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These nine beautiful shades tucked inside a cute giraffe-print palette can be used wet or dry and can be combined or worn individually for an endless variety of looks.
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. 3. You can see the review for Vol. 1 here and Vol. 2 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.
Lusty Lee is a grey-based silver. Envious Erin is a slightly off-white. Racy Kacy is a slightly rusty brown. Safe Bet Annette is a light pink. Runaround Rebecca is a light sage. Come-Hither Heather is a light taupe. Open To Offers Olwen is a medium teal. All The Way Annie is a medium purple. Guilty Gwen is a black with silver shimmers.
All of these colors are shimmery and have great pigmentation. Unlike with Volumes 1 and 2, the non-neutral colors in this palette have good pigmentation and color payoff.
The formula for all the colors is creamy and soft, making them all glide onto the skin smoothly.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
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.