August 18, 2013

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Palette - Review, Photos, Swatches

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Hi everyone!

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette Vol. 2 ($39.50 USD / 0.68 oz / 19.4 g) includes 9 eyeshadows and a giant mirror. Five eyeshadows can double as eyeliners and are marked so. This palette followed the popular Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette.

Single eyeshadows have a retail value of $16.00 USD for 0.12 oz / 3.4 g. This palette is $39.50 for 0.68 oz / 19.4 g. Single eyeshadows would have a value of $133.33/oz, while this palette has a value of $58.09/oz. Plus, the palette has more varieties!

Palette: [3.8/4.0]

Caught in the Act Courtney (shadow/liner) - [3.2/4.0]
  • dark chocolate brown with gold microglitter
  • The only shade that is repeated in Vol 1. 
  • Beautiful shade, but can apply a bit patchy. To get true pan color, layering (or a base) is required. There is a bit of fall out. It is not quite creamy to the touch, but does not crumble.
  • Available permanently as a single eyeshadow product.

Feisty Felicia (shadow/liner) - [3.8/4.0]
  • dark black plum with multishades of shimmer
  • Creamy to the touch, minor crumbles, and opaque in one swipe! A black base can really bring out the intensity and the shimmer!

Insane Jane (shadow/liner) - [4.0/4.0]
  • metallic frost medium taupe
  • Buttery to the touch, no crumbles, and opaque! A great transition shade or all over the lid shade. Absolutely adore this!

Bossy Bobbi (shadow/liner) - [4.0/4.0]
  • medium-dark teal blue with frost finish
  • Beautiful teal blue with a great finish. Does not smudge, crumble, and so smooth and buttery! Perfect for a peacock look or even a dash of color when you use to on your bottom lashline.

Makeout Mary (shadow/liner) - [4.0/4.0]
  • golden shimmery khaki green that leans yellow
  • Beautiful khaki green that will work on most skin tones. Just like Bossy Bobbi, it's opaque, creamy, and blends like a dream.

Just This Once Jamie (shadow) - [3.9/4.0]
  • shimmery medium pink mauve with silver sheen
  • Soft and creamy! Surprisingly easy to blend (especially for a plum shadow), and does not leave you with a swollen, tired eye look.
  • Available permanently as a single eyeshadow product.

Mischievous Marissa (shadow) - [3.9/4.0]
  • muted orange bronze with frost finish
  • Buttery soft and pigmented! This is wonderful for that Summer Goddess or Beach Babe look!
  • Available permanently as a single eyeshadow product.

Tempting Tara (shadow) - [4.0/4.0]
  • bright shimmery white with frost finish
  • Buttery and pigmented! Amazing for inner corner highlighting. Putting a little tiny bit above your lip's cupid's bow can do wonders for a photo!

Devilish Danielle (shadow) - [3.9/4.0]
  • shimmery champagne peach
  • Soft, pigmented, and easy to apply. A bit crumbly at times, but definitely not patchy. Great highlighting and all over the lid color.

Packaging: [4.0/4.0]

The cardboard compact is zebra print on the outside, pink (around the mirror) and black (around the products) on the inside. It is slim and sturdy. The magnetic closure is all along the bottom edge of palette providing a strong hold.

Longevity: [3.8/4.0]

Like the first Shady Lady palette, all 9 of these shadows lasts about 7 hours on me without creasing. I do not have the most oily of lids, but my monolid can cause most shadows to crease. An eyeshadow base keeps these shadows on all day looking fairly fresh after a 14 hour day.

Caught in the Act Courtney and Feisty Felicia smudged a bit at the end of the day.

Notes: Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Talc-Free Shadows

Insane Jane, Bossy Bobbi, and Makeout Mary are my favorite!

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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette


Final Grade! A

Bottom Line: A slim and sturdy compact complete with a giant mirror and versatile  pigmented shadows! There is a good variety of medium-dark shades and a few light shades to balance it out. Travel friendly and great quality!

Ingredients: Mica, Boron nitride, Polyethlene, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, PTFE, Synthetic wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Koalin, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Sodium dehydroacetate, Tin oxide. May Contain: [+/- Titanium dioxide (LI 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)]

Price: $39.50 USD

Where to buy: theBalm online, Sephora online




Do you own this product? What about the other volumes? What do you think about this palette? :)

Until next time...
~RxBeautyChic

8 comments :

  1. Hooray for another Shady Lady palette! This was my first of the three (I own them all) and I find it easiest to wear in any occasion.

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  2. Hooray! :D Shady Lady Vol 3 is in the works soon! I have had these for awhile now and I love them! All of them are my "I don't know what to use so I'm gonna grab these" category.

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  3. I haven't tried any eye shadows from the Balm yet. But looks like they are very pigmented and smooth. I always like how cute their packaging and name of their products.


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  4. First, thank you for visiting and following! :)

    The Balm is one of my all time favorite brands! I adore their packaging and names too! Hope you like them if you get a chance to try them! :)

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  5. Lovely pigmentation on these shadows. Man do I need to swipe these from hautelook one day. If they sold these in stores I'd be so screwed with my bank account :/ Definitely on my to buy list though!

    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  6. Doooo it! :D theBalm is one of my all time favorite brands :D Really hope you like 'em once you get some!

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  7. I have this palette and I love it <3 nice swatches ;)

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  8. I'm glad you love this as well! And thank you! :D

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