I got my palette yesterday! theBalm is producing 1000 of these Cast Your Shadow Palettes but the good news is that it will be more available in other packaging under the name the Balm and the Beautiful. Same exact eyeshadows/blush/lipgloss but with different individual product names. For details and a picture of the alternate palette click here. I found a way to get the alternate palette half price thanks to one of my fantastic blog readers, that post has the details on where to check for that deal at T.J.Maxx.
On to the pictures and swatches! This palette is $44.50, I got it from the Facebook pre-order event theBalm had.
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theBalm Cast Your Shadow Face Palette
all the colors in the palette-16 eyeshadows, 2 lip/cheek stains, and 1 lip gloss
1st Row: Tres Moi, Wocka Wocka, Meep Meep, and Mahna-Mahna
2nd Row: Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, and Muppetational
3rd Row: Woman Woman, Curtain Call, Great Gonzo, and Kissy Kissy
4th Row: Wild Child, Lab Coat, Hiii-Yaaa!, and Swedish Pancakes
Last Row: Rainbow Connection, Le Diva, and Electric Mayhem
These eyeshadows for the most part are buttery textured and highly pigmented. Just the way that I like eyeshadow. I haven’t had a chance to use all of the colors on my face yet but I’ll tell you so many of them are impressive. The last row of lip/cheek stains are nice Rainbow Connection is the most impressive one to me it’s just as pigmented as it looks. Le Diva is far less shockingly pink/fuchsia as it looks in the palette. It is buildable color though so after two layers that deep pink comes out. Electric Mayhem reminds me of the last Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick/lipgloss colors. Not meant for me at all…just makes me look like I ate a few powdered donuts!
The only color I’m going to be wary of is Curtain Call (3rd row, 2nd color) it’s a super frosty pink shade. But the few colors in this palette that aren’t a good match for me skin tone wise I’ll just mix with other colors inside the palette. I’ll mix the deep rich Kissy, Kissy (3rd row, last color) with Curtain Call to tone down the frostiness and make a brighter lavender like purple. I’m expecting to do a lot of mixing with that bottom row of eye colors. Colors like Lab Coat (frosty white) and Hiii-Yaaa! (champagne) aren’t going on my eyelid by themselves.
I’ll give you an update or follow-up on this palette after using it for a while. Overall I am so happy with this, eyeshadows this useable and pigmented don’t come along in this format much. Besides the colors being really good the packaging is very good also. I like that the eyeshadows and lip/cheek stuff have separate flap closures. I hate getting random eyeshadow in cream products.
I’d urge you to consider this palette, I think it’s a good value purchase especially if you are a serious eyeshadow lover!