I’d fully intended to channel the spirt of the bikini babe on the front of theBalm’s new Balmsai Eyeshadow and Brow Palette ($39.50) this morning by doing a light, colorful, tropical surfer babe eye makeup look, but then I started listening to The Smiths and this dark smokey eye happened…
Oh, well. I am human and I need to be loved! 🙂
Oh, Morrissey… How I love your emo warbling. I think you really get my pain, the pain all the way down in the marrow of my bones (my lower back still hurts after the half marathon).
Speaking of things that really “get it,” theBalm always seems to know what I want/need in an eyeshadow palette. Their Balmsai palette has a great combination of neutral matte and shimmer finishes fabulous for classic looks, as well as some fun teal, blue and purple shades for spice.
The palette’s 18 silky smooooove powder shadows blend easily and with minimal fallout. Even when I work with the darkest shades, like matte black Righteous and matte brown Ripper, which I’m wearing here, I barely have any cleaning up to do.
The deep matte tones also double as brow fillers and liners (points for awesome versatility), which makes this a totally legit palette to take on trips.
Like on a mid-winter vacay to the tropics, hmm…
The only things I wish I could change about the palette are the highlighting colors. The beige and gold shades have a frosty finish and an appetite for my fine lines. I feel like one or two beige mattes would’ve taken the palette into A+ territory.
AVAILABILITY: A permanent collection product, available now at theBalm counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Have a brilliant day! 🙂