Monday, May 23rd, 2011

theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow
theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow

theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow

theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dark navy blue sheen.” It reads a little more like indigo to me–it has this really rich, deep dark navy blue twisted with a blackened violet. It’s all mixed with blue and violet and almost teal-ish shimmer and finished with a soft sheen. The sheen came through more when I applied it wet, but when dry, it has a slightly more matte 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 Risque Renee Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

theBalm's eyeshadows have such a soft, smooth texture that applies so well. Risque Renee is no different--excellent color pay off combined with the signature silky smooth feel makes for a standout eyeshadow.











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theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow
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theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow

theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow
theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow

theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow
theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow (Dry/Wet)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Risque Renee? How much is it?

Sephora; $16.

Is it limited edition?


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40 thoughts on “theBalm Risque Renee Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. alicia

    I know this is doubtful, but do these pans fit in the empty mac palettes?

  2. Katie

    super pretty, especially applied wet.

  3. This looks sooo pretty! =D

  4. Nichole

    That is the single most gorgeous blue!!! Do you think theBalm shadows can easily be depotted?

  5. Rae

    D: Oh my GOD this is gorgeous! I mean, I honestly- I can’t- [unintelligible garble of words]

    Such a shade! <3

  6. Sexy Sadie

    Love the colour.

  7. LuvJaime

    This just might be that navy blue I’m looking for.. very unique. The last I purchased just looked black after I applied it.

  8. meme

    Not a fan of this shade – but would look at other shades. Did not know The Balm made shadows. I only used their brand about 10 years ago when they were a bit of a range on a lip gloss …which might have been their brand starter item – not sure.

    • Mariella

      I’ve several of their eyeshadows and really like them (I first heard about the line here so it’s all Christine’s fault :). The shadows are great as are the blushes and highlighting powder. I have a palette of theirs too which has dupes of several of the items I already own but I got it for one shadow – Insane Jane – which isn’t available on its own. But it’s so lovely I had to have it! Check them out – you probably will love their stuff.

  9. Devi

    Wow, for some reason when I look at it in the pan, it looks like it would be be sheer and chalky, but that is a really intense color! And double the size of a MAC pan for a reasonable price. *_*

  10. Nancy Drew

    Gorgeous! I have two TheBalm shadows (Luscious Lani and Just This Once Jamie) and I’m totally in love with them. Super smooth, pigmented, soft shimmer without going OTT. Heaven! I hope they expand their line of singles.

  11. This is really pretty. I love blues, but I don’t wear them too often.

  12. This is a gorgeous color! Definitely one I’d wear :)

  13. Mo

    Wowww. This is really pretty.

  14. April

    I have this shade and I LOVE it! Actually I bought several shades awhile back and haven’t been disappointed yet.

  15. sam

    This is reallllly pretty. I’m just not sure how I would wear it..

  16. LM

    this shade is absolutely gorgeous as a liner wet or dry

  17. Mariella

    I don’t wear blue shadow all that often (almost never though I keep hearing how flattering it is for brown eyes) but I might just have to break down and give this one a try as the colour is really stunning.

    • Steph

      You should give it a go! It would be very flattering and is a nice change for a smokey eye.

  18. kind of looks like nyx’s odyssey

  19. Steph

    It didn’t look too exciting in the pan, but when I saw the swatches I was really impressed!

  20. Roxanne

    There’s and Almay eyeshadow trio that has a blue similar to this that I totally forgot I owned… Now I must experiment!!

  21. Pame

    the color looks amazing, im going to check this shadow :)

  22. Emily

    Her Christine do you have a MAC dupe to this

  23. Inaya

    Any MAC dupes christine?

  24. This is such a pretty color. I’d buy it especially because of the name (My name is Renee loll).

    How is the pan size compared to Stila eyeshadows? I figured I could depot this into my Ben Nye palette where I keep my Stila.

  25. Alyssa

    Gorgeous! The swatch is mouth watering.

  26. natalia

    Wow I just picked up MAC’s Contrast and Stila’s Butura hoping that either would the deep dark blurple I was looking for, and here it is! Thank you for this, I’ll be picking it up!

  27. Melissa

    I love theBalm so much. Thanks for reviewing this! :)

  28. Rosemary

    Thank you for everyone who asks “silly” questions…because they are great questions for others who read the blog.
    I wouldn’t know about the variation in pan size…but I am aware of it now. Thank you!

  29. Marian June

    oh I have been looking for a navy blue just like this, so purchasing this, ASAP