Shady Lady by the Balm|Review & Swatches



Hey lovelies!

I had convinced myself I wasn’t going to get more eyeshadow palette for a month. And then this happened. I started with just online browsing on a couple of things and then I had to keep adding until I got free shipping 😦

I have like a “kazillion” nude with matte eyeshadow palettes and enough is enough. Okay maybe not kazillion but an insanely amount of nude palettes. And when I saw this, I was totally drawn in by the diverse color of this palette and so it took me over the edge to try it 😛

shady lady the balm

The packaging of this Shady Lady #3 by theBalm for $39.50 is in a cardboard paper packaging with a fancy giraffe print on it. There are nine beautiful shadows which are bright and shimmery. Net wt: 0.51 oz. The packaging is sturdy and it comes with a good size mirror on top.

thebalm color palette

I think the individual colors will stand out more in the crowd if you wear them alone. Wear a single eyeshadow makeup look which is so trendy now after the Spring’s fashion runway models wearing it. The texture is smooth and easy to blend except the Guilty Owen which I notice to be of glittery texture but it blends magnificently.

Palette includes:

– Lusty Lee: light silver.

– Envious Erin: metallic ivory.

– Racy Kacy: light, warm brown.

– Safe-Bet Annette: pearly pink.

– Runaround Rebecca: springy green.

– Come-Hither Heather: light lilac-silver.

– Open-to-Offers Olwen: true teal.

– All-the-Way Annie: soft purple.

– Guilty Gwen: black with silver shimmer.

purple eyelook

For this eye makeup look, I used the Safe-Bet Annette on lids with All The Way Annie on crease and on outer corner I’m using Guilty Gwen. Lastly, Envious Erin as highlighter and on tear ducts. Completed this look with Essence liquid eyeliner and Sonia Kashuk eyebrow pencil in Taupe. The staying power is longlasting and you can wear it alone without any primer.

color swatches the balm

As you can see from the swatches, these are all winners. I’d say the racy kacy, envious erin and runaround rebecca looked so beautiful in the pan, and I was amazed by how awesome the pigmentation are. It’s a perfect palette if you are looking for the shimmer and incredible texture. Color payoff is absolutely amazing.

I am just blown away by Shady Lady. I think it is a true gem in the drugstore. And while the price is definitely on the (WAY) high side for drugstore, you’re getting a lot of product, a lot of color choices within the palette and the performance is just great.

Like I’ve mentioned earlier before, if you love shimmer eyeshadow finish then this palette is made for you. And if you like to try out new loud bright eyeshadow shades, this palette is your answer 🙂

It probably goes without saying, but…  I highly recommend theBalm eyeshadow palettes! They’re so versatile and the colors are to LOVE. You can get this at Nordstrom, ASOS, theBalm online and at Amazon.

Have you picked up any of theBalm eyeshadow lately? Don’t forget to leave your comment below 🙂

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you guys later.

Sharon xoxo