Saturday, 28 March 2015

Review: theBalm Balmsai palette


Hi beauties! I'm a huge fan of theBalm eye shadows and when I first saw their Balmsai palette (14.4 g) on Belleza Kisses blog, I knew I need it in my life :) I picked it up when I was in Estonia.


Balmsai palette comes in a cute cardboard packaging and it closes magnetically. Even though I'm not a fan of cardboard packaging I feel thBalm's packaging always has a good quality. I also like that its slim and compact. 

Inside there is 18 shadows, a mirror and it comes with 2 shaping stencils.


The first stencil is to help to do the cat eye, which could be handy if you are just starting out.



The second one is a brow guide and shadow fall out guard. Again very handy to have.


It also has a guide how to use the stencils.


Now lets talk about the shadows :) The quality is amazing as usually! To the touch they are so buttery and silky. They blend out like a dream and I didn't experience any creasing. I did get a bit of fall out when I was using the darker eye shadows. I'm so impressed with all the shadows and there isn't even one, which I don't like. 


On the picture above you see 2 top rows and they are in section called In The Buff (Basics).

  • Wipe Out - at first seems like a matte cream color shade, but its not matte. It has a slight sheen to it, which looks gorgeous under the brow bone.
  • High Tide - is a white shimmery shadow, which looks perfect in the inner corner.
  • Hang 10 - is a nude shade, with a lovely sheen to it.
  • Dream Boat - is a more warm tone nude shade, with a sheen to it. Looks lovely all over the lid.
  • Sandbar - is one of my favorite shadows from the palette. It looks in the pan like another nude shade, which it is in a way, but it has a gorgeous pink sheen to it. Looks fab all over the lid.
  • Tubular - is a darker nude shade, with metallic finish.



The shadows in the next section which you can see on the picture above is called Mavericks (splash of color). 

  • Epic - is a dark bronze shade with a sheen to it.
  • Surf's Up - is a dark silver shade with shimmer to it. It looks gorgeous all over the lid, if you go for a smokey eye.
  • Big Kahuna - is a bright sea green shade with a golden sheen to it.
  • Kawabunga -is a dark shimmery olive green shadow, which I like to wear all over the lid. It looks so pretty!
  • Surfari - is a dark purple shade, with blue glitter in it.
  • Pipeline - is a dark metallic blue shade, with blue glitter in it.


First 3 shades on the picture above go under section Curve & Angle (Brow/Shadows) and all 3 can be used as eye shadow or you can fill in your brows. Next 3 shades go under Catch A Wave (Use Wet or Dry).
  • Score - is a matte brown shade, which I use to warm up my crease. 
  • Dig It - is a darker matte brown then Score and it has more cold tones to it.
  • Woodie - is a dark warm toned brown, with matte finish.
  • Stoked - in the pan it looks glittery purples shade. On the swatch it looks more black then purple and it has purple glitter in it.
  • Ripper - is the darkest brown shade in the palette and its matte.
  • Righteous - is a matte black.

Here is a look I did using only eye shadows from this palette. As you can see I  went for more nude day time look :)



There is nice selection of shimmery and matte shades. I like there is nudes and colorful shades. There is so many different looks you can create with it. Its a perfect palette to take with you when traveling. I'm so happy I picked it up. Its a great addition to my collection.

Which is your favorite palette at the moment?


Thanks for reading! xo's

9 comments:

  1. What do you think of this stencil? Does it really help to achieve perfect cat eye? :)

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  2. This is such nice selection of shades and I love your makeup here! I'd probably stay away from Surfari or Big Kahuna - I'm not that brave. :) X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  3. This palette looks gorgeous. It seems to be a real all rounder. I love the Balm in general. They make amazing products which are quality wise right up there with Benefit but for a much lower price. Do the prices vary for the Balm for Estonia and other countries?

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  4. This is such a good palette for a newbie who's just started doing make up, love the look you created too. This looks like a real good quality eye shadow palette x

    Acosmeticsobsession.com

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  5. I've heard good things about theBalm products, but nothing really stood out for me. But this looks amazing - I need it!
    Those blue/green shades look beautiful! And the fact it has eyebrow products and shadows you can use wet and dry amazes me! So much in one palette!
    I'm so glad I came across your post!

    Nicole ♥
    nicolelaurenblake.blogspot.com

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  6. Oooh! Looks like a great palette. I still haven't had the opportunity to try any of the balm products yet. Their blush has been on my wishlist for ages.

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  7. @ Liis - I think its perfect for someone who starts out doing a cat eye.

    @ Mademoiselle Lala - Thanks hun! xx

    @ Sciencekoekje - Everything in Estonia is a bit more pricier, because the market is so small. :(

    @ Amy - Thank you! xx

    @ Nicole - :)

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  8. This is beautiful!! I love the look of Big Kahuna, what a gorgeous shade :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have this palette and I absolutely love it! It is definitely my go to palette!

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