I have wanted to get my hands on this eyeshadow palette for the longest time and I couldn't believe it when I won it in a Instagram giveaway! theBalm is a brand that I have been eyeing for the last couple of months and I can completely understand why this palette is loved by so many as it is wonderful!
This palette is the perfect palette for neutrals shades and I have been reaching for it so much since I got it, if am I not using my Colourpop shadows I am using this. Inside the palette is 12 shades in a mixture of finishes as well as a large mirror and a double ended brush. I have actually used the brush a couple of times and it isn't that bad, I really like the liner end for applying shadow to my lower lash line. I really like the size of the mirror included and I have actually found myself using it when I apply my shadows, I have pretty bad eye sight so I like to see it up close! The packaging is one of my favourites out of the eyeshadow palettes I have in my collection. It is a hardened cardboard and is a similar size to the Zoeva eyeshadow palettes. Inside the eyeshadows are covering the ladies boobies and what not which makes me laugh.
There is a great mixture of light and dark shades, I am getting more use out of the lighter shades at the moment but I am loving the dark shades, like Silly, to deepen up my lower lash line. All of shadows are well pigmented but the darker shades are not as intense as they look in the pan which I prefer as I find them more wearable but they can definitely be build up to a stronger intensity. All of the shades are very soft, easy to apply and blend out really easily. There are mattes, metallics and one shade with glitter running though. You can create so many different looks from this single palette and take your eye makeup from day to night so if I go away soon this is going to be the only eyeshadow palette I take with me.
My favourite shades from the palette at the moment have to be Stand-Offish, Selfish, Seductive and Sexy. Sexy is a completely different shade to me, it is a matte brown/red shade which I like applying to my lower lash line. These shadows are quite long lasting when without eyeshadow primer and don't crease on me at all.
The Nude 'Tube Palette from theBalm retails for £30 and is available here - link.