Hey there you gorgeous humans! It’s time for a review and once again it’s time to tackle another one off Eyeshadow Mountain. Today’s one is a little different as it’s an all matte eye shadow palette – I don’t have a lot of those amongst my small ocean of eye shadow palettes. I guess I do have a little bit of self-control … I know I’m surprised too!
So enough chit chat, let’s get on with the review!
Shade selection: When I think of matte eye shadow palettes, I think of shades I’d wear in the crease. I hardly wear all matte eye looks as they don’t suit me well but I like to own a couple of matte palettes to have a wider reservoir of options for the crease. So I need my matte shadows to be neutral browns mostly and this palette has just that! Out of the 6 shades, 5 of them are brown (one being a reddish brown) and another one being a super cool toned (slightly eggplant toned) brown. Then there are two base shades that I use to set my eye shadow primer with and clean things up and one matte black shade. I don’t use black eye shadows as I’m pale with dark hair so with my limited eye shadow skills it can be easy to look like a panda! So the shade range of this palette for an all-matte palette is SPOT ON!
Pigmentation: every shade – include the matte white/ matte pale pink shades which I use to set my eyeshadow primer with are very very pigmented!
Is there any fall out? There’s hardly any fall out, nothing to ruins your foundation and because the shadows are matte they don’t stick to your face if a tiny bit of fall out occurs – so they are easy to sweep away.
Do they blend well?: They blend very well, I love that they don’t give you an arm cramp with blending – nothing annoys me more than matte shadows that are stiff and don’t budge as soon as they make contact with the skin. The super soft and smooth nature of the shadows makes them a breeze to work with.
Finish of the shades: As the name of the palette suggests, every single shade is matte!
Price: $45 AUD
Wearability: I use every shade except for the matte black. As I mentioned earlier I need a lot of brown toned options from an all matte palette and this definitely has that – 6 to be exact. This palette is definitely wearable for that reason and fulfils all my needs for shadow options in the crease / outer V. If you also love all matte eye looks, this palette will be super wearable for you.
Packaging: Thebalm’s packaging is always super cute and has a very vintage look to it. The outer packaging is made from cardboard and has the image of a handsome man in a tux, with the shade names, named after a male.
Pros: Every shade is wearable, pigmented and easy to work with. The pan size is quite large and the packaging is super cute.
Cons: It’s a pricey palette for only 9 eye shadows.
Overall thoughts: I reach for this palette constantly and considering I’m a massive eye shadow palette hoarder – that says something. Everything I need for “crease” eye shadows is contained in this palette and it’s just super user friendly and awesome!
Would I repurchase? Potentially but I’m still on the fence as I’m strict with what eye shadow palettes I’ll be repurchasing as I constantly buy new ones AND with an all matte eye shadow palette – I don’t want to have too many of them.
And that wraps up this post! Have you guys tried out this palette? Are you into all matte eye shadow palettes? Drop a comment, I love hearing from you guys! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you shortly in the next post!
^ Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for consideration. This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links. Any links provided are solely there for convenience. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I share with you guys my experience with beauty products, this does not make me an expert.