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The Balm Shady Lady Eye Shadow Review

I'm in Love With This Shady Lady

Greetings from New York, my friends. (Does that make me sound like John McCain?) While packing for the trip yesterday morning, I decided to pare down to only the essentials. Keeping two weeks of travel down to one carry-on suitcase made Fab's jaw drop, but here's my secret: Wear black dresses with different accessories, bring flat sandals that take up very little room, and think small when it comes to beauty.

Obviously, it makes sense to decant certain lotions and creams into travel-size containers — you already know that. But here's my makeup secret weapon: The Balm Shady Lady ($38). Instead of packing a bunch of individual shadows, I have everything I could need in this nine-shade eye shadow palette. The shadows have great pigmentation, a gorgeous but not bling-y level of shimmer, and colors for both night and day. (Unlike some palettes, this one doesn't have any "meh" colors that I'll never use.) And since some of the shadows double as liners, I didn't need to pack separate eyeliner. Easy!

As it turns out, guess who was on the same flight as me and Fab? Marissa Shipman, founder of The Balm, and her adorably chubby-cheeked baby, Lucas. If that's not a sign that I packed well, I don't know what is.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Lots of gorgeous colors but I don't travel enough to use palettes. I like single shadows much more which I know makes me in the minority.
JamieUK JamieUK 9 years
I have this palette and it's amazing. How funny that you saw her on the flight, love it!!
CCee CCee 9 years
Wow, that looks like a great palette! I would sooo use every colour! Thanks for the tip on packing less whilst bringing loads :D
details2 details2 9 years
just saw this at sephora tonight... it's super cute... I love all the colors... gorgeous!!! I also liked the powder trio with a transulcent powder, an orgasm dupe, and a matte bronzer... they certainly came out with some great palettes!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Wore the bronze color tonight! ka-pow, blue eyes! :)
chippyshero2066 chippyshero2066 9 years
I love those shades!
sofi sofi 9 years
wow- Martini, you are quick! Good girl ;)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Just ordered mine from Sephora! Dang - I am in a shopping frenzy these days! :P
emalove emalove 9 years
I agree, Sofi! What a fabulous shadow palette--I definitely need this!
sofi sofi 9 years
This needs to be a daily giveaway- or just hand it over this way ;)
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
Awesome palette. All of the colors are great. Plus, that's really cool that you got to meet the owner of the company!
Swen Swen 9 years
I've never seen this palette before. It's got great colors. I would like, if not love, every single one.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Whoa, love that palette! Must have!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Very cool!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
that's so neat you saw and met her haha!
sofi sofi 9 years
Wow :jawdrop: that palette looks gorgeous. I never saw it before but love each and every color. Love it time for a bit of retail therapy :shopping:
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