So I decided that before I do some of the comparison posts i've got lined up I wanted to do a post on TheBalm's Meet Matt(e) palette because its amazing. I'm going to take this even further by bragging about the blue shadow featured here!
First things first...what does TheBalm feature??? TheBalm is an under-appreciated company, their products are sold online at their website and also at Sephora online. The theme is retro, think Benefit but more pinup and much more adorable! Their packaging for most products is sturdy cardboard which I love because it's biodegradable. Their products are very very high quality and I have not used a product of theirs that I do not like! If i'm not mistaken all of their products are paraben free and are made with more wholesome ingredients. Full price their products are not cheap, they're about 18-35ish bucks depending on the product but TheBalm is a generous company that has incredible offers throughout the year. You can also find these products at TJMaxx and Marshalls.
The Meet Matt(e) palette has 9 very smooth matte shadows that are named after a different Matt, I must admit I got this palette mainly because there was a shadow named Matt Ramirez (my boyfriend's name is Matt...my last name is Ramirez...i'm a dork like that) but I couldn't be happier with it!
This picture really captures how creamy the shadows are!
Another swatch photo
I love the colors, I wear Matt Batali and Matt Patel together a lot and I also was thrilled to find out that I could wear blue eyeshadow and not look like an 80s throwback!
It's exceptionally hard to find good blues, usually they have shimmer (too 80s for me) or they are too bright and loud for me...baby blues also look gross on me. TheBalm NAILED the blue here (Matt Horowitz)! It reminds me of the color of Lapis a little bit, it just looks very regal and unique. I paired it with Matt McDonald in the crease and blended the colors with Matt Smith.
The colors offered in this palette are wonderul because they are very unique and they are not loud and bright but they also are not muddy. I used these over Stila's prime pot in Taffy. I highly recommend this palette because it's travel friendly, work appropriate, adorable, and it's hard to find good "Matt(e)s"
As always I do not work for any makeup company, I do not get paid for my reviews, and I bought this with my own money!