I'm absolutely crazy about The Balm.
I love their products and I love their packaging and considering they're a higher end brand, I think their prices are pretty fair (and you can often find them on HauteLook at a serious discount, which is even better).
I'm actually such a big fan of the brand that I tend to buy new products as soon as they come out without really considering whether I need them or not.
(With other brands, I usually hesitate for at least a few seconds...)
Recently, I saw a couple of new shadow quads on the Kohl's website and I just had to have them.
The La Balmba Steal the Spotlight Eye Shadow Palettes Vol. 1 & 2 are dance-themed quad, featuring The Balm's usual adorable vintage inspired artwork. They come in sturdy cardboard packaging and a small mirror on the inside.
Each palette contains four shadows.
Vol. 1 contains Salsa, a metallic yellow gold; Flamenco, a matte light brown; Mambo, a dark brown with gold glitter; and Rumba, a satin-y army green.
|The Balm La Balmba Steal the Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette Vol. 1|
|From l. to r.: Salsa, Flamenco, Mambo, Rumba|
Vol. 2 contains Merengue, a metallic champagne; Samba, a metallic taupe with slight green undertones; Cha-Cha, a satin-y midnight blue; and Tango, a dark forest green with blue glitter.
|The Balm La Balmba Steal the Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette Vol. 2|
|From l. to r.: Merengue, Samba, Cha-Cha, Tango|
The shades in Vol. 1 are kind of natural look, though you can go for a light, soft look or a darker, smokier look with the shadows depending on your mood.
Vol. 2 has shades that lend themselves to more of a smoky look because Cha-Cha and Tango are both pretty dark. You can get a lighter look, though, if you only use one of the dark shades. I've been absolutely obsessed with using Samba as a lid color with other shadows in my collection, though, and I've been lining with Cha-Cha a ton recently too.
All in all, these are really nice palettes and they're only $15 each, so they're pretty reasonably priced too. I wouldn't say that they're must-haves, though, just because I think they work best as supplemental quads as opposed to standalone palettes.
You can purchase the palettes at the Kohl's website or in Kohl's stores.
Have you tried The Balm La Balmba Steal the Spotlight Eye Shadow Palettes? Which one is your favorite?