At the start of October I attended the Bloggers Blog Awards hosted by Hayley and manged snag myself TheBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette as a Social Media prize which I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. I love matte eyeshadows, so I was super excited to get my mitts on this .
I love TheBalm as a brand and I was hoping to love this palette just as much. Keep reading to find out whether I did love it as much I thought I would.
I’ve been aware of TheBalm for a good few years now, and got my first product (the cult classic Mary Lou-Manizer) from the brand just over a year ago whilst in America. I love the quirky packaging and names, and the branding makes me fall in love with the products way more than I should. Although the price point confuses me a lot when I see TheBalm products in Superdrug. I expect Revlon or Max Factor to be the most expensive brand there, not products you can find in Debenhams!
The shades in this palette are triple milled and have a velvety smooth texture, and the palette comes with a huge mirror which is great for travel. Although as it comes in cardboard packaging and very a unsecure closing mechanism, I can’t see myself travelling with it very often, if at all.
This is another warm matte palette which isn’t something that I need in my life but I am obsessed with the shades. Particularly the orange and red in the middle (Matt Lopez and Matt Kumar). Of the nine shades in the palette, I’d say I get regular use out of six of them which is pretty good going for me. The shades are very easy to blend and have great colour payoff, which I was really please with as some matte shadows aren’t easy to work with.
Do I think it’s worth £37.50? No. Do I feel like it’s a palette I need in my collection? Yes. I’m so conflicted with this palette and I’m sorry I can’t be more decisive for you. Urban Decay shadows are my favourite to work with and their palettes are at a similar price point so I feel like I’d rather pick up another Urban Decay palette over a palette from TheBalm, but this palette has shadows that Urban Decay don’t offer me so I’m happy to have it in my stash.