theBalm Balm Voyage! for holiday 2013 is brand spankin’ new and trust, you are gonna drool over this hottie.
This face palette comes wrapped in the cutest travel-inspired imagery and opens up to reveal 16 eyeshadows, three lip and cheek creams and a mirror surrounded by your passport info. 😉 They even give you four guides to beauty looks on the lower flap which include looks for Smokey in Shanghai, Mauve in Montréal, Clubbing in Côte d’Azur and Sun-kissed in Sydney.
Each eyeshadow name corresponds with a seat number and then the lip and cheek creams are named after the First and Second Officers and the Captain, of course. So cute!
A4 is a deep smoky charcoal grey shimmer.
B4 is a medium chocolate brown shimmer.
C4 is a medium warm brown/bronze shimmer.
D4 is a deep olive green with shimmer.
All four of these were so incredibly soft and pigmented. Gorgeous shades. They are shimmery but not glittery, so not that fall-out prone.
A3 is an intense silver metallic.
B3 is a deep smoky mauve matte.
C3 is a medium warm taupe matte.
D3 is a golden champagne metallic.
These were also nicely pigmented shades. I was rather impressed with how soft and smooth the two mattes in the middle are.
A2 is a vivid purple with blue shimmer.
B2 is a soft icy blue/green shimmer.
C2 is a deep blue teal matte with blue micro-glitter.
D2 is a pale pink shimmer.
Again, great pigmentation with these ones. B2 is a really pretty unusual shade and C2 is amazing!
A1 is a pink/mauve metallic.
B1 is a pale nude matte.
C1 is a shimmery pale vanilla.
D1 is a shimmery golden yellow.
Once again, nice pigmentation and soft shades. D1 is really cool and different I think.
Second Officer is a slightly sheer bright red.
First Officer is a pigmented coral.
Captain is a slightly sheer pink.
These are all buildable shades. Captain is SO pigmented you won’t need to build it up. All three can be used on both lips and cheeks.
Overall: I really love this palette! It’s designed exactly for the person like me – a sucker who cannot resist a really cute design. But also the eyeshadows inside are so great. The colors are interesting, super soft and very pigmented. I like the lip and cheek shades as well, but honestly could do without them and be perfectly happy with the palette.
So what do you think? Are you ready to take a trip with Balm Voyage! this holiday season?
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