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TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

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TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

Today I want to show you the new(ish) Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette from theBalm.  Ipsy had the palette available for half off, so I went ahead and grabbed it.  I own the Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette, but I think that this new matte palette is better.  Though it is definitely not going to be a palette for everyone, the Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette is a great addition to my collection.  TheBalm describes it as “The special occasion palette. Featuring nine versatile shades, these matt(e)s are ‘suit’able for any occasion. With a velvety smooth texture, triple-milled formula and true-to-pan payoff, your look will live on happily ever after. Always easy on the eyes, Meet Matt(e) Trimony transitions from business casual to black tie in no time.” Take a look.

TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

The Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette is a good palette for those who like neutrals and purple tones. It contains nine romantic shades that are great for a date night or a wedding, but neutral enough to fit in at the office.  The pans are huge and easy to get a brush into.  The formula is not creamy like Lorac and Urban Decay, but that could be a good thing for those who find soft shadows crumbly and hard to work with.  TheBalm shadows are easy to blend and have great pigmentation, but don’t have the same fall-out issues that softer shadows do.  I think it’s a good formula that applies evenly, blends smoothly, and looks great.

The shades in the Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette lean toward the purples, so if you avoid those colors normally, then you should skip this palette.  If you like purples though, Meet Matt(e) Trimony is laid out really well.  There are several medium crease or transition shades.  There is a lovely bold cranberry shade and a deep purple for your pops of color.  A matte cream, dark brown, and soft black round out your basic neutrals, making this a solid palette.  With my skin tone, I can create several whole looks with this palette, without needing to bring out any supplementary shades.  The brown and black make good liner shades.  This is sort of a simple, unassuming palette, but I think it is really good and worth picking up.

TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette Swatches

TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette Swatches

The Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette is available on thebalm.com for $42.  Like I said, I did not pay full price for this palette, and I’m not sure that I would do so (the Nude ‘Tude palettes are only $36).  However, it is definitely worth it if you can find it on sale.  TheBalm is often featured on Hautelook, and they have sitewide flash sales once or twice a year.  You can get 20% off theBalm right now (for a limited time) by using the code Ipsy20.  That brings the palette down to around $34, which is much more reasonable and I think a fair price for the Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette.  I think that it is definitely worth checking out.

theBalm on Hautelook Tomorrow (9/25)

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TheBalm on Hautelook

TheBalm on Hautelook

Just wanted to let you know that theBalm is back on Hautelook tomorrow.  Yay!  They usually have a bunch of palettes available, including the Nude Tude, Balm Jovi, How ‘Bout Them Apples, and Meet Matte palettes.  Their awesome blushes and highlighters are often 50% off, as well as the Time balm concealers and foundations, multiple skincare products, and much more.  Check it out on hautelook.com.  It is free to sign up with Hautelook, and they have all sorts of products, not just beauty.  Everything is discounted, sometimes up to 75% off.  I know some of you really appreciate the heads up, so if you want TheBalm for a very good discount, then head on over.  Events start at 8:00 am PST.

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TheBalm 50% off Flash Sale

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TheBalm 50% off Flash Sale

TheBalm 50% off Flash Sale

Here is a heads up, theBalm will be offering a 50% off Flash sale tomorrow June 17th on thebalm.com.  The sale will only last 2 hours, from 10:00-12:00 Pacific, so if you are interested, be sure to keep an eye on the clock so that you don’t miss it.  A portion of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Recovery Program at California Pacific Medical Center.  I really like theBalm.  I think that they are an underrated brand that has some really great products.  This would be a great time to get the new Nude Dude eyeshadow palette.  I definitely recommend the Balm Jovi palette or the Meet Matte Nude palette.  I love the blushes that theBalm offers.  Hot Mama, Cabana Boy and Frat Boy are a few favorites, not to mention the lovely Instain blushes.  You can read my review of the Instain Blushes to see swatches.  I had a deluxe sample of the Juniper Oil-Free Face Moisturizer and really liked it, even though it is supposed to be for normal-oily skin.  And, of course, the Nude ‘Tude palette is extremely popular.  Do keep in mind that Flash Sales generate a lot of traffic to the site, and theBalm has had technical issues in the past.  So, be patient, keep refreshing, and also keep an eye on their Facebook page.  If things get really bad they may extend the sale, as they have done in the past.  If you are interested in theBalm, now is the time to make an order.

