By now you have seen Ebru of Ebrushka’s Makeup Bag and I tweeting and blogging about our super theBalm finds at T.J. Maxx. But, this past Friday when I stopped in I found the steal of all steals…..
I didn’t find this palette right on my first visit. It was visit number 3 to this T.J. Maxx when I spotted it. Sadly, I only found one otherwise I would have bought more to share with all of you. BUT, my boss and her friend each found one at another T.J. Maxx near here the next day. So, just keep your eyes open.
This palette is basically a soap opera in makeup form. From the packaging, name of the title, and name of the shadows, it’s downright daytime tv.
This palette hasn’t officially released yet, which makes is so intriguing to be at T.J. Maxx already. It will retail for somewhere around $50 when it comes out this holiday season, but I picked it up for $19.99. LOVE that I didn’t have to pay retail.
Also, this palette is THE EXACT same one as the very limited edition Muppets palette theBalm is releasing. I prefer this one because as a child the Muppets scared me and I don’t care for anything with Muppets on them. If you like the shades but can’t get or don’t want the Muppets themed one, keep a look out for this one. It’s so worth tracking it down. The quality of the shadows is so superb and smooth. They aren’t given enough attention for sure!
This top row represents a great fall eyeshadow palette all on it’s own. Lovely!
Again, smooth and great pigmentation. Longest name for an eyeshadow ever goes to “The Guy Who Died But Didn’t Really Die” LOL. In person it’s more of a taupe, and a nice one at that.
The Police Man is the only shade I can’t see myself using a lot, because it’s just so blue. Not the kind of blue I reach for…but maybe I will find something creative to do with it
I love all of these shades. Soft, smooth, and great highlights/lid colors. I can’t pick a favorite here, I love them all!
TheBalm also including lip and cheek colors. Something I really love about theBalm is that they keep the cream products separate from the powders…so no mess! Drama Queen and The Perfect Man are cheek and lip colors, while the Evil Twin is more of a lipgloss. They all feel nice on the lips and on the skin.
These can be built up or sheered down depending on the color you are looking for. They blend on my cheeks easily, and don’t feel drying when I wear them on my lips. Evil Twin is a nice nude gloss, not too sticky and looks natural.
All in all I am 100% impressed with this palette, not a single dud in the bunch which is saying a lot when you have 16 shadows and 3 lip/cheek colors. I will work on getting myself to use that light, bright blue shade…and maybe post a FOTD when I do.
Have you found theBalm at your TJ Maxx or Marshall’s yet? Do you have your eye on this palette or any of the other goodies found there so far?