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Let your inner artist run wild with this tray full of ShadyLady shadows. From the subtle to the bold, the sheer to the opaque, swish your brush and create a new masterpiece with each application. Featuring 9 shades tucked inside a zebra print package, this palette is a treat for the eyes in more ways than one.
There are currently 3 volumes of theBalm’s Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette, all of which include 9 pressed shadows. This review is for the Shady Lady palette Vol. 2. You can see the review for Vol. 1 here.
The shadows are housed in a thick cardboard palette. The palette itself comes inside a sleeve that is designed exactly like the palette. The palette flips open and shuts with a magnetic closure. The lid has a mirror inside, but doesn’t stand upright on its own, so you’ll have to hold it up if you want to utilize the mirror.
Caught in the Act Courtney is a chocolate brown with gold glitters. This color is also included in Vol. 1. Feisty Felicia is supposed to be a dark purple, but looks more like a dark brown and has purple shimmers. Insane Jane is a frosty, medium taupe. Bossy Bobbi is a shimmery, medium slate blue. Makeout Mary is a shimmery, light olive. Just This Once Jane is a shimmery, pinky tan-champagne. Mischievous Marissa is a shimmery, peach-toned gold. Tempting Tara is a frosty white. Devilish Danielle is a shimmery, nude-champagne.
The colors, overall, have good pigmentation. The neutral colors have even finishes and good color payoff, though Caught in the Act Courtney could be more opaque. Insane Jane is the most impressive of all the colors. The 2 non-neutral colors in Row 2 aren’t as vibrant or as opaque as I’d prefer, but they fare better than the non-neutral colors from the first Volume.
The formula for all the colors is creamy and soft, making them all glide onto the skin smoothly.
Compared to Vol. 1, this palette performs better in terms of even finishes. But, like Vol. 1, this palette contains no matte finishes, making it difficult to create an everyday eye look with the 9 shimmery shades provided.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The formula for these shadows is creamy, which makes them easy to pick up with a brush and transfer onto the skin. The formula also makes these shadows easy to blend.
For $39.50, you get 9 colors and a total of 17 grams of shadow–less than what you get with Vol. 1. Single ShadyLady eyeshadows are $16.00 each and contain 2.8 grams. You are paying much more than half the price for each gram of eyeshadow by buying the Shady Lady palette.