TheBalm is on Hautelook Today (2/23)

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TheBalm on Hautelook

Just wanted to let you know that theBalm is back on Hautelook today.  Yay!  They have all sorts of palettes available, including the Nude Tude, Balm Jovi, How ‘Bout Them Apples, and both the Meet Matte palettes.  Their awesome blushes and highlighters are all there for 50% off, as well as the Time balm concealers and foundations, multiple skincare products, and much more.  Check it out on hautelook.com.  It is free to sign up with Hautelook, and they have all sorts of products, not just beauty.  Everything is discounted, sometimes up to 75% off.  I know some of you really appreciate the heads up, so if you want TheBalm for a very good discount, then head on over.

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Introducing theBalm Nude Dude Palette

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theBalm Nude Dude Palette

theBalm Nude Dude Palette

Have you seen this yet?  It’s theBalm Nude Dude palette, the sequel to the very popular Nude ‘Tude palette.  The palette consists of 12 beautiful shadows that make wearing nudes sexy.  TheBalm shadows are satiny smooth and have good pigmentation.  If the new Nude Dude is as good as the previous Nude ‘Tude palette, then it should be a big hit.  If you already have the Nude ‘Tude, then this palette will make an adorable set.

theBalm Nude Dude Palette

theBalm Nude Dude Palette

Just like the original Nude ‘Tude, the Nude Dude palette contains 12 small rectangular wells of shadow.  As to be expected, they are all neutral shades.

Shades include:

  • Fearless
  • Flawless
  • Firm
  • Flirty
  • Friendly
  • Fierce
  • Fabulous
  • Faithful
  • Fit
  • Feisty
  • Funny
  • Fine
theBalm Nude Dude Palette set at Khols

theBalm Nude Dude Palette set at Kohls

Khohls is offering a special sneak peek set to introduce the new Nude Dude palette.  The palette is not on theBalm’s website as of the time of this post, so this appears to be a Kohl’s-exclusive for now.  Right now you can get the palette as well a a full sized tube of theBalm Bodybuilder Mascara (regularly $19) together for only $39.50.  I believe the original palette retails for $36, so Nude Dude should be priced similarly when it lands on theBalm’s website. Click here to order from Kohl’s website.  I am excited to see the new Nude Dude palette, and am sure that it is going to make quite a splash.

TheBalm on Hautelook 9/12

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TheBalm on Hautelook

Just wanted to let you know that theBalm is back on Hautelook tomorrow, 9/12.  Yay!  I can’t know for certain what will be available, but they usually have all sorts of favorites, including the Nude Tude, Balm Jovi, and Meet Matte Nude palettes.  Their awesome blushes and highlighters are usually available, as well as the Time balm concealers, skincare products, and much more.  Check it out on hautelook.com.  It is free to sign up with Hautelook, and they have all sorts of products, not just beauty.  Everything is discounted, sometimes up to 75% off.  I know some of you really appreciate the heads up.  Events start at 8:00 am PST

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TheBalm back on Hautelook Tomorrow 6/20

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balmlogoJust wanted to let you know that theBalm is back on Hautelook tomorrow.  I know some of you really appreciate the heads up.  I can’t know for certain what will be available, but they usually have all sorts of favorites, including the Nude Tude, Balm Jovi, and Meet Matte Nude palettes.  Their awesome blushes and highlighters are usually available, as well as the Time balm concealers and much more.  Check it out on hautelook.com.  Though I post about them like this a lot, I am not affiliated with Hautelook at all (or any brand for that matter).  I just want to alert you to good deals.

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