The Balm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette ($42.50) is a new Holiday Palette that the Balm released this week which includes sixteen shades of eyeshadow and three Lip & Cheek Stains. If you love the Balm’s range of palettes you’re bound to find a spot in your heart for the Balm Voyage Makeup Palette especially since so much love goes into the formula of these shadows!
Take a look!
the Balm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette is a vacation themed palette featuring different exotic locals around the globe pictured on the palette. The inside flap reveals a cute mirror in the cut out of a passport and the eyeshadow shades are named in a seating chart arrangement (this can get confusing at times with names like C2 and B2, etc…)
The palette is two flap design so the upper flap opens to reveal sixteen shades of shadow in a variety of finishes where as the smaller flap below covers up three Lip and Cheek Stain Creams. Powders and creams in one palette can be messy but the flap allows you to cover the creams when not in use so you won’t make a mess during shadow application. The packaging is very cute and has that vintage Balm feel.
The shadows are nicely pigmented but they do have a softer, powdery texture so they kick up a fair bit of powder when you swipe a brush across them. I personally recommend a sponge applicator for packing on color and blending out with a brush. Even though they are powdery they still have a soft, silky texture with a very easy to blend texture. I was surprised I didn’t experience any major fall out as this powdery a shadow typically means I’d have a mess to contend with. But I had absolutely no problems during application and they applied flawlessly. I think some of the past palettes from the Balm the shadows have more of a velvety, denser texture…these have that velvety feel but there’s more of a buttery, silky smooth texture to them with a looser consistency. The shades aren’t in your face pigmented but they build easily and have a nice bit of pop to them plus there are available a wide range of finishes so you’ll get a few satin, a bit of sparkle, and some mattes as well. I highly recommend using a shadow primer prior as some of the shades loose intensity and slip away as the day progresses so have something handy to prep your lids with for the longest, strongest wear.
D2, A2, B2, C2
A4, B4, C4, D4
D1. A1, B1, D1
A3, B3, C3, D3
Second Officer, First Officer, Captain
They also included Lip & Cheek Stains which are fantastically long wearing on my cheeks with a solid 12 hours of wear without fading. They are a bit drier on lips so I suggest a balm under them or a gloss on top for added moisture. The finish is dewy to the touch but they don’t look greasy or shiny on my face and add a smooth flush of natural color!
The Balm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette is a little different from past palettes that the Balm has done and you’ll notice that right away in the texture of the shadows and difference from past formulas. However, overall, this is an excellent value with wide variety of eyeshadows and finishes to choose from. The brand has an excellent track record creating some outstanding palettes and Balm Voyage is just as wonderful yet a touch different from what you may already know and love.
Wearing Eyeshadows D4 and D3 with First Officer on Cheeks
Wearing B4 and C4 Eyeshadows
This lovely little palette is available now at www.thebalm.com
Will you be indulging?
Seems like a perfect palette for gifting!