theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos
I have seen theBalm cosmetics in one of my local Shoppers Drug Mart, but never purchased any, so I was pleased to see an eyeshadow sample included in my July Ipsy Glam Bag. As its name suggests it is a matte eyeshadow which in my case came in the shade Matt Moskowitz which is a deep plum. Here are my thoughts.
First off, I know this is a crazy reason, but I loved the little cardboard case it came it, very cute. Also when you open it it says “you look gorgeous” - well thank you! It weighs 0.5g, so a reasonable sample size and I know that the actual eyeshadows come in much larger pans, as you would expect.
As I said this shade is called Matt Moskowitz and is a deep plum. I love purples and plums so this is a good shade for me. The actual eyeshadow feels very smooth and soft and highly pigmented - a little, will definitely go a long way. But how did it wear?
Well, I used this over primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and it went on very smoothly and blended very well with the Laura Mercier eyeshadows I used with it. There was no fallout and after 8 hours of wear, it was still looking good, even on my oily lids!
When I swatched the eyeshadow for this review I did so with primer and no primer and there was a considerable difference as you can see from the photo. The colour was much deeper and as I mentioned before, no fallout with the primer, however without primer the shade was much softer and there was a tiny amount of fallout. I would definitely recommend using this with primer as I would all eyeshadows, but the difference with this one was even more noticeable than many others.
Overall I am very impressed with this eyeshadow and I am very pleased that I got to sample it. It would absolutely persuade me to buy other theBalm products on the strength of this.