I asked on Twitter over Christmas if people like ‘What I got for Christmas’ YouTube videos. The result was unanimous. People don’t really care for them. Although, I think they secretly do 🙂 I love seeing what people get both big and small myself. I thought I would show some of the makeup things I kindly got in review form instead. John kindly gifted me theBalm Appétit Eyeshadow palette.
He said he wanted to get me things I could review, so I will do just that 🙂
I have seen people talk about theBalm Appétit Palette online and them enjoying it, so I was very happy to unwrap it. And may I add, he picked it out all by himself!!
It comes enclosed in a sleeve that you of course take off. The palette itself is sturdy cardboard with kitsch graphics and a magnetic closing, like all of theBalm palettes.
When you open it up it has a mirror on the lid and then another enclosure which makes the shadows spell out ‘Eat Ur <3 Out’. This is to signify that the shadows represent a man menu for you to choose from 🙂 It does open up fully though and the pans are a large squares that are super accessible.
There are nine shadows in total ranging from matte, shimmer and foils. They are talc free and designed to be used wet or dry. All the shades are cool toned except for one rogue warm tone in the mix. The colour spectrum actually reminds me alot of the ‘Meet Matte Hughes’ Palette which I own too. Obviously, they are all matte though.
Onto the swatches. The matte shades are on the top row. May I add the gentlemen’s names are all food related 🙂
The second row is probably my favourite. These are the foiled shadows.
The third row is where the shimmers live.
I am a fan of cool toned shadows so I like this palette and I can of course mix it with other palettes I have too if I want to warm things up. I think it is a lovely palette though, not perfect, but sure I am still searching for eyeshadow perfection. I find theBalm shadows really pigmented and easy to use. You do get a lot of kick back (dust) when you put your brush into the pan, but it doesn’t result in major fallout on the face. Overall, I am a fan, and I have been and will get lots of use out of the matte and foiled colours.