theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette

theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

This is part two of our review for theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette ($44.50), which includes 16 eyeshadows (1.0 oz. total), two lip/cheek stains (0.14 oz. total), and one lip gloss (0.07 oz.. It is a limited edition palette to-be-related (late September/early October) and only 1,000 will be available (each one is numbered). Check out part one for the overall review as well as a review on packaging and the first eight eyeshadows.

Now, if you know me, the eyeshadows in this palette were far and away what would have driven me to purchase one. The lip/cheek stains are surprisingly effective, and I couldn’t believe how pigmented the gloss was. The stains are creamy and blendable without being oily, and they dry down quick enough to keep your makeup routine slimmed down but not so quick you can’t blend out the color. The wear was good, too — about eight hours of flushed cheeks. The gloss was mostly opaque with a nice shine to the finish and wore for three hours.

  • Rainbow Connection is a brightened coral-red. It can be built up for more intensity, but when blended, it takes on a watermelon-like stain on cheeks or lips. It seems a bit redder than NARS Cactus Flower.
  • Le Diva is a softened fuchsia-pink with a subtle blue base and silver sparkle. This one will emphasize pores a bit more, because it has a shimmery finish, but it will complement cooler skin tones well. It seems like it might be similar to Illamasqua Laid.
  • Electric Mayhem is an opaque pink-nude with a glossy shine. It feels and looks more like a liquid lipstick than a lipgloss, though. It’s similar to MAC Super and MAC Lust.

theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette


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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I agree too! I’ve never tried theBalm but now I must! Even though I don’t have any of the UD BoS palettes this is something I can’t pass up!

Wow, part 2 looks amazing, too! I’m excited but already disappointed because I’m sure I won’t be able to get one.

I wonder if theBalm will do anything to make sure all 1000 don’t get bought by eBay resellers.

I sure hope they keep it out of those resellers hands! I don’t expect to be able to get this but I would like to think people who really appreciate makeup (like myself) will pay $44.50 to own it, as intended!

I agree that by limiting to 1 per person, they’ll find a way around it. But at least they have to work a little harder for it. I personally think it’s not a bad idea to limit this to one per person. Anybody who buys makeup for the love of it shouldn’t miss out on this just because of some greedy reseller or hoarder.

I’m not totally sold on this palette, since it seems like so many of the colors I could easily dupe with my current eyeshadow. I will say, however, that I LOVE LOVE LOVE electric mayhem and wish I could buy it separately (I feel like Electric Mayhem is what I wanted VG Gaga 2 to be but it totally missed the mark!) But I still appreciate this review because it has totally changed my opinion of The Balm as a brand and though I will not be getting this palette, I will be keeping my eyes open for the brand in the future!!

Yay! Check out theBalm’s recent tweet:
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If u cant get the Muppets Palette,dont worry!We’re doing a holiday edition palette w/ the same gorg. colors called TheBalm & The Beautiful!
10 minutes ago

It looks like we will be able to buy the palette without the muppet’s theme if we just want the product!

This palette will be mine! Everything looks gorgeous and I have yet to own a shadow by thebalm. I was just about to start collecting, but this is the best way to start!

Oh, wow. All of the colors are so pretty and I love the Muppets!! What a neat palette. I wish they were making more than just a thousand, though.

Dear,
Please help me to find were I can buy this palette, I can’t find any website and I live in Brazil… so I’m desperate!! Congratulations for your blog, it’s wonderful!

I LOVE THE MUPPETS .. but i’m afraid like Christine mentioned that I’d end up with a lot of dupes from other palettes I own …. and why are they only making a few? πŸ™

OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHRISTINE YOU GOT #1!!!!!!! OMG SO EXCITED! If I can get a hold of this UD’s will just have to wait!! Love The Balm and LOVE the Muppets. Can’t wait for the new movie. Bummed I missed the contest!

Woman Woman = Gorgeous, Gorgeous! The more you show me, Christine, the more I think I will grab one of these if I EVER see one (not bloody likely, to quote Eliza Doolittle!)

Wow! I think theBalm has officially ethered UD BoS 4 lol. This palette is absolutely amazing. If I am lucky to get my hands on it, this will be the best palette I would have bought this year. Absolutely spectacular. I never been so excited to spend $44.50 on anything!

that’s exactly how I feel!!

for those interested– thebalm is working on a presell list so it doesn’t end up with ebayers and fans get the palettes

(and maybe they’ll presell enough to make more)

I got about 10 of theBalm’s shadows through allcosmeticswholsale.com a while back and recently went into TJ Maxx and was digging through the elf makeup and came across both vol. 1 and vol. 2 of Shady Lady for 16.50 each! I literally screeched and grabbed them and of course bought them….I’m just really impressed with this brand!

ohh myy gaaad! despite having almost every colour of shadow i’d ever need, i want this palette for the cutsie muppets! cant wait! i’m guessing this isn’t being sold at sephora? boo

yes, this design is cute and unique….and the colors I think are very pretty even though they are duplicable…but I already own shady lady III….and though the colors are pretty, they dont last like UD shadows or Cle de Peu without the use of a primer which I dont like to use…..also doubt I would be one of the lucky 999 purchasers of this product.

Awwwwww! I want this! πŸ™ Wish they’d make more of them and get them at Sephora! I’d much rather have this than the new UD BOS.

The thing I’m going to love is the fact that there’s a separate flap cover for the lip/cheek products. I hate it when palettes mix creams with powders because it’s just asking to get residue stuck in the creams!

Christine…I just picked up The Balm and The Beautiful palette at TJ Maxx for $20!!!! It’s the same palette with the same colors…exactly the same….But no muppets…..Just wanted your readers to know, as not everyone will be able to grab this one:)

Was lucky enough to get on the 1st pre-order list!! Ordered this palette today:) And I too will now be skipping the UD BOS4… Can’t wait to receive this!!!! Thanks for the heads up Christine!! You are the best:))

This palette looks gorgeous! That purple looks like the one from the 15th anniversary palette from UD. I’ve never owned anything from the Balm.. Hopefully I can get my hands on this.

wow the taupe celebrational is pretty! and kissy kissy aswell as the great-named: swedish panecakes! i love the taupes and lilac shades. and curtain call.

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