A while back I picked up TheBalm’s ShadyLady volume 2 from Sephora. Since I loved TheBalm’s Stainiac in Beauty Queen (which I’ve never reviewed and will be doing soon, shame on me!), I wanted to try their eye shadows. A palette was the perfect way to be introduced to these colors.
The Website Claims:
Let your inner artist run wild with this tray full of shadyLady shadows. From the subtle to the bold, the sheer to the opaque, swish your brush and create a new masterpiece with each application. Featuring 9 shades tucked inside a zebra print package, this palette is a treat for the eyes in more ways than one. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Ptfe, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].
Volume 2 Shades
Caught in the act Courtney – rich brown with gold sparkle
Feisty Felicia – blackened plum with violet sparks
Insane Jane – dark taupe shimmer
Bossy Bobbi – dark teal-blue shimmer
Makeout Mary – olive green with golden shimmer
Just this once Jamie – silvery lilac shimmer
Mischevious Marissa – luxurious champagne gold shimmer
Tempting Tara – bright white shimmer
Devilish Danielle – champagne peach shimmer
$39.50 for .6 oz (9 eye shadows)
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! The colors are all gorgeous. This palette has a good mix of shades, and they’ve all got lovely shimmer, without being too glittery or over the top. They apply and blend easily, and they’re nicely pigmented. Because they’re shimmery, but not glittery, there’s no fall out to deal with, which I’m really appreciating these days. I think these colors would work equally well for work or play. Additionally, I think the palette is a great value because it breaks down to about $4.38 per eye shadow, and the eye shadows are huge for a palette.
Would I purchase again?
Yes! I’ll definitely purchase more of TheBalm’s eye shadows, probably another palette, since it’s such a great deal.
Have you tried TheBalm before? If so, what’s your favorite product?
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.