What the brand says: Meet Matt (e) Ador® the all new matte shadow palette from theBalm Cosmetics. This eye catcher is both dra-matt(e)-ic and romantic! Fall matte-ly in love with these nine talc-free, vegan shades! Just add water to create (ador)able liners!
MY TAKE ON THEBALM MEET MATT(E) ADOR EYE SHADOW PALETTE
Packaging: The eye shadow palette contains 9 shades (the upper shades are nudes-peaches while the shades in last row are darker) neatly arranged in a cardboard lightweight base quite similar to other the balm products. The print is characteristic of the brand and I like the fact that it comes with a mirror.
Texture: The eye shades are very fine and powdery and fall out is minimal. When used with with a wet brush, they apply and blend better.
Shade: Every shade in the palette has a unique name, below is a summary on each-
Matt Russo- This is a deeper peach shade which looks almost nude on medium skin tones. Perfect when you just want a brighter looking matte lid. Will look a bit pink on very fair skin tones.
Matt Bernard- This is quite similar to ‘Matt Russo’ but has deep yellow undertones. Works great as a transition shade when you want a natural nude eye shadow look.
Matt Munoz- This is a lighter peach shade and works great as a transition shade too.
Matte Jones- This is a warm light brown shade and works great to deepen certain areas on the lids like the outer corner or the crease.
Matt Williams- This is a proper chocolate brown shade.
Matt Johansson- This is the lightest shade in the palette and works great to highlight the brow bone or as a base for eye shadow.
Matt Soto- This a deep dark blackish green shade.
Matt Borski- This shade is a lovely royal blue and I absolutely love it!
Matt Lee- This is a darkest shade in the palette which is actually black but does not come out as pigmented on the lids! (I have used this on the outer corner in the picture, can you even figure it out?)
How I use and staying power: Mix and match shades according to your preference and style to create the look you want. Use them wet for good pigmentation. Can also be used as eye liners when used with a wet brush.
I own a lot of eye shadow palettes and this is the best of them all when it comes to creating nude and natural looks. Since all the shades are insanely matte, they look amazing! The palette also contains few deeper shades but they aren’t as dark and don’t really show up on the lids except for ‘Matte Borski’. The shades when used with a wet brush works great and it doubles the pigmentation. The product stays on all-day-long and does not fade even a bit or get in fine lines which is too good. I love the palette but the only issue I have is with darker shades that fails to show up on my lids when used dry and I literally have to go over it for like 3-4 times to deepen it. Otherwise, the palette is great and is currently my go-to eye shadow palette when i want a very subtle nude look. If you are in a lookout for an eye shadow palette with good pigmentation, give this a miss as there are many other palettes in the market that have better color payoff for lesser prices.
Comes with a mirror
Great shades for a nude eye look
Can be used as an eye liner when used wet
Gorgeous matte finish
Stays all day long
Darker shades aren’t as pigmented
Needs layering for the pigment to really show up
PRICE: INR 2999/- ($21 when you buy this from the official website excluding customs)