Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Product Review -- The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I'm a big fan of The Balm.

Well, it's probably more accurate to say that I'm obsessed with the brand, actually.

It's the one company that I feel a real compulsion to collect all of their palettes.

Partly because their products almost always wow me, but also because I'm a sucker for their adorable packaging.

So when I heard that they were coming out with another Meet Matt(e) Palette, I knew I was going to buy it -- it was just a matter of time.

I held out for about a month, which, for me, is pretty amazing.

The Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette features the same cardboard packaging as the Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette  and the same cool vintage artwork. There's a decent size mirror on the inside, but the palette doesn't stay open by itself so you need to prop it up against something if you want to use it to do your makeup.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette's adorable packaging
It contains 9 generously-sized shadows for a total of 21.6 grams of product.

The shades include: Matt Lin, a beige; Matt Thomas, a pale pink; Matt Rossi, a purple taupe; Matt Lopez, a warm tan; Matt Kumar, a burgundy; Matt Moskowitz, a dark plum; Matt Evans, a midtone brown; Matt Reed, a dark chocolate; and Matt Ahmed, a black.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette
Like all of The Balm's matte shadows, these have a lovely formula. They're all nicely pigmented, smooth, and creamy, so they apply and blend like a dream.

The color range is really nice as well because you get both warm and cool tones, as well as natural and more dramatic shades.

I'm in love with Matt Rossi and Matt Kumar, personally.

From l. to r.: Matt Lin, Matt Thomas, Matt Rossi

From l. to r.: Matt Lopez, Matt Kumar, Matt Moskowitz

From l. to r.: Matt Evans, Matt Reed, Matt Ahmed
You can absolutely use this palette to do a complete eye look, if you're a fan of an all matte look, but it also works really well as a supplemental palette. Pair these mattes with some of your favorite shimmer shadows for a totally balanced eye look.

The palette is $42, which is expensive, but considering how good the shadows are and how much of them that you get, I think it's a pretty great value.

You can purchase it on The Balm website. The Balm also turns up on HauteLook quite a bit, though, so you might want to keep an eye out for it there as well.

Have you tried The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette? Which shades are your favorites?

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