Wednesday, September 28, 2011

theBalm's Meet Matt(e) Palette - Swatches, Photos, Review

Where's Matt? Have you heard about Matt? Do you even know a Matt? (Surely you must; I know at least half dozen!) Is he a relative, a partner, a coworker, a loyal friend, your mechanic or the bartender at your favorite bar? Or maybe a recent ex? If that's the case, sorry to dredge up bad memories but you don't need him, girl! In the infamous words of the great Gloria Gaynor, you will survive!
Whatever your feelings on Matt, I'm here to introduce you to one any gal can safely fall for -- theBalm's Meet Matt(e), a palette of nine--wait for it--matte eyeshadows! 

Not only does Matt(e) have superb taste in color, you can keep him with you and have an eye on him at all times - Matt(e)'s not very mobile (or even bipedal, for that matter), and will depend on you for transport. As long as you don't mind, it could be the beginning of something special! ;D
In case you want a little more info about him before taking the plunge, here's a quick profile:

A closer look -

The color choices remind me of menswear, in the best possible way. I'm taking about elegant, Don Draper-esque '40's waistcoats and silk ties and fedoras and trenches - rich, luxurious, heady. Lovely!

Swatches -

Matt Smith, Matt Gallagher, Matt Ramirez, Matt McDonald

Matt Ramirez, Matt McDonald, Matt Horowitz

Matt Horowitz, Matt Chung, Matt Batali

Matt Batali, Matt Schilling, Matt Patel
I purchased this palette because if there is a void in my makeup collection, it's in the matte shades. Meet Matt(e) quite neatly patches that hole; no buyer's remorse here! theBalm continues to impress me with their high quality eyeshadows, which are faithfully smooth and pigmented. The Matts are no exception; they are all soft and silky, easily blended, without the powdery texture that sometimes plagues eye products of this finish. The colors are rich and easy to get opaque (just one or two swipes!). If there are any problem children here they would be Matt Schilling and Matt Patel, which are just a smidge temperamental and a bit harder to work with. Still, they are decent products and do not take away from this palette in the least. With primer, these shades will last you all day with no budging or creasing, and only minor, minor fading. Awesome! I have come to expect no less from this stellar brand :)

I have no idea when (or if?) this palette came out, where to buy it, or even the regular price. I picked it up at TJ Maxx (which seems to be the land that time forgot, and also my new favorite place for treasure hunting!) for $16.99, which is a good value for nine decent-sized eyeshadows. 

Just for kicks, the entire happy family -

If you have this palette, what do you think? Who is your favorite celebrity Matt? Here's mine...

Yum :9

1 comment:

  1. My goodness, $16.99!? These colors are just gorgeous, and a steal at that price. Thank you for the review!