hours #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is less frosted. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is darker. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is more golden. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is more metallic, lighter. Urban Decay Ambush (LE, $18.00) is darker. Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

#11 is a bright white with a metallic finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but it wasn’t as opaque as you’d expect, though it was buildable. The texture was soft and smooth, and the color lasted for eight hours before beginning to fade. As you might expect with a basic shade like this, there are tons of possible dupes — see comparison swatches. It seems very comparable to theBalm Sassy as well.

#12 is a slightly muted, light-medium yellow gold with a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation, and it was somewhat powdery to work with. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. theBalm #29 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more orange-tinged. theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is a little brighter but surprisingly similar. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Captivating #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more frosted. theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) seems to have a smoother sheen but color-wise, very similar. theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is a little lighter. MAC Dreammaker (LE, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #12 (inner lid), #16 (middle of lid), #3 (outer lid), #18 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #12 (inner lid), #16 (middle of lid), #3 (outer lid), #18 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #40 (inner lid), #42 (middle of lid), #28 (outer lid), #38 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #40 (inner lid), #42 (middle of lid), #28 (outer lid), #38 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #7 (inner lid), #4 (middle of lid), #2 (outer lid), #15 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #7 (inner lid), #4 (middle of lid), #2 (outer lid), #15 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #21 (inner lid), #6 (middle of lid), #13 (outer lid), #1 (crease), #24 (brow bone)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #21 (inner lid), #6 (middle of lid), #13 (outer lid), #1 (crease), #24 (brow bone)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #11 (inner lid), #23 (middle of lid), #5 (outer lid), #9 (crease)

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theBalm Eyeshadows: #11 (inner lid), #23 (middle of lid), #5 (outer lid), #9 (crease)

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25 thoughts on “theBalm #7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Aha! I was hoping that the black eyeshadow would do justice to how inky and pigmented it looks in the pan! :-)

    Such a shame about that strangely gritty-looking brown shade :-(
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  2. #8 was the one I was most interested in. Somehow, it relieves a bit of the “unavailability disappointment” to learn it’s not so great.

  3. Christine! Not completely on topic but did you see that Sephora has the Urban Decay Flushed Palette in Native out now? I don’t even think that that was officially released/promoted by UD yet! I bought one from the store just in case it was a mistake, but they said that they were told to release it on Wednesday night.

    It’s very beautiful!

  4. Pretty selection of neutrals. I like the shades but nothing really did stand out that I dont have a dupe of I guess!
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  5. The black looks really rich and pigmented!

  6. Could you pop these into a MAC palette? I have a few spaces left in mine and wouldn’t mind popping some of these into it!

  7. Too bad about #8. I love #7 and #10 out of this bunch! I really wish they had names and not numbers.
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  8. Dora

    Hi Christina! Could you tell me how #7 compares with TheBalm’s Luscious Lani? Thanks!

  9. Yay for my favorites getting As! :D What happened to number 8? It looks so pretty in the pan.

  10. A lot of these shades are very cute, but I’m still waiting for a few shades that really call to me.