I can finally (and happily) say, that I am now the proud owner of a palette by TheBalm. That palette being The Balm Voyage Palette, and today I will be just giving you all a little run down and first impressions of my new makeup addition...
First of all some facts on this beautiful little thing;
-It's the 2nd Volume of The Balm Voyage Palettes
-It costs around £30, and can be found on Feel Unique
-It's perfect for travelling as it is super thin, and contains all you need in terms of eyeshadows, blushers, bronzers and highlighters
9 varying eyeshadow shades
And 2 lip and cheek colours
And now onto some first impressions (because with palettes like this, they count right?!)...
Online, the packaging of this palette really caught my eye with its bold writing and bright images, and as soon as I opened my delivery package of it, I felt just as drawn in. The palette is quite thin and small, so as I previously mentioned is perfect for travelling and popping in your makeup bag/travel bag. Whatsmore, while we are on the topic of travelling, the little mirror on the inside top of the palette will make it incredibly easy to see how your makeup is looking on the go!
All of the eyeshadows in this palette are very wearable colours, and although I didn't get a swatch of them, from testing them on my hand I did see that they are very lovely and pigmented. You can create many looks with all the shadows included as well-a lighter, more summery look or a darker, more deep look...my favourite shadow at first glance, being the lovely turquoise 'Welkom' on the right hand side.
Above, you can see my swatches of the face products-the highlighter in particular being incredibly pigmented and pearlescent! The bronzer is also very nice, as it isn't too dark and harsh so will suit my fair skin very well. The blushes are also lovely, as they are again not too bright and will work well in giving my skin just a bit of a healthy glow.
The lip and cheek products also look very nice-the orangey colour being a lot more vibrant than the red, which comes out as a pinker colour on the skin. When I'm in the sun though, these colours will work really well as lip balms that just add a bit of colour to my lips, without being as cakey as lipsticks would be in the heat.
The Value for Money...
Although this palette certainly wasn't cheap, for a product by TheBalm I would say that it wasn't too badly priced. I already own a couple of things by TheBalm, and know how high the quality of their products are so wasn't to upset at parting with my money this time around. Also, with so many different bits and bobs inside that I can't wait to use, I definitely think that this palette is in fact very good value for money.
As you can see a couple of images above, this palette also comes with a little guide of how to pair all the different products of the palette together, in order to create a few lovely makeup looks-I particularly want to try the second look down, as it looks nice and light for when I'm on holiday, and contains the eyeshadow 'Benvenuto' which is a lovely shimmery pink that I am in love with already!
On the whole though, as you can probably tell, I am very happy with this latest makeup purchase of mine, and cannot wait to start using it! I think I'm going to save it for a while though and keep it fresh for when I go away at weekends or abroad in the summer, as with it in my makeup bag I won't have to pile in loads of other products because this palette covers all parts of my makeup routine!
Thank you for reading,
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