Monday, March 14th, 2011

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink champagne on ice.”  On me, the pink seems to disappear, but I feel like this is a shade that will be subtly different depending on your skin’s undertones–those with cooler and pinker complexions will see the pink come through, while those with warmer and yellower complexions will get more of a peach-champagne shade.  I found Lusicous Lani to be a glistening gilded peach champagne with a metallic-frost finish.

my thoughts on the formula: theBalm’s eyeshadows are soft, silky smooth, and packed with pigment. They apply evenly, blend out beautifully, and aren’t powdery at all (sometimes a side effect of really soft eyeshadows). I find they are so easy to use, because they apply without fall out and blend with other shadows effortlessly. Worth noting, too, is individual eyeshadows come with 0.12 oz., which is just over double the average eyeshdaow–and at a rather affordable price tag.

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theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

I think this is a gorgeous neutral color--it's a shade that can be used in everyday looks as well as to anchor bolder looks.











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theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Luscious Lani? How much is it?

Sephora; $16.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

MAC Naked Lunch is a bit lighter while Gleam is a closer color match. Urban Decay's Sin is similar but pinker. Possibly NARS Nepal.

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20 thoughts on “theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Donna Cooper

    Have to say I own it and have done for ages. It is more a peach/champagne on me.

  2. K7P*

    This is a lovely color; looks like it would be a nice cheek highlight color.

  3. Oh, this is pretty! I might wanna get this one since I find MAC Naked Lunch to be pretty hard to get opaque.

  4. babyinacorner

    UD’s sin pulls so pink on me – it almost looks a dirty pink and not very nice :(

  5. VeniceClaire

    I am so far amused by the Balm products! …they are so far the BOMB! In terms of quality and quantity! Thanks for the post! =)

  6. Mariella

    I’ve got several close dupes of this colour but, having just started with TheBalm shadows, I have to say I really love them for colour, texture, pigmentation, etc. A drug store near my school carries some of them (but not the palettes, alas) so I will have to check my local Sephora to see if they carry them in-store.

  7. I had a color like this in a Too Faced palette from years ago that I loved to death, and thought I’d never find a good dupe for… I’ll have to check this out to see if it’s what I’ve been looking for! Regardless, it looks like a great color; a nice pink without looking too juvenile.

  8. snm

    wouldn’t it be nice if the huge sized products had carried less amount and a better price tag? I really wished that when Mac came up with peacocky shadows,and when I noted some single shades from guerlain on my to-buy list:)

    • Mariella

      I feel this way about MAC pigments; I like them but don’t use them often and doubt I’ll ever even get 1/4 of the way through the jars I have. Tiny ones – like the LE holiday ones – at a much lower price would be so much more my preference.

    • I’m the same way. I wish there were size options for some things. When I would only buy & use a few products I appreciated the sizing and pricing. Now that I’m a makeup junkie I can never finish anything and I wish things were smaller and a cheaper because things would be easier!

  9. I was about to ask if this reminded you of Naked Lunch when I remembered to check the dupes section. Thanks for thinking of everything, Christine, you’re a superwoman!

  10. CeeBee

    I really like Lani, I’ve had it for a while and it’s great for a swipe over my lids when I am too lazy to do full eye makeup.

    I like to use it as a cheek highlighter as well!

  11. Nina

    how does it compare to too faced silk teddy?

  12. Carrie Ann

    What a gorgeous shade. It does look rather peachy. I may have to try this one.

  13. Dana

    I am such a sucker for these types of shades, I already have Gleam, Naked Lunch and Nepal hahaha! I need this one like a hole in the head. It looks beautiful though and am definitely going to check out the whole theBalm range on my next Sephora visit :)

  14. Lindsay

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the shimmer.

  15. Queentut

    I agree Christine I see NARS Nepal here as well as Smashbox Flamingo..maybe Flamingo is a tiny bit more peach..

  16. Anja

    I see that you mentioned MAC Naked Lunch as a dupe, but how is it compared with MAC Jest? Less peachy?

  17. KristinaC

    I understand that one’s skin tone plays a major factor in how colour appears in swatches because I am NC42-45 and NARS Nepal looks like a very light ROSE. There isn’t any peach apparent at all,neither any frostiness. I couldn’t call it a dupe for any shades mentioned above. I find this all so interesting!!!! Nepal is one of my favourite shades, and with my substantially large collection I still have managed to hit pan :